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Since when do we have to accept cookies?

Post 1

You can call me TC

I've been around this place for 20 years and as from yesterday I have been getting a pop-up window which I have to click on to say I accept Cookies etc etc. Not one window but FOUR!

I first noticed it on my phone, but the writing was so tiny I wasn't sure what it was. It (or rather they, all 4 of them) obliterated the whole screen.

So I've opened up the laptop and got the same thing. FOUR clicks to accept cookies. It is bona fide, as far as I can tell, but it is very annoying having to do it FOUR times. And how come after all these years that the smiley - hamstersmiley - hamster have only just thought of it?


Since when do we have to accept cookies?

Post 2

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

Ah, who knows the ways of the smiley - hamstersmiley - hamster? Enigma and Riddle re their names, and they are apt names. smiley - winkeye


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Post 3

Bluebottle

The little tick in a shield logo keeps popping up all over the place whenever I go from page to page too...

<BB<


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Post 4

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

That little green shield?

It isn't actually doing anything. It's not preventing anything.


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Post 5

Bluebottle

It appears to be breeding. At first there's one and then you blink and they're all over the place smiley - cdoublesmiley - cdouble

<BB<


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Post 6

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

There's only one a a time. I assume that it's always just the same one. Anyway,its green, and this is Spring, so I assume it's photosynthesizing. smiley - smiley


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Post 7

Bald Bloke

At least it now shows it as coming from h2g2, when it first appeared it didn't give a clue and I was getting ready to set Privacy Badger on it...


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Post 8

Baron Grim

Also, has anyone else using the Ripley skin Brunel noticed how small the click box for [Next List] at the bottom of conversation pages has gotten recently? I thought it wasn't working at all until I noticed my cursor turning to a clicking finger just at the top of the letters.... maybe this belongs more in petty hates. smiley - laugh


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Post 9

You can call me TC

The smiley - hamstersmiley - hamster are obviously getting restless. I wonder if Steve or Robbie or someone will come and make an announcement about it. If they're still there.


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Post 10

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

Now I'm getting it..Grrr. Over and over. as I use and ad blocker I guess I'll be targeted over and over.


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Post 11

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

I don't use an ad-blocker, but it doesn't matter.


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Post 12

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

It's becoming really annoying and I think it's going to be H2G2's demise.


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Post 13

Baron Grim

smiley - laugh

If an annoying pop-up chases us off after all the much more annoying things that have happened to this place, I'd be quite surprised.


But just to check in, I haven't been getting that pop-up as often lately using Brunel; just once this week so far. I did notice one of my pop-up blockers was running here even though I thought I turned them off, but this is just my work computer. I still don't see any ads in Brunel but I'd like to think h2g2 is getting some ad revenue.


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Post 14

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

I'd like to see H2G2 add revenue


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Post 15

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

I wouldn't mind the added revenue but every time I move around the site from page to page it instantly reappears even after I agree to accept it.

smiley - grrsmiley - grrsmiley - grr





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Post 16

Baron Grim

I've recently encountered a much more annoying issue on a few other sites. I do typically run a couple of ad-blockers on most websites, but I'll turn it off happily for websites I want to support. But on some sites, they don't give you a choice, disable your ad-blockers, or pay a subscription. I'll either smiley - elvis those sites, or I'll reluctantly disable my ad-blockers if I really want to read their article.

But on a couple of sites recently, that I white-listed, (disabled my ad-blockers for) I'm now getting pay-wall blocked even though I've disabled my ad-blockers. I even sent a screen shot to one offending site, but of course, I got no response.


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Post 17

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

The internet is going down the drain just like everything else. smiley - sadface


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Post 18

deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it

I'm using Goo, and I get the cookie message when I first get here, then not again until another day. I can handle that.

It does prove Classic Goo is a superior skin though smiley - biggrin

Deb smiley - cheerup


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Post 19

Baron Grim

Brunel is acting similarly. And it has more features. smiley - nahnah


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Post 20

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

If Girl Scouts come to my door, I may want to accept cookies from them.

Or not. It depends.


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