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Old Mar 14, 16, 1:25 am
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ARCHIVE: 2017 Disruptive Ads / Advertisement on FT Reports

Issue with side banner ads obscuring posts on iPad Air 2.

Currently using updated Safari browser.

Location. Indonesia but same in UK & China
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Old Mar 14, 16, 3:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Saltire74 View Post
Issue with side banner ads obscuring posts on iPad Air 2.

Currently using updated Safari browser.

Location. Indonesia but same in UK & China
This will happen when there is a very large image posted in the thread that is displaying on that page of posts.
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Old Mar 16, 16, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by fransknorge View Post
The blocking can also be due to the noxious ads that pops up on FT regularly. Several users reported that their work now blocked FT due specifically to that. More info are in the technical support and feedback forum.
Suggestion over here that ISPs may be starting to block FT due to the malicious / edgy ad content.

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Old Mar 24, 16, 3:34 pm
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Choice Hotels page hogging ad has appeared about ten times today. MacBook Safari 9.0.3 USA.
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Old Apr 1, 16, 6:38 am
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Advertisements between posts

I have noticed that Flyertalk now places advertisements between posts, rather than beside posts, which I find very intrusive (presumably this is the intention?). (Previously lack of another immediate post meant that you had got to the last post on the page.)
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Old Apr 1, 16, 10:16 am
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While I agree that the ads between posts is disconcerting, I expect to become accustomed to it, and it does solve the problem of the ads obscuring useful text and inappropriately widening the window.

One workaround, if the interspersed ads really annoy you, is to click the Go Advanced button for posting new content. The new presentation does not have the interspersed ads. It does have the posts in newest-first order, which makes me think that the remedy is worse than the malady.
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Old Apr 10, 16, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Tanic View Post
Choice Hotels page hogging ad has appeared about ten times today. MacBook Safari 9.0.3 USA.
Me too. Really annoying - and it takes its sweet time loading, blocking the page for 10+ seconds before it's possible to dismiss it.
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Old Apr 11, 16, 11:30 am
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Me too. Really annoying - and it takes its sweet time loading, blocking the page for 10+ seconds before it's possible to dismiss it.
+1

Safari user also. I have disabled pop-up ads and never see them anywhere. This Choice ad continues though. It blocks the page for a long time while it loads (so slowly) and then it can't be closed for a couple more seconds. It's too frustrating so I plan to stay away from FT except when I absolutely need info.
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Old Apr 11, 16, 5:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Tanic View Post
Choice Hotels page hogging ad has appeared about ten times today. MacBook Safari 9.0.3 USA.
Originally Posted by djmp View Post
Me too. Really annoying - and it takes its sweet time loading, blocking the page for 10+ seconds before it's possible to dismiss it.
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+1

Safari user also. I have disabled pop-up ads and never see them anywhere. This Choice ad continues though. It blocks the page for a long time while it loads (so slowly) and then it can't be closed for a couple more seconds. It's too frustrating so I plan to stay away from FT except when I absolutely need info.
You should not see this ad at all unless you fail to log into FT.
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Old Apr 11, 16, 9:41 pm
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You can't get logged in before this ad appears.
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Old Apr 11, 16, 10:00 pm
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You can't get logged in before this ad appears.
Make sure to click "remember me" and you'll stay logged in. Unless your browser is set to clear cookies. No way around that.
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Can we please ditch or relocate the Choice Hotels pop up? It is REALLY annoying and has the opposite of the intended effect. It has made FT almost unusable on my iPad.

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Old Apr 12, 16, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by Tanic View Post
Choice Hotels page hogging ad has appeared about ten times today. MacBook Safari 9.0.3 USA.
Originally Posted by Sopwith View Post
Can we please ditch or relocate the Choice Hotels pop up? It is REALLY annoying and has the opposite of the intended effect. It has made FT almost unusable on my iPad.
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.
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Old Apr 12, 16, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Sopwith View Post
Can we please ditch or relocate the Choice Hotels pop up? It is REALLY annoying and has the opposite of the intended effect. It has made FT almost unusable on my iPad.

Thx.
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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.
Log into FT and you will not see it.
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Old Apr 12, 16, 5:04 pm
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Log into FT and you will not see it.
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