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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.

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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!
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..

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Old Mar 15, 18, 11:08 am
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I've actually noticed a TON of redirects (2-3 per page, with a couple others blocked) on some wikis I frequent, so I do want to reiterate that this is an internet-wide issue, as Paul has said. It's not going to be every site, but it disproportionately effects sites that primarily act as free-to-use sources of information.
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Old Mar 15, 18, 3:11 pm
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Old Mar 17, 18, 12:14 am
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Old Mar 19, 18, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by Mrp Alert View Post
You mean the regular ol' "flyertalk.com"?
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Old Mar 19, 18, 3:22 pm
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Thought I'd escaped them for a while, but just had one hijack my Android Chrome browser an also start demanding to be allowed to do notifications and to access my Facebook. This looked like an ad for something Game of Thrones related (game? Pirated streaming?)

Next time it happens, I'll be sure to get a screen capture.
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Old Mar 20, 18, 11:30 am
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Did it redirect you to the App/Play Store? I've gotten those, before.
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Old Mar 20, 18, 3:18 pm
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No problems at all using FT on a mobile device while in China - guess blocking all the Google stuff at last is working out very well by them

(FT itself is fast and readily accessible)
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Old Mar 22, 18, 11:21 pm
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
You mean the regular ol' "flyertalk.com"?
flyertalk.com on my iphone.
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Old Mar 23, 18, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by YuropFlyer View Post
No problems at all using FT on a mobile device while in China - guess blocking all the Google stuff at last is working out very well by them

(FT itself is fast and readily accessible)
Problems are back now while on western internet..

Really lets me think that the Chinese Version does have its advantages vs. what the western spamnet has become..
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Old Mar 23, 18, 5:13 pm
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Android 8.1, Google Chrome . Multiple times this afternoon, both on the front page and in threads, I get redirected to "www.facebook.com-newegg.com" spam.

I tried to hit "stop" to keep it from happening but it does.
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Old Mar 23, 18, 7:59 pm
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That Facebook-Newegg ad spam started popping up for me today as well while browsing the Premium Fare Deals forum on my Pixel XL.
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Old Mar 24, 18, 10:24 pm
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How do you get rid of these ads. Can't read posts clearly. Very frustrating.
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Old Mar 25, 18, 12:01 am
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Originally Posted by buckeyefanflyer View Post
How do you get rid of these ads. Can't read posts clearly. Very frustrating.
Expand the wiki post at the top and read the paragraph that starts 'NOTE:'...there you will find the answer.
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Old Mar 27, 18, 4:30 am
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Originally Posted by wheresmybagba View Post
Expand the wiki post at the top and read the paragraph that starts 'NOTE:'...there you will find the answer.
That note is literally the funniest thing I've ever read on FT. "We discourage you from using the only type of product that would even make this website viewable on a mobile device". So glad they got the new format rolled though. Priorities are in the right place!
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Old Mar 27, 18, 3:05 pm
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Don't have a screenshot of the hijack site itself since I have the Chrome setting turned onto block the redirects, but several times today in OMNI/PR, it's blocked a redirect to ttack.googlaappla.com.

Samsung S9+ running android 8.0.


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