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Midpack 11-25-2018 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by audreyh1 (Post 2146866)
Try Wipr?

That stopped the problems on my iPad.

Thanks I may. Just annoying that users have to keep adapting with newer adblockers, and I have to wonder why it's just happening with one url...

Just_Steve 11-25-2018 12:20 PM

I have never seen an ad or had a pop up on this site from day one of joining.
Safari & Adblock plus.

audreyh1 11-25-2018 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Midpack (Post 2146870)
Thanks I may. Just annoying that users have to keep adapting with newer adblockers, and I have to wonder why it's just happening with one url...

I know. I've never used an adblocker before. And it was just happening at this site.

braumeister 11-25-2018 06:05 PM

FWIW, I was curious so I’ve been using Safari on my iPad all day today to browse this forum and a few others. Haven’t seen a single ad, much less any pop ups. So I have to say that Adblock Plus does indeed work, just as reported.

Kelor 11-25-2018 07:45 PM

PLEASE make it stop. This is going to start reducing members quickly.

Popeye 11-25-2018 08:41 PM

If I click the first button and leave it open while opening another tab, I can view this site undisturbed. Is there risk in doing that?

COcheesehead 11-25-2018 09:51 PM

Only site that I get pop ups on. Something just ain’t right.

Bestwifeever 11-25-2018 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Kelor (Post 2147017)
PLEASE make it stop. This is going to start reducing members quickly.

It will likely keep new visitors from returning, who wonít be able to read this thread suggesting adblockers they donít need for other sites.

I think this ad that is not in English triggered the spam I just gotóI grabbed a fast screen cap. I see only the ads across the top of the screen.

stephenson 11-25-2018 11:07 PM

Pop ups take over the page and require clearing history - then recur over and over.

ER needs to fix quickly!!!

LaserSailor 11-26-2018 06:49 AM

I have been getting these pop-ups at this site and on occasion at finance.yahoo.com. I am using a iPad and I just turned off java script in safariís configuration. No more pop-ups! This setting is at Safari->Advanced, toggle JavaScript to off.

COcheesehead 11-26-2018 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by LaserSailor (Post 2147075)
I have been getting these pop-ups at this site and on occasion at finance.yahoo.com. I am using a iPad and I just turned off java script in safari’s configuration. No more pop-ups! This setting is at Safari->Advanced, toggle JavaScript to off.

Since none of the pop up blockers worked, I will give this a try.

COcheesehead 11-26-2018 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by LaserSailor (Post 2147075)
I have been getting these pop-ups at this site and on occasion at finance.yahoo.com. I am using a iPad and I just turned off java script in safariís configuration. No more pop-ups! This setting is at Safari->Advanced, toggle JavaScript to off.

So that fix lasted a couple minutes. I couldnít get things like login boxes to show up on other websites.
Back to where I started.

JoeWras 11-26-2018 08:00 AM

No pop ups with firefox on Win 10, but instead firefox complains that a web page is slowing it down, and do I want to stop it?


That web page is ER.org, and it essentially hangs. It is probably related to what others are seeing.

Midpack 11-26-2018 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by JoeWras (Post 2147094)
No pop ups with firefox on Win 10, but instead firefox complains that a web page is slowing it down, and do I want to stop it?


That web page is ER.org, and it essentially hangs. It is probably related to what others are seeing.

I haven't had any problems on my Win PC either. My iPad has been another story altogether, even my iOS AdBlocker stopped working after many months, so I may have to try another. Between online spam and robocallers >:( Ain't technology grand...

sengsational 11-26-2018 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by COcheesehead (Post 2147082)
Since none of the pop up blockers worked, I will give this a try.

Did you try uBlock Origin?

tb001 11-26-2018 11:26 AM

There was a brief respite yesterday for a few hours and now it's back. I agree this is a problem the site needs to address. I visit a number of online forums regularly and this is the only one with an ongoing issue. It's been virtually unusable the last few days--you can't even click into a thread.

For all those suggesting ad blockers, that's great, but I'm not really interested in downloading this just to manage a problem that's only happening on one web forum. Unlike others, I don't really mind the ads and I know they help to generate revenue that helps support the forum.

davemartin88 11-26-2018 12:03 PM

I've given up on my Ipad for this site, no issues with any other site and will most likely just stop visiting here as it only works when I'm on the PC. I tried adblock and wipr, works for an hour or so, then stops so really believe this is a erorg issue and not going to keep trying to fix it from my end. Best of luck to others but think it's time to move on.

Clone 11-26-2018 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Bestwifeever (Post 2145955)
I donít know what to do with all the gift cards Iím being offered today!


I used a couple of the gift cards to pay my IRS bill... /s

steelyman 11-26-2018 12:40 PM

Spam popup today
 
I hope this situation is resolved soon. I donít own an iPad but have been thinking of buying one. The pop ups sound terrible.

For what itís worth, most of my use of e-r.org is through i{Phone,Touch} (using the app) and Chromebook (using Chrome). Iíve had no spam pop ups at all.

Cessna152 11-26-2018 04:23 PM

(1) Fix the damn broken https security for one!
If you start at https://www.early-retirement.org youíll start out with a secure TLS end-to-end link but as soon as you click on ďnew postsĒ it reverts to a plain-text link. Ugh! Anyone browsing this site on a public Wifi network opens their account to hacking. Donít use the same password for this site you use for anything else.

(2) The owners of the site are failing to do due-diligence on who they sell ads. It isnít clear they care. Ideally the site would be member-supported and no ads, but once turned over to a commercial operator that is now unlikely to ever happen.


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