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Name: Nancy
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Jul 13, 2011 9:43 AM CST
I don't know about everyone else, but I had an ad for a Smiley download show up a few times.
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dave
Jul 13, 2011 10:25 AM CST

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Those are usually spyware. If you see that again, mouse over the ad, right click and click on "Copy link location" and then treemail me the link. I can then block it from ever appearing again.
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Aguane
Jul 13, 2011 10:30 AM CST
I've seen it, too, Nancy. Will do Dave.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 13, 2011 10:32 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you.
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
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nap
Jul 13, 2011 11:14 AM CST
I just saw it again. My right click doesn't have the option you mentioned, but I went to Properties and copied the URL. Is that what you want?

http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/imgad?id=COTu7rudp...
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 13, 2011 11:15 AM CST

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That was a little bit helpful but not exact. That was the actual ad itself. I need the 'target' or 'url' or 'link location'. Do you have anything like that when you right-click?
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
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nap
Jul 13, 2011 11:16 AM CST
It did say Save Target As. I'll do that next time.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 13, 2011 11:18 AM CST

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That will save it to your desktop. You're looking for "Copy target location" or something like that. The keyword there is "Copy" instead of "Save".

BTW, based on the link you gave me I see that the ad is for a smileys website that is not known to be a spyware/virus company so I think it's okay to allow it.
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
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nap
Jul 13, 2011 11:40 AM CST
Nothing on my right-click like that. A bunch of "Opens" and a "Print" and some "Saves." the only Copy is Copy Shortcut. But as long as it's safe, I guess it doesn't matter.

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 13, 2011 11:45 AM CST

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I agree
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
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nap
Jul 13, 2011 12:29 PM CST
googleads.g.doubleclick.net/aclk?sa=l&ai http://www.iminent.com/front/%3Frefid%3D305

Aha!! Gotcha, you little Smiley URL!

Is that what you were looking for, Dave?

I know you don't care anymore, but I want to let you know that my Firefox right-click has the link you told me about. I was on IE at the time. (I do use both for a specific reason) But honestly, I never realized they would be different. I guess not all right-clicks are alike!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 13, 2011 1:03 PM CST

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Yes, that was it nap! That was exactly the URL that I needed. With that the process of blocking it would be greatly simplified!
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
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nap
Jul 13, 2011 1:16 PM CST
I learned something new today, as I so often do from you. Thank you!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 13, 2011 4:16 PM CST
I haven't seen the smiley ad, but I do see this one over at Neil's article. It won't let me right click anything that can be copied. And notice that it is in the middle of part of Neil's article. Very tacky. : (
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Jul 13, 2011 4:20 PM CST
I'm not seeing that one at all!
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weeds
Jul 13, 2011 4:38 PM CST
Here is another in one of Neil's article. The ad is one that is used here but I wonder how it got in the article? It is a flash ad so can't get url but here is screen shot.
This is the article Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Part 1)

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 13, 2011 5:02 PM CST
I feel those ads are very distracting and inappropriate for Neil's article. What do either one of those have to do with gardening?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 13, 2011 7:48 PM CST
Okay, so I over reacted. *Blush*
On a positive note, maybe if I looked younger I would feel younger and get more gardening done. Rolling on the floor laughing
It's sure worth a try. Smiling
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Charter ATP Member I sent a postcard to Randy! Sedums I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art
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nap
Jul 13, 2011 8:14 PM CST
No, you didn't over-react. I sure wouldn't want to see an advertisement in MY article!

And you don't want to look younger. You are young at heart. That's good enough.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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threegardeners
Jul 13, 2011 8:18 PM CST
And you don't want to look younger. You are young at heart. That's good enough.


I dunno about that...the last time my car was broke on the side of the road I couldn't help but notice that I got more help quicker when I was 25 than I did now...

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