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    i get a trip.com pop-up screen when i visit this site. if that's supposed to happen, is there any way i can turn it off?

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    I got it too. It's just a pop-up ad like is unfortunately everywhere else on the internet.

    Just close the window when it pops up, or find a popup killer program.
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    thanks von pookie - i know what they are, that they are everywhere, and how to close them down but i guess what i was pointing to is the fact that they are here at all. thanks by the way for the tip on pop-up killer programs - had no idea they existed.

    perhaps i should have said what i really meant. i thought i remember mr excel saying something a while back (on the old board) about not allowing pop-up screen ads because they were so annoying. has that changed, or am i mistaken in thinking he said something along those lines?
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    Not that I know of. The strange thing is that this pop up is from doubleclick.com, not burst.com, which is MrExcel.com's advertising company.

    I'm going to tell Bill about this anyway.
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    You can kill pop-ups by browsing with certain anonymous browsing sites with this functionality. Safeweb (which was owned by the CIA (partially)) had this functionality, but is no longer free. I think some of the sites on the following have this functionality:

    http://anonbrowse.cjb.net/
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    Some other popup killers:

    Edited to make the link actually work (stupid commas in urls...grr...)



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    Thanks for the heads up. I am checking with Burst to see how it is that they can be serving this pop up to our readers when I have de-selected it.
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    thanks mrexcel. if it's any help in tracking down the glitch it only seems to do it with trip.com.

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    Burst did respond about 5 days later saying that "someone had incorrectly categorized the campaign as a banner and that for the first day, a few people may have received it", which is somewhat true, except the pop-ups happened for about a week....

    Anyway, I have not noticed them recently. If you get one, let me know.

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