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originally posted by: lordcomac
I've experienced this on every mobile I've used.
it's caused by ads from sketchy sources. As the ads rotate, some days ATS is unusable from mobile. I've seen it as mundane as one in an hour, or as bad as every single page view.
Never happens on other sites/forums.
originally posted by: 4003fireglo
Happens to me, too. It's always an ad that mentions Amazon in some way or another. It only happens on ATS when I use my phone and it happens with Chrome and that crummy Android browser. I don't know how to get rid of malware and I don't really care. I mean, really. If a virus popped up and made my phone completely inoperable I wouldn't even miss it. I'd just throw it in the lake.
originally posted by: VenatiusFortunatus
Dear Site Administrators:
Please fix this problem. And stop with the sock puppets saying it's our fault for going to pornographic sites. That blaming of we members is what really pi$$es me off.
Will it get your attention when members start leaving ? Especially if they bad mouth ATS at their next stop ?
It's time to openly look into this matter. Guys, despite your obvious reliance on your own perfection, ignoring this shows a lack off care on the site's part.
Start a thread , without sock puppet input , and get to the bottom of this. Treat it like a credible UFO report and do more than just an "armchair investigation " on thiis matter. Your sock puppet answers are all "swamp gas from Venus" horseapples , and your official silence on the matter screams money over members or real incompetence , you decide which.
Remember "Deny Ignorance " ? Ignorance can be willful by consciously 'iignoring' an obvious problem.
Sincerely Yours ;
originally posted by: DoneWithHumans
a reply to: Springer
Your site is completely unusable without an account. This is based on my experience of your website from multiple devices. No offense. Try it yourself for a casual week.
There are tons of video ads. Tons. And they don't always load properly and this leads to the most issues. Soundbytes just blasting from the ads while trying to peacefully read threads is common also. Not only do they blast sound, but it's normally indistinguishable banging noise from faulty loading of the ad. Useless, in other words, as well.
There are also full-screen pop-ups that are difficult to close, but are also not actual new windows, so you must find a way to close it within it's web-interface. These really annoying pop-ups make you feel the best thing to do would be to refresh the page completely, but somehow this loads the exact same ad again, and so it must be closed somehow(different often) to view your website. The space allocated in the middle of the scrolling page for ads is also far too large, and whatever algorithms are terrible deciding to constantly target me ads for apocalypse survival kits, male enhancement and literally Hulk Hogan. These things are all really annoying.
Most of the problems with the Mobile version is easy to repeat and I've encountered the same exact thing multiple times, as exactly described in OP to the T, on multiple devices.
I wouldn't call it nonsense, it is absolutely driving traffic away and is a common deciding tilting factor in making me personally leave the site to do something else once annoyed. Logging into an account resolves the issues of the ads a lot somehow, I have no idea why. I also have no reason to lie to you, in your Support forum for your board, and waste all this time explaining a real issue to you as a user that ultimately would better my experience. If it's part of other malicious cookies on my machine that are common, and out of your control, then I'm sorry, but I'm just voicing an opinion that's been echoed by many, so I'm not sure it's total 'nonsense'. The issue seems to be common place to the website, even if the origin of the problem is not.
originally posted by: Springer
a reply to: VenatiusFortunatus