The pop-ups are making this site unusable

CanonOmar

I'm New Here
Dec 5, 2018
10
18
I have been visiting this site for years, but over the last couple of months there have been constant redirects. I'll be scrolling on my phone and all of a suddenly the site changes to "you've become the 5 billionth googler" or whatever.
What gives?
 

Mt Spokane Photography

I post too Much on Here!!
CR Pro
Mar 25, 2011
16,668
1,625
A first couple of steps is to

1. clear your cookies

2. Try a different browser

Its difficult to troubleshoot a issue like this, there are so many possibilities. Many of us have now gone to the canonrumors pro membership which shows no ads so we won't see issues like this and will be of little help in repeating the issue.

At a minimum, if the above does not work, tell us which phone and browser because issues like this can be specific to just one combination.
 

CanonOmar

I'm New Here
Dec 5, 2018
10
18
I mainly check out CR from chrome on a oneplus 7 Pro phone. I'll try the above and get back to you
 

Wm

7DMKII
Jun 11, 2018
85
8
LA
so I haven't been on the site in a while now, BUT, these pop - ups are unbelievable! what gives

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Bdbtoys

R5
CR Pro
Jul 16, 2020
406
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so I haven't been on the site in a while now, BUT, these pop - ups are unbelievable! what gives

From what you shown, it's kind of par for the course with other sites that let you get info for free. The sites have to make money somehow.

So we can either support the site by allowing the ads to display... or getting a sub to remove all ads (CR Pro).
 

Wm

7DMKII
Jun 11, 2018
85
8
LA
or change browsers maybe. The above was Safari, this is Firefox. I don't remember all these ads before. Were they not making enough money before? Costs went up? Or just need to make more? Interesting all the way around.
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Bdbtoys

R5
CR Pro
Jul 16, 2020
406
295
or change browsers maybe. The above was Safari, this is Firefox. I don't remember all these ads before. Were they not making enough money before? Costs went up? Or just need to make more? Interesting all the way around.
Sure you could always run another browser w/ a popup blocker, but if everyone did that we wouldn't have sites like this.

Only Craig can answer the costs to run questions...
 

Wm

7DMKII
Jun 11, 2018
85
8
LA
Roger that. I don’t mind paying - just curious why the big change. BTW, it wasn’t that easy to find the pay link. But got it now. Tks!
 

SpaceGhost

Canon is the Strawberry Jam!
Jul 19, 2012
24
19
Texas
The ads are getting crazy again. Popups, static footers, and still the basic ads... Now when I click on a link, like to go to the forums, I get a full page pop up that I need to click "X" to get pass it to get to the forums. I understand ads, but literally getting in my way of using the site seems overkill.
 

SteveC

R5
CR Pro
Sep 3, 2019
2,409
2,271
The ads are getting crazy again. Popups, static footers, and still the basic ads... Now when I click on a link, like to go to the forums, I get a full page pop up that I need to click "X" to get pass it to get to the forums. I understand ads, but literally getting in my way of using the site seems overkill.
Ads always "evolve" in the direction of forcing you to pay attention to them, everything from boosting the volume on your TV for the ads, to popups like this, to popunders, to autoplay videos...you name it. Once people figure out how to ignore ads, they simply get more obtrusive.