your text displays funny (such as very large and in bold),
it is your browser configuration that is causing it. For
easy reading, Big Sky Fishing.Com uses a standard medium
sized text (many websites use the smaller text sizes). As
a result, if you have your browser set to font size of "larger"
or "largest", the text in our web pages will likely
be very large in in bold. To change this in Internet Explorer,
simply go to the "View" menu and scroll down to
"Text Size". Change text size to medium or any
have to use the bottom scroll bar (moving it to the right
and left) to see the entire page, then it means that your
monitor resolution is set at 640x480. This website was designed
to be seen without having to scroll for monitor resolutions
of 800x600 or above. This was done because the standard
default resolution on monitors is 800x600. To change your
monitors resolution (windows) to 800x600, do the following:
Control Panel > Click on Display > Click
on the "Settings Tab" > Use scroll bar
to change monitor resolution.
We don't use pop-up ads on Big Sky Fishing.Com. They are
annoying and irritating so we don't use them. If you are
seeing a pop up ad while visiting this site, one of two
things has happened.
first cause of a pop-up ad you see on our site is that a
pop-under ad loaded while you were at a previous site and
became apparent only after you closed a open window while
visiting our site. A pop-under loads in the background while
you are viewing another page. It forces you to at least
look at it since it opens up a new window behind the current
window you are looking at.
You are visiting website.com. While looking at one of their
pages, a pop-under ad loads. You then visit our site and
then close a window which makes the pop-under ad visible.
The ad did not come from our site.
second cause of a pop-up ad at Big Sky Fishing.Com is that
you have "scumware" on your machine. What is scumware?
Scumware are programs that you most likely downloaded without
knowing (if you downloaded Morpheus, many scumware programs
are automatically downloaded with it unless you specifically
uncheck them). Scumware programs themselves come in several
varieties but their format is the same. These programs,
which reside on YOUR computer, check the content of EACH
web page you look at. If a word of phrase in these programs
matches keywords at a central server of these programs,
it will automatically launch a pop-up ad showing an advertisement
for that particular word.
scumware program companies call this "context advertising"
since the context of a web page leads to the advertising
you see. Here's an example:
you see a pop-up ad advertising new Amazon.Com specials
at this site. The only reason this ad came up is because
the scumware saw the word "amazon", communicated
this fact to the central server, and then received a response
back to load a specific pop-up ad.
programs thus force themselves onto a publishers web page
and are NOT part of our site.
bad part about Scumware programs is that they track EVERY
single move you make on the Internet. These programs
work by scanning each web page you visit and then look back
to a central server to see if any of the words on the web
page match any key words on the server. To do this, each
web page you go to is tracked by these companies. Needless
to say, by using these programs, you have absolutely no
privacy as every move you make is being followed.
are many scumware programs out there. These programs include
Gator, WhenU, Fast Click and many others. Getting these
programs off your computer is no easy task (some of these
programs are actually considered by Symantec to be viruses!).
It is generally best to find these programs and simply turn
them off, if possible.
near future, I'll be preparing a much broader descritption
about these programs, including more info. on how they work
and how to get them off your computer. This will be part
of a broader section on the Internet and how to protect
your privacy online and how to avoid spammers.