MacRumors advertisements are becoming too obtrusive

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by brettryan, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. brettryan macrumors member

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    Some of the advertisements are really starting to become quite relentless in taking up the whole screen, notably the IKEA advert is a shocking example whereby if the user accidentally places her mouse over the advert it will bring up a modal frame that the user must click a little [x] in the top right, however it also plays tricks with the mouse, changing the mouse cursor making this even more obtrusive than it needs to be.

    I feel that any add that forces interaction without the users permission or at least a click should be banned from the forum.

    MacRumors is getting worse for this and will potentially push users away.

    I don't have a problem with adds in general, the size and shape are a little big for the site, but I'll live with it, it's these mouse-over ones that ****** me.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. brettryan thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    another solution is to support MR ... only $25 per year and IMO well worth it.

    removes all the Ads
     
  5. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    I guess you only get that on windows. I've never seen such a thing on any of my Macs.
     
  6. brettryan, Mar 15, 2011
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    brettryan thread starter macrumors member

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    Is that $25 a year USD which if it were up to apple would be $100 AUD even though our dollar is performing better than the USD?? :p

    I think it could be a regional thin? Australia maybe? I get it here at work with FireFox and I'm pretty sure I've seen it at home on Safari for Mac.
     
  7. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    That's what I was thinking too, after I saw you were from Australia. I've never seen an ad or a pop-up like that.
     
  8. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    $25 US ... like 50 cents per week
     
  9. Yvan256, Mar 17, 2011
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    Yvan256 macrumors 603

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    Not sure if it's related to the ads, but MacRumors has been loading a lot slower for the past few days. It may very well be the browser waiting for ads to load, the page load gets stuck for nearly 10-15 seconds before displaying anything aside from the top banner and the first rumor in the middle of my screen.

    Edit: it took another 1 minute and 17 seconds after loading the first rumor in the middle for the website to load completely. Something's not right, but where?

    Edit 2: now it loads just fine... no idea what was wrong.

    Edit 3: it's back to 1 minute 10 seconds delay before the site can load after the first rumor displayed in the middle of the page.
     
  10. brettryan thread starter macrumors member

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    I see the exact same thing. It will take a while to load the first article after loading the first top add, then it gets stuck with the second add after the first article, and so on down the page.
     
  11. kalsta macrumors 68000

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    Quite possibly. I get them on my Mac too and they're very annoying. Why would any advertiser think they'd generate a positive reaction by annoying people with obtrusive ads that obscure what you're trying to read? It's absolute stupidity on the part of the advertisers.

    Well there's something to be said for browsing on an iPad huh. (No Flash ads.)
     
  12. Doctor Q Administrator

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    We've arranged to have this annoying ad removed.
     

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