Once or twice every week, or two depending how frequently i visit the site, I'll be reading a thread from my primary web browsing/surfing device which
is my Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Android Smart Cellular Telephone with Metro PCS Call, Text & Data service routed through LTE-Augmented cell towers in
the Puget Sound region owned by the parent company T-Mobile... *takes a deep breath* (ok i stretched it out on purpose but it was fun for me, moving
...And with no prior warning or any prompting on my behalf, I am sweeped away on a magiv carpet ride to a page informing me that either I won a $500
gift card, or my favorite, the one that considerably warns me that my device in, in fact, infected with a virus. Yeah, I probably got a few. Not my
concern at the moment cause right now what I wanna do is read ATS, although I appreciate the heads up and make a mental note for later.
The problem is, whoever these good samaritans are, they're persistent, and resilient as all get out. So when you press back, it doesnt let you. The
only way to get back to the ATS thread is by closing the tab, opening a new tab, accessing your browser history (a sacred Holy of Holies that should
never be accessed in public in front of the profane & uninitiated) and clicking the thread you were on.
When this problem first began, I figured out that tapping "back" exactly 11 times would completely undo the spell and bring me back to the thread.
Part of the reason I didnt bother to say anything.
But these newer upgraded ones, theres no escaping from it so far as I know.
So, did I do something wrong? I don't have any ad blockers installed. I use my factory Samsung browser, and in the settings, I have "Pop-up Blocker"
switched on. But, I still see all the regular ads ATS has. I even accidentally click one every once in a while.
Is this in any way related to the items that appear in my ATS Private Message inbox from time to time, warning me about my bad behaviors?
Sometimes I even get those kinds of messages from Mods... 😉
When it's a mod that's warning me, the message includes a deduction of like, 500 or 1000 ATS Points from my account.
Maybe my points are so low, and haven't recieved enough applause to make up for it that my account has been somehow penalized with this demonic
Anyone else have any experience battling this particular class of cyberdimensional entity? Can I travel to a mountaintop somewhere and ask a wise mod
to break this evil curse? Or, how does this work? Anybody??
edit on 4/8/2019 by 3n19m470 because: (no reason given)