I may stop visiting this site

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Luigi & Peach
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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby Luigi & Peach » March 15th, 2018, 8:16 pm

Voor wrote:I’ve never had this problem and have used the mobile version exclusively for years.


Ditto.

Gleebergloben123
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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby Gleebergloben123 » March 15th, 2018, 10:52 pm

Just happened again. It’s always my iPad. Never noticed it on my desktop or iPhone, but I use my iPad to visit this site like 90% of the time.

This site on my iPad looks more like the desktop than the mobile.

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VideoGameCritic
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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 15th, 2018, 11:05 pm

Okay, I've removed the ads from the front page of the full site.

Gleeber - please verify which version you are using (full or mobile) and if you encounter any pop-ups, pay attention to which link you clicked to trigger it.

Thanks!

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noah98
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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby noah98 » March 16th, 2018, 12:45 am

Just happened again. I’ve attached a screenshot from my ipad.

Sut
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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby Sut » March 16th, 2018, 6:06 am

Might be worth investigating what version of iOS these iPads are running ?
No problem with my iPhone.

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noah98
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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby noah98 » March 16th, 2018, 7:49 am

Sut wrote:Might be worth investigating what version of iOS these iPads are running ?
No problem with my iPhone.


I’m on 11.2.6

Gleebergloben123
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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby Gleebergloben123 » March 16th, 2018, 10:52 am

noah98 wrote:
Sut wrote:Might be worth investigating what version of iOS these iPads are running ?
No problem with my iPhone.


I’m on 11.2.6


Same for me too, 11.2.6 OS, and the Mobile Version of VGC. A small ad popped up when I clicked on your latest review. The ad was in 3 segments, with 1st ad looking for a date, last ad was to fight foot fungus (bizarre combination). Don’t know if this is the guilty ad but there ya go.

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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 16th, 2018, 2:31 pm

Gleeber/Noah: Okay so it sounds to me like you're using the full site (says "Independent Review since 1999" on top).
So I removed all the ads interspersed in the reviews. These ads are relatively new. That should fix it.

Not too many ads left now!

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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 20th, 2018, 5:27 pm

I'll take the lack of activity to mean the obnoxious ads are no longer showing up.

A few months ago I switched to a new ad server for some of my ads. They did generate more money but certainly not enough to subject my readers to this kind of abuse!

I switched back to the normal Google Ads which should be benign and unobtrusive. If you run into any more problems please let me know! I don't run this site for the money!


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