Keep getting pop-up "claim your prize" ads, when mobile browsing.

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  1. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    Exactly what the title says.

    Can't even go two pages, without seeing them.

    Btw, I've already cleared all of my settings, but as soon as I logged back in, another one popped right up.
     
  2. Freddy G

    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

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    Well then....why don't you claim it already?
     
  3. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    :laugh2:

    Not sure if it's just MLP (as this is pretty much the only site I frequent on my phone), or my phone's browser, but it's getting really annoying.
     
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  4. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    That`s just Dave distributing our prizes :D.................................. :laugh2:

    What Phone Operating System have you? and which browser?
     
  5. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    So, what'dya win? Anything good?

    :fingersx::fingersx:
     
  6. Malikon

    Malikon Henshin! V.I.P. Member

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    Screenshot_20170616-170612.png

    it's still happening on mobile
     
  7. Malikon

    Malikon Henshin! V.I.P. Member

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    Again today within minutes of visiting MLP.

    It's still the malicious JavaScript.
     
  8. Malikon

    Malikon Henshin! V.I.P. Member

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    Wed june 21, 10:02

    Screenshot_20170621-100221.png
     
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  9. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    What are you doing with all them gift cards? Selling them on EBay? :cool2:

    Maybe I should buy a Galaxy S7, IPhones never to seem to win anything here :laugh2:
     
  10. Cjsinla

    Cjsinla Senior Member

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    I'm getting an offer on my iPad, told me three times in 5 minutes that I was randomly selected. Is there any way to turn this stuff off?
     
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  11. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    Go to Settings then select Safari to the left then pretty much to the bottom right press the slider to "Block Pop-ups" = ON
     
  12. irocdave12

    irocdave12 Senior Member

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    Past two days while here on the forum every once in while as I go to change pages my entire screen gets taken over by ingmatic.com Saying I'm today's winner and to pick a gift card. I've gotten it three times now and don't know where it's coming from because I'm not clicking ad links on the forum. I'm also using an iPad to browse if that matters.
     
  13. Fiat Lux

    Fiat Lux Senior Member

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    Something doesn't add up here...

    How can you be today's winner three times in two days...?

    Cheers
     
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  14. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    I've never seen that, but I use pop-up blockers
     
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    irocdave12 Senior Member

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    I should add I always click close on the pop up screen and back page back to the forum. I don't select a gift card lol
     
  16. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    I disable popups for all sites and use 2 different addblockers so I havn`t seen it.
     
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    scott1970 Senior Member

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    I regularly get the Wal-mart today's winner screen which takes over my phone and does not allow me to return to MLP. So, I pretty much don't visit while on the cellphone.
     
  18. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Knowing nothing about how it works in the agreements with MLP, I would speculate that there would be a stipulation in there somewhere about how much real estate they can use and how much time they get to display for their AD money...

    More money, more time and space. Less money, smaller footprint and times.

    Since the Ads are NOT the owners of the site on which they display, and have paid for that privilege, it would seem to me that these types of Ads would be in violation of their agreement.

    What sane webmaster or forum host would welcome Ads that hijack their members and take them off site and held hostage till they click on the button?

    I am by no means a webmaster, but have worked on a few where I am employed and one of the first rules our hosting company explained to me was never take your customers off your site if you can help it. Put all content on site as much as possible instead of links that take them to another site.

    They may not come back, or get lost and give up. Either way, you've lost them.

    Just my 2 cents FWIW, YMMV
     
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    Stevie 202 Senior Member

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    99% of the time I spend here is on an iPad and I've never seen that.

    I don't use any ad-blocking.
     
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    5 out of 4 people don't understand how compound interest works.
     

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