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  • fisha
    Member

    but thats bollox really … this site should be such that irrespective of browser history, it shouldn’t be setup that allows / generates pop-ups in such great number.

    You come to the site from whereever, with no pop-ups previously, and then you’re hit with them when visiting this site, then this site is the issue.

    Plenty of other large forum / discussion sites manage to not have pop-ups without expecting users to delete their histories etc.

    higthepig
    Member

    Whitestone,

    Tried what you suggested, got a pop up again after logging in. On Android, I could have won loads of phones today, shame I do not want one, the site has become a PITA the last week or so.

    nealglover
    Member

    Clear all your cookies and browser history. This will get rid of all your log in status details for every web site you’ve visited on the device….etc

    It only happens on this site, and never happens on any of the other forums I regularly use.

    So it’s a problem with this site

    I don’t need to delete all my history to figure that out 🤔

    whitestone
    Member

    @fisha – you are missing the point which is to prove where the problem originates.

    @highpig Thanks for trying

    I don’t get popups/redirects using my iPad, apparently some do. It does mainly seem to be a problem with Android.

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    Appears that way whitestione.

    Or any of you using an Apple device, if so what, which model and which iOS?

    poah
    Member

    No issues on my iPhone 5se but I have pop ups blocked in settings. I don’t get notified that one has been blocked though.

    Jamie
    Member

    No issues on my iPhone 5se but I have pop ups blocked in settings.

    Well, duh. 🤖

    mildbore
    Member

    Just checking how things are today, got 9 pop ups blocked and a couple of redirects to a new phone within the time it takes to find this thread and moan again about not being g able to use this forum. Is anything being done to sort this out beyond telling us we’re doing something wrong?

    whitestone
    Member

    Doesn’t Android have a setting to block pop-ups?

    I checked my phone (iPhone 5) and I have the pop-ups blocked in settings, I’m assuming that I’ve also done this on the iPad. I turn everything off that I don’t need or aren’t essential to displaying a site, pop-ups definitely come into that category.

    Premier Icon ransos
    Subscriber

     Is anything being done to sort this out beyond telling us we’re doing something wrong?

    STW responding to user feedback? Have you taken leave of your senses?

    monkeyboyjc
    Member

    I get around 9 popups blocked on this site on every other visit or so – android blocks the popups but notifies me of there creation.

    This has been since the new site build so assuming it’s an issue with that.

    20 blocked! A new record for me.

    I think 25 is the current highest overall.

    Premier Icon Dickyboy
    Subscriber

    Yup had 25 or so blocked today – on Android as above only here 😒

    Premier Icon chakaping
    Subscriber

    It is **** diabolical and I barely use the site on mobile now.

    Maybe not just me, looking at how much traffic has dropped.

    theboatman
    Member

    I tend to log on and get a few minutes before I start getting swamped, and yep on a android phone. There is no other website that causes this issue, just STW. I’m not offay with what causes this issue, but I can’t fathom why STW just doesn’t do what every other website I use does and stop it!

    And with that I’m off again….

    Several popups blocked and two redirects in less than 5 mins.

    Another **** one on the return to chat page. **** ridiculous. Ficking stupid state on affairs.

    tjagain
    Member

    redirected 5 times to ( not pop ups but full redirects taking me to another site that then tries to hijack the phone) in a 3 hr train journey.  Each time very difficult to get rid of the redirect.

    I really think STW are in a real bad place over this.  Traffic dropping so they cannot afford to turn of any ad networks or they go bust but the ads are causing more folk to reduce their posting.

    I think we the content creators without whom there would be a vastly reduced income to STW are being treated with contempt

    zokes
    Member

    I think we the content creators without whom there would be a vastly reduced income to STW are being treated with contempt

    Just so long as you’re not a customer 😀

    Getting swamped with redirection ads when browsing on my Nexus tablet that are often stopping me from going back to a thread, to the point where I’m going to stop visiting STW on it, but fine on my PC.

    slackalice
    Member

    I feel like I’m possibly missing out on something here, although I do have pop-ups blocked in my browser settings (iPad safari).

    dont all browsers have this function/option? Having a counter seems a bit strange unless there’s a hidden victim league championship going on, in which case I’m probably not missing anything 😃

    Android has a counter. Maybe an indicator to how dodgy the site is.

    mildbore
    Member

    Almost got to read half a page before 6 pop ups blocked and the free phone redirect. STW continues unusable then, gonna give up even trying soon.

    duffle
    Member

    AAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    Not saying there isn’t an issue as clearly something is up but neither my iPhone or iPad has pop up blocked even when logged out I don’t get them. Funny thing is I do on some newspaper website and others.

    jimjam
    Member

    My phone has just gone absolutely mental…..on this site alone. What a shit show.

    DickBarton
    Member

    Was using Chrome on Android and it was a constant issue, since moving to Another Browser, I’ve no issues at all…

    Not saying there isn’t an issue as clearly something is up but neither my iPhone or iPad has pop up blocked even when logged out I don’t get them. Funny thing is I do on some newspaper website and others.

    Everyone else on this thread, self included, ONLY have this problem with this site. One user even had a porn pop up while browsing in a public place. This has been going on for quite a while now and yet nothing, nothing* has been said by way of apology/remedy/explanation. See also the Forum Update thread.

    *Yes, I know, the mods have been wearily, thanklessly trying to paper over the cracks.

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    I’m aware of that Captain cheers.

    Premier Icon bruneep
    Subscriber

    the silence is reading tho 🙈🙉🙊

    Premier Icon zippykona
    Subscriber

    A digital sub is £15.

    DickBarton
    Member

    Nothing of note to add, so removed it

    Premier Icon scotroutes
    Subscriber

    A digital sub is £15.

    But everyone already contributes by being the market advertisers pay for and by freely contributing content that is subsequently used to drive more readers.

    And the £15 Is for a magazine that many don’t read. The forum Is, apparently, merely coincidental to that.

    Edukator
    Member

    Go on Jimjam, flounce, please. Sadly it’s the reasonable, balanced folk who are leaving whilst the determined ban dodgers, conspiracy theorists, trolls, deluded, disgraced, water-off-duck’s-back Internet warriors have the will to fight on.

    *sings “Into the valley…”*

    I’ve done my bit to keep the posting rate up to today, I’ve felt poorly. I’m feeling better this eveing though so can’t be counted on tomorrow – do something Mark, Chips and Co., this is all feeling a bit Bikemagic.

    fd3chris
    Member

    Android and chrome, same issues as everyone else. SwiftKey has never worked.  The site is the worst written I’ve ever been a part of. I just don’t understand it when it was excellent before and was the site I used the most.

    belugabob
    Member

    I used to get occasional, but regular, popups prior to the site rebrand.

    In the last day or two, things have gone ballistic – surprised I was able to make this post.

    (Android, BTW)

    jimjam
    Member

    Edukator

    Go on Jimjam, flounce, please. Sadly it’s the reasonable, balanced folk who are leaving whilst the determined ban dodgers, conspiracy theorists, trolls, deluded, disgraced, water-off-duck’s-back Internet warriors have the will to fight on.

    *sings “Into the valley…”*

    I’ve done my bit to keep the posting rate up to today, I’ve felt poorly. I’m feeling better this eveing though so can’t be counted on tomorrow – do something Mark, Chips and Co., this is all feeling a bit Bikemagic.

    Pardon?

    Saccades
    Member

    Walmart redirects now.

    Incredibly slow and full of crap, I visit less and less.

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