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Old 10-18-16, 01:56 PM   #1
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Im new to this site, but every time Im checking out different threads these stupid phishing scam allerts pop up, and then want to give a a gift card. Its only when Im on this site. No other sites or time do I have this issue. Whats up with that? Im on an iphone so all I have to do is close the page, but I find it annoying to have this happen on a forum.
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Old 10-18-16, 04:22 PM   #2
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Yea... out of all the forums I frequent this forum has the most aggressive ads by a good margin, but it's a cool forum with good info and people so I just tune that crap out.
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Old 10-18-16, 04:48 PM   #3
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I use this site on my home computer and my android phone, and Never had any pop ups, just ads banners, but nothing popping up asking me for something.
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Old 10-18-16, 05:22 PM   #4
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Im new to this site, but every time Im checking out different threads these stupid phishing scam allerts pop up, and then want to give a a gift card. Its only when Im on this site. No other sites or time do I have this issue. Whats up with that? Im on an iphone so all I have to do is close the page, but I find it annoying to have this happen on a forum.

??? How do you read this site on an Iphone?

Whatever. No pop-ups here, but I'm some kind of member.
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Old 10-18-16, 06:10 PM   #5
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??? How do you read this site on an Iphone?

Whatever. No pop-ups here, but I'm some kind of member.
What do you mean, how do I read this site on an iphone? Im some kind of member also. lol
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Old 10-18-16, 06:15 PM   #6
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Yea... out of all the forums I frequent this forum has the most aggressive ads by a good margin, but it's a cool forum with good info and people so I just tune that crap out.
The only other forum Im on often is TacomaWorld. There isnt any ads on there if you are signed in. At first I thought this was a bogus site with all the pop ups because I rarely get any pop ups on my phone. Other than that there seems to be some good things on here.
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Old 10-18-16, 06:55 PM   #7
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The only other forum Im on often is TacomaWorld. There isnt any ads on there if you are signed in. At first I thought this was a bogus site with all the pop ups because I rarely get any pop ups on my phone. Other than that there seems to be some good things on here.
Ok yea. Same here with other forums. It's real, just has a lot of adverts. I just started getting a pop up on this forum too that I have to close to view the page. It's only when I use my phone though. It's probably come up four or five times so far. Like I said I just tune that stuff out.

You can upgrade your membership here. I think that's what mheyman is referring to. I believe the upgrade blocks ads and gives you other cool features on the site.

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Old 10-18-16, 08:09 PM   #8
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Moved to Site Bugs and Problems. Maybe Kevin can chime in on this issue.
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Can you take notice of the pop up ads and take a screen shot and email it to me at kevin @ iwsti . com?

I want to see if I can identify the ad provider so we can get them to scale back.
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I know what he is talking about but I have never seen it here just come up from going through threads, I could see it popping up after accidentally clicking on one of the ads in a thread.

But man the netz is creepy these days how they track things, I was researching stoves recently and now I get ads on this site for the stove I was looking at.....it's whatever but creepy.
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