Very weird pop up when i visit homepage

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  1. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    When i visit the homepage i keep getting this pop up
     

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  2. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    When visiting MR.com via Firefox on Windows 7, several dozen pop-ups appear with what appear to be Twitter information and random numbers. Have to force quit/end task to get rid of them.
     
  3. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Same, i also have to force quit i only got here because I went directly to the forums and bypassed the home page
     
  4. hwhalers macrumors regular

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    I just got the same thing going to Engadget, on Windows/FF. Strange.

    Looks like Twitter's taking the piss :p?
     
  5. DualShock macrumors 6502

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    Same on Firefox. Could be a bug due to the new Tweet button functionality that Twitter released?
     
  6. mward333 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting these Twitter popups too, on Firefox 3.6.8 but not on Safari 5.0. Had to Force-Quit my Firefox too. Tried it several times in the last few minutes. Very strange.
     
  7. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

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    Me too. Very annoying, and MR should do something about it. they have been hijacked...
     
  8. celticpride678

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    Same thing here. It has something to do with the new Tweet Button because it wasn't happening before they switched.
     
  9. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    Same here with mozilla based browsers, firefox and camino??????
     
  10. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    My guess would be someone at Twitter was doing some code debugging using the alert function to put up some information. Likely very temporary. I have Twitter blocked so I don't have any issues.
     
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I had the same problem using Firefox, but not on Opera.
    Guess the people who work at Twitter are a bunch of twits.
     
  12. Eso macrumors 68000

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    How do you block twitter, because their **** ruining my browsing on a bunch if sites is kind of pissing me off.
     
  13. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    yea, its working fine on safari 4.0.4 nice job twitter....
     
  14. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    NoScript add-on for Firefox when at home. My work firewall blocks it as well.
     
  15. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Safari 5.0 doesn't have the problem; just Firefox. This is ANNOYING!!!
     
  16. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    Seems to have stopped now. I thought MR had been hacked or something.
    Stupid twitter, what the hell is wrong with them?
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    Funny thing is I started getting those on gizmodo. While I'm not here to post feedback with regard to giz, its too much of a coincidence that the same exact type of pop started hitting them too. Odd. It didn't occur on their main page but on the linked articles.
     
  18. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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  20. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You get what you pay for people.. oh wait.. you don't pay **** for Twitter. ;)
     

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