Massive ads suddenly in mobile app

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  1. Aug 12, 2017 #1

    IanJ

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    I noticed that the Biplane Forum app updated last night, and suddenly I have big ads (bigger than the thread annunciators) sprinkled everywhere. The previous version had no ads at all.

    Is there a paid version of the app that will lose the ads? I'm already a paid member of the forum, but I realize that the app is probably outsourced.

    The new ads make the mobile app much less appealing to use.

    Update: I checked back just now to take a screenshot, and see that they're gone. Never mind! :D
     
  2. Aug 12, 2017 #2

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    Are you on android or ioS? And it is the branded app, correct? Just need to find out all I can before I start asking tech questions to help you.
     
  3. Aug 12, 2017 #3

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    Once I log in on iPhone I lose ads. If I do not login then I have large amount of ads.
     
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    Yes, starn11gy, it does work that way. More ads for those that do not log in. So, don't log out and it those extra ads will not show.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2017 #5

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    Updated app on Android, premium member logged in, still got ads.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2017 #6

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    Also got giant ads on android device. Bigger than the posts. iPhone app seems fine.......... hope we can figure this one out.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2017 #7

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    Thanks for that information. I'm thinking it may be something Taptalk updated as the priority app is built on that base. I do have a question into the Tech guys to see if they've done anything or not. And I have let them know it is not liked.
     
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    Guys, the app had to be updated or it would be deleted. So, the tech team is working to correct the issues you are seeing at this time. It may take a day or two more.

    Please put your comments here, and I'll be checking back.
     
  9. Aug 14, 2017 #9

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    It's fine for me now. I had two updates in quick succession, and as of the second update, the ads are gone once I'm logged in. Thanks for keeping on top of it, Angie. I'm using Android, and yes, the branded app.
     
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    That is great to hear. I know they were working on the app all afternoon and into the evening.
     
  11. Aug 15, 2017 #11

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    Huh. I still have ads. I uninstalled and reinstalled it, logged back in and ads.....they be still here.
     
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    Fixed! No more ads! Woohoo!
     
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    Yay! Great that they seem to have gotten a lot done last afternoon/evening.
     
  14. Aug 15, 2017 #14

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    They're back...screw it. I just have to live with it I guess.
     
  15. Aug 16, 2017 #15

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    Are they gone now? I need to make sure the techs are getting every forum they are working on to have supporters not have the ads.
     
  16. Aug 16, 2017 #16

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    I never saw them in the first place and didn't update the app at all........

    iphone and ipad
     
  17. Aug 16, 2017 #17

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    I view the biplane forum on my desktop PC and on my Android phone.........no adds seen, Supporter status.
     
  18. Aug 17, 2017 #18

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    I just noticed I lost my biplane app on my android phone! I saw the blank space earlier this week but didn't realize it was that app until just now. So can't say until I reload the app.
     
  19. Aug 18, 2017 #19

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    Anyone else loading the app to get the new version? If so, please let me know.
     
  20. Oct 3, 2017 #20

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    Dang it. I like the old version better? Can I go back? No need to change. This one is smaller font also
     

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