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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.)

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Old Feb 22, 21, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
the blue "Sponsored" (circled in screenshot above) is a pretty good clue :/

checking random airline boards a few minutes ago, I saw that same ad in **ALL** of them; also a "Top Credit Card Redemptions" ad on the AmEx and Chase boards


again, I understand the advertising business model, but this implementation really detracts from the value of the site as a whole
Travel has been hit harder than almost any other industry. At the end of the day, this allows us to keep the lights on.
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Old Feb 24, 21, 10:52 am
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Scum on FlyerTalk email

I got an email from FlyerTalk and the ad in the email lead to a fake news site and then I didn't dare to click any further.

These fake "Antti Herlin tells how to get rich on on-line trading" - sites just make me sick. Now I was outmost disappointed to find FT using the same scum.

It is obvious that all these "free" services need some sources of funding, but the use of fraudulent news is too much. This is very close to selling stolen credit card numbers, drugs or any other forbidden material. And all of us using the sites earning their funds with frauds silently accepts this... just what happend in the 30's in Germany.

if someone know how to get the attention of FT Mgmt, please do so.


And this is the fake news is was referring to

This is the ad in the email I got

I will follow this conversation and if I don't see any change, I'll get out. I'll do my own little share by not accepting on-line fraud positive activities.
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Old Feb 24, 21, 11:06 am
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In the https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/tech...-feedback-386/ section there are threads where disruptive ads can be reported. I assume complaints about other ads can be reported somewhere there.

Users like IBJoel and IBobi are linked to the owner/management, they can likely be contacted too.
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Old Feb 24, 21, 12:41 pm
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I'll speak with our business team, but it looks like this is just a regular ad that was filled by a 3rd party. I checked the one I received and I just got an ad about face masks fogging glasses. Likely you got an ad based on geotargeting or search history.

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Old Mar 9, 21, 12:12 am
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Is anything being done about the AnyClip ads? Video is bad as it is...but hovering over content (and then continuing to hover after scrolling) makes mobile surfing unbearable.


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Old Mar 9, 21, 10:15 am
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Is anything being done about the AnyClip ads? Video is bad as it is...but hovering over content (and then continuing to hover after scrolling) makes mobile surfing unbearable.
I'll report this. Also, does the AnyClip ad move into the lower corner of your screen as you scroll? Does it stick to first post it covers up? Does it stay in its position?

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Old Mar 10, 21, 2:39 am
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Hi IBJoel - 1. starts as full size on first instance (forget the fact there are two ads one above the other). 2. as you scroll past it, minimizes and overlaps content. 3. as you scroll on, stays on screen position and covers content.

Been mentioned few posts back as well - really disruptive. Can share more screens if needed.
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Old Mar 10, 21, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by hsk View Post
Hi IBJoel - 1. starts as full size on first instance (forget the fact there are two ads one above the other). 2. as you scroll past it, minimizes and overlaps content. 3. as you scroll on, stays on screen position and covers content.

Been mentioned few posts back as well - really disruptive. Can share more screens if needed.
OK, but it does stay minimized after it shrinks?
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Old Mar 20, 21, 2:15 am
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
OK, but it does stay minimized after it shrinks?
I am seeing these floating pop ups on mobile, no x to close and needing to go back and forward to take the chance of a normal ad appearing. Also now videos within this as well.

it has turned your site into something similar to the click bait Facebook ad sites that give you 10 pieces of information over 10 pages with 100 ads on the page l.
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Old Mar 23, 21, 7:01 am
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I am seeing these floating pop ups on mobile, no x to close and needing to go back and forward to take the chance of a normal ad appearing. Also now videos within this as well.

it has turned your site into something similar to the click bait Facebook ad sites that give you 10 pieces of information over 10 pages with 100 ads on the page l.
Could you please post a screenshot of the ads you can't close?
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Thumbs down

I continue to scroll to try to get back to the last page in the thread to make this very post and guess what...a new one pops up and gets in the way.

...I give up and send screenshots to my laptop.
Yesterday the same issues caused my Safari browser webpage to crash. I had to keep reloading to get back to the first page in the thread...and then crash as I tried to get back to the last page in the thread.

Gave up in the end - the thread is no longer readable.
Add initial appears at the bottom

Then Floats up to cover the thread - here all you can see are two different adds, the floating one and the in-thread one. Together they hide the discussion content. As can see - there is no way to close this video. Only if I continue to scroll fast to run away from it.

The Video follows me though - now it has an x- to close it. So I close it..

I continue to scroll to try to get back to the last page in the thread to make this very post and guess what...a new one pops up and gets in the way. ...I give up and send screenshots to my laptop. Yesterday the same issues caused my Safari browser webpage to crash. I had to keep reloading to get back to the first page in the thread...and then crash as I tried to get back to the last page in the thread. Gave up in the end - the thread is no longer readable.

This happens on every thread I am in - in other words - I can no longer read any threads on FT!
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Old Mar 25, 21, 3:00 am
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Could you please post a screenshot of the ads you can't close?
You have plenty of examples in the last few messages of this thread, I have seen all examples. I cannot screenshot without actually hitting the link for these ads they are so disruptive. As someone says above, the perfect way to turn people off.
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Old Mar 25, 21, 6:39 am
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Could you please post a screenshot of the ads you can't close?
Here are some more that I experience trying to look at this thread.



(Above) As can see - there is no way to close this add. It also causes the rest of the page to fail to load - it's just blank white space.
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(Below)
I have to wait a long time for the page to finish loading all it's built in adds and then I can scroll back to the thread page I was trying to look at. The add then appears towards the bottom:




(Below)
As you might see from the horizontal blue progress bar, the website tries to load some more (earlier screenshots indicate the browser thought it had finished loading...but each time I get to the post that I intend to read, the ads in between the earlier posts in the thread start to load and this changes the lenght of the thread, causing me to loose my place).

The floating add then changes to become even bigger




(Below) Then it turns into this one (also not able to close):




Then eventually after scrolls back yet again to the post I was trying to read I get this floating one appear:



Before I can click on the X to close it, the page crashes out:



I give up...

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Old Mar 25, 21, 10:13 am
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I'm investigating this with Tech. I am unable to replicate on my Android, so we think it may be Apple/Safari-related.
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Old Mar 25, 21, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
I'm investigating this with Tech. I am unable to replicate on my Android, so we think it may be Apple/Safari-related.
I am using Samsung Internet on an android, and have seen all examples above.
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