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Douglas Johnston19/06/2013 08:52:02
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Is it just my computer or is there a problem with the backpage key. Just lately I find the key works fine most of the time but on a number of occasions nothing happens even after repeated pressings and I have to go to the home page to go back to the latest postings list.

Doug

Bazyle19/06/2013 09:15:32
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Have a look at the list of recent sites using the little arrow button near the backpage button dependingon your browser. You may find it is full of 'doubleclick' advert pages. Seems to be a fault with the adserver. I get it on several sites.

Ady119/06/2013 12:26:41
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As you move around in here there's a whole bunch of external sites which shovel advertising stuff into each page move

The ME board software appears to be set up to prioritise these external loadups BEFORE the ME content you are after can appear... so if an advert goes awol or malfunctions the entire ballgame goes belly up

On other sites you would see a blank space where the advert should be if it failed, but the rest of the page would load up fine

KWIL19/06/2013 13:07:25
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Working perfectly for me.

maurice bennie19/06/2013 15:29:10
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have just got a new comp windows 8, Every time Igo onto a new site some maniac womenoffers me a free gift if I fill in a questionaire,That costs a fiver post. Please does any one know how to get rid of this rubbish.(trying to be polite)

Maurice

Russell Eberhardt20/06/2013 07:38:50
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Adblock Plus (Google it) - works for me.

Russell.

Douglas Johnston20/06/2013 09:00:09
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Thanks for the replies,looks like its my computer that is causing the problem. Just to make matters worse I am about to change my broadband provider, with all the hassle that will produce. Ah well back to the workshop for some therapy!

Doug

Andyf20/06/2013 09:22:12
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You are clicking on "Latest Posts" just below the words Backpage Key, aren't you, and not on Backpage Key itself? Apologies if that seems to underestimate your computer literacy, but I tend to think of the silly things I've done from time to time!

Latest Posts is repeated just below the last message and above the Reply box. Does that work?

Andy

Ian P20/06/2013 09:40:51
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Excuse my ignorance but what actually is a 'Backpage Key'?

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Ian P20/06/2013 09:44:18
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I should have Google'd for 'backpage key' before I asked here really but I forgot, so I have just done it now.

Google does not have the answer!

Ian

Michael Gilligan20/06/2013 10:59:44
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Ian,

Presumably this

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Ian P20/06/2013 11:20:22
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Michael

Yes, I know there are 'Back' buttons, refresh buttons, and all the rest of it, but the 'designers' of this site have seen fit to use the term 'Backpage Key' as some sort of title.

To me it has no meaning or no relevance to what is on the page, it just adds to clutter and as this thread shows brings confusion.

One day, hopefully, this website will be given an overhaul. I just hope its not done by the people responsible for the current version. I know some users are happy the way it is but I would rather it conforms to current conventions so we can use the browsers built in spell checker etc.

Ian P

John Coates20/06/2013 12:46:41
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Posted by maurice bennie on 19/06/2013 15:29:10:

have just got a new comp windows 8....... Please does any one know how to get rid of this rubbish.(trying to be polite)

Maurice

Personally Maurice I find the best way to get rid of any version of Windows is to do a fresh install of Linux on a reformatted hard drive. I only had to do this once and ever since I have been problem (and Windows) free

cool just joking

Michael Gilligan20/06/2013 13:54:42
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Posted by Ian Phillips on 20/06/2013 11:20:22:

Michael

Yes, I know there are 'Back' buttons, refresh buttons, and all the rest of it, but the 'designers' of this site have seen fit to use the term 'Backpage Key' as some sort of title.

To me it has no meaning or no relevance to what is on the page, it just adds to clutter and as this thread shows brings confusion.

One day, hopefully, this website will be given an overhaul. I just hope its not done by the people responsible for the current version. I know some users are happy the way it is but I would rather it conforms to current conventions so we can use the browsers built in spell checker etc.

Ian P

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Ian,

I think you will find that "backpage key" [in bold, green] is simply the title of this thread [as chosen by Doug]. ... Compare the display of any other thread on the forum.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 20/06/2013 13:57:04

Russell Eberhardt20/06/2013 14:08:44
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Posted by John Coates on 20/06/2013 12:46:41:

Personally Maurice I find the best way to get rid of any version of Windows is to do a fresh install of Linux on a reformatted hard drive. I only had to do this once and ever since I have been problem (and Windows) free

cool just joking

Me too - not jokingsmile

Russell.

Ian P20/06/2013 14:12:24
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I feel daft now! must be one of my being really thick days.

The only bit I got right was the added confusion, mine!

I have just gone back to the originators post and I still dont know what key or button he was actually refering to.

Ian

KWIL20/06/2013 17:05:32
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How about the key just above "enter"??

Douglas Johnston20/06/2013 17:57:52
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Hi Ian- I did'nt explain myself very well, the "key" I was referring to was not a keyboard key but the small white arrow in a blue circle on the top left hand corner of the screen in Windows internet explorer. I tend to use it to go back to the homepage after I have read a posting so that I can click on the next interesting posting topic.

I do however realize that I may miss some postings if they have slid off the homepage.

Doug

Ian P20/06/2013 18:20:44
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I dont currently use IE but the button is the 'Back' button which (should) take you back to the previous page.

I do use that button but only very occassionally as I much prefer to click on ALL the topics I intend to read before I open and read the first one. The rest of them are then loading whilst I am reading so there is no waiting or going back and forth.

The thing to do is 'right click' on each topic and choose 'Open in new Tab'. You will then have all the ones you intend to read just waiting for you.

Ian P

Bazyle20/06/2013 18:24:43
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And I was referring to the downpointing arrow close to it that shows "recent pages". If it shows the doubleclick horror is the problem I use the " latest posts" above the reply box to get back to sanity.

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