yeah thats the thing to captainbipto1, i dont want to suppress all popups, i just want to stop the pirate spam.
At some point, your empire is going to stop paying these scumbag, and it makes no sense to have this constant spam of 30+ pirates overwhelming your popup feed with what is comparable to nigerian scammers email.
It wouldnt be so bad if you could just skim the list and right click//delete the messages, but you can do that, you have to engage the message, say no thanks then gooodbye.
I guess i was just hoping i could continue to use the popup feed for diplomacy, discoveries, research, and other misc things i use it for without the pirate spam.
ah well, thanks for your input/time anyway :)