Horrific Front Page Ads

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by davidjearly, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. davidjearly macrumors 68020

    davidjearly

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    #1
    Seriously guys - this is awful.
     

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  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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  3. wordsworth macrumors regular

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    Yes, overwhelmingly bad front page ad/content balance. Very poor. I thought it was a bug because I'd just upgraded to High Sierra. Please keep it lean and elegant, not in-your-face brutal.
     
  4. thasan macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. I was actually about to post something. Was looking for the right forum. It is so annoying. and timed perfectly with the launch of the new products.
    Very disappointing. The whole page (even white spaces) have adlink.
     
  5. givemeanapple, Sep 21, 2018
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    givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    I don't understand... are you referring to the content of the Ads or the way they are spaced in the page?
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    I've given the admins a heads up on this.
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yep, we're looking into where it's coming from. Seems to only be affecting UK visitors as far as we've seen, not that that helps those of you who are seeing it.
     
  8. wordsworth macrumors regular

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    Hope this gets sorted for we unfortunate UK Mac Rumors visitors. It's a visually offensive front page – two whacking great sidebar ads (left column and right column, both seemingly bulked up on steroids) for Windows 10 products, plus 'masthead'-style Windows ad at top of page before it eventually disappears (and with an associated awful Twitter-feed style piece of adcrap to further jangle the eyeballs). The two sidebar ads remain there, stubbornly, bullying the life out of the Mac Rumors content. Very dispiriting to see such crass commercial trolling, so badly done. (Badly done? Hey, isn't that why I chose not to use Windows in the first place?)
     
  9. Chrissy1608 macrumors newbie

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    Is this why the load time on the homepage has suddenly become horrific too? It's trying to load all this crap in the background?
     
  10. wordsworth macrumors regular

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    Okay, after a few days respite those awful sidebar ads (it's all Lenovo now) are back and making Mac Rumors a rather dissatisfying experience.

    Why are there PC ads on a Mac forum anyway? That seems to be either trolling or very poor judgment indeed.

    Furthermore, it's ugly, really vulgar looking and cheap. So, an all-round FAIL, then.

    It's either time for an ad blocker on my Mac (which subverts the Mac Rumors business model of course) if I can find one that I don't fear will steal my info. Or I just become an infrequent visitor to the forum – I don't respond well to crass commercialism.
     
  11. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    To be fair, an enormous number of people using Apple products also use PCs.
     
  12. decafjava macrumors 68030

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    Yes and they should be banned /s
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    Meh I am metally blocking out those ads anyway - I am not about to swtich back though Lenovo makes some nice kit I admit.

    I am glad the admins look into the worst offenders but also understand that Macrumors needs to make money.
     

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