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NOTE: the 2019 thread can be found here.

PLEASE POST SCREENSHOTS of the FULL SCREEN and report your DEVICE TYPE, OPERATING SYSTEM, BROWSER TYPE AND VERSIONS, 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 on your MOBILE devicePlease refrain from discussion or speculation about technical issues if they are not reports as specified here.

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!
Please see post #132 for further reading on this ongoing publishing industry issue (it's not just FlyerTalk) https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29310693-post132.html

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.)

To see how to include a screen shot in your post, once you have taken the screen shot follow the instructions "Inserting a photo or image from your device into a post:" in the first post in the thread http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/techn...mage-post.html

NOTE: Internet Brands and FlyerTalk discourage the use of software that modifies your FlyerTalk browsing experience (e.g. ad blocking software). IB / FT declines all responsibility for the use of such software and can not provide support or assistance if such software is used. As well, we remind you IB / FT can only provide FlyerTalk free to members because of the financial support of advertisers; using ad blockers denies IB / FT income that would normally pay for your free community membership and browsing experience..

Posts advocating, suggesting, or recommending use of ad blocking etc. software will be summarily deleted.

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Old Jan 22, 18, 7:56 am
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Once again FT became unreadable this weekend on my iPad due to this ad. As that is how I access FT when I'm not at work (eg how I normally access it) it means I'm about to give up on FT entirely. On the plus side, I had more time for other things this weekend. As to screenshots, if I could actually get to any threads on FT on my iPad without being redirected, I would post one, but I can't actually get to this thread from my iPad in order to post it.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 8:38 pm
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Hate to admit caving in but that was by far the BEST $1.99 Iíve spent on an app. I have absolutely ZERO issue with normal ads on a site, but things just got far out of hand where the site was utterly unusable. If FT/IB decides to genuinely tackle the problem, then Iíll be happy to reconsider my use of such software.
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Old Jan 24, 18, 11:47 am
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If you are on an Android device you are in luck Google has something to help you out, Apple folks good luck.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11...ht-now-chrome/
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Old Jan 24, 18, 3:52 pm
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You are a winner pop up

I have been having the elusive, you are a winner pop up come up on my apple iphone multiple times, nearly making using FlyerTalk impossible. I have contacted and spoken to apple and their only fix was for me to get a new phone. Well, I was due, and wanted a new one, so I got a new phone. And still get the pop up. I have been running the latest ios. I do have many screen shots of the pop up. I am both happy and sad to know that this is happening to others, as I do enjoy browsing the forum. I have spent alot of time with apple trying to remedy the situation, and they too are at a loss. If you need more photos or info, I am happy to do anything in my power to help.

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Old Jan 25, 18, 8:00 am
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Originally Posted by ROCAT View Post
If you are on an Android device you are in luck Google has something to help you out, Apple folks good luck.

Here's how to protect yourself from rogue redirect ads right now in Chrome
I updated my iOS device to Chrome 64 yesterday and haven't received any pop-ups on FT using chrome since. Only running a blocker on Safari. Definitely getting served ads on Chrome but not getting pop-ups the annoying pop-ups. For now.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 12:59 am
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The "you're a winner" pop is so bad now I can't even go on the FlyerTalk homepage on my mobile device. Forget it.

May I suggest subscription option with no ads?
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Old Jan 29, 18, 3:04 pm
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or they could just stop using ad networks that clog up their pages with this garbage. it literally takes 10 seconds to fix this problem but we're still here dealing with this weeks later
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Old Jan 30, 18, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by pvn View Post
or they could just stop using ad networks that clog up their pages with this garbage. it literally takes 10 seconds to fix this problem but we're still here dealing with this weeks later
Not me. Makes me wonder why I always didnít use ........ Not going back now.
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Old Jan 30, 18, 2:53 pm
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Well, yes, that the thing, the longer they take to act the more damage they're doing to themselves in the longrun since every day more people are installing ad blockers and none of them are going to uninstall them once this is fixed (assuming they ever bother to fix it).

And having the forum software auto-censor every mention of ad blockers isn't going to help. The users aren't stupid, quit treating them as such.
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Old Jan 30, 18, 2:56 pm
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https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29310693-post132.html
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Old Jan 30, 18, 3:01 pm
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The main difference is that on other sites where it happens, they take immediate and temporary solutions to prevent this to happening to their reader until they have a more permanent fixes. The websites that just let them run are pr0n sites, illegal downloading sites, hackerz forums and flyertalk
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Old Jan 30, 18, 7:25 pm
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Well we are a few weeks since that post, any news to share with us? While it is an internet-wide issue, FT is the only site I continue to frequent that has not been proactive about a temporary fix of the problem. As such, FT is the only site I continue to use an ad blocker on. I would sure love to be able to access FT via tapatalk.

Originally Posted by fransknorge View Post
The main difference is that on other sites where it happens, they take immediate and temporary solutions to prevent this to happening to their reader until they have a more permanent fixes. The websites that just let them run are pr0n sites, illegal downloading sites, hackerz forums and flyertalk
I would sooner access those illicit sites unprotected than visit FT unprotected. At least those sites aren't massive memory hogs.
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Old Jan 30, 18, 7:29 pm
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No resolution as yet.
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Old Jan 31, 18, 11:22 am
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I seem to no longer be getting these (thank goodness). Chrome browser on Android.
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Old Feb 4, 18, 7:28 am
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Hopefully hose are gone. They were atrocious.
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