View Full Version : Issue: Free Dicitonary

June 9th, 2011, 11:59 AM
What's with the 'Free Dictionary' ad tag that's been showing up lately. Sometimes, around the forum, some words are colored and underlined as if they are links, and they're obviously not supposed to be links. When the cursor hovers over the text, a tag appears about a free dictionary and what not. The same word might not be highlighted the second time you view the page. It my be a bug or bot, or my browser (which i doubt).. I use Opera btw.

Here's how the tag looks:

June 9th, 2011, 12:03 PM
I think it's just sponsors, or something along those lines. It might be a bit annoying (it sure annoys me), but I'm sure it's nothing harmful.

June 9th, 2011, 12:04 PM
Yeah it happens to me too...a lot. It's really annoying haha...

June 9th, 2011, 12:04 PM
so you've been seeing these so called 'ads/sponsor' thingies too ??
Hmm though i was the only one..

June 9th, 2011, 12:06 PM
so you've been seeing these so called 'ads/sponsor' thingies too ??

Yeah, sometimes. I'm sure they're nothing to be worried about.~

June 9th, 2011, 12:09 PM
yeah, but its just soooooooo annoying. Some small stuff might seem like nothing, but its like they ruin the the webpage. :( I hate ads although i advertise my hack in my sig, but its not annoying to people cause it doesn't directly affect anyone..

June 9th, 2011, 2:02 PM
You could just use ad blocker to block the specific ads you choose, then this wouldn't be an issue at all.

June 9th, 2011, 2:09 PM
Steve uses these ads to help pay for the site. They've been there for a while now.

June 9th, 2011, 11:40 PM
oh ok, so they're supposed to be there ... just checkking, thought it was an unwanted bot/bug/ad.....etc

June 10th, 2011, 10:31 AM
It triggers an ad on various keywords and put a double-underlined link that, when you hover over, shows an related ad. We do earn some money to help defray hosting costs with these ads.

Yes they can be annoying (I must learn to put cursor outside of page) even for me (P.S. I see all the ads, unlike supporters and staff) so I have tried to keep the cursor off the page when reading posts.

Bottom line, nothing to worry about.

June 10th, 2011, 11:06 AM
ok, thanks a lot...lol, i'll try to keep my cursor outside the page.