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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!
We understand disruptive advertisements lessen the enjoyment of your FlyerTalk browsing experience. Please post all disruptive advertisement reports here; your full report (see above) will assist Internet Brands / FlyerTalk in handling these expeditiously. Admin / Tech attempts to respond to all reports speedily, but eliminating problem adverts may require communication with advertisements suppliers or devising technical solutions that may require time. (Internet Brands operates during customary and usual work hours on the U. S. West Coast; holidays, weekends, etc. are observed.)

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Old Jan 6, 17, 7:43 am
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Pop up Ads on Flyertalk

I know this is a general topic; but for me this seems a new phenomenon when searching the BA getting spontanously bumped into a new page asking you to submit to an app of sky.comand others too
Are others finding this?
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Old Jan 6, 17, 7:45 am
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Yeah - I've found this when on my iPhone. Gets pretty annoying.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 7:47 am
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Have had it very often on iphone but not (so far ....!) on ipad.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 7:58 am
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Not this specifically, but not long ago there were some very noisy ads that popped up on here when I logged in on my iMac. PITA going through 12-15 tabs of threads you've lined up to read trying to figure out where the racket is coming from...
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Old Jan 6, 17, 7:59 am
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I'll move this across to the Technical Support forum for the attention of the FT tech team.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 8:01 am
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I've seen this on quite a few websites - including my own. Seems to be from a dodgy ad.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 11:13 am
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The use of ad blocking software is strongly discouraged by Internet Brands and FlyerTalk. Doing so essentially voids any support from IB / FT for issues you might be having, and it eliminates the major source of income that keeps FT free to members.

Bringing troublesome or rogue ads appearing during your FlyerTalk experience to the attention of Admin / Tech can help all members and enable IB / FT to remedy issues with the advertisements providers or make adjustments to eliminate specific advertisements.

Posts suggesting or discussing ad blocking software will be summarily deleted.

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Old Jan 7, 17, 11:37 pm
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Old Jan 7, 17, 11:46 pm
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
The use of ad blocking software is strongly discouraged by Internet Brands and FlyerTalk. Doing so essentially voids any support from IB / FT for issues you might be having, and it eliminates the major source of income that keeps FT free to members.

Bringing troublesome or rogue ads appearing during your FlyerTalk experience to the attention of Admin / Tech can help all members and enable IB / FT to remedy issues with the advertisements providers or make adjustments to eliminate specific advertisements.

Posts suggesting or discussing ad blocking software will be summarily deleted.

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This is not a new or infrequent problem. Perhaps if I begin posting screenshots here every single time this happens, IB will begin to get the sense of why solutions are sought elsewhere.

I'm sure it's been raised before, but an ad-free paid membership is something I think would see considerable demand.

Even more from the last several minutes. Still iPhone 6s Plus/iOS 10.1.1/Safari/USA.
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Old Jan 13, 17, 6:10 pm
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More of the same.
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Old Jan 15, 17, 10:22 am
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Is anyone else getting these browser-hijack ads on Android?

Is anyone else getting these browser-hijack ads on Android? It only happens on FT.

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Old Jan 15, 17, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
Is anyone else getting these browser-hijack ads on Android? It only happens on FT.

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Yes. iPhone. IIRC, Nomad and others also mentioned this not too long ago.

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Old Jan 15, 17, 11:08 am
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Bogus "Chrome Update" page loads with FT

After clicking on thread link, a new Chrome tab appeared with a bogus "Chrome Update" page.
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Old Jan 15, 17, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
Yes. iPhone. IIRC, Nomad and others also mentioned this not too long ago.
Is there a way to avoid them? I thought it was just me (iPhone) and it's damn annoying.
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Old Jan 15, 17, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by GoAmtrak View Post
Mobile hijack on iOS/Safari is happening again. Domain this time is you-gift-card(dot)pw, the usual "randomly selected to receive a $1000 gift card" messaging.
It's happening sporadically again, very similar "gift card" domains.
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