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#61 Newjelan

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 10:35

I haven't read all the posts, so pardon me if I'm repeating what others have said.

I have just logged in on my iPad using the full site the way I always do and I have a banner of ads at the top of the thread (between the FPN banner and the thread posts. The ads are for real estate in the locations I was searching yesterday.) The previous time I logged in (yesterday?), there were different, non-FP related ads in the same position - Gotcha Movies?

I still have the pen related ads down the RHS, which don't bother me at all.

I am accessing the site via the latest iPad Air and using the most recent versions of iOS (8.3) and Safari.

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 11:35

Thank you for your report.

We're still frantically working on this. No solution yet. There seems to be some mix-up somewhere in the area between mobile use, iOS, Apple and Google.

 

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#63 Maurizio

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 12:40

I haven't read all the posts, so pardon me if I'm repeating what others have said.
I have just logged in on my iPad using the full site the way I always do and I have a banner of ads at the top of the thread (between the FPN banner and the thread posts. The ads are for real estate in the locations I was searching yesterday.) The previous time I logged in (yesterday?), there were different, non-FP related ads in the same position - Gotcha Movies?
I still have the pen related ads down the RHS, which don't bother me at all.
I am accessing the site via the latest iPad Air and using the most recent versions of iOS (8.3) and Safari.



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#64 RMN

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 21:38

It is really weird as on my Android tablet (4.4.2 Lenovo version, currently using Sleipinir browser) I now also have the one bar on top.

 

 

In Windows: no adds.

 

 

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 22:00

I received feedback from the ad agency that they will remove those ads which redirect immediately.

 

No solution for mobile devices yet, for that top bar.

 

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 22:01

I received feedback from the ad agency that they will remove those ads which redirect immediately.

 

No solution for mobile devices yet, for that top bar.

 

Warm regards, Wim

 

Redirect??

 

 

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 22:24

Redirect - I got sent off to some weird sites (whatever was in the top bar ad I guess) when just visiting from my phone.  I had to close out Chrome a few times to get it to settle down and let me read and browse.  That was last night I think.


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 22:50

 

Redirect??

 

 

D.ick

 

Apparently, but only on phones it seems. They told me they would stop it. This was after promising they would not use these for FPN.

 

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 23:08

I received feedback from the ad agency that they will remove those ads which redirect immediately.
 
No solution for mobile devices yet, for that top bar.
 
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By mobile devices...that means ipad, as well? -_-

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 23:25

By mobile devices...that means ipad, as well? -_-

 

So far, it appears it only happens with phones. I know they can see the difference between a phone and a tablet - which we clearly can't currently, in the board software....

 

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 04:36

Ehhh, I still don't know what you mean with redirect, but I have that top-bar on an android tablet, not phone! But the adds I get are decent enough now! Don't mind these if this is going to pay the bills for FPN future!

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 10:57

Ehhh, I still don't know what you mean with redirect, but I have that top-bar on an android tablet, not phone! But the adds I get are decent enough now! Don't mind these if this is going to pay the bills for FPN future!
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I thought the point was, if you are logged in you shouldn't be seeing the ads.

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 11:17

When I am signed in on my Kindle Fire I too am getting ads that are NOT pen related....located part way down the top of the screen just above the area which displays the forum that I am in.

 

These ads also seem to slow down the loading of the page... sometimes the ads are local to my geographical area (surprisingly) and other times they are not geographic specific.  NONE of these ads have anything to do with Writing Instruments.

 

When signed in on my PC (windows xp using mozilla firefox) I do not seem to have this issue.

 

Next time I sign in on my MAC Air laptop (with IOS and safari) and my iphone I will see what happens and report back.



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Posted 22 May 2015 - 12:28

I thought the point was, if you are logged in you shouldn't be seeing the ads.

 

Exactly. This seems to have been brought on by the iPhone log-in fix, and we're working on it.

 

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 12:28

When I am signed in on my Kindle Fire I too am getting ads that are NOT pen related....located part way down the top of the screen just above the area which displays the forum that I am in.

 

These ads also seem to slow down the loading of the page... sometimes the ads are local to my geographical area (surprisingly) and other times they are not geographic specific.  NONE of these ads have anything to do with Writing Instruments.

 

When signed in on my PC (windows xp using mozilla firefox) I do not seem to have this issue.

 

Next time I sign in on my MAC Air laptop (with IOS and safari) and my iphone I will see what happens and report back.

 

Thank you, Bill, much appreciated.

 

The non-pen related ads should only show when not logged in, on any device. The iPhone (=Mobile) issue we had last week, seems to have thrown things out of kilter, as the solution seems to effect the software at the mobile level rather than just the iPhone. We're trying to resolve it, one way or another, which unfortunately is not going very fast yet.

 

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 16:06

I thought the point was, if you are logged in you shouldn't be seeing the ads.

 

Exactly, as Wim said. But I was commenting that personally I would not mind seeing those ads in the unlikely case the problem will not be resolved IF it helps paying the bills and keeping this forum alive. This as a buffer on the penrelated stuff and the donations.

but...YMMV

 

 

 

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 21:00

We've pinpointed it slightly further now. With a bit of luck, but don't keep your breath, we hope to have a solution by the end of the long weekend.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed ....

 

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 00:29

I just got a confirmation that the redirect ads now have been removed from our profile, with apologies from the ad agency.

 

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 11:30

Wim:

 

For info:

 

Nothing has changed on my Kindle Fire I am still receiving non writing instrument ads when signed in.

 

Additionally, I had never attempted to acess FPN using my Iphone.  Out of curiosity this morning I used Safari and I signed in to FPN...Just like my Kindle Fire I am receiving non writing instrument ads on my iphone.

 

So it looks to me like nothing has changed or been corrected.

 

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 13:09

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