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Pop-up/Redirecting ads on mobile devices

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  • Feb 14th, 2018 11:15 am
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Sep 23, 2009
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slaman wrote:
Feb 12th, 2018 4:18 pm
Happened to me several times over the past few days... I don't know how you can accept this from any "partner". You should drop them immediately, as these is simply unacceptable practice.
The answer is Money.
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Nov 15, 2014
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Richmond Hill, ON
Just got that wheel one when I liked this thread lol. It's happening far too much now. Google Chrome and fire fox tested on 2 phones both android
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May 18, 2010
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vancouver
Came back and within 10 secs. Popup again. Android
Administrator
Feb 13, 2013
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Toronto
We are now in the process of turning off all programmatic ads on the site until we can get to the bottom of this. I'll let you know as I get more from our ad team. The goal is to completely block all forced redirect ads from the site, and always has been. We know it's an awful experience for you and are trying our best to get a proper resolution.
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Nov 7, 2003
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YVR
I've been experiencing this lately and I wasn't sure where it was coming from until I saw this thread.
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wesleycsmypg wrote:
Feb 12th, 2018 6:03 pm
We are now in the process of turning off all programmatic ads on the site until we can get to the bottom of this. I'll let you know as I get more from our ad team. The goal is to completely block all forced redirect ads from the site, and always has been. We know it's an awful experience for you and are trying our best to get a proper resolution.
I almost factory resetted my phone until someone pointed me to this thread. That wouldve sucked!
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Sep 27, 2003
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I've noticed this on sites like Toronto Star and Mobile Syrup.
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wtfsteve wrote:
Feb 12th, 2018 2:46 pm
Still getting them...
+1....audio as well
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Sep 27, 2003
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I wonder if tomorrow's update to Chrome will help?
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WorldIRC wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 7:32 am
I wonder if tomorrow's update to Chrome will help?
It definitely can't hurt. I suspect it may help eliminate some but probably not all. Either way the root problem would still be there and it wouldn't help with people using other browsers. We've got multiple teams looking into this as it's a seriously problem. Hopefully we'll be able to find and remove all ads of this type soon.
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