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Superfluous Curmudgeon Advanced Member

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#1 1 year ago

So I understand the need for ads on a site like this if it is to be self-sustaining, but I also have to wonder if the placement of ads might be too intrusive? I don't know if this occurs on all browsers, but I use Firefox (still) and find that on most pages, the ads that pop up from the bottom or top (not sure which) seem to change every few seconds, and when that happens, it causes everything else to momentarily shift up or down. Very distracting and a bit disorienting when reading posts. Not sure if this was intentional, but I wanted to make this known as a potential issue.

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#2 1 year ago

Yeah, I believe it Is by design on the part of the ad company.

But I'll see if there's A. anything we can do to stop it occurring and B. see if the ad company can stop rotating ads like that.

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#3 1 year ago

Hah, it happened twice while I was trying to type this. It stops you from typing while it's happening, too. On Edge, anyway. It's not something I noticed on my last visit, though.

To be fair, even with this new bouncy phenomenon, the ads here are bugger all compared to some places. It's getting so bad on the Internet now that you're lucky if you can find any content at all. And between ads, modal pop-ups, and the increasing number of EU notifications sites are required to have now, the Internet is beginning to become completely unusable on mobile.

Last time this happened, of course, the Internet invented pop-up blockers to stop people from abusing pop-ups. I'm looking forward to the day when they figure out how to block modal pop-ups too.

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#4 1 year ago

We should start our own internet. With pop-up black jack. And obtrusive hookers.

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