Oct. 5, 2012, 11:46 AM
I sure hate to complain. . .
but what is with the annoying John Deere ad that pops up on the bottom of the screen, covering up the posts. Extremely bothersome as I could not find a way to "X" it out... just an arrow to play audio?
ETA: I did find an "X" hidden away, but the complaint remains the same... this is the 4th time it's popped up in less than tn minutes. . .
"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you..."
Oct. 5, 2012, 11:52 AM
Today an ad for some kind of hunting gear popped up covering the bottom 1/4 of the screen. I had to close out of the chronicle forum alltogether to get rid of it. There was no x to close it. I like to come here to read posts, but I won't any more if the ads take it over. This is NOT good!
Oct. 5, 2012, 02:48 PM
Firefox plus Adblock Plus. No ads.
Oct. 5, 2012, 08:17 PM
Seriously, these ads suck. I had some beer and wings advert, and then a hunting one pop up. They block half the screen and are SUPER aggravating.
PLEASE, please make these terrible ads go away!!!!
Oct. 5, 2012, 08:28 PM
I don't care for them either.
"Aye God, Woodrow..."
Oct. 5, 2012, 09:11 PM
A note to the COTH powers that be: I used to leave ads on for this site, and actually clicked through on more ads here than I do on other sites.
But your choices in the past six months or so went from tolerable ads to ads that actively badgered me (ads with sound, etc), and I went the AdBlock route.
So really -- if you want more advertising revenue, consider ad options that won't drive away the people who are perfectly willing to view and click through on non-intrusive ads.
Oct. 6, 2012, 12:11 AM
Oct. 6, 2012, 01:20 AM
Ditto. About to go the adblock route now & I'm a little bummed as I LIKE many of the ads on CoTH. The freaking pop-up every time I load a page is just completely obnoxious. Bad move.
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Oct. 6, 2012, 01:22 AM
Oct. 6, 2012, 01:25 AM
The Dodge one is popping up EVERY TIME I go to a different page. The only thing I have learned tonight is that I will NEVER buy a Dodge!! I click through quite a few ads on this site, and I appreciate the advertisors that make it possible for me to use this site for free, but an annoying ad that pop-ups everytime I click on a different page is just too intrusive. I am really hoping it is a temporary glitch and not a new advertising ploy because I won't be able to stand that for very long!
Oct. 6, 2012, 01:32 AM
I just started getting this a bit ago....very annoying...time to turn adblock on
Oct. 6, 2012, 01:51 AM
When I "x" the pop up ad, my Mac gets the turning spiral of doom and freezes up, then says I need to stop unresponsive script.
Oct. 6, 2012, 02:46 AM
They are messing with my iPad and I am not happy! Trying to click the x to close sometimes activates the link behind instead, opening a new window (ad). Or the whole thing just locks up completely. I have Adblock onmy PC but didn't have to worry on my iPad...until now.
Oct. 6, 2012, 02:50 AM
I actually like the ads along the sides. I get to see new products, etc. The ads with sound are extremely obnoxious, but not enough for adblock. But these new ads along the bottom are too much. I installed adblock. I will miss the ads on the sides, but I cannot stand the ads with sound and the ads that cover half the page.
COTH- please get rid of these ads and I will happily uninstall adblock!
Oct. 6, 2012, 05:35 AM
I also made a mental note to never buy a Dodge. I support relevant ads, but I take notice of and avoid supporting companies which use ads that "badger." Ads that are extremely difficult to close are really crossing the line.
An auto-save saved my post.
I might be a cylon
Oct. 6, 2012, 12:27 PM
Trying to get some answers for you--advertising is not within moderator purvey, and since it's Saturday, it might take a while to find out what the deal is.
Trust me, your voices will be heard!
Oct. 6, 2012, 07:11 PM
I think it is a combination of the obnoxious size and the fact that the close button is hidden
you gotta advertise I get that,but the size is off putting.
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