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Old 13th Mar 2016, 14:14
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Advertising issues -- mobile popups

Something for PPRuNe management to consider:

In the past I have been happy to view unobtrusive advertising. The recent change to the board has unfortunately resulted in advertising that plays audio that I can't stop and that intrudes on my browsing (I can hear it even if I have PPRuNe open in the background.)
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 21:42
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Report any ads that have audio autoplay. They are not allowed, and must be manually overridden by us.
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 22:53
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Ok, will do.
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 09:17
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Another advertising problem - today my computer froze (using Win7 / IE11) due to a slow, buffering advert. I think that https://s0.2mdn.net/ads/richmedia/st...33/index.html? was the offending item?

Can we PLEASE have the 'NoAds' style back - I'm getting fed up with advertising slowing down PPRuNe page loading / scrolling on a 70Mbps Internet connection....
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 09:42
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Me too.
One opens a page and it's like waiting for a group of schoolchildren to find their seats before one can proceed.
Painful.
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Old 28th Aug 2016, 07:54
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I have been experiencing very disruptive ads when browsing PPRuNe on my mobile. Once a thread loads the page redirects to an ad which appears to spoof a google website and threatens that my handset is infected with a virus.

Of course I know a spoof ad when I see one, my two issues with them are:
1) Pressing back on the ad either loads a redirect that takes you back to the ad, or closes the tab completely. I can't go back to the thread I was reading as the script which loads the ad seems to also close the tab with the forum thread in it!
2) The ads abuse javascript popups and the vibrate API in HTML5. Yes, these dreadful popups actually make my phone vibrate loudly until I close the tab!

Ad domains change all the time but most recently I have seen ads from
lp.want-to-win.com
secure.mobieblitz.com

Very annoying and I hope to see the admins take steps to remove them.
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Old 26th Oct 2016, 04:44
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More annoying intrusive mobile ads today from the mobieblitz.com domain. Hope the admins can blacklist offenders.
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 01:11
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Will look into this one thank you!

A screen shot would help a lot.
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 05:40
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Cheers. I'll try for a screenshot next time, for what it's worth here is the popup url which quickly redirects to that mobieblitz domain.

tulpaserv.com/sf6/beatbanner/MDAzc1FoQnp6Z045bklDMy9KS1E5UzlMV3BhcmRWSFkxNzVrZFcrNmJKdDhP cW1Xc0cvSWZNbjQxNUNZdFRoVA==?cl=5fqnaXdkP&af=bipt&ext1=5041& ext2=5fqnaXdkP-R
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 22:45
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^ thank you for that
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 09:35
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The following ads are autoplaying audio:

Mitsibishi End of Year Sale.
Energiser Battery.

Both Australian ads.

And another one about a Windows 10 device. English accent. I'm disinclined to click to find the exact advertiser as that will only encourage the bastards.

Another for American Express and one for Spirit of Tasmania.
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Old 3rd Dec 2016, 04:39
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Report any ads that have audio autoplay.
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Old 4th Dec 2016, 19:50
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An ad for PS4 - American accent.

Edit - it links to www.playstation.com

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Old 4th Dec 2016, 23:59
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Bridgestone, Mitsubishi, American Express and Ebay. Oh, and some crowd advertising flavoured popcorn.
Most annoying!
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Old 11th Dec 2016, 18:15
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Another autoplay audio: mccain.ca
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Old 12th Dec 2016, 15:30
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Mods,

A couple more 'autoplay' pop-up ads on the mobile version of PPRuNe here in North America, which necessitate exiting the app. The culprit is "go [dot] goonmobi [dot] com"

Imgur link 1
Imgur link 2

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Old 13th Dec 2016, 16:27
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Autoplay: BFGoodrich: Tires for Cars, Trucks, Pickups, Off-Road, Competition and More
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Old 17th Dec 2016, 17:06
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And here's another one with autoplay: staples.ca

What's really annoying about these ads is that they will start playing, regardless of whether the PPRuNe tab is active or not.
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Old 25th Mar 2017, 06:40
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Invasive Advertising

This has now got so bad when accessing the site from abroad on my phone that PPRuNe has become completely unusable.

Each page will load for c. 5 seconds, and then I'll be taken to some woeful bit of dodgy advertising for virus software, or a free phone, or a longer penis - two of which I don't need.

The adverts are so invasive that they won't let you click back to the page you were on. So then you have to re-load PPRuNe and the whole thing happens again.

This is a serious flaw and it's time for management to stop accepting money from advertisers who are clearly attempting to illicitly make gains from users. No legitimate advertiser could operate in this way.

Last edited by Rupert369; 25th Mar 2017 at 06:43. Reason: Posted before I'd finished writing
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Old 25th Mar 2017, 12:22
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Originally Posted by Procrastinus View Post
I have zero problems with advertisements - but then I am using an Ad-blocker!
It only happens on a mobile browser, not on a pc. As far as I know, there isn't a blocker you can use for safari. If anyone knows of one please let me know!
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