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Old 11-22-2016, 02:44 PM   #11
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Don't give up

Originally Posted by pgandw View Post
The title says it all. Using FRF has become too painful for the enjoyment and help get out of it.

I've used both Internet Explorer and Firefox at home and at work. Every time I try to back track, I discover FRF has opened dozens of pages. While I'm reading a post, the busy sign is constantly on because the site is forcing ads and tracking me. I understand the need to have ads to pay for maintenance of the web site. But it has long passed the point of usability.

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I use Chrome, and I haven't had any problems like those you describe. So don't give up! You must have a hi-jacked browser. We all know about these problems and how frustrating they can be, but the problem is definitely on your end. I use Avast, CCleaner, and Malwarebytes, and I no longer have problems. Stick with it, correct the problems, and enjoy the forums! Please let us know how it goes.

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Old 11-22-2016, 03:36 PM   #12
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No issues here. Sounds like a bug or you need ad blocker. Definitely an issues with your set up. I use my iPhone and iMac and have never had a problem.

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Old 11-22-2016, 03:55 PM   #13
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Don't you mean "polls"?
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Old 11-22-2016, 03:57 PM   #14
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Some other things you might try:

1. Running a malware bytes scan (free download)
2. Logout, delete cookies and cache then try again.

I'm sorry you are having trouble but it sounds like you either have something unwanted on your system or perhaps a corrupted login cookie.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:12 PM   #15
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Spybot < free download.

I don't have any issues with this website.

I remember my dad always complaining that his computer was giving him grief and when I got into it to fix it, I'd seen every website that he's been on and that gave me a really good idea about all the bots/spyware/malware that he clicked on not understanding the ramifications.

Rule #1 don't click on popups.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:34 PM   #16
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If all the suggestions above don't work.

I'd get a USB drive or a external drive and backup your personal stuff. Then do a factory reinstall or better yet a fresh install of the OS you prefer.

Good Luck
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:39 PM   #17
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I had bothersome issue where popups, while on FRF, opened and began playing audio. No one else was seeing (hearing) these. It wasn't FRF website; Since I use Chrome, I found and installed AdBlocker, its an extension, works great, and its free. No more intrusive ads, life is good. I would look at extensions and see if someone has been up to no good. Go to Settings, select Extensions (on the left) and see what's there.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:49 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
I'm pretty sure most ad-blockers are free and are usually well worth the few minutes it takes to install them.

Are you sure you don't have a virus or possibly some malware on your computer? I've never heard anyone complain about the same page loading multiple times.

I've never had a single problem with ads or the site slowing down since I've been a member here.
Ad Blocker is the bane of website owners. I never mention it but I use it constantly. Spy Bot is good as well. Both are freeware on CNet. So is CCleaner (the free version that is). I run all 3 daily.

I see some sites (like Newsmax) are now requesting you turn off Ad Blocker. I don't because I don't want to read ads that I have no interest in.

Ad Block has blocked 187, 000 plus ads since I reset it a month ago, 5 on this page alone just now.

Some forums I participate on, are PPV forums where a membership removes ads.

Additionally, this site always loads super fast for me. No issues what so ever and never gave been.

I'm a website owner myself, a .com site btw.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:51 PM   #19
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:15 PM   #20
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Did a little more research into what is happening. FRF uses Google (as many sites do) to track you and figure which ads to display. I don't use Chrome on my home computer for that reason - it enables Google tracking. I use Firefox at home, and have "Do not track" turned on. Not that "do not track" always works - many web sites don't honor it.

FRF works pretty well most of the time on Firefox. Occasionally, I'll get 1 or 2 extra copies of the page.

FRF works fine on my Android phone, which of course uses Chrome for the browser (I may change it out for Firefox in the near future). I notice that not all web page features are enabled on my phone, such as the link to first unread post in a thread.

At work, our computers are pretty locked down. And we have to use Internet Explorer. It is there I have the most problems. That's probably because most of the tracking and cookies are prevented from loading because of corporate IT policies.

But my point is and remains - Forest River has the ability to change the web site behavior back to what it was several months ago when the site worked well.

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