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Anyone else constantly getting spam on mobile? It seems like every other page I load on here redirects me to a website that is some ad that automatically opens the iTunes App Store to download some porno app or Gambling app. 

 

I only use Haif on mobile, and running into these constant ads discourages me from actually coming to the site. It's slow as hell, littered with spam, and ads that aren't formatted for mobile that created awkward page layouts. I'd rather deal with the free version of the Chron than come here. The ads are the same, but at least it loads faster. 

 

Im really curious to see how the traffic has done in the past few weeks and since the switchover. It had been getting no better, but now it's back to being a shell of its former self.

 

Sorry for the rant, but this is the thread for talking about the site Update, and holy sheet does this site need an Update...for the update.

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On August 12, 2016 at 7:52 PM, BigFootsSocks said:

Anyone else constantly getting spam on mobile? It seems like every other page I load on here redirects me to a website that is some ad that automatically opens the iTunes App Store to download some porno app or Gambling app. 

 

I only use Haif on mobile, and running into these constant ads discourages me from actually coming to the site. It's slow as hell, littered with spam, and ads that aren't formatted for mobile that created awkward page layouts. I'd rather deal with the free version of the Chron than come here. The ads are the same, but at least it loads faster. 

 

Im really curious to see how the traffic has done in the past few weeks and since the switchover. It had been getting no better, but now it's back to being a shell of its former self.

 

Sorry for the rant, but this is the thread for talking about the site Update, and holy sheet does this site need an Update...for the update.

 

I've spent the last few hours trying to duplicate what you describe, and so far nothing.  I'm not saying it's not happening, just that I can't see that it's currently a HAIF problem.  Then again, if something is being sneaky like this, chances are good that it's also trying to hide from being detected.  It's the circle of life.

 

I've asked someone I know who's smarter than I am to help me look into this.  

 

One thing to note: Apple does not permit gambling or pornography in its app store.  So if you're being redirected somewhere, it isn't there.

 

What kind of phone are you using, and with what browser?  Maybe if I can match or simulate your specs, I'll have better luck.

 

 

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Hi Everyone,

 

I've installed another significant software upgrade.  Let me know if you see anything not working properly.  It's best to send me a PM so that I get an immediate notification.  

 

Hopefully this one will go much smoother than the one back in March.

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iPhone 6S, and just Safari, which might explain something. It's now just redirecting to random comic book reading apps. I'll try to screenshot the page that loads. 

 

It it always happens when I'm in the Going Up sub. I'll open a thread, scroll down to the bottom to select the "Go to Next Unread Topic"

 

After that, it will start to load the page then immediately redirects to an advertisement page which loads into the App Store. 

 

 

Ive noticed a slight improvement in speed, and the ad page has only popped up once. A week ago it would load every time I tried to go to the Next Unread Topic.

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Thanks, BigFootSocks.  That screenshot actually helps a lot.

 

It's a beacon from Federated Media, one of the web site's advertising partners.  What a beacon does is double-check to make sure that the ads that we say are being served are actually being served and not intercepted by ad blockers or something else.

 

In this case, the beacon is malfunctioning or poorly written.  I'll see what i can do about it.

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6 hours ago, IronTiger said:

Wish I could get a picture right now, but for mobile, the threads have only one letter per line, so if I was looking at the HH thread "7-Eleven" it appears in mobile as

7

-

E

l

e

v

e

n

 

rinse and repeat for every subforum

Well, that certainly is curious.  I'm not seeing it on my iPhone 5.  What are you using?

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14 minutes ago, editor said:

Well, that certainly is curious.  I'm not seeing it on my iPhone 5.  What are you using?

iPhone 4S running iOS 6. It's pretty old, I can't play Pokémon Go even if I wanted to. Thing is, it didn't behave like that until a few months ago.

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On 9/14/2016 at 11:10 AM, editor said:

Thanks, BigFootSocks.  That screenshot actually helps a lot.

 

It's a beacon from Federated Media, one of the web site's advertising partners.  What a beacon does is double-check to make sure that the ads that we say are being served are actually being served and not intercepted by ad blockers or something else.

 

In this case, the beacon is malfunctioning or poorly written.  I'll see what i can do about it.

This pop up was different than the ones I was getting a month back. Those would redirect to the app store. 

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