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Posted: 23 February 2012 09:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I saw nothing again but now I wonder as well, if it has anything to do with particular provider services outside the U.S.  The fact that Smerk was able to view after getting home where she probably has a different internet access might be telling?

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Posted: 25 February 2012 12:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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It’s a possiblity, Huli.  I do have a different internet provider at home to work.  But it’s still a tad odd that there would be the difference.  And I’m reasonably sure that no one else in the office would be viewing videos on the Onion - I highly doubt that any of them know what it is…

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Posted: 25 February 2012 02:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I tried viewing The Onion’s web site in a different web browser. I did not see the pop up appear as I watched about 5 videos. The pop up appeared when I tried to watch the next video after that.

I could try looking for any cookie from The Onion’s web site but that could get a bit too tedious if I have to keep doing that.

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Posted: 25 February 2012 10:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Peter - 23 February 2012 12:07 AM

Must be related to my being outside the US.

No, no pop-up here either (from the Netherlands). Can access it fine.

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Posted: 25 February 2012 10:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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LaMa - 25 February 2012 10:46 AM
Peter - 23 February 2012 12:07 AM

Must be related to my being outside the US.

No, no pop-up here either (from the Netherlands). Can access it fine.

Wait: after accessing five video’s, I indeed get the pop-up….

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Posted: 25 February 2012 11:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Never ever count to five…

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Posted: 25 February 2012 08:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Unfairly Balanced - 25 February 2012 11:06 AM

Never ever count to five…

One, two, three, four, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.

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Posted: 26 February 2012 12:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I clicked on about 6 or 7 videos last night and never got the pop up. Didn’t watch them all the way through. Not sure if that matters, so was going to wait until I had time to watch the entire videos before saying anything.

I still haven’t watched the videos but figured I’d mention it since LaMa had it happen.

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Posted: 26 February 2012 01:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I just let it play through 6 videos and it was starting on a 7th, with no sign of a pop-up.  I’m thinking it’s definitely an outside-the-US thing.

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