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Sasha

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For the last week or so, video ads are auto-playing and making pages slow, hang, or crash.

The video ads start playing even if I am currently scrolled above or below the ad (i.e., ad is not currently visible on the page). For example, I can open a page (and be at the top) and an ad at the bottom will start playing before I have ever scrolled down. I then have trouble scrolling (hangs) and sometimes the page is stuck even after the video ends and I have to close and reopen. Definitely interfering with the experience.

Video ads will also begin to play when I'm not even on the Chalkbucket tab (when I am on another open tab on my browser).

I'm on a Mac (Yosemite) using Chrome.
 
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susbscribe to the booster club and they disappear - its lovely
No they don't anymore. I'm a booster member and the ads came back on my iPad app once it upgraded to the new one. It's pretty frustrating since that's a main reason I stay a booster.
 

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Interesting. I have never had video ads since signing up. I don't use iPad though....
 

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Is this on the app on on the full forum through an ipad browser?

I use the full site on my iphone, not the app and I never get ads. It would be good to know how this is happening so @JBS can address it.
 

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I am a booster club member and I have been getting video ads on my iPad using the new updated app. Thanks!
 
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I use the iOS app and I get them too. I am a booster club member and every time I open the app I have a video ad pop up before I can go the the forums.
 

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Is this on the app on on the full forum through an ipad browser?

I use the full site on my iphone, not the app and I never get ads. It would be good to know how this is happening so @JBS can address it.
It is happening for me on a MacBook laptop computer (not a mobile app) using Chrome browser. (I do not use the Mobile App, so I cannot check that.)
 
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It is happening for me on a MacBook laptop computer (not a mobile app) using Chrome browser. (I do not use the Mobile App, so I cannot check that.)

Okay so that is exactly what I use, so it is not an issue with booster club people on your set up.

Your solution would be to join the booster club, no ads at all with that.
 

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I use the iOS app and I get them too. I am a booster club member and every time I open the app I have a video ad pop up before I can go the the forums.
So this appears to be an app glitch.
 

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If it helps JBS to know the exact details, here is what happens for me: when I tap the app to open, it immediately goes to my timeline. However, my personal reading preference is to see the unread threads first. When I tap on the unread section of the menu on the top of the screen, that is when I go to the video ad. It is almost exclusively for a game called mobile strike
 
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I have the same experience as cbfoja except that I don't always see the game. Usually it's the game but it's also Talbots or TRX or something else.
 
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Video ads will also begin to play when I'm not even on the Chalkbucket tab (when I am on another open tab on my browser).
I've been noticing the same thing on my laptop which is using Chrome on Windows 10. Just now I had the chalkbucket site loaded on one of my tabs and I was browsing something on another tab when it just started playing an ad. I don't remember this happening before the last week or so.
 
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Just wondering if with the newest fixes and upgrades the ads will disappear again for boosters? I've had them for months now, and my upgrade doesn't expire until July 2017.
 
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