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    Something new???

    I noticed in some posts, that some words are in blue and underlined, and if you click on them, they take you to an ad related to that word/words. Just what we need - more annoying ads! What's the purpose of all this?????
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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    Wasn't that always there? I have seen it on other sites.

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    First it's ever been here - to the best of my knowledge.
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    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    Whose post? I try to remove those when I see them, it is something the individual poster does.
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    It's all over the place, Karen - even the first post I started this thread with. It's in DOTD and COTD too, just for a couple more examples. They seem to be random and not in every post.
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    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    It's all over the place, Karen - even the first post I started this thread with. It's in DOTD and COTD too, just for a couple more examples. They seem to be random and not in every post.
    Okay - this must be something your browser is doing, because they are not there on the Dog or Cat of the Day homepages, or in your first post in this thread for me - and I of course can see the base code. What browser do you use? Have you installed anything new lately?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    Okay - this must be something your browser is doing, because they are not there on the Dog or Cat of the Day homepages, or in your first post in this thread for me - and I of course can see the base code. What browser do you use? Have you installed anything new lately?
    Firefox - and I haven't installed anything in ages. It just started today, if that's any help.
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    Thanks, Barry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    Firefox - and I haven't installed anything in ages. It just started today, if that's any help.
    Does anyone else use your computer?

    We have not changed anything about the sites or the forums today. Is this happening for anyone else? I loaded the pages with Firefox, I have version 12.0, on a Mac, and it still looks normal to me!
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    Nope - I'm the only user.
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    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    There is something wrong with your computer then. You need to run a virus scan, and malware scan. It is nothing to do with our particular website, I can assure you.
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    This happens when I copy and paste part of an article. I TRY to remove the hyperlink but cannot right-click on it before the message is saved. After that - well, it's too late.

    Any pointers, someone?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    This happens when I copy and paste part of an article. I TRY to remove the hyperlink but cannot right-click on it before the message is saved. After that - well, it's too late.

    Any pointers, someone?

    Thanks.
    Once it is posted, you can go back into your post by hitting "edit" and remove the link, which will then be readily apparent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    Okay - this must be something your browser is doing, because they are not there on the Dog or Cat of the Day homepages, or in your first post in this thread for me - and I of course can see the base code. What browser do you use? Have you installed anything new lately?
    I get it when I sign in to PT on my mom and dad's computer but not on mine. They use an older version of Windows than I do. Dad is constantly installing new stuff, I don't think he realizes he is doing it. Their Internet is so darn slow that he clicks here, there and everywhere to try to speed it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cassiesmom View Post
    I get it when I sign in to PT on my mom and dad's computer but not on mine. They use an older version of Windows than I do. Dad is constantly installing new stuff, I don't think he realizes he is doing it. Their Internet is so darn slow that he clicks here, there and everywhere to try to speed it up.
    And I am sure it is something he installed that is doing this, whether or not he realizes he installed anything! Windows is notoriously vulnerable, and spammers target it.
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    Haven't seen any of that with my computer. I have an iMac, using Safari. Got rid of Firefox a couple of weeks ago when it began to slow my computer down to a crawl.

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