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post #1 of 24
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It looks like one of the advertisers is using popup ads.  I have not seen that before on this site.  It may not be against terms of service, but it is very strange when using the mobile site as the popup creates a new full-screen window half-filled with the ad, with no simple way to dismiss.  I've had it happen several times on mobile, and fewer times on the regular site, even if I am checking subscriptions.  

post #2 of 24
I noticed it on my iPad...annoying.
This is the link: http://a.tribalfusion.com/p.media/a4mQ8ypr3E0sUR1sY40cvNnT7T3UURTFfBW6MVPqbXSsvrPWZbr1t7sW6ry2cvUXUUZdUPqo2P38Q6JA2WZbM1HrZanHiN3PvY3cQgUVJ8VsMePPUyWWM3UrfY5bEmWajpVan8QTnZaQV3ZbQrenSt38UVM54U6nod6OXa6p3WvHSVbG5PJZbptPnTHF8XFU7YUj9XdeGsLZcxjR/4039316/pop.html
Edited by GrindingThud - 1/26/14 at 4:40pm
post #3 of 24
Thanks for the information, and I've filed a ticket regarding this.  Any information you can provide, such as URL you were on, OS and OS version, as well as browser and browser version would be appreciated (especially if it was seen on a desktop/laptop computer.)
post #4 of 24

Also, please mention whether, when you saw it, if you were logged-in or logged-out.

 

Thanks, guys.

post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 

I saw it when I was logged in -- on the mobile site, it was when I was using the sidebar on iOS to check subscriptions.  The popup was a new window in mobile Safari.  It was particularly strange in that I know I did not click on any button or ad on the site while doing this, but I was leaving a webpage so that might be another clue.  

 

I've clicked on the link GrindingThud posted and the shape of the image is identical to what I saw (like a 16-by-9 ratio rectangle).  

post #6 of 24
Same setup here, mobile iOS, safari, logged in. Asked for a pop up, I declined, it opened a new tab.
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Originally Posted by jazzman7 View Post

I saw it when I was logged in -- on the mobile site, it was when I was using the sidebar on iOS to check subscriptions.  The popup was a new window in mobile Safari.  It was particularly strange in that I know I did not click on any button or ad on the site while doing this, but I was leaving a webpage so that might be another clue.  

I've clicked on the link GrindingThud posted and the shape of the image is identical to what I saw (like a 16-by-9 ratio rectangle).  
post #7 of 24

If you could also provide any screenshots (if possible), it would be appreciated for the tech team to get all the necessary information to find out which ad / network may be causing the pop-up.

 

Thanks again, guys, for all the information on this one.

post #8 of 24
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post #9 of 24

Thanks for the additional information!

post #10 of 24
I'm getting these ads on mobile. It's a pretty bad experience.
post #11 of 24
Seconding this. It only happens sporadically, but it just happened when I focused on the edit area of the Reply box in a thread.

At this point it's more like click hijacking than a badly designed popup ad.

I'll post URLs and screens next time it happens. But I can say that so far the advertiser has always been Experian.
post #12 of 24

Thanks for the report, guys.  URLs and screenshots will help the team take care of this.

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post #14 of 24

Thanks, DannyBai.

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