Tapatalk Issue?

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  1. Sajo

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    Has anyone else seen these buttons show up today (and change) on the bottom of some threads. Is this just an issue with the Tapatalk app? They don't seem to show up on every thread.
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    Well that's different. I don't use Tapatalk much during the day, so I can't say that I've seen it. Almost looks like a botched ad insert...?
     
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    I think those are ads.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. But they don't list who the ad is for, like others I have seen. And I am not about to click one just to see where it takes me. No thanks. I like Tapatalk a lot, it's a great app. But I'm not crazy about some of the new updates and some of these new "ads". I might find an older version apk and install that.
     
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    I must've purchased something that got me access to Tapatalk without ads at some point, because I don't get ads in it. Wasn't even aware that it had ads, but I do remember having paid for the tablet version or something somewhere along the line, before I took an extended vacation from the forum.
     
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    I don't mind a few ads, I understand they need to make money. But they are becoming annoying at times. Two weeks ago, when you would open some threads the app would take you to a whole page "Localytes" ad and you couldn't close it. Just had to hit Home and then close the app and re-open.
     
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    I bit of a history lesson to explain things.
    There used to be tapatalk. It was paid. Then they upgraded it to Tapatalk 2.Then they made a tablet version that was paid also. Then they did an update to the original that made it work on tablets also at full rendering. Those that paid for the tablet version went ballistic. The developers made all tablet payers "vip members", giving them free themes and stuff. Then they merged the different versions into 1 and called it Tapatalk 4. Then they made the original version (TT2) free with ads but kept the legacy (TT4) for those that had paid for both the TT2 and TT4 (originally the tablet version). Then they merged TT2 free and TT4 into 1 freebie with ads. The payers went nuts again so they decided to make TT4 owners vip members and remove their ads. I didn't even write any of how this affected ios users, an even bigger fiasco.
    You can request to be a vip member on their forum and follow the continuing circus of how not to do things.
     
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    Thanks for the info @mountainbikermark. I guess it's safe to say that installing an older apk is still going to have the ads? Like I said before, I don't mind ads that are at the top / bottom of a screen and display what they are for. They have to make $ some way. I don't like their new style of things popping into the middle of a post while I am trying to reply with only buttons labeled "Play" "Install Now" etc, and no way of knowing where you will end up if you accidentally click one.
     
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    If you've got an old TT2 apk it doesn't have ads.
    I left out, at one point they had an experiment With TT2 where individual forums could also insert their own ads and they split the revenue between the forum and the TT developer. This forum, and all FF sister sites, opted out right away from that one.
    I'm sending you a pm .
    I don't mind ads so much either but loathe pop up ones or ones that on apps I paid to remove them they put them anyway at some point down the road.
     
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    Update: I sent an e-mail to the Tapatalk folks last night and have had three replies already. They asked if I had screenshots, which I do, so I sent those. After that, they replied that those type of ads are not allowed in their app and said they would do their best to remove them. Then another member asked what City & Zip Code I was in when this happened so they can further narrow down the culprit. Maybe that's why not everyone sees the same ads all the time? They seem like they genuinely want to help make their app a pleasant user experience.
     
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    Well I like Tapatalk too...yes its ads....they must make add free ,other wise it will make it more annoying for users
     
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    They want to get paid for the companies who embed ads. Hijacked ads don't bring them any revenue.

    I have the paid version so I never see them.
     
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