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Industry Insider Pop Up
Posted by MikeFF on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:05 PM

What is this?  I get it, once in a while, on log in.  It has no Trains logo or other idenfication, so no way to know if it is legitimate or not.

Mike

 

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Posted by Deggesty on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:58 PM

Mike, what is it you are puzzled over; you did not show it in your post.

That's a good-looking avatar.

Johnny

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Posted by MikeFF on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:31 PM

When I log in, I get a pop-up that says, "Be and industry insider, sign up for weekly newsletter."  No indication of what newsletter is or who is the sponsor.  I'm assuming it is Trains, but there is not indication that it is not a third party.  Avatar was in the engineer's seat of a VIA FP-45 in Montreal prior to departure on the Ocean several years ago.  I wanted to take the engineer's picture and he said, "Come on up and I'll take yours."

Mike

 

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:05 PM

 

Assuming you are using Winders (I don't know about MAC or LINUX, etc.) if you right click on something in a browser window you will get a "context menu" and in that menu is a selection "Properties" (usually the bottom entry).  Click that entry and you will get a dialog box that should list the Address (URL).  That will tell you what server company is hosting the image or text you clicked on.

Most of the time on the Trains forums you will see something that begins with:

"http : // cs . trains . com / blah blah blah"

Note: even if the URL is not of the company you expect it does NOT mean it is not a legitimate item, but it can sometimes help you determine if it IS legit.  i.e.: Trains Magazine might be in a contract with some other company to store something for Trains, or maybe the other company is paying Trains to call something from their server, but if it is "Trains dot com", then it is from the Trains dot com server.

Semper Vaporo

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:19 PM

I get the same Pop up. And I suspect that it is from Trains but have chosen so far to just close it and move on. 

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Posted by rluke on Sunday, March 19, 2017 7:57 PM

I've been getting the Industry Insider showing up in my Email.  I have not opened it as Outlook has been putting it in the Junk Mail folder.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:16 PM

I used to get that pop-up sometimes 2 or 3 thime in a session, but I have not seen it lately.  It was annoying.

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Posted by matthewsaggie on Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:22 PM

It was from Trains and yes, it was VERY annoying.

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Posted by CShaveRR on Monday, March 20, 2017 1:02 PM

I get it regularly when I access the Newswire.  I just delete it and highball...it doesn't bother me again until the next session.

Carl

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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, March 20, 2017 1:20 PM

Carl, I feel the same way; delete it and get to the news.

I'm glad to hear you and Pat are having a good trip, and that Linda is moving a long.

Johnny

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