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Old Apr 12, 16, 6:05 pm
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Originally Posted by _kurt View Post
This ad is a big problem for me too. When I browse FT from my work computer I am always logged out, so I see it over and over, delaying me 15 seconds each time. It makes the site unusable.
Yep. Completely annoying.
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Old Apr 13, 16, 7:55 pm
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Thumbs down

Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
Log into FT and you will not see it.
Not a fix. This ad is incredibly obnoxious and needs to go. Takes FOREVER to load, even on a very fast internet connection, and you can't click on anything (or log in).
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Old Apr 13, 16, 8:06 pm
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Originally Posted by appleguru View Post
Not a fix. This ad is incredibly obnoxious and needs to go. Takes FOREVER to load, even on a very fast internet connection, and you can't click on anything (or log in).
When you log in, click "remember me" and be sure cookies are enabled. You won't have to log in every time -- you'll be logged in automatically and you will not see the ad.
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Old Apr 13, 16, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
When you log in, click "remember me" and be sure cookies are enabled. You won't have to log in every time -- you'll be logged in automatically and you will not see the ad.
Except that doesn't work with private browsing and the site used to work without logging in.
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Old Apr 14, 16, 4:31 am
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Ibobi, im getting redirecting ads again, UK mobile network only on iphone 5s - both mobile site and full site accessed from mobile device. Same sort of url as game of war. It is on and off but i have noticed it a few times the last couple of days again.

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Note the threads affected just happen to have an advert from our old friendsr when the redirect happens so I suspect this is the ad doing it:

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Old Apr 14, 16, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by jcm9000 View Post
Ibobi, im getting redirecting ads again, UK mobile network only on iphone 5s - both mobile site and full site accessed from mobile device. Same sort of url as game of war. It is on and off but i have noticed it a few times the last couple of days again.
Reporting, thank you!
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Old Apr 14, 16, 5:29 pm
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No thank you ibobi!
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Old Apr 16, 16, 1:06 am
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Timed the Choice Hotels Ad..

*34 seconds* of locking the site out while it loads. Unacceptable. And it happens multiple times (and no, logging in isn't a fix). Whatever revenue that's bringing is, you're losing site visitor engagement and goodwill in my opinion.
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Old Apr 17, 16, 1:49 am
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Originally Posted by jcm9000 View Post
Ibobi, im getting redirecting ads again, UK mobile network only on iphone 5s - both mobile site and full site accessed from mobile device. Same sort of url as game of war. It is on and off but i have noticed it a few times the last couple of days again.

Untitled by jcm9000, on Flickr

Note the threads affected just happen to have an advert from our old friendsr when the redirect happens so I suspect this is the ad doing it:

Untitled by jcm9000, on Flickr
Am seeing both of these, probably one in every three threads I try to open ln average, but often three or four times in a row. Quite annoying....
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Old Apr 18, 16, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by djmp View Post
*34 seconds* of locking the site out while it loads. Unacceptable. And it happens multiple times (and no, logging in isn't a fix). Whatever revenue that's bringing is, you're losing site visitor engagement and goodwill in my opinion.
That ad does not take that long to load. It is likely a browser issue on your end.

Regardless, if you log in, you will not see it at all.
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Old Apr 18, 16, 4:50 pm
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Extremely annoying Choice popover ads on FT

These frequent intrusive adds have only convinced me to not book a Choice hotel in the forseeable future.
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Old Apr 18, 16, 5:29 pm
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I'll move this along to the Tech Issues forum for Internet Brands to review.
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Old Apr 20, 16, 11:38 am
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Choice Hotel popup Interfering with Flyer Talk Boards

On my I phone as of late I am trying to view posts on various airline boards and The Choice Hotel add keeps popping up covering the boards. Anyone else having the same issue.
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Old Apr 20, 16, 12:14 pm
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I'm going to move this to the Tech Issues forum so that the IB tech folk see it.

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Old Apr 20, 16, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by lseflyer View Post
These frequent intrusive adds have only convinced me to not book a Choice hotel in the forseeable future.
Perhaps Choice Hotels Reputation Management would be able to resolve this for us?

Chelsie McLaughlin
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