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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 09-30-2018, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Technical issues accessing the board

One of the other moderators told me that she can't access the forum without being redirected to spam sites. Prior to this problem she mentioned that she can only login on her iPad, not her laptop or other devices.

I can log on from my home and work computers, but since the Amazon Prime ads that popped up a month or so ago, I can no longer log on from my phone. I use the exact same login name and password but get an error message that they are invalid. I used to always remain logged in on my phone, but the ads kicked me out and now I can't get back in.

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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 09-30-2018, 12:13 PM
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Adblock for the win.
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post #3 of 39 (permalink) Old 09-30-2018, 12:46 PM
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In addition to the problems other people are having, the forum won't load on my iPhone unless I'm connected to a WiFi network.

Everything else on my phone works fine with 3G/4G cellular data - other websites via Safari browser, email, facebook, apps, music, you name it. But the forum will not load in the Safari browser with cellular data only.

Things work fine on my PC (Chrome).
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Adblock for the win.
That doesn't help me now. I've never had issues with ads on my phone before the Amazon Prime one, and it was just the one day where it kicked me off the board. But now my phone no longer recognizes my password so I can't log in again. This is the only site where that's happened.

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That doesn't help me now. I've never had issues with ads on my phone before the Amazon Prime one, and it was just the one day where it kicked me off the board. But now my phone no longer recognizes my password so I can't log in again. This is the only site where that's happened.
My problems are similar. This is the first time I've had a specific website that repeatedly screws up my phone browser with ads/redirects, to the point where I have to force close Safari. I didn't have this problem with the forum until earlier this year.
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post #6 of 39 (permalink) Old 09-30-2018, 02:18 PM
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Maybe a talk with your host to see what might be going on. They should be able to see if there was an attempt to hack or anything like that.


EDIT: I use ghostery to block ads so I don't see any here.


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Just had a "congratulations for being a faithful Facebook user" (or something along those lines) pop up while switching between pages on this forum....only I don't have Facebook or any other social media, weird.
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I log in on my phone and keep getting bumped off on this site by a survey to win Walmart gift card. Happened twice in 5 minutes. Ugh just happened -3 more times.


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Are the mods in any contact with the owners? They could have ads on here for profit. I'm sure the site gets thousands of hits daily. They may have unknowingly installed something that resulted in popup ads rather than banner ads or something less conspicuous.

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Just got taken away twice, to “freegiftsjoiningsky.icu”!
It disables the back button so you can not return to site.

It used to tell me I won a free $1000 amazon gift card, click here...
Er Nope, not that gullible!

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