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Old Aug 4, 17, 10:48 pm
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Thanks moa, I've reported them. Unfortunately, which ad networks we use and who to fine or fire are out of my hands.
Sure, understood. But it’s in someone’s. You could report up that the tech-level whackamole approach is proving ineffective in re this one issue, which is harming the site’s usability on mobile and almost certainly presenting a trading issue. I think they would want to know that, I certainly want them to be aware, and there’s no other reporting route for us punters!
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Old Aug 5, 17, 3:03 am
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And I'm not sure whether being in Australia means there are less clean ads in rotation.

But this is currently happening on about 75% of page views.
10% would be annoying, but it's ridiculous

This is the only thread I'm bothering to view at the moment. Any other browsing will have to wait till I'm at a desktop
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Old Aug 5, 17, 2:28 pm
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I'm in AU too and it seems to go through cycles. Yesterday was bad but today I've opened 2 pages in a row.

actually, now that I've typed it I realise just how low a bar I have set for myself...
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Old Aug 5, 17, 8:02 pm
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Today's set. Still not blocked

http://microsoft.com-m-nz-two6.gadget-giveaways-today.stream/slots.html?brand=yyy

http://google.com-2au-mid2.high-quality-gadgets.review/winip7en_and.html?isp=xxx
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Old Aug 6, 17, 8:24 am
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In Australia ... FT is pretty much unusable with non stop ad pop up 😡 ... both on iPhone and iPad
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Old Aug 7, 17, 8:36 pm
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Another voice from Australia - it was bad a few weeks ago, got better, but for the last week or so, it's nearly unusable from mobile. I can read a thread or two, but after that every single thread I try to open ends with one of these (mostly the second one).

Originally Posted by moa999 View Post
Links appear the same as those reported two days ago.

http://google.com-2au-mid2.high-quality-gadgets.review/winip7en_and.html?isp=aaaa&model=hhhh&zzz&voluumda ta=xxxx&siteid=157271&sitedomain=1501903350&page=y yyy&source=$bo_ck&pub=f5dae0273ef50d1921186410ce64 8a96
...
http://au_ocean.asia.gifttoday.club/...a=xxxx&domain=[DOMAIN]&ssp=AU&siteid=157271&publisherid=157271&refer=[HTTP_REFERRER]&campaign_id=AU2502&creative_id=2502&dsp=bidsopt&t imezone=-10&platform=linux%20armv8l&lang=en&mobile=0&batter yflag=false&batterylevel=0.97&errorCode=0#
I'm on an LG Android phone using the default web browser. Some of the ads reference the mobile network I'm using.
Originally Posted by boutela View Post
Sure, understood. But it’s in someone’s. You could report up that the tech-level whackamole approach is proving ineffective in re this one issue, which is harming the site’s usability on mobile and almost certainly presenting a trading issue. I think they would want to know that, I certainly want them to be aware, and there’s no other reporting route for us punters!
As someone with technical background, I agree that simply blocking one ad at a time is not going to solve the problem.

I also agree that the mobile site is pretty much useless for me for now.
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Old Aug 7, 17, 9:43 pm
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Very slightly improved today.
I got through 5 pages without problem, then twice in a row.
Same links as posted above.

Again I saw the AutoEurope ad flash up before diversion occurred
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Old Aug 8, 17, 7:56 pm
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Browsing FT from the USA on my iPad Pro 9.7" using Safari on iOS 10.3.3, and have seen the same hijack ad multiple times now. Infuriating.

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Old Aug 8, 17, 10:05 pm
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Angry

I've been getting these ridiculous ad redirects as well.

iPhone, Safari on iOS 10.3.3, browsing in Singapore. Happens mostly in the mobile version, it seems, but also occurs on the full version of the site on the iPhone.

This has been occurring on and off on a regular basis since late last year. Not sure what triggers, but they seem to come in waves, and recently getting worse; now it is occurring on every fourth page loaded or so.

I don't have an issue on my Windows computer, but trying to access this site on the go is getting to be very annoying.

I don't know what triggers them, but all of a sudden the browser goes through a number of redirects in quick succession before giving me a pop-up as shown in the first pic.

I am unable to do anything in Safari other than clicking the "OK" in the pop-up, so I instead close down Safari fully, and try to close / stop the browser tab from reloading once I open Safari up again and before it can load up the message again.

Below is one of the redirect addresses I was able to grab, but this is one in a very long chain of them (see attached pictures):
h ttp://mobilemonetize.me/r/3bb7f30c-7c70-11e7-a0eb-XXXXXXXXXXXX/1/

Hope you can figure out the ad network at fault here and get them to fix this.
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Old Aug 9, 17, 2:30 am
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Keep getting redirected to: https://jonlyonsphotography.com/lp/?...ddf64#Congrats

Have to close out Safari on iPhone and restart multiple times. Very annoying.
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Old Aug 11, 17, 1:55 am
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Again from AU.

Airliners.net seems to have solved its issues in the last 24hrs, at least for now.
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but still getting the verbal Congratulations adbon FlyerTalk.
Same site as reported a week ago
http://au_ocean.asia.gifttoday.club/iphone/vol.php?zzz
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Old Aug 13, 17, 4:54 am
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the site is impossible to use on the Safari browser my iphone today due to the above mentioned issues. i switched to Puffin browser and there's no problem at all. accessing from Sydney.

no problems using my home wifi on the same device, it only happens to me when im using mobile data. apologies if im repeating info already given here.
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Old Aug 14, 17, 12:27 am
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Originally Posted by moa999 View Post
but still getting the verbal Congratulations adbon FlyerTalk.
Same site as reported a week ago
http://au_ocean.asia.gifttoday.club/iphone/vol.php?zzz
I'm getting this too on Google Chrome mobile, and another android stock mobile browser, in the last week.

Is there any where for Flyertalk to prohibit these ads? They are borderline malicious, redirecting the page (not even a popup) to their website. I need to close the window and reload the whole page/site again, therefore very disruptive too.

Basically I can't use flyertalk on a mobile device.
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Old Aug 18, 17, 7:01 am
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As above, it's currently impossible to read Flyertalk on my iPhone in Sydney due to the Congratulations ad. Has been going on for weeks now.
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Old Aug 18, 17, 11:07 am
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For everyone in Oz receiving the "Congratulations" pop-up. Does it have the same URL as the screenshot above?
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