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There are separate threads for mobile devices as well as for disruptive advertisements and for browser redirects / hijacks, as well as other technical issues. Thank you for keeping the thread on topic and assisting Tech to identify, troubleshoot and deal with bugs in this latest iteration of FlyerTalk for mobile devices.

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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.

We apologize for bad ads; these often come through third party ad servers placing insufficiently vetted ads through our advertisement content providers. We continuously strive to address and solve this widespread issue more proactively and quickly. Thank you for alerting us and for your patience!

Please see this Wired article for further reading on this ongoing publishing industry issue (it's not just FlyerTalk):
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 Jan 8, 19, 9:31 am
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Lots of ad hijacking today.

Ipad, Safari. 12.1

giftcenterevents.world is what shows as the address.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 8:07 pm
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I disabled mobile version in the settings. I really helps a lot. Otherwise this forum is no-go at all on iOS.
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Old Jan 20, 19, 7:48 am
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For the last 3 days, I am constantly annoyed by the same ad that takes control. Thanks for your action.



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Old Jan 21, 19, 8:48 am
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For the last 3 days, I am constantly annoyed by the same ad that takes control. Thanks for your action.
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Old Jan 31, 19, 2:39 am
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I got 3 different ads within 5 minutes just now, but with a FT history of only 1 post apparently I am not allowed to add screenshot images? It keeps saying that I don't have enough posts to include URLs (which I am not trying to do...)

Any other way to report these? 3 screenshots available.

Chrome 71 on Android, currently in Belgium but based in Germany. Note that the ads were in German even though my phone language is not German, so the ad provider must have stored that information somehow in the past.
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Old Jan 31, 19, 6:57 am
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I got 3 different ads within 5 minutes just now, but with a FT history of only 1 post apparently I am not allowed to add screenshot images? It keeps saying that I don't have enough posts to include URLs (which I am not trying to do...)

Any other way to report these? 3 screenshots available.

Chrome 71 on Android, currently in Belgium but based in Germany. Note that the ads were in German even though my phone language is not German, so the ad provider must have stored that information somehow in the past.
That is correct. As a new member, posting screenshots, URLs and images are barred to you. New Member Posting Restriction [URL - link - image]

This is unfortunate, but it’s part of the thoughtful FlyerTalk spam control protocols developed over the years. Blame the new would-be spammer members who post prohibited commercial content; new member’s posts with such inclusions posts now go to a moderation queue for approval or other appropriate moderator action. (We deal with these on a daily basis, and members never get to see them - a good thing.)

If you like, please PM the screenshots to me or directly to IBobi (to both in case one of us might be away); they can be followed up on that way.

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Old Feb 19, 19, 12:05 am
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A new annoying add since last weekend
Ipad - Safari
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thank you !





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Old Feb 19, 19, 9:29 am
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A new annoying add since last weekend
Ipad - Safari
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thank you !
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Old Feb 19, 19, 4:21 pm
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Old Feb 23, 19, 1:50 am
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but still very annoying today (almost impossible to use FT, as this is showing up every 2 min).
Still same info for me:
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Old Feb 24, 19, 1:06 am
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I hope those ads will be removed very quickly. Today is even worse than yesterday. They are popping up every 30s making the site unusable. For instance to type this very short post, I had to do it outside FT and copy & paste the text.

It is really not acceptable that we have to face those problems so often
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Old Feb 25, 19, 11:14 am
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I hope those ads will be removed very quickly. Today is even worse than yesterday. They are popping up every 30s making the site unusable. For instance to type this very short post, I had to do it outside FT and copy & paste the text.

It is really not acceptable that we have to face those problems so often
We're sorry to hear that. We do report everything to our Ad team but ad hijacks can use different sources or different methods, even if they do look similar so, it's kinda like playing whack-a-mole. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Thank you for your screenshot! We have reported this to our tech department.
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