I am sure that Garritan and Co is not responsible, but whatever outfit handles the forums. In fact, I had the exact same problem last night with a different forum.
A very annoying toolbar at the bottom, that I never chose to have running, and that does not have an option to turn it off--flashing "connect" messages, Facetwit, Twitbook, blah, blah, blah. It is really annoying, and distracts from reading the messages. (Probably wastes computer memory as well, as well as screen real estate.)
I was finally able to get rid of it using Adblock Plus in Firefox. (Not that ABP did it automatically no. I added a filter called *wipiya* (the site where the crap is coming from had that name), and that blocked it. (At the other site last night, it was "weeblo".
Others may not know how to do that though, and I am afraid they may change the name of their site every day, and next time I come, the crap at the bottom will be back.
I'm wondering if a complaint could be made to those who really run the board, about this very annoying new thing. Now, I know it is a Northern Sounds board. But I doubt the folks at Northern Sounds are behind it either. They probably go through one of those BBS services that handle a lot of different forums, and it is that service, that just got the idea that they could make money, by annoying people with that unwanted toolbar at the bottom.
What could be done about it? (Could perhaps Garritan and Northern Sounds put in a complaint to those running the board?
Anyone else find it annoying?