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posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 01:40 PM
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I keep getting redirects on the forum, I’m on an iPad and it happens with both Firefox and safari. I think ATS is being attacked...




posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: 00018GE

Ad Zombies are alive !! 😎



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: 00018GE

Hmmmm no redirects here.



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 03:34 PM
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I can confirm this on an iPhone 8 (iOS 12)
Constant redirects to “congrats you won bla bla bla” upon the page being finished loading... makes navigating to topics ect extremely difficult. I’m assuming it has to do with the ad service this website uses (however it doesn’t happen all the time), I’d say 97% of the time I visit ATS I will be constantly redirected.

Please fix or let me know how I can fix this issue.
(Disabling JavaScript on Safari for iOS prevents said redirects, but causes all kind of formatting/loading problems among varying websites)

Thank you for your time..
ibb.co... (Has to upload to free hosting site as it wouldn’t let me attach it to this edit)
Edit: just happened again, got a screenshot

edit on 23-11-2018 by Shadys321 because: Screenshot



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 04:32 PM
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I get constant redirects on safari but mysterious stranger told me it’s my font and not ats, Lol



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 04:35 PM
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I used to ever get them ow I get them constantly at least two or three times a session. Goes to congrats you've won. And its a real nuisance



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 04:37 PM
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I got so many free iPhones that I have no room left on my house



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: bananashooter

Lmao
edit on 23-11-2018 by Shadys321 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 05:11 PM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
I get constant redirects on safari but mysterious stranger told me it’s my font and not ats, Lol


And I still have no redirects. Instructive suggestions in the board forum fixed that yrs back.

Go ask a mod...



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 06:20 PM
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a reply to: Shadys321

Add that to the Worst Ads Ever! (SkepticOverlord's Ad Hitlist) thread, so SO can do something about it.



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 08:27 PM
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It’s not a ad it’s a browser hi jacking, it’s funny that it’s happening to so many people and no other website does it to them. It’s like it’s a known issue that ats refuses to admit. a reply to: ArMaP



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 08:48 PM
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I think it’s absurd that ATS requires users to troubleshoot to achieve basic functionality. I remember when ATS worked fine before it became loaded with ads in the past two years.



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 09:08 PM
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If you turn off _javascript that helps BUT the you cant log in... Javascript works just fine on my computer.



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 10:01 PM
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originally posted by: 00018GE
If you turn off _javascript that helps BUT the you cant log in... Javascript works just fine on my computer.


Hi..you know...that's another thing. Not everyone logs in..or out, staying tech. open even when shut down.

Clicking a signed in bookmarked desktop or home screen icon, always takes us here.

You'd be surprised at how many are always listed as being online day after day, week after week...



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 10:06 PM
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originally posted by: ArMaP
a reply to: Shadys321

Add that to the Worst Ads Ever! (SkepticOverlord's Ad Hitlist) thread, so SO can do something about it.


Oh boy...thanks again for providing that link to all...I was just trying to help others.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 05:13 AM
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a reply to: bananashooter

And how does that browser hijack reaches the user's devices?

Ads are targeted, they are chosen by the ads providers according to the information they can gather from the user/device, that's why I get almost no ads (even when logged out), because they have few ads for Portugal. They also use any information they can gather, so people browsing with specific devices can get specific ads (there's no sense in advertising something for an Android device if you are using an IOS device or a games console, for example), and the ads providers also use information from the ads they serve on other sites, so they know (through cookies and other methods) which sites people visit and (if the provider is Google) what searches they made, so the ads some members see are not seen by other members and vice-versa.

If this was a problem on the code of ATS pages it would affect everyone, regardless of device/browser/location, as this specific problem appears to happen only to IOS users it looks to me like it comes from some advert that is targeted to that specific kind of device.

I only have access to an IPad at work, so, at the moment, I cannot try it for myself to see if it happens to me or not, but I will try not to forget to try it on Monday.

PS: any site can know, through the information given by the browser, what ISP, country, browser, browser language and operating system the user is using to access the site, so that information is the most basic any site can gather from a user, and that's enough to choose what kind of action they should do. I have the browser I use for ATS configured with English as the default language, so some Portuguese sites (including one I made) show me the English version instead of the Portuguese version.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 05:17 AM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
I think it’s absurd that ATS requires users to troubleshoot to achieve basic functionality.

It's not, when whatever happens to a user does not happen to all, as that means that there's something specific about those users to which it happens, and we need to know what they have in common to make them have that specific problem.

If you go to the doctor complaining about a pain in belly the doctor (unless he/she is a complete idiot) has to ask you some questions to get a general idea of what your problem is, otherwise he/she may be giving you some prescription that will do nothing or that may even make things worse.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 06:27 AM
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I installed a VPN last year that solved the problem until about two or three days ago. Then the redirects got ridiculous again. So I installed an Ad Blocker. Seems to have solved the problem.

It is ironic I never had problems on “shill” sites like international skeptics or metabunk.

It’s always been ATS, and only ATS that my IPhone has been redirected. Except straight up clickbait sites.

Way to fight the NWO ATS........
edit on 24-11-2018 by neutronflux because: Added and fixed

edit on 24-11-2018 by neutronflux because: Fixed more



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 06:59 AM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
Hi..you know...that's another thing. Not everyone logs in..or out, staying tech. open even when shut down.

I'm one of those that never logs out.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: ArMaP

Youve been here 6 years longer than I have...and I'm not sure I didn't learn to stay logged on from you to begin with!

I'm am also logged on all my sites, browsers etc, and have open links on all home pages and desktops.

Thanks...again!!!



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