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    Default annoying cascade of new windows popping up

    does anyone else get a flood of new windows when they do the following:

    1. post a message
    2. "x" out the window the message was posted in (my way of "logging out")

    this happens regularly to me... you think I would learn not to do it.

    so for all you computer geniuses, why does this happen? it only happens to me on THIS website and the first time it happened I thought "oh ****, a computer virus".
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    What type of windows-do they have a title? What operating system? What browser? Prolly the messenger service screwing with you answer those questions and I'll better know. Sorry you are having trouble-- :P

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    AOL/IE browser

    Windows XP

    I'll do it now to see the "title" on the windows

    (returns after windows hari kari)

    about 50 screens pop up, one at a time, each says (eventually):
    "no post mode specified" (it's from tweleve.org)

    the windows say Microsoft Internet Explorer Tweleve.org

    I think it must be a windows xp thing, because I did the same thing on another site and got the same result.

    Hope that helps.
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    Oh man, this sounds like a fun one. Just to clarify, we don't do popups of any kind, no ads, and no selling e-mail addresses to 3rd parties. (or 2nd ones for that matter).

    I've already gotten a PMs from some of you thanking us for not doing that and alleging that another cheap-knockoff site does.

    This problem obviously has nothing to do with popups and ads, but I figure some people (like moi) might read the thread thinking it does.

    ...now to figure out what's causing this....

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    well, as I now know, you can simply choose to "collapse group" and close all the windows with one click, so it's not such a big deal.

    still curious as to why it happens
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    Try this. Go to the control panel. Go to classic view. Go to Administrative tools. Go to services. Scroll to 'Messenger'...right click it. Stop it if not already stopped. Right click again select properties. Make startup type 'disabled'. Click apply. Click OK. Reboot. Try again to duplicate the error.

    If that doesn't work do this for me...go here:

    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

    Download firefox. Install it. Use that instead of IE and try to duplicate the error. Thanks let me know.

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    all of those things were done already (didn't need to make changes)... think I'll just avoid closing windows right after I've posted a message
    Over 1,000 miles travelled in search of 1 token.

    Tokens found: zero. (no, I don't expect I'll have to edit this)

    Currently working on: Firefly, beetle.

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