No, don't think so -- I don't play with anything along those lines. I'm thinking it's much more likely related to Netscape 4.73. (I did say "ancient". You thought I was kidding. Popup blocker? I settle for avoiding sites with popups when I'm on this machine.) ) I do have a Firefox on here, & don't see it with that, FWIW.
Yeah, SomethingAwful is VERY vigilant about that sorta stuff, they take image leeching really seriously. You'll get hit with goatse.cx, lemonparty, tubgirl, or one of the pain series so fast people'll think that's what you were actually TRYING to post.