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#41 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 12:27 PM

Yup ... sneaky bastards those ad people. ;)

That's a lot nicer than how I'd phrase it.


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 12:34 PM

That's a lot nicer than how I'd phrase it.

Well, that's the public moderator version.  I won't repeat type what I scream at my computer when one of those goes off again, and again, and again ...


#43 Craig Arko

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 12:53 PM

I'm guessing these are Flash ads, since I never hear them in iOS.

I bring it up because I think there are 3rd party apps to disable sound in Flash, at least in Windows, without being a full-up adblocker. Could be a win-win.

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#44 Craig Arko

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:25 AM

Although sound isn't a problem, I'm getting recurring pop-ups on my iPhone to go play the Kim Kardashian game (at yahoo).

I see there's a banner for it at the bottom of the page. On the mobile site, of course.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:44 AM

Here's one.I was operating in another tab (Firefox) and started hearing sound and went here and did a screen grab.It's the AM/PM ad on the right

 

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If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:53 PM

PS, I just got an AM/PM ad with unsolicited sound on my ISP's home page, so it's definitely not TD's fault; nevertheless the ad agency's feet need to be held to the fire.

If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me.


#47 Craig Arko

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:53 PM

And this thing keeps bouncing me out to the App Store. Play Free. Just loading the page triggers it.

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#48 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 07:06 AM

So the page is loading and then redirects you to the App Store? Is anyone else seeing this?


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:58 AM

So the page is loading and then redirects you to the App Store? Is anyone else seeing this?


That is correct. It takes me out of Safari and opens the App Store pointing to their software.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:24 AM

So the page is loading and then redirects you to the App Store? Is anyone else seeing this?

 

Yup. I had that happen to me this morning on my iPad. Page loads, then - boom - forced redirect to the app store page for the advertisement. I DESPISE those ads. There's a special place in you know where for whoever decided these were a brilliant idea.