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Old 10-01-2017, 07:49 AM   #1
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Lots of spam on mobile forum?

Guys, I use the mobile site a lot for Trawler Forum. I have a Samsung S8 (droid). The mobile site will almost daily give me pop up ads and just recently I started getted redirected ads where Im taken off the page completely!!

Very frustrating!!! Any other guys dealing with this on mobile devices? I never get any of these issues on my other boating forums like The Hull Truth or CBrats.
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:51 AM   #2
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Guys, I use the mobile site a lot for Trawler Forum. I have a Samsung S8 (droid). The mobile site will almost daily give me pop up ads and just recently I started getted redirected ads where Im taken off the page completely!!

Very frustrating!!! Any other guys dealing with this on mobile devices? I never get any of these issues on my other boating forums like The Hull Truth or CBrats.
I have been getting them - saying I won something or other. I just click the X.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:07 AM   #3
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I have a couple apps on my phone that stop all that. One is Adblock and the other is Purify. Since installing those I've had no problems.
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If you are logged in it shouldn't happen. For those who don't know the difference log out then access the forum as a guest to see all the ads.

If making sure you are logged in does not help then the problem is on your phone. Point of reference, I only access this forum while logged in via the iPhone app and have never even seen an advertisement.
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Menzies: Im getting those "you won something" ones all the time. ��

Craig: Yes, I'm definitely logged in.
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Guys, I use the mobile site a lot for Trawler Forum. I have a Samsung S8 (droid). The mobile site will almost daily give me pop up ads and just recently I started getted redirected ads where Im taken off the page completely!!

Very frustrating!!! Any other guys dealing with this on mobile devices? I never get any of these issues on my other boating forums like The Hull Truth or CBrats.
I don't have a problem, either logged in or out. But the Hull Truth forum is impossible for me to view at all. It locks my electronics up every time I attempt to look in. That's the only site to date that I have a problem with.
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Craig: Yes, I'm definitely logged in.


Then the problem is definitely on your phone. Unfortunately short of a full factory reboot there's not many options.
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I like using tapatalk to view this forum on my S8. No adds no spam.
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I use the app on my iPad and iPhone and do not get any ads.
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I use only a laptop. Adblock got rid of the crap. Advertising based on subjects viewed was excessive, it had to go. I know it`s how the Forum makes money, but it was not acceptable. I ended up with a swag of suspect sites following me, impeding and imperiling my computer.Something had to happen, Pilou was kind enough to help.
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