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PLEASE POST SCREENSHOTS of the FULL SCREEN and report your DEVICE TYPE, BROWSER TYPE AND VERSION, and COUNTRY where you are browsing from in your post.This thread is strictly for the reporting of disruptive ads, including unwanted popups, page hijscks, malware attempts, etc. related to ad content. Please refrain from discussion or speculation about technical issues if they are not reports as specified here.

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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 Dec 18, 17, 4:09 am
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Originally Posted by Sealink View Post
On the Trip Reports forum (and others, only just remembered to post!)

Pop up screen


Virus message


False history added
This has gotten worse and worse for me in the last few weeks. The site is practically unusable.
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Old Dec 18, 17, 12:14 pm
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Browsing on a iPhone x in the UK currently one in every 2 links i click redirects to this URL:

http://data:text/html;base64,PCFET0N...9keT48L2h0bWw+
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Old Dec 18, 17, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by techie View Post
Instead of the never-ending whac-a-mole, what is management's long term strategy to avoid all these bad ads plaguing the site?
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 Dec 18, 17, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by kb9522 View Post


This has gotten worse and worse for me in the last few weeks. The site is practically unusable.
Same here, I can read maybe 2 posts (in one thread) on my phone in chrome before getting redirected. It's miserable.
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Old Dec 18, 17, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
We hope in the new year to have a solution that handles them more proactively and quickly.
This already sounds bad. We're going to make the whack-a-mole more efficient, not get rid of the moles in the first place?
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Old Dec 18, 17, 11:35 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
more of the same ... interestingly, these popups only appeared when I was browsing Delta

iphone 6s running ios 10.3.1
I had the same tonight while on Android 8.1.0 (not necessarily browsing Delta). I had to uninstall/reinstall Chrome to make it stop.
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Old Dec 19, 17, 11:28 am
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Same issues as Post 732 (Four Virus) --- consistently worse in the last week or so only on mobile devices --- to the point that the site is not usable on my Android phone or tablet. BoardingArea.com had similar issues several years ago but they've fixed their issues. It's pretty commonplace --- my local newspaper's website (spokesman.com) had similar issues --- but they are now fixed.
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Old Dec 20, 17, 1:27 am
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Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
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!
<redacted> There are years worth of complaints and it is still going on.

I will say it again, out of all the IB owned sites I go to, this is the absolute worst.
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Old Dec 20, 17, 8:34 am
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Give us an ad-free option. Iíll even pay.
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Old Dec 20, 17, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
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!
Are there options for other ad services that can be depended upon to not permit such intrusive ads?
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Old Dec 20, 17, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by kb9522 View Post
This has gotten worse and worse for me in the last few weeks. The site is practically unusable.
Same here. I'm getting close to giving up on FT permanently. The site has become unusable with all the ads freezing up the site and crashing IE.
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Old Dec 20, 17, 8:11 pm
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Main home page pops up with 2 pages. I press cancel before either will open. One is an App Store link and the other is a twitter link. I have tried reloading the site and still have the same issue. Iím running iOS 11.2.5 beta 1. No such issues with any other website.
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Old Dec 21, 17, 6:20 am
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Originally Posted by iadisgreat View Post
Same here, I can read maybe 2 posts (in one thread) on my phone in chrome before getting redirected. It's miserable.
I totally agree ... can't read more than 2 posts before happens. I've fiddling with this for at least a week, tried various "fixes" but short of never visiting FT on my SG7 phone, nothing else has helped. For me, only happens with FT ...

Of note, I've skimmed 3pages if this forum and so far hasn't happened. Happens in the UA and DL forums which I frequent. Happens on Samsung Internet and Firefox for Android.

Has an ad-free FT membership ever been discussed?
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Old Dec 21, 17, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by dorisrpas View Post
I totally agree ... can't read more than 2 posts before happens. I've fiddling with this for at least a week, tried various "fixes" but short of never visiting FT on my SG7 phone, nothing else has helped. For me, only happens with FT ...

Of note, I've skimmed 3pages if this forum and so far hasn't happened. Happens in the UA and DL forums which I frequent. Happens on Samsung Internet and Firefox for Android.

Has an ad-free FT membership ever been discussed?
There used to be an ad-free paid options a number of years ago (I used to participate in it) but it was discontinued - I forget when. The idea of resurrecting it has been brought up in this thread before. Not sure IB is entertaining the notion or not. If not, they need to either clean this mess up or not be surprised when there are ramifications from it.
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Old Dec 21, 17, 5:47 pm
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Audio ads all over the place today.

Plays for like 5-6 seconds and then stops.
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