Mobile Ads

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    ReXwithaT

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    I’ve noticed recently I started getting pop-ups on mobile browsing with the “your phone is infected blah blah blah” or “your service has been cancelled if you don’t download this.” It’s so bad I don’t really like using my mobile on this site now. Which sucks because I like checking this website on breaks when I’m bored. :(

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    mrowmrif2

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    Khajiit Nightblade

    This has been around for quite awhile and has nothing to do with foundry so much as the derpderp ads we get displayed randomly.  If you turn off java on your phone (and the only thing that i believe uses that is visual post editor as opposed to text editor… which you can then toggle if you wanted), they will not pop up.

    not a perfect solution but not much we on foundry can do.  Browsing on mobile is not as robust an experience as on a pc where people can use browser addons like adblock plus in Firefox to completely take care of all that stupid.

    another fix (that is temporary until a jacked ad banner plops bad web content/cookies on your ohone again) is to clear all website content and files, etc. which can be done easily enough.  You have to log back in to any websites you were on when you cleared them, but whatever.

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    ReXwithaT

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    That’s strange I’ve never got them on my mobile until just recently. Thanks for the tips though.

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    Atropos

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    Imperial Sorcerer

    Entropy Rising

    Hi @ReXwithaT thanks for bringing this up, it sounds bad. We have a partnership with a platform which vends advertisements for the TF sidebar but they definitely should not be popups or have potentially sketchy content. I will try and see if I can capture one of these ads. If you do happen to observe one again and you’re willing to capture a screen grab of it that could help a lot in case I’m not able to get it to show up.

    Sorry for the bad experience, I’ll try to ensure ads like that are blacklisted if I can.

    Founder, creator, and developer of Tamriel Foundry.

     

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    mrowmrif2

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    Khajiit Nightblade

    Atropos said on June 27, 2017 :

    Hi @ReXwithaT thanks for bringing this up, it sounds bad. We have a partnership with a platform which vends advertisements for the TF sidebar but they definitely should not be popups or have potentially sketchy content. I will try and see if I can capture one of these ads. If you do happen to observe one again and you’re willing to capture a screen grab of it that could help a lot in case I’m not able to get it to show up.

    Sorry for the bad experience, I’ll try to ensure ads like that are blacklisted if I can.

    They are java related garbage that sits in your cookies.  Been fighting em for years.  Just turn java off when on foundry and it solves it and (VASTLY) improves foundry page load times!!  Really any page load times because all ad banners seem to leverage java…

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    Bluelu

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    Had the chance to make a screenshot of one of these ads:

    View post on imgur.com

     

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    Atropos

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    Imperial Sorcerer

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    Are you sure this ad was definitely served by Tamriel Foundry? I can’t find any ads remotely like this in our rotation. I apologize if that response sounds patronizing, I don’t mean it that way. I really tried to confirm that no advertisers like that are included in the platform but I didn’t find anything that seemed like it could be generating stuff like that.

    Founder, creator, and developer of Tamriel Foundry.

     

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