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ARCHIVE: Report Disruptive 2018 Ads on Mobile Device & Screen Shots

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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.

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 12, 18, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by Jet Ranger View Post
I had to drag out an old windows laptop from the attic to post this as it is impossible to post anything on here with these pop up's.
Please help with this. thanks
Dont hold your breath. This has been happening for about a year now. Apparently the ad revenue from giftcard.top et al is more important than making FT unusable on mobile for their members.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 9:49 am
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Installed ad blocker. Works now but now I get the you suck we need revenue message.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by 3Cforme View Post
Nope. It started on my Android tablet around Dec. 28. It appears on no sites other than FlyerTalk. It's not just the Delta forum, IIRC.

I just won't use a tablet to browse FT until it's widely reported as fixed... it's all yours, Internet Brands, owned by KKR.
Yep, FT is unusable on my Android smartphone. Can't get past more than one page before being redirected to some garbage scam sites. Frankly, it's embarrassing that the problem has persisted for weeks without so much as an acknowledgement.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 10:04 am
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Has this site been hacked?

Only in this forum, on my iPhone and my PC I’m getting this whenever I come to this site.

I barely get a few second before a pop saying I've won a $1000 amazon gift certificate pops up. If I go back, I onlly have a few seconds until it pops up again. Only on this site.



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Old Jan 12, 18, 10:07 am
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This is well known already.

New 2018 thread: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/tech...een-shots.html
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Old Jan 12, 18, 10:08 am
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You should not have to install a blocker to view a website. FT needs to get it's act together.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 10:09 am
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not so much the site, but its ad server. Sad!
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Old Jan 12, 18, 10:15 am
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Will sent this to Technical Support and Feedback
where is can be combined with https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/tech...een-shots.html

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Old Jan 12, 18, 10:16 am
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I canít see the image in the OP, but Iím assuming youíre referring to ads that take over the whole browser and basically look very shady. Thereís a thread about this on the site-related/tech support forum (whatever itís called). Basically, the only solution is to install an ad blocker.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingDoctorwu View Post
Installed ad blocker. Works now but now I get the you suck we need revenue message.
I'd gladly pay to make this go away. Or to get the mobile app again (remember that?).

IB, is anybody home? The scam ad problem has gotten way worse just in the last couple days. And it's been a known issue to you for several months. Get it together.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 10:17 am
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As posted on support forum
this may be the culprit

" i JUST HAD THIS POP UP xml.plainmedia.com with a warning from AVAST from HTML:RedirME-inf (Trj).

http://xml.plaimedia.com/nlp/index.p.../s0u.kiho.gdn/

This could be the culprit needs to be checked."
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Old Jan 12, 18, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by Jet Ranger View Post
Hi - Flyertalk is totally unusable on a iOS mobile device - it takes about 10 seconds for a pop up to appear which then redirects to a fake amazon page.
Its a total nightmare. I had to drag out an old windows laptop from the attic to post this as it is impossible to post anything on here with these pop up's.
Please help with this. thanks

Exactly the same for me on iPhone. Totally unusable on iPhone.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 10:49 am
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Having the same problem with Landroverforums.com, also an internet brands company. Horribly frustrating as it (I think) is causing a memory leakage within a browser as well, bringing everything to a grinding halt. I've got some stability for a short time using Edge, but using Chrome is a disaster. I love FT, but if your goal is to attempt to take over my PC like a teenage kid on a porn site, I need to rethink my relationship.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by aww3583 View Post
iPhone 7
Safari
iOS 11.2.1.

Cleared cookies and website data.

All Flyertalk forums that I frequent (Delta Skymiles, HHonors, this forum) are unusable on a mobile device. The hijack ad appears when the forum loads and before any other interaction (tapping, swiping, etc.)

Here is an entire thread on the Delta forum about it: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delt...-pop-up-2.html
This isn't unique to Flyertalk, but seems to be more related to Internet Brands. Another site that I frequent is causing the same problem. I complained directly with them, and I assume I will get no response... Man I miss the days when Randy Petersen owned this...
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Old Jan 12, 18, 11:24 am
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Cleared cookies and website data.

All Flyertalk forums completely unusable the last two days due to the same pop-ups that prior users have described and posted.
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