These ad redirects that just happen on mobile are getting out of hand.

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IceDoesntHelp

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Oct 25, 2017
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This is ridiculous. Lost a post because of it. It won't even let me back to the previous page and just assumes that's the page I was at the entire time.

It's so random when it happens, like I just had a huge wave of em.

Please god fix this.

Edit: Canada, Chrome on Android
 
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Admiral Woofington

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's been out of hand for a while now but admins insist they are getting it fixed over and over and over and over and over again
 

Cokie Bear

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Oct 27, 2017
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This has literally never happened to me. I’m using chrome on iOS, if that matters.
 

Finale Fireworker

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From what I understand, individual sites can't control individual ads like that. They have to report them to the ad company who can then remove them. In the meantime, affected sites are at the mercy of the ad company. I'm sure it is extremely annoying for everybody involved.
 

egg

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Oct 26, 2017
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Been getting these Verizon ones all morning and it's so irritating. Took 6 attempts to open a thread on the gaming side.

🙄🙄🙄
 

Xbro

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Oct 25, 2017
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Came to this side to mention this as well. I can hardly scroll without being redirected to some ad ware
 
Oct 27, 2017
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This is happening nonstop to me this morning. I open a page and I get redirected to some spam site without clicking a button. I hope admin team can fix this quick.
 

Geoff

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Oct 27, 2017
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From what I understand, individual sites can't control individual ads like that. They have to report them to the ad company who can then remove them. In the meantime, affected sites are at the mercy of the ad company. I'm sure it is extremely annoying for everybody involved.
They can ditch the ad server though.
 

whytemyke

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Oct 28, 2017
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I know forum staff get irritated when there’s open threads all the time about this rather than using the ad reporting thread. Maybe they could sticky that thread in the etcetera forum for visibility rather than having people go find it on some other part of the site nobody really goes to on purpose?

might help if all I’m saying.

Also I’ve been getting it a bit lately as well. Safari on iOS mobile
 

Crispy

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Oct 27, 2017
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For reference: never had this happen to me using Firefox on Android and I exclusively browse ResetEra on mobile.
 

Bedlam

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Oct 26, 2017
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Happened to me a while ago but after two days or so everything was fine again. Guess the ads got reported by the team. It's almost certainly region-depenent. I'm in Germany and currently have no issues at all.
 

viskod

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Nov 9, 2017
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I have never had this happen to me on my iphone, and I'm here via that phone multiple times per day.
 

Charpunk

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Oct 25, 2017
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I was getting them on chrome on Android, Firefox was fine. I'm just going to keep my vpn connected to my pi-hole at home and not have to worry about it.
 

Mammoth Jones

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Oct 25, 2017
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Amazing to me internet ads are still as festering and exploitative as they were nearly 10 years ago when I was dealing with them at my job.

Ugh. I thought there'd be a huge demand for clean simple ads by now.
 

Sleevs

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Oct 27, 2017
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I know forum staff get irritated when there’s open threads all the time about this rather than using the ad reporting thread. Maybe they could sticky that thread in the etcetera forum for visibility rather than having people go find it on some other part of the site nobody really goes to on purpose?

might help if all I’m saying.

Also I’ve been getting it a bit lately as well. Safari on iOS mobile
They need to do something about it then. It's been happening for months and when one of the ads picks someone to do this with - the site becomes literally unusable on mobile.

OP - just use an ad blocker and rest easy knowing the issue has been reported and largely ignored.
 

MazeHaze

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From what I understand, individual sites can't control individual ads like that. They have to report them to the ad company who can then remove them. In the meantime, affected sites are at the mercy of the ad company. I'm sure it is extremely annoying for everybody involved.
Maybe they should get a different fucking ad company then.
 

Finale Fireworker

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This is not true. How many times have you been full page redirected to a scam site when browsing Gamespot. Kotaku. CNN, The Guardian, etc?
Plenty of times... Dozens and dozens of times in my life. Never to a volume like people report here, though.

Like, I don't have numbers for all the times it's ever happened on every site but I've had them on basically every site I use that relies on banners. Usually on those sites I'm only on 2-3 pages per visit though, unlike a site like this where I'm on continuously throughout the entire day loading hundreds of pages, so obviously it's that much more bothersome on a site like ours. It sucks, it's awful, obviously.
 
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Finale Fireworker

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Exactly. This happens with Era, not other mainstream sites. It's not the new norm that we should be content with.
To be clear, here, I never said anybody should be content with it. It's obviously a huge frustration and sucks. I don't know what the actual options are. I was just saying that this is why there is a gap between it being acknowledged and when it's able to be dealt with.
 

Brass Body Dave

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Oct 25, 2017
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I've cut out my mobile browsing to a huge degree due to this. Removing Era from my bookmarks so I don't check out of habit and get my shit all fucked. Sucks, but I'm sticking with desktops (how ancient)
 

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This is ridiculous. Lost a post because of it. It won't even let me back to the previous page and just assumes that's the page I was at the entire time.

It's so random when it happens, like I just had a huge wave of em.

Please god fix this.

Edit: Canada, Chrome on Android
Canada, Chrome and Android here, can confirm. How is ths still going on.
 

DrEvil

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Oct 25, 2017
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I got a bunch on Safari last night on my MacBook Pro. Kept telling me I had to download chrome or a flash update. It was sketchy as fuck and same behaviour as the OP described.
 

8byte

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Oct 28, 2017
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I’ve had it happen 2 or 3 times? Once I had to literally shut down my browser to escape whatever demon loop I was trapped in.
 

OmniGamer

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Oct 27, 2017
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Happened a few times on mobile (Android/Chrome), but it was absolutely horrible yesterday on my laptop (PC/Chrome)...completely unusable
 

haotshy

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Oct 27, 2017
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It's fucking annoying and if it keeps happening I'm going to stop looking at Era for a while.
 

wwm0nkey

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yup, about to just stop browsing the site until this is fixed, it's getting so fucking annoying and feels like NOTHING is being done about it
 

jotun?

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Oct 28, 2017
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From what I understand, individual sites can't control individual ads like that. They have to report them to the ad company who can then remove them. In the meantime, affected sites are at the mercy of the ad company. I'm sure it is extremely annoying for everybody involved.
Sites can control their ads by not using whatever an ad company feeds them
 

Leviathan

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Oct 28, 2017
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I started counting and I have now lost five posts just in the last two weeks. That is just the number of posts I have lost, not the number of times these ads have popped up. I didn't get a single one of these before that.

Android 10.
 

Einbroch

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just got another one. I’m browsing reddit more because of it. Please don’t make me browse Reddit.
 

Tobor

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Oct 25, 2017
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I just pay the $39 a year. Even when the ads are working normally I hate them. I figure the $40 is worth it as much as i use the forum.
 

vypek

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Oct 25, 2017
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I've had it happen two times so far when I'm on mobile. Chrome on Android. I don't browse Chrome on Desktop but Firefox hasn't had issues so far but I might just be very lucky at the moment.
 

Jims

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Oct 27, 2017
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Their ad company is literally lowering ERA's future revenue potential as more and more of its users get fed up and start blocking ads. I don't know if they signed a contract or whatever, but they need to consider switching providers. It's currently a terrible mobile experience.
 

zeox

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Oct 27, 2017
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This happens to me every once in a while on desktop and it's infuriating. Makes me want to quit browsing the site altogether :(
 
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