Turn off the newsletter nag popups!

Please turn off the newsletter nag popups! It pops up after every screen reload even though I’m already logged in. Are you trying to drive people away from your site? (pun intended.)

Clearing all cartalk cookies made no difference. Happens whether I’m logged in or not.

Seems to be browser specific. Doesn’t seem to happen (as often) with Google Chrome browser.

I’m using the latest version of Firefox 59.0.1.

I have no idea what you are talking about so I will Bat Signal Carolyn.

@cdaquila See above post.

I’ve gotten the popup on Internet Explorer too. It happens within a few seconds of a page refresh. Really annoying!

Just to be sure it wasn’t a FF add-on, I restarted FF in “Safe Mode”. Still get the popups after refreshing the page. Cartalk.com seems to be broken in Firefox. This is just the latest example.

Here’s a screenshot from Firefox 59:

Thank you, @hybrid314. Huh. I haven’t gotten this. I generally use mobile but I do check from desktop. Does anyone else see this so intrusively?

It also happen’s to me I use chrome if that make’s a difference.

I use Chrome too and don’t have a problem. I do get pop up from products I have looked at though but not excessive.

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I have the same version of Firefox with no pop-ups, I do have Ad Blocker Plus installed on Firefox which might make the difference.

More info on the nag popup bug:

  • I’ve gotten it to happen every time on FF, Chrome and IE by clearing all cookies then refreshing the page.
  • It appears to be using a cookie to keep track of when to popup again.
  • On FF 59, that seems to be broken, so it keeps popping up with every page load.
  • About 3 seconds before popping up the page is unresponsive. All links and buttons are inactive.
  • Only seems to happen on www.cartalk.com, not community.cartalk.com
  • I’m running FF 59 on Windows 10.

The site seems to have the most problems with FF. Right after logging in with FF I get this error:

Using Chrome Version 65.0.3325.181 (Official Build) (64-bit),
not running anything special for ad blockers and have no pop ups here, logged in or not

I haven’t gotten a pop up in a while. Running Microsoft Edge 41.16299.248.0 with a Windows 10 Home operating system.

If you clear all your cookies, you’ll see it.

Chrome Version 65.0.3325.181 (Official Build) (64-bit)

OK, here’s the error that’s causing this bug. It’s an infinite recursion loop in the nmedianet.js code.

It’s happening on all browsers, but FF handles it the worst. Send this to your web developer(s):

Firefox JS console (clean profile no add-ons):

Chrome JS console (clean profile):

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I complained about this weeks ago.

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Same thing is happening to me, Safari, and it’s bad enough that I now stay away from cartalk.com. this site is fine.

To elaborate, this popup: It appears on every page, and the page is dead (no links work) during the 3-5 seconds it takes for the popup to appear and be dismissed.


Chromebook I have no idea what you are talking about, ibm thinkpad win 10 with firefox, or as wife says foxfire or chrome, I still have no idea, IE on thinkpad , I google cartalk, get the above noted carp, google cartalk discussion no carp. cartalk.com carp, on chromebook. Then pops up get out lousy newsletter popup, sure what the hell why not? I have been reprimanded for less in other places,

I don’t see it using Safari on iPad.

I don’t see it using Safari on iPad.

I tested it on the iPad mini 4. After clearing all history, it pops up with every page refresh on Safari!

Clear your history and try again.

Also happens on Macbook Pro Safari. In other words every browser I’ve tested it on. Deleting all cookies seems to be the key to reproducing it consistently.

What do you mean by ’ page refresh ’ ?

I mean refreshing the page using the browser’s reload button: image

It also pops up when navigating to any page on cartalk.com.

There is a 10 second delay before it pops up so be patient.