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Old 10-17-2015, 06:42 PM   #21
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got firefox up and running....had a lil trouble to start [not being the sharpest knife in the drawer!] but once i doubleclicked the desk top icon and chose firefox as default browser [my lower toolbar still shows the IE icon there if i choose to use it], and now my slowness trubs with this site seem to be over....THANKS FOR THE SUGGESTIONS.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:26 PM   #22
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Firefox

Suggestion here.
After you install Firefox and AdBlock Plus install NoScript
NoScript keeps bad java script from running. The only issue I have seen is that it blocks websites until you allow them.
Example:
You open the Forum here and you can't do anything with it. There is an "Options" box on the bottom of the screen. Click on that and all of the web sites and sub sites are shown. You need to allow the main site like forestriverforums dot com. For the parts of the page that need to function, open the list again and start allowing items one by one and see what happens. If things work, good. If it has no effect, go back and forbid that site. Watch out for googlesyndication, doubleclick, googletagservice and others that are tracking sites that drop cookies that you do not want to run. If you are not sure what a web site does, goggle it and check out the results. Firefox has good help and support pages as well as noscript.
I've used this almost ten years and have yet to get a nasty in my computer between these and the antivirus program.

Hope this helps.

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Old 10-18-2015, 12:19 AM   #23
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My suggestion is to always have at least 2 different browsers on your computer. I have had IE get attacked by a virus and was able to delete my copy and install a new one by using Firefox.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:31 AM   #24
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Well I just need to chime in here. I think the site is fine. I have been a member for about 3 years and have never had an issue with speed or pop up adds. Pages load in less than a second. I don't use the App. I use the full website.

Now, I do use an iPad with adaquet RAM (64G). I have never had to delete cookies or history so I think your issues are (here it goes) PC related.

I grew up on PCs and said I would never go Apple but since I went Apple I will never go back to PC. PCs are just to darn slow overall. IE, Foxfire, Chrome, Ad blocker phew...

IMHO this site is running fine. If this site was running as slow as some posters say, I would not continue to use it, no matter how good,the content is.

Maybe I'm the only one, but I don't think so.. Cudos to the site administrators...
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:31 AM   #25
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I use the Chrome browser with the following extensions: ABP (add block plus) - Disconnect - and uBlock Origin. Each extension blocks many different non wanted items. As a plus, when I'm camping and using my data plan they save a considerable amount of data. Well worth checking them out to see if they also will work on Firefox.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:31 AM   #26
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While advertising can be annoying at times, it is what pays for the Forum to be here. As it has been said, "There is no such thing as a free lunch." How many would like this to change to a paid membership activity?
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:38 AM   #27
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While advertising can be annoying at times, it is what pays for the Forum to be here. As it has been said, "There is no such thing as a free lunch." How many would like this to change to a paid membership activity?
I would be more than willing to pay for my membership here if it would do away with all of the advertising and cookies. I belong to Shotguns and more Shotguns! ShotgunWorld.com is your best source for Remington, Beretta, and Mossberg Shotgun information where I think it is $20.00 per year for a membership with no advertising. It is well worth it to me. I do read complaints there from non-paying members about problems caused by advertising. I have no problems there.

I give my vote for a paid membership option.

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I have no pop ups or ads I just set IE to in private browsing and no more ads. Works for me and works on other sites also. Use CCleaner and herdprotect for cleanup before shutting down computer and windows defender for antivirus.
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Old 10-18-2015, 11:39 AM   #29
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While advertising can be annoying at times, it is what pays for the Forum to be here. As it has been said, "There is no such thing as a free lunch." How many would like this to change to a paid membership activity?
how do other forums ...and i belong to five...manage their revenue producing ads, without creating annoying delays while reloading...all the other forums i visit have changing ads.

maybe owners of this site could do a little investigating and see how not to be annoying.

gotta say tho...firefox has totally made this a non issue. firefox was not needed cruising the other sites. end of discussion for me.
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Old 10-18-2015, 12:27 PM   #30
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just googled firefox....no negatives on it.... so do you have to uninstall IE ?... how does it work after installing... can click either browser or firefox becomes default ?.
I've been using Firefox for years, and am very pleased with it. Be sure to download it ONLY from its creator, The Mozilla Foundation. Downloading from other sites guarantees having junk added on.

Put the cursor in the empty blue area at the top, right click and check Menu Bar and Bookmarks Toolbar. Your menu will now appear at the top.

Click "tools" then "options". In there, you can choose whether to make Firefox your default browser and how it opens. Go to "content" and set "block popup windows". Browse all the options pages to set things how you want them.

Click "bookmarks" then "show all bookmarks". The library opens. Click "import and backup" then "import data..." to import your bookmarks from internet explorer.

Disabling Shockwave Flash kills many of the forum-slowing video ads. Click "tools" then "add-ons". The add-on manager opens. Click "plugins" and set Shockwave Flash to "ask to activate". When there is a shockwave flash video uploaded by a forum user, it will ask if you want to enable it. Click it and select "now", and it will load just for that video.
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