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We apologize for the bad ads. We hope in the new year to have a solution that handles them more proactively and quickly. Thank you for your patience!
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Old Sep 12, 17, 2:01 pm
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Those personal lubricant and "Four Virus" ads have been reported, thank you.
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Old Sep 13, 17, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Those personal lubricant and "Four Virus" ads have been reported, thank you.
Still getting the 'four viruses' pop ups and malware download links as of this morning.
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Old Sep 14, 17, 11:41 am
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Is it really so hard for IB to use more reputable ad hosting providers? This sort of thing really shouldn't happen, and doesn't on other sites I visit.
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Old Sep 16, 17, 11:04 am
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Full page popover ads today:
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Old Sep 18, 17, 3:36 pm
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Thanks for the picture, Rusty. I'll check into this.
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Old Sep 19, 17, 12:11 pm
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I don't think it is too much to ask that I not get personal lubricant ads on a a Travel Site. I understand after flying for a couple of days people can be dry, but a facial moisturiser ad would be more appropriate.



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Old Sep 19, 17, 7:26 pm
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I'm seeing pages constantly slowing to a crawl, crashing and reloading due to using significant memory, and Safari's dev tools say the page is making thousands of XHR requests per minute to adaptv.advertising.com and related domains which are coming back with "no ad could be found that fills this request" and because it keeps trying over and over again for eternity, crashes my browser

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Old Sep 20, 17, 10:13 am
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Anytime you'd like to stop the lube ads, that'd be great.


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Old Sep 20, 17, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by kyanar View Post
I'm seeing pages constantly slowing to a crawl, crashing and reloading due to using significant memory, and Safari's dev tools say the page is making thousands of XHR requests per minute to adaptv.advertising.com and related domains which are coming back with "no ad could be found that fills this request" and because it keeps trying over and over again for eternity, crashes my browser

I've asked tech why this is happening seemingly all of a sudden.

For the lubricant ads, I'll see what we can do.
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Old Sep 20, 17, 3:43 pm
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A friend sent me images yesterday of ads she found annoying.

She also sent this comment:

In case you didn't see it, the ad is for August 4. Goes to show what stellar ad partners ft has.
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Old Sep 22, 17, 8:24 pm
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Besides crashing Safari many times, another issue with the AutoPlay ads is that they will grab your screen. I will be reading a long trip report and suddenly I will be dragged to the AutoPlay ad. Sometimes I start scrolling back down to find where I was, other times, the entire page goes blank and Safari says it has to reload. There is an autoplay ad on every page now, and most have no way to pause them.
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Old Sep 22, 17, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
I've asked tech why this is happening seemingly all of a sudden.

For the lubricant ads, I'll see what we can do.
Still getting them. Tried a different browser, they still follow me. Incognito mode doesn't seem to make a difference.
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Old Sep 25, 17, 3:24 pm
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Still getting the lube ads. This is getting ridiculous.
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Old Sep 25, 17, 8:09 pm
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Flyer Talk Ads Displayed

If there are anymore ads put on the Flyer Talk web pages that have audio that comes on by default and you can't stop the audio, I will never come back to Flyer Talk. It's OK to have an ad with audio as long as you have to activate the audio before it starts.

Message to LactAid, I will never never never ever purchase a product from your company.
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Old Sep 26, 17, 6:51 pm
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Came to complain about the lube ads on other forums on the site and was greeted with more lube ads. Probably about 10-20 of them today.
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