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So many interstitial ad pages, I can't use my back button -

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Has anyone else experienced this - where you're reading a board or something and the status bar at the bottom of the screen is going nuts. So I hit the back button and nothing happens. Then I hit the drop-down next to the back button and it's just hundreds of identical ad links. Any way to stop this? It doesn't happen constanly, but enough to be a pain.

Is it just me or it is a site problem?

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  1. I've experienced that too, I think. My solution has been to click refesh and then I'm able to go back.

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      Thanks for that tip - but it only works about half the time now. It worked perfectly for about 2 days, but apparently the ads are becoming sentient and figuring out how to outsmart me.

    2. Doesn't happen to me. I use Firefox with not much in the way of ad blocks either.

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      1. Not all the time, but certainly occurs on a third of my visits. I have to shut down browser.

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        1. I asked Engineering about this via a Site Talk thread several weeks ago with no relation to ads and was told to use the refresh feature to get around it. I have, it works.