Aldi website has gone all misty.

  Aitchbee 18:39 11 Nov 2018
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Has anyone noticed this phenomenon?

After browsing for about 30 seconds there appears a picture puzzle which one has to solve and an email address requester appears also.

... it's a complete turn off as far as I'm concerned.

Any views?

  Menzie 19:03 11 Nov 2018
Answer

If online purchasing is possible, it's a way to curb the issue of people buying up all the popular items using bots.

  Aitchbee 19:16 11 Nov 2018

Thanks, Menzie. I remember last year that all of my local stores had no deliveries of some items, so your explanation looks good. It's a bit of a pain though.

  Aitchbee 19:30 11 Nov 2018

So, it's a Stick-'n'-Carrot ploy... to get one to subscribe to their 'special buys' newsletter?

It's all crystal clear now.

  martd7 20:48 11 Nov 2018

Aitchbee

It looks ok to me,no misting or puzzle nothing

Ive just browsed around for about 5 mins and nothing

  Aitchbee 21:08 11 Nov 2018

Appreciate your feedback, martd7. I hope it's gone for good.

  wee eddie 21:44 11 Nov 2018

The usual cause of this is that you're not connected to the Internet

  Aitchbee 10:10 12 Nov 2018

It's all still happening, the misting up, the puzzle picture and the email requester. I've just checked a moment ago.

  wee eddie 10:57 12 Nov 2018

Think it might be some form of AdWare

  martd7 19:55 12 Nov 2018

Aitchbee

I have tried again been through every category and im not seeing this misting and puzzle,is it only on the Aldi site?

  Aitchbee 21:42 12 Nov 2018

martd7, yes just Aldi. I only [habitually] visit about 10 popular major websites all of which show no such similar behaviour. I noticed the misting effect etc about 2 weeks ago but didn't bother to visit Aldi website again until yesterday.

btw, I'm not too bothered but thought others might have experienced similar phenomena.

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