I have what I believe is the latest version of Firefox on a Mac, and the ads freeze up the page. Sometimes I get the ad, which freezes it up when I close it...sometimes it just suddenly freezes and says I have "unresponsive script" which I close, but it comes back repeatedly until I wait for it to unfreeze so I can leave the board.
the ads are making the site pretty much unusable on the browser in my iPhone.
-smacks ad at bottom of screen-
certain irony there, that the ad comes up as i'm complaining about... the ads. at least this one didn't pop that little video up too.
Ditto. iPhone 4s with iOS 6 FWIW. And I can't find the x to make it go away. I realize this is very much a first world problem, but it's still annoying.
Also on my home computer with latest OS and Safari browser (will get version # when I get home). At least there I can find the x and make them go away.
Not yet (am I tempting fate?) on old Mac at school with OS 10.4.11 and Safari 4.1.3. Although the computer is so slow that I tend to use my phone. Or did, until this annoyance popped up. Nevermind - just got one.
Last edited by Peggy; Oct. 18, 2012 at 12:49 AM.
Reason: Fate tempted.
Windows 7, Firefox 15.0.1 (gonna update momentarily). Dunno what I have on my iPad but I haven't been using that for this site because of the pop ups.
I don't get a lighter font, but I do get the ads freezing my browser now and then and I have to stop the script to "unfreeze" it.
I really don't think this is the issue to focus on, though; the ads in and of themselves are the issue. Hopefully you're also working on a way to change the manner of the ads before everyone installs some sort of ad blocker and advertising space on COTH becomes irrelevant & obsolete (which we obviously do not want as we enjoy it very much here!).
Windows XP/Google Chrome user here. The pop-ups aren't crashing anything except my user experience. It's annoying enough that I'm chiming here to say I'm also considering an ad-blocker. I have clicked through and purchased from sidebar advertisers in the past and would rather not lose all the ads, but the pop-ups are intolerable.
I'm a member of another discussion board where the mods/management religiously crack down on any advertisers who use annoying advertising -- pop-ups, auto-playing videos, anything that crashes the typical browser or interferes with the forum experience. So I'm not buying the "we have no control over our advertisers" line.
When an ad pops up on my phone (Razr Maxx) I can NOT x out of it. It consumes my whole screen and any attempt to scroll to find the x opens the ad. I have stopped coming to the forums almost entirely because of it (my only internet is my phone). I do not mind the sidebar ads, but nothing makes me abandon a website quicker than floating ads.
I am on Windows 7 with current updates, using Mozilla Firefox 16.0.1
Each time that the Dodge Ram advert tries to come up, my browser stalls, I get a "not responding" message for the browser, then the advert comes up and I have to wait a few seconds before I can do anything else. Everything just freezes, then the pop up comes, then I have to wait for a bit because I can't scroll or do anything else.
Initially, I was only seeing this pop up once in awhile. Now it seems like it's coming up about every 3rd or 4th time I refresh or change pages/forums.
It doesn't just hose my COTH tab, it hoses my whole browser for a time. Once in awhile, I have to completely close out my browser as the whole thing locks up.
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