09-10-2018 Resolved – see below.
A number of users have reported that they have been experiencing intrusive pop-up ads when accessing the site, particularly when using an iPhone. One user suggested that it might be the ads on the site that are causing it – as these are provided by WordPress I didn’t think this could be possible, but turning them off seems to have solved the problem. I have reported this problem to WordPress and may need to turn the ads back on later. Should you suffer from this, please leave a comment outlining:
- your ip address (http://bigdave44.com/miscellaneous/whatismyip/)
the full URL of the page to which the advertisement redirects you
the platform that you are using (phone, tablet or pc, make, browser etc.).
It looks like this problem has now been resolved (see my Comment #7 below). Thanks for all those that provided details, especially Digby who, while not commenting on here, was my guinea pig as I tried different approaches until we narrowed it down and to Prolixic, who suggested the source of the problem a few days ago (my reaction at the time was it can’t be the ads as they are provided by WordPress – how wrong I was!).