Mobile Site Application Issues

  • Astrates 3 Nov 2013 08:42:48 3 posts
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    Good Morning,

    Over the last few days I've started noticing an incredibly annoying issue. Seems to only affect the comments section on all articles. Every time I go in after it's finished loading the Play store loads up on my phone on some free game as if I've clicked on an advert. However I have no clicked on one and the adverts present aren't even for the same game. Also if I click in a link in the comments to another article or some amusing image then hit back to go back to the comments the same thing happens.

    For info I'm on the latest Android release using the stock browser.
  • Nazo 3 Nov 2013 08:55:50 797 posts
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    I had the same thing on iPhone the other day. I ended up on the app store for Clash of Clans after pressing the forum link. It's only happened once mind, I wonder if some rogue ad code got in.
  • Pynchon 3 Nov 2013 10:28:26 114 posts
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    This happened to me this morning on both the comments on the regurgitated COD article, and browsing the forum.

    iOS 7 Safari, if that helps any.
  • craigy Staff 3 Nov 2013 11:31:29 9,285 posts
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    I think some rogue adverts are to blame -- we're looking into it.
  • EMarkM 3 Nov 2013 11:33:01 4,471 posts
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    Just happened to me on iPhone.
  • neilka 3 Nov 2013 11:35:57 21,205 posts
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    It happened to me too :(

  • Malignant 3 Nov 2013 12:30:41 89 posts
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    On a slightly different issue...

    The comments on articles no longer load on the 3DS web browser. It used to work fine but over the last few months the device runs out of memory due to too much javascript running in the background. :(

    Forum works fine though. :)
  • DarkoDrako 4 Nov 2013 15:16:49 16 posts
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    getting same issue on android:

    It is possible that this is some kind of full page ad rather than the proper play store, as i should normally be asked before anything opens up the play store.
  • Nazo 4 Nov 2013 17:58:55 797 posts
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    Happened to me again. Really annoying.
  • mrpon 4 Nov 2013 18:24:47 34,295 posts
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    Probably best you guys bring back Portable mode.
  • Deleted user 4 November 2013 18:30:50
    mrpon wrote:
    Probably best you guys bring back Portable mode.

    Surely there was absolutely no reason to get rid of it until you've got something to replace it with?
  • StarchildHypocrethes 4 Nov 2013 18:33:22 31,267 posts
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    Oooh I just got this on iPhone. Got redirected to some dodgy Clan Wars game. I feel abused.
  • mothercruncher 4 Nov 2013 22:56:22 14,797 posts
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    It's happened more and more frequently over the last few weeks- I made mention of it three weeks ago in the iPhone thread which is when it first started for me, if that helps track a certain ad provider down.
    Now it is a pretty regular, perhaps twice/thrice daily occurance. Glad you're looking into it.
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