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  dan12 18:28 10 Feb 2006
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Hi
Is anyone else having problems reading posts due to adverts to the right of the post blocking out some of the text or is it just me!!!!

  Skills 18:31 10 Feb 2006

I have no adverts so cant comment but assuming your on XP open the hosts file from c:windows\system32\drivers\etc with nopepad and copy these lines underneath the 127.0.0.1 localhost one

0.0.0.0 ad.uk.doubleclick.net
0.0.0.0 adforce.adtech.de

each on a seperate line save and then refresh the web page no more adds

It should look like this

127.0.0.1 localhost
0.0.0.0 ad.uk.doubleclick.net
0.0.0.0 adforce.adtech.de

  dan12 18:54 10 Feb 2006

Hi skills
Not on xp as yet, on windows me! will above still apply??

  VoG II 18:57 10 Feb 2006

The file HOSTS will be in C:\windows

Hold down Shift, right click the file and select Open With. Choose Notepad to open it.

Or, to make things easier, install this HOSTS file click here

  VoG II 18:58 10 Feb 2006

And if you use Firefox click here

  dan12 18:58 10 Feb 2006

It seems to have resolved itself ,If it happens again will do a screen shot to let you see what i mean
regards

  dan12 19:00 10 Feb 2006

Thanks vog ,
Yes am on firefox.
cheers

  dan12 19:04 10 Feb 2006

The ad I was refering to is the pc advisor ad to the right of the post screen which changes from time to time with another ad, but at the moment is ok.

  numbnut 19:13 10 Feb 2006

hey thats cool. No more ads YAY.

  namtas 19:20 10 Feb 2006

Yes dan 12 it is so slightly annoying but as the adverts are needed for funding we will have to put up with it. I dont know suppose that thier must be a reason but as I have this covering and blanking the text and yet I have about 40 cms of blue blank screen at either side which is empty, not complaing cos it is free.

  woodchip 19:29 10 Feb 2006

The only time that it should do this, is if someone postes a URL and edit's it so PCA cannot alter it to a Click Hear

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