The JJ Report - Intrusive Ads on myLot
November 20, 2016 6:03am CST
Okay @GoAskAlice & @myLotBugs - this needs attention. I've been seeing lots of discussions/responses/comments dealing with 'pop-up' ads and such here lately. Although I do not actually approve of the practice, I have been running an adblocker for quite some time, and haven't had the experience myself. But today, I decided to experiment. I turned my adblocker off for two hours. And while I did not get any pop-up ads, I was redirected 10 times during that period without clicking anything. Three times while I was writing comments, once while writing a PM to another member, and 6 times while simply viewing a discussion. Pages were also extremely slow in completely loading, and the cursor tended to hang for several seconds when attempting to type at times. This is simply unacceptable. You know I love this site, and I'd do anything I could to help it...but I am afraid I am left with no choice but to re-enable my adblocker. PLEASE - do something about this. I did manage to copy the URL for 9 of the redirects if you would like a list of them.
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• Greencastle, Indiana
you TOO huh? I thought it was my computer doing it I was getting crap on mine that was telling me the site had a virus or that it was blocked & had to call a # to get it fixed & I had to kill my computer 4 times this week cause of it. I was about to just close my acct out cause it don't do it on other sites I'm on & that tells me that it's this site.
I have been experiencing the same problems. Some days are worse the others.it gets so frustrating when it keeps redirecting to another site right in the middle of a post. So many times I have to close mylot and open it again to be able to post. I have to do it over and over again while I am on here. I hope it gets fixed soon.
• Marion, Kansas
I had an adblocker in the past, but not now. I thought I did, and I also think Firefox automatically blocks things. I do get the bogged down typing at times, though and occasional redirects. I just chalked it up to the cost of myLot doing business. I think it was smart to copy the url's
• United States
I am glad you wrote this post! This is something that was such a burden that I no longer mylot on my computer. I do not get the redirects on my ipod and am thankful for that. If I had to deal with the constant redirects I would have to qut the site!
• United States
I haven't been on here much lately, but I have also encountered some of those redirects. They are annoying to say the least. As for the site lagging, well, I haven't experienced that at all. That could be an internet connection issue for some. I think this post will give MyLot an insight to the issue. And I am also sure they will work hard to fix it.