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Video ads on iOS RFD app?

Just noticed some pop up video ad that comes up automatically when I am surfing the forum using the iOS RFd app. Is it something new ?
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I'll try to get a screen shot next time it pops up
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coilz wrote:
Sep 19th, 2017 6:01 pm
I'll try to get a screen shot next time it pops up
Thanks. It'll help us find and remove it a lot quicker. Please also send us the page you were on when it appeared.
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TomRFD wrote:
Sep 20th, 2017 10:16 am
Thanks. It'll help us find and remove it a lot quicker. Please also send us the page you were on when it appeared.
OK I think i've figured out which thread/page that gave issue. it was https://forums.redflagdeals.com/linksys ... #p28245403 and when you click on the link provided it'll send you to the linksys site, where then their video will automatically play and you can't stop it. Only way is to close the app and relaunch.

I remember there was another instance of another video launching too, but i suspect it's probably when its off the rfd site.
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coilz wrote:
Sep 20th, 2017 12:30 pm
OK I think i've figured out which thread/page that gave issue. it was https://forums.redflagdeals.com/linksys ... #p28245403 and when you click on the link provided it'll send you to the linksys site, where then their video will automatically play and you can't stop it. Only way is to close the app and relaunch.

I remember there was another instance of another video launching too, but i suspect it's probably when its off the rfd site.
I just tested it out and it's happening to me too. This isn't actually a problem with any ad we're running as the video is playing on the merchants website once the page loads. I'm not sure if there's anything we can do about it but I'll inquire with the mobile team to see if they have any ideas. I've added a note to the thread to warn people that this might happen.
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Ok got the one video that appeared when I was just on the hot deal forum page. It's a video for "sporting life in cf mall". I took a screen shot will have to upload somewhere to post on here when I get home

Edit: Uploaded screen shot of video encountered. From google the CF market mall is a mall in Calgary....

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coilz wrote:
Sep 20th, 2017 3:20 pm
Ok got the one video that appeared when I was just on the hot deal forum page. It's a video for "sporting life in cf mall". I took a screen shot will have to upload somewhere to post on here when I get home

Edit: Uploaded screen shot of video encountered. From google the CF market mall is a mall in Calgary....

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Ok uploaded via advanced reply
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coilz wrote:
Sep 21st, 2017 11:24 am
Ok uploaded via advanced reply
I’m constantly getting this one as well (Sporting Life Coming Soon Market Mall). It pops up randomly, but mostly when I’m scrolling through the main pages of the hot deals section on my iPhone. Thought I had a virus or somethingThinking Face
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Sep 21st, 2017 4:42 pm
I’m constantly getting this one as well (Sporting Life Coming Soon Market Mall). It pops up randomly, but mostly when I’m scrolling through the main pages of the hot deals section on my iPhone. Thought I had a virus or somethingThinking Face
I guess its good I am not the only one getting the ad too
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We're looking into the Sporting Life ad right now.

Again if anyone sees a video ad pop up please share both the URL of the page it appeared on and what your location (city) is in addition to what the video ad was. This will help us track down and remove the ads a lot faster.
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This has been happening to me also... Sporting Life Yorkdale ad pops up. Happens after I click on Hot Deals link on mobile menu. Based in Milton.
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I got the Sporting Life ad this weekend too. In Edmonton.

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Got the ad again just now...

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