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Sorry about the popups

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UPDATE: IceRocket has confirmed that they DO NOT have popups on their “linking posts” tool and it looks like I am still having that problem. I will isolate the issue soon. IceRocket is not what is giving me headaches.

I had added an IceRocket “linking posts” search to this blog. I believe that it resulted in some unwanted popups (which I completely missed since I was using FF all this time). Needless to say, the Icerocket search is gone and I apologize for the cooties.

As a suggestion to IceRocket, you should not use my traffic to make money unless you make it extremely clear that you are going to do so and I expressly give you authority. Popups and popunders are pretty uncool anyways.

If popups still do popup, please let me know.

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  1. Shahab (7 comments.) says:

    Hmm.. I didnt got any blocked pop up notification in Maxthon too ..

  2. Geren (5 comments.) says:

    I just got one blocked while using Firefox….

  3. Matt (64 comments.) says:

    I’m still getting popup notices. Are you sure it was from Icerocket?

  4. George (6 comments.) says:

    Not getting any popups. I think its pretty low if IceRocket did indeed cause the pop ups. All those talk about spam blogs at Blogger that Mark has been talking about just went out the window if this is true.

  5. Mark (118 comments.) says:

    If people are still getting popups, I wonder if one of the statictics tools I use is causing them. They stopped for me after I removed all traces of IceRocket.

    If Icerocket is not at fault, I sure would like to clear things up.

  6. Blake Rhodes (1 comments.) says:

    We do NOT have any adware or anything in our link tracker. The popups must be from something else.

  7. Shahab (7 comments.) says:

    Hmm… The privacy page of your stats plugin may help .. Scroll for third parties ..

  8. Lelia Katherine Thomas (15 comments.) says:

    I’m at working, using ye ole dodgy IE, and I ran a search on the domain of the popup that, well, popped up. It’s a falkag.net popup–rather militant, that one.

    Run this search; you aren’t the only website having this occur. Moreover, many users have had spyware issues with this group of popups.

    Have you tried removing your statcounter and nedstats codes?

  9. Alan says:

    Perhaps from that little webstas4u thing you have at the bottom of the page.

  10. Rob Cottingham (5 comments.) says:

    I’ve found several folks on T’rati complaining that webstats4u is suddenly overloading visitors with uninvited popups. (Most of the complaints are in German and Dutch, but here’s one in English.)



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