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Eva Lou
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 3/19/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
what's the deal with the highlighted words in the posts now? Anything random, like "food", or "physician", comes up highlighted green- then you hover over it & a lovely little ad pops up! Is this a new Healing Well way to make $$$? Does anyone else find it annoying?
diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
various probiotics
Fiber supplement
 
 
 


Sweetpea17
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 3/19/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
oh I do. What ever it is they need to stop that lol.

snohare
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   Posted 3/19/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
idea Doesn't happen with me, I think that is because my Adaware security software disables javascript. (A very good idea, security wise.) I get the little green glow, but no ads....much nicer ! yeah

Sweetpea17
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 3/19/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Is the javasript bad?? I dont know much about comupters.

Peety
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   Posted 3/19/2009 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not getting that on my computer. I have turned off all pop-ups, maybe that's why.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin. 
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, down to 10 mg. Waiting for insurance decison on Humira... 


basa0806
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   Posted 3/19/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Peter (the founder) just posted something about it. He's under "admin" They are doing it because the economy is in the toilet so I wouldn't expect it to go away anytime soon.
Sam(antha)
20 year old medical technology/biology student
Remission since January/April 2006
4 400mg Asacol 2x daily, 10mg Elavil, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD, ortho lo

"Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans"
John Lennon


snohare
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   Posted 3/19/2009 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
javascript (I think) is what enables popups, but it also enables nasties to get your web browser to change things you might not want. So javascript is not bad when used as it should be Sweetpea, but it is when a virus writer uses it to do things that are not good for you. Most web pages are okay, but you can't be entirely sure; if their design is poor, web pages can be "hijacked" and when you click on a link your computer is bombarded with viruses etc. The answer is firewalls, and security software that will not run javascript unless you say "yes, I want to open this popup" - a popup blocker. But you have to be very wary of software that says it will protect you against "malware" - some of it actually puts viruses onto your computer while pretending to make you secure !
To find out what is good, look for security software reviews on computer forums, by using a search engine or reading a computer magazine like "Computeractive". There are about 600 organised crime gangs in Russia alone spending millions trying to hack into every computer and website they can in order to steal money or identities, so it really is vital to keep up with what is happening. We are very lucky to be on a website like this one, with such good technical support to filter out spam and such like. Smaller forums have real problems with security.
smilewinkgrinNerdy bit over.
If it helps keep Healingwell afloat, I would say a popup is a mighty small price to pay. yeah

Sweetpea17
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   Posted 3/19/2009 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you snohare. Im going to try and figure this stuff out. Im getting a new computer sometime this week and im going to try and get the stuff i need to try and not have viruses on it.

snohare
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   Posted 3/19/2009 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
A small tip here, Sweetpea. The latest computer operating system is always full of flaws and the bad guys really love that, it is like a lightning rod for them, so for the next two years that well advertised O.S. (we all know it, nothing to do with doors, pretends it has a view wink) is basically going to keep people like my brother who fixes computers, in a job. He literally wouldn't buy a computer with the new O.S at the moment, although when it is all sorted it should be much better technically.
So when buying a computer specifically ask for the old O.S. (you know the initials I'm sure) which might not be all singing and dancing, but will do the likes of you and I fine, doesn't only work with a limited range of printers, scanners etc, and all the bugs are sorted out if you get it with Service Packs installed. If you are lucky you will get a discount on it for being older software too ! You can probably still get them online, end of production line stock, etc. yeah

Red_34
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Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 3/20/2009 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
But keep in mind that if you have your pop ups blocked that you will not be able to use the chat function here on HW, if you do use it that is. So if you go into chat then you need to diable your pop up blocker or put it in your safe list.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-second series starts 2/17, OA in my fingers -Celebrex, Tylonel Arthritis and Voltaren Gel
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pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 3/20/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
That's weird sherry, I have a pop up blocker but I can still log on to chat.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Sweetpea17
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 3/20/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you guys for your help. It really means alot to me.

Red_34
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 3/20/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Pb, it depends on the sensitivity of the blocker and OS. For instance, I have Windows Vista and I had to allow the chat to be on the safe list. Yahoo, Google, MSN, AIM etc all have their own version of pop up blockers which can interfer with chat.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-second series starts 2/17, OA in my fingers -Celebrex, Tylonel Arthritis and Voltaren Gel
To help Healingwell - click here: DONATE
 
 
 
 

 
 


IndianaUC
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 212
   Posted 3/21/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never seen any ads on this website. I use Norton Internet Security plus I *never* use Internet Explorer. I use Firefox instead. You can google that. It's free and if you install the add-on pop up blocker you'll never see any ads again. cool
- DXed with "left sided" UC in 1998. DXed with "proctitis" Oct. 2007
- Sulfasalazine 3 500mg tabs twice daily
- 500mg Vitamin C, 1 Multivitamin, L-Glutamine
- Max Acidophillis EC Capsules 350Mg(7 types of bacteria with over 42 billion viable cells) with 50 Mg colostrum & 50 Mg FOS(fructo-oligosaccharides)
- Experimenting with this or that on occasion. Always open to new ideas.
- Colonoscopies - 2 (Due for my next one ASAP)
- Canasa 1000mg @night. Started Oct. 23, 2008
- Niferex-150 Forte 1 capsule 2x Daily

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