Reporting Ad Redirects, Overlays, and Pop-Ups

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (6,144) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    Seems like this place is turning into a joke. I have problems having the home page refresh or load.
     
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  2. SaltofOH

    SaltofOH Champion (842) Mar 11, 2014 Ohio

  3. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (6,144) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    Oh yeah, my problems are on my computer. Seems like to me, get your shit done, and get the fuck out of this place, fast.

    Cheers!
     
  4. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,275) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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  5. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,275) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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  6. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,429) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I think your post is the first report of a pop-up on a computer instead of a phone. Does that mean this issue is going to get worse before it gets better? Anybody else get pop-ups on a pc?
     
  7. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (6,144) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    Sorry, no pop ups, but for me the website is very very very slow, it was just a bitch for me to post this.

    Cheers!
     
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  8. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (8,175) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    I would suggest opening a separate thread about website performance or a Support Request since this is not related to the mobile platform ad redirects (that is being monitored/managed by the third party ad provider).
     
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  9. toolbrew

    toolbrew Champion (879) Feb 26, 2008 Indiana
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  10. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Aspirant (264) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico

  11. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,275) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    #91 Jaycase, Jun 28, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2018
  12. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,275) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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  13. KeyWestGator

    KeyWestGator Crusader (778) Jan 21, 2013 Florida
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  14. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Poo-Bah (2,092) Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    I can’t even log onto BA for 5 minutes without being beated to death by the same amazon pop up. Please fix. I am working on a trade.
     
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  15. ryno0384

    ryno0384 Initiate (96) Apr 11, 2015 Illinois
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    Same Amazon pop up as noted above...

    Android 8.0.0
    Chrome- latest version
     
  16. tbryan5

    tbryan5 Meyvn (1,179) Sep 22, 2012 Louisiana
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  17. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,622) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Has anyone tried this?(on Chrome)
    Click on the 3 dots in the upper right corner.

    [​IMG]
    Click on Settings.

    Click on Site Settings. There's an option to block popups.
     
  18. Iamayoda

    Iamayoda Initiate (27) Jul 20, 2016 Pennsylvania

    Same Amazon pop-up as noted above. Android 8.0.0

    The Chrome setting mentioned in the last comment is turned on by default and does not deflect the malware. The ad provider you are using is shit. This same thing happens every other week.
     
  19. macrosmatic

    macrosmatic Poo-Bah (2,658) Mar 9, 2006 Florida
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  20. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,429) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I don't get the pop-ups often, but when I do, they only show up right after I log off. Maybe that info will help pinpoint the issue?
     
  21. toolbrew

    toolbrew Champion (879) Feb 26, 2008 Indiana
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  22. nchan50

    nchan50 Initiate (30) Aug 15, 2017 New Jersey
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    Site is basically unusable right now on Android chrome. Constant redirects so can't navigate. Is there any way to stop JavaScript redirects on your site without entirely disabling JS?
     
  23. macrosmatic

    macrosmatic Poo-Bah (2,658) Mar 9, 2006 Florida
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    Came on here to say something along these lines. I was trying to copy the URL from the pop-up, and after getting sabotaged by the same pop-up SIX times on my phone, gave up and used the laptop.

    This is affecting my usage of the site for sure. And I imagine there are many instances that aren't being reported here. If I'm on the site for more than 90 seconds, I get the pop-up and have to start again. I hope there's a solution in the offing.

    EDIT: Just for clarity's sake, even though it's on my post above this...

    Note 8
    Android 8.0.0
    Chrome (latest version)
     
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  24. macrosmatic

    macrosmatic Poo-Bah (2,658) Mar 9, 2006 Florida
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    @Advally - any update for this? Or would that better be directed at a site administrator?

    Thanks.
     
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  25. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Disciple (328) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut
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    Same here after about 20 seconds get a redirect to amazon page can't barely check a message on my phone
     
  26. Elkevjoe

    Elkevjoe Initiate (86) Jan 4, 2015 Ohio
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    I've been getting the Amazon pop up for a couple month,but today seemed to be non stop. A friend (@azuelke ) recommended deleting an app I use (HQ LIVE) and it since has stopped. Tanks Adam!
     
  27. SenorQuesadilla

    SenorQuesadilla Initiate (86) Jul 18, 2014 Connecticut

    Just ridiculous at this point. Your ad company must be giving you an amazing deal for you guys to be willing to have your forum users deal with this shit, for months at this point.
     
  28. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,136) Jan 6, 2014 New York

  29. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,578) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    I don't run into any of this on my Pixel/Chrome, but I feel everyone's frustration. And I'd love to get rid of all ads, but unless more of our users are willing to become Premium Members (no ads), buy a subscription to the mag, attend a BA Fest, and whatnot, ads are necessary to help pay the bills.

    Regardless, this shouldn't be happening so frequently. Advally has been alerted.

    Thanks for your patience.
     
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  30. nchan50

    nchan50 Initiate (30) Aug 15, 2017 New Jersey
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    You need to switch to an ad company that can fix this issue. Your site is unusable .
     
  31. macrosmatic

    macrosmatic Poo-Bah (2,658) Mar 9, 2006 Florida
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  32. macrosmatic

    macrosmatic Poo-Bah (2,658) Mar 9, 2006 Florida
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    Thank you for acknowledging these posts. I was starting to feel like we were shouting into the void, especially since the AdValley rep hasn't been active after showing up - though I do appreciate that the rep went to extra mile to get on here and put a "face" to the problem. I got on here on my laptop so I could post this.

    Is it safe to assume you're an ad-free premium subscriber? :grin:
    Or does this have something to do with various phones that the user base has?

    I think this is completely understandable, but...

    At least on a mobile platform. Knock on wood, I've yet to have any issue on a laptop (Windows or Mac). But I've also not had any similar issues on any other website on my phone.

    Thanks in advance for getting this fixed. It really has made navigating the website on mobile quite a headache.
     
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  33. Advally

    Advally Initiate (11) Jun 5, 2018

    Everyone -

    I'm super sorry that we missed these. I take full responsibility for the problem, because we didn't subscribe to this thread. That is not an acceptable excuse by any means, but we will correct it for the future.

    We're on top of it, and hope to have it sorted by tomorrow. Please keep the reports coming if you see anything, and if ever in the future we aren't answering here you can either email me personally at doug@advally.com or call my office line - 514.448.2760.

    We will get this cleaned up.
     
  34. TylerJ

    TylerJ Aspirant (294) Apr 10, 2016 Kansas
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  35. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (8,175) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    Personally I'm a Premium User but from my understanding, it is a constant battle between the ad serving platform, malicious ad developers, and phone OS/browser developers. The phone OS/browser developers are trying to close down any exploits being used to get these malicious ads and ad serving platforms trying to find them before they get served up.

    So yes, some phone OS and browser versions are more susceptible.