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Old 08-30-2013, 05:15 PM
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Forum and the terrible popups!

Hey guys... I surf on my iphone A LOT. This forum has consistent popups that turn my screen black, with an ad in the middle. I can't scroll up or down, zoom, or anything. Sometimes if i can't get to the "X" to exit the ad i have to close my browser, and start over.

I'm using safari, on the latest ios, and i have my popup blocker enabled. THIS IS THE ONLY FORUM I HAVE THE PROBLEM WITH, so it can't be my phone or browser, it's a website ad issue, specifically on my phone.

I don't see the ads on my computer's web browser, and on my phone it doesn't matter whether i use the mobile theme or not, i still get page-halting ads...

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Old 08-30-2013, 05:21 PM
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If you read some other posts about this, then you know you're not the only one having to deal with this! I always wanted to know who actually runs this site. Would be interesting to find out.

Just the other day, I jumped onto the website for a few minutes and there was an ad on the right side of the screen that was so freakin' huge, that the forum content was squished so small, that I had to zoom in to read anything. Never had so many problems with ads and pop ups on any forum before. It makes me not want to come here as much. Sucks.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:03 PM
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Running Chrome and IE8
No pop ups at all from this site..
Might be your system or provider

THIS IS WHAT I SEE LINK

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Old 08-30-2013, 06:42 PM
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Did ya read my post? I only get them on my phone.



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Old 08-30-2013, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by thedeatons View Post
Did ya read my post? I only get them on my phone.



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Yes I read it....... No I did not absorb it was a n Iphone only issue
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:51 PM
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But still not seeing any pop ups on my Iphone or Ipad that
turn my screen black, with an ad in the middle.
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James, does your screen look like this (post #5).
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I get them on android and have to restart. On my work computer they're so frequent I usually just close the site and wait until later in the day. Usually to pressed for time at work to deal with it.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ChikinLady1011 View Post
On my work computer they're so frequent I usually just close the site and wait until later in the day.
I get no pop-ups on my 3 home computers or the one that I use @ work (firefox & IE). Can't help w/ the phone issue.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:25 AM
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No pop-ups here using Chrome on Win8 or Android.
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Originally Posted by Killemall View Post
No pop-ups here using Chrome on Win8 or Android.
Seems to be a mobil issue, not seeing it at all on laptop or whatever... But then I don't have a Mac laptop running Safari.. So maybe it is a MAC / Apple / Safari issue?
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:53 AM
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It's not a mac issue. At least not mac with chrome. I only get popups on my phone, on iOS, using safari.
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Same on android. Heinous! Don't get this anywhere else. One thing for sure...will never buy the products on these popups!
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:02 AM
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Ah-ha! So it's a mobile issue...

Can someone turn off the mobile popups, or ads, or whatever?

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Who runs this site?
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Greg (Hawkrider) is our Admin if that's what you meant.

Mods don't have the option of messing with ads and I imagine the Admin doesn't either. Some people don't have issues with the mobile so maybe it's your provider pumping stuff at you. Sorry I can't be of much help as I don't access via mobile.
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Mods may not be able to mess with ads, but they can decide whether the site includes ads or ad-words (as ours does - underlined links routing you all over the internet when you click on them).

Some sites use ads or ad-words to recoup the money it costs to have the website.

It would be nice if this was disabled. It really cheapens up the forum on phones and computers. Most forums I visit don't use the abundance of ads that this site uses.


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Old 08-31-2013, 02:51 PM
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I was curious, because I know how much it costs to run a site. Who is fronting the bill? It's not cheap! Also, if he/she is a member here, then they see our issues.
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Originally Posted by thedeatons View Post
but they can decide whether the site includes ads or ad-words (as ours does - underlined links routing you all over the internet when you click on them).
James, I disabled that long ago on my computers. It is not something mods can alter, at least on this forum. If you hover on the expanded window, there is an option to disable what you refer to as ad-words. I haven't seen them for a very long time.

Crux, Greg is the Admin, this is his house!

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Yes the ads suck big time. Don't get them anywhere else. Period. Makes it frustrating to do anything here. Its not my carrier as its only on this forum. Someone is profiting. What's going on Greg?
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Originally Posted by thedeatons View Post
Mods may not be able to mess with ads, but they can decide whether the site includes ads or ad-words (as ours does - underlined links routing you all over the internet when you click on them).
No, no we really can't..
You can choose to believe that or not, your choice... but that does not change the fact you're mistaken.
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Originally Posted by jerryh View Post
Yes the ads suck big time. Its not my carrier as its only on this forum.
jerry, are you talking about mobile or not?
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:55 PM
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I mis-spoke, I should have said the site owner can choose what goes on.

I manage a website, and as the owner we can choose whether we want to add things that generate revenue, like ad-words or popups, etc.

Not every mod can do it, it all depends on the level of management granted to you. The Admin & Owner with full rights can do stuff like that.

Just like that link above to the page showing the Kontera ads. Kontera is an add-on to a website. Each click generates 1/10 of a cent (or whatever rate they give you).

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Originally Posted by jerryh View Post
Yes the ads suck big time. Don't get them anywhere else. Period. Makes it frustrating to do anything here. Its not my carrier as its only on this forum. Someone is profiting. What's going on Greg?
Can you be specific?

What device?
If a laptop or desk top...what OS and what browser?

I am not having any issues last few hours on my Ipad once I blocked pop ups and turned off java
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:58 PM
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See here: Kontera Publishers | About I Content Marketing and Social Marketing Evolved | Kontera

It's quite obvious our site is using Kontera. All the underlined words (links) on the forum's homepage are ads from Kontera.

Does this site REALLY need the revenue generated from Kontera? Is it really worth the hassle?

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Old 08-31-2013, 04:00 PM
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E.Marquez: iOS6/Safari.

I turned Java off today, but I shouldn't have to. No other website/forum requires me to modify my browser settings to comfortably surf the site/forum...

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Wolverine - Just saw your post. I didn't know there was a Kontera/Disable option. I just did that, now I don't see ad-words on my Mac with Chrome.

That is a good step, though it doesn't fix my original mobile problem.


THANKS!!!!
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:18 PM
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I wouldn't mind paying a few bucks if it helps Greg out (hint, hint)
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:10 PM
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I'm down for $5 via Paypal to never again receive Mobile pop-up ads on my iPhone.

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I am starting to have this problem when I try to go to new posts and only when I click new posts. Giant ad then my tablet stops responding, I have to shut down then restart before I can use my tablet again. I only have this problem here and only on new post tab. BTW android OS
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