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Iciar!!!!!! Is this spam?:-\

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Has anyone else had this happen to them? I commented on one of my posts, but, Iciar (baby photo) profile was displayed instead of my profile, but the words were mine!!
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Iciar with the baby pic appears occasionally Dd, she haunts me sometimes and when she does appear you can guarantee that some of my comments disappear into the wide blue yonder never to be seen again, I have reported it in the past but the guys themselves told me they they didn't know why it happens...

12 Nov, 2013

 

Iciar appear every now and then. I'm sure Steragram was having trouble before.

12 Nov, 2013

 

Thanks for the info Lincs and Scottish....I did wonder if it may be because I am using a tablet, instead of my usual computer which has a more security?:-!

12 Nov, 2013

 

I seem to remember that Meanie had trouble with Iciar too, Dd2, a year or so ago, but, it didn't last long...could be just a glitch?

12 Nov, 2013

 

Yes I have appeared as Iciar lots of times, the last one quite recently. The comments haven't disappeared though - Lincslass was unlucky there. Nothing to do with using a tablet.

12 Nov, 2013

 

Dotty - curiosity got the better of me so I searched for Iciar - only to find he/she joined in January 2007 with no comments/photos since November of the same year! Most odd .........

12 Nov, 2013

 

I also checked when it first happened to me Shirley
The thing that worried me was the thought that my comments could end up on the wrong blog but I have never had any comments suggesting that it has happened thank goodness, the funny thing is that although Iciar hasn't appeared as me this time, I noticed yesterday that my comments had once again gone walkabout on some of the blogs, I think Iciar must have them, lol.....

12 Nov, 2013

 

It's no good reporting it. They'll just ignore you.

12 Nov, 2013

 

That baby has a lot to answer for...

12 Nov, 2013

 

Iciar can't be a troll, though, can s/he? It's really random, and doesn't actually achieve anything, except, maybe mischief...

I really think (hope) it's just a glitch in the programme...

...a bit like how, suddenly, our photos started coming up sideways, because we'd taken them with the camera on end. That never used to happen.

The avatar is a bit spooky, though...

Do you think that there's no-one there, anymore, Hywel?

12 Nov, 2013

 

I think they're dead Karen :o)

12 Nov, 2013

 

Hmm...

...in that case...it's all about the advertising...

Have you noticed how the ads on the right of your screen always match up to something you've been talking about? I only noticed it today...lots about Pemba...and, whoever has heard of Pemba, before now? I bet you don't get the same ones.

12 Nov, 2013

 

No I don't. On this page I can see M&S women's clothes ... because Beryl has been looking at them lol

12 Nov, 2013

 

happened to me too ..attacked by Iciar...can;t rememebr how I finally got "me"back.....

12 Nov, 2013

 

GoY is just a business...these days...

...wish it was mine...got any good ideas, Hywel? :)

At least you can track Beryl's shopping...
Thank goodness my OH works in far-flung places, so, he can't track mine...\O/

12 Nov, 2013

 

Thanks everyone for your input, all very odd! and annoying, just hope it is a one offโ—โ—:-[

12 Nov, 2013

 

Johnjoe had trouble with Iciar too, I thought he had an alterego:-))

13 Nov, 2013

 

The adverts are quite annoying! There must be a way to opt out of seeing free ads...mandatory or not! I don't like them and will be avoiding many more sites if this complusory infliction of 'semi-naked' women ads for underwear and slimming ads don't go away!

13 Nov, 2013

 

One of my comments was accompanied by the Iciar avatar too. I reported it to the powers that be but it appears that they don't know why it happens. I became myself very soon after with no ill effects :)

13 Nov, 2013

 

You can get rid of the ads easily Gorgeous -there's a program called Adblock Plus that you can download free, and it works brilliantly. It was the flashing ads that finally tipped me over the edge but i never see any now.

13 Nov, 2013

 

There is someone there but I think he only works parttime, I don't think the lads who started Goy get involved these days....
But at least we are still here, thats the important thing.

13 Nov, 2013

 

Thats right Pam,we've been here a long time, got to occupy ourselves now we are going to be stuck indoors more.....

13 Nov, 2013

 

I like to hear how people are doing over the winter. Where would we Brits be if we couldn't discuss the weather. Do other GoY friends in other countries talk as much as we do about their weather? It is also nice to see plants appear in spring.I am in Scotland so I have to wait a bit longer than most........it gives me hope. :0)

13 Nov, 2013

 

Having used Adblock plus myself for a couple of years now I never see any advertising on here any more. I understand they bring in money to keep the site free but they became so intrusive & the pages took so long to load that when I discovered this programme I've never looked back!

There's a similar programme for IE - though as I very rarely use it after discovering FF some years ago - I can't remember what it is called now. But it does the same job as AB+! :-))

Never tried an add blocking programme on any other browser, they probably wouldn't work on Google Chrome anyway!

13 Nov, 2013

 

Hmm, now I have to ask...

IE, FF and AB+ ???

I only recognise the last one...as a possible blood group, lol :))

13 Nov, 2013

 

"IE, FF and AB+ ???"

IE = Internet Explorer

FF = Firefox

These are names of two different browsers. IE is Microsoft's browser, the one that comes preinstalled on every Windows computer & which you probably use if you don't recognise FF!

AB+ = Adblock plus, the ad blocking software that can be installed in Firefox. This won't work in IE.

To get rid of Ads in IE you will need to download & install "Simple Adblock".

Hope this helps. :-))

14 Nov, 2013

 

Had a very nice reply from the GOY team re Iciar, they are looking in to it for me......impressed with their prompt reply.....
I am using Google Chrome with AdBlock and it works a treat......just need something for my tablet now? far too many adverts.

14 Nov, 2013

 

Try the two mentioned above.

14 Nov, 2013

 

Thats good Dd, they got back to me quickly when I contacted them about it, unfortunately they couldn't figure it out then but perhaps they'll be able to this time around, its a very strange situation as only happens occasionally.....

14 Nov, 2013

 

Balcony adBlock wont work on my tablet with Chrome ( it is a Google Nexus 10) trying to find a way around it, trying a different browser called Boat at the moment!!

15 Nov, 2013

 

I've never heard of that browser before! How are you getting on with it?

I'm not really surprised that Adblock won't stop the ads on Chrome!

Rereading you post above I'm now confused! You say Adblock stops ads on Chrome on your PC but not on your laptop! If it works on one it should work on the other, I would have thought so anyway.

Have you tried FireFox on your laptop? You should be able to install any browser you like on any computer since the EU forced MS to abandon their policy of installing & enabling IE on all new computers for sale within the EU.

21 Nov, 2013

 

Balcony I am not using a laptop, it is a tablet made by Samsung..a Google Nexus 10. which is an Android device, just like my smart phone, my computer is an Apple IMac and adblock works perfectly well on that, but my tablet will not accept it with Chrome.....but by using Boat as my browser has solved the problem....no ads๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

28 Nov, 2013

 

Sorry DD I didn't realise it was a tablet.

2 Dec, 2013

 

No problems Balcony thanks for your help, very kind of you.:-)

3 Dec, 2013

 

Iciar appeared also in comments of Goyers to my photos in the past. My theory is, that because identity of Iciar is uknown and he sometimes steals and sometimes mixes up text of somebody else and because England is traditional birthplace of all ghosts and mysteries, we should accept Iciar as the ghost of this webpage. Let s welcome him/her. Lol

29 Dec, 2013

 

Iciar has made it through to the new year Kat and once again decided to take over my comment on Bloomers blog.

1 Jan, 2014

 

Kat an interesting theoryโ›„
Linc's how annoying, this baby is such a nuisance...โ„นโ€ผโ•

1 Jan, 2014

 

Very annoying Dd, especially this time as I was adding my heartfelt thoughts about Yorkie, if she is checking in then I know there would be a droll quip come to mind........

1 Jan, 2014

 

Lincslass@Lol, so "it" survived the New Year Eve! Bad boy!

1 Jan, 2014

 

I think its a girl Kat, checked out her photo's, spent honeymoon in India and parents live in Spain....

1 Jan, 2014

 

Hm, last time, when it invaded my posts, it was a man. Ghost without identity. But it is lovely news, that somebody has honeymoon in crisis, lol.

1 Jan, 2014

 

Or it is daughter of new Russians - just theory this is their way of life :-)

1 Jan, 2014

 

Iciar has not visited GOY for so long that I can't see why 'the boys' can't just remove Iciar altogether, voila! problem solved :-)) Katarina, I think you are a romantic, your ghost in the machine could be easily exorcised:-))

2 Jan, 2014

 

Hi Bornagain happy New Year. If so, what is your first section of comment about? Somehow this computer exorcism doesn work in one innocent teen girl from India. I wonder, why.

2 Jan, 2014

 

This becomes more interesting every time I log on.......lol

2 Jan, 2014

 

:-)) Iciak is here...the mystery continues...

2 Jan, 2014

 

My turn today - hasn't happened to me for ages

3 Jan, 2014

 

Its good to share Stera......

3 Jan, 2014

 

I'm beginning to feel left out lol:-))

3 Jan, 2014

 

You obviously don't get you're wires xx like us Ba....lol..

4 Jan, 2014

 

:-))

4 Jan, 2014

 

Lol Sue!

4 Jan, 2014

 

It still happens to me, but I reckon that I've spotted the pattern. It seems to happen when I've had a page opened a long time (ie; I got distracted elsewhere) before I post a comment. It only happens if I forget to refresh that page before commenting.

28 Feb, 2014

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