Have you noticed the latest sneaky little advertising trick on MyLot?

@TheHorse (170054)
Walnut Creek, California
August 3, 2016 1:43pm CST
I was wondering if others had been victimized by the sneaky little ad trick that is present on MyLot. You read someone's post, drop down to make a comment, and just as you hit enter in the comment bar, an ad quickly darts in--I think it's from the left--and gathers up your enter, taking you somewhere you don't want to go. I don't know if it's tied in with any particular ad, as I quickly x out of it, but it's a minor pain in the neck. It reminds me of a spider who lies in wait until something lands in her web. Then she quickly darts out to wrap her prey up and suck his guts out. I still have my guts, but I'll attach a picture of a common garden spider that I took near our garden in Oakland a few years go. They look gnarly but are completely harmless to humans.
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@Asylum (47926)
• Manchester, England
3 Aug 16
Once that advert bursts into the scene it also follows the page as you scroll up and down. These 8 legged adverts can be a real pain.
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Aug 16
I've had those too. They come from all places. There are spiders hiding in the woodwork everywhere!
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@Asylum (47926)
• Manchester, England
3 Aug 16
@TheHorse Maybe we should install a frog to keep them under control.
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@crossbones27 (46125)
• Redlands, California
3 Aug 16
I have had it happen a couple of times but not often enough to irritate me as of yet. I think it is just the times we live in. Good analogy by the way.
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Aug 16
Thanks. I bet they calculate the number of times to "use" it. If it happened every time, we'd all be complaining.
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@vandana7 (93645)
• India
4 Aug 16
You definitely love her, if you have observed her so much..
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Aug 16
She came to see me the other night. (Actually, I was able to predict when shed come out, based on the setting sun.) How can you forsake someone who is so true?
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• United States
3 Aug 16
I have had that happened before! But now not so often.
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• United States
3 Aug 16
@TheHorse I have not seen the spider-catching-fly one though.
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@Bluedoll (16823)
• Canada
3 Aug 16
I haven't noticed yet too busy crying along with Oprah.
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@Bluedoll (16823)
• Canada
3 Aug 16
@TheHorse I think its a trick too.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
4 Aug 16
I haven't seen this yet, fingers crossed that I don't have to deal with it.
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Aug 16
It actually hasn't happened to me since I wrote the post! Maybe my post served as an exorcism.
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@toniganzon (69906)
• Philippines
3 Aug 16
Oh that hasn't happened to me yet.
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Aug 16
It hasn't happened to me today yet either.
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@amadeo (113825)
• United States
3 Aug 16
a few times but not too often
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Aug 16
It hasn't happened to me yet this morning.
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• United States
3 Aug 16
yepperz, most annoyin' to say the least :(
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Aug 16
Glad it wasn't a figment of my imagination.
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• United States
3 Aug 16
I happens to me frequently and it's so annoying. I have to x out a few times before I an actually type in my comment. Mostly it happens with Ball Park franks
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Aug 16
Aha! I think I remember that!
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Aug 16
Between that and the "long running script" that freezes my screen for minutes at a time, it is getting to be a pain.
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Aug 16
I don't know where those "unresponsive script"s come from. I generally just do a warm reboot.
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@DianneN (245926)
• United States
3 Aug 16
It is worse on an iPad!!! Is that an orb spider? Scream anyway!!!!!
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Aug 16
I think so. They are big and scary and weave beautiful webs, unlike my girlfriend, whose web is messy.
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@paigea (35307)
• Canada
3 Aug 16
I had stuff like that a while ago. I have not had it lately
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Aug 16
It happened to me about four times yesterday. But not today so far.
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@teamfreak16 (43523)
• Denver, Colorado
4 Aug 16
I haven't seen it yet.
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Aug 16
It's a mild annoyance, and I haven't experienced it today.
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@Juliaacv (74708)
• Canada
3 Aug 16
Yes, I've noticed this too-sneaky aren't they?
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Aug 16
They're always thinking of new ways to increase "hits."
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@jaboUK (64838)
• United Kingdom
3 Aug 16
It's happened to me a couple of times, yes.
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Aug 16
It hasn't happened to me yet today. It's very occasional.
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@DaddyEvil (111054)
• United States
5 Aug 16
I noticed it once and then turned AdBlock on. I am tired of all the ways they try to take us elsewhere on myLot. I get tired of that crap really quick!
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@pgntwo (22489)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
3 Aug 16
"...said the Spider to the Fly..." Gotta think sharp about this place, I tellya.
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@TheHorse (170054)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Aug 16
I don't blame MyLot. But the internet is the Wild Wild West in general.
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@Tierkreisze (1550)
• Philippines
4 Aug 16
This is why I have adblock on. But if you don't want to install one on yours, I have a trick for you. Pressing ctrl+w quickly closes the tab that is opened. Try it out on a new tab or on other browsers/programs that uses tabs, it works on most programs.
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@DaddyEvil (111054)
• United States
5 Aug 16
Hmmm.... that is interesting... I will give it a try. Thank you!
@thelme55 (76629)
• Germany
4 Aug 16
I have not noticed it yet. I will check that out. Thanks for the information.
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