New? Obstructive Mobile Ad

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  1. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    I was exposed to an ad today that I'm assuming is new as I have never seen it before. It appears (so far) only when I'm on the mobile version of the sight and reading an article.

    As I'm scrolling down to read more articles on the mobile front page, a Best Buy ad in between articles will reveal itself, and slowly reveal more of itself as I scroll down. Eventually, it covers 100% of the screen and I need to keep scrolling to get it to start "disappearing".

    This is incredibly annoying and definitely the most intrusive mobile ad I've come across. I'd really like to see this removed quickly.

    Attached a screenshot. Thanks!
     

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  3. JohnApples thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you, I appreciate it!
     
  4. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Came hear to mention the same ad, very annoying.
     
  5. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    Not a huge fan of this ad. Way too easy to click on it by mistake.
     
  6. realtwang macrumors member

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    I've noticed this too. Also, as I scroll and get past 2 or 3 articles, my phone just shows a blank white screen until I scroll back up, then back down. The articles seem to be unreliable in loading. It has become rather difficult to view this site on a mobile device.
     
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    JohnApples thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hey @arn, any update on this ad?

    It's still persistent, and becoming increasingly more annoying. I've noticed that sometimes the mobile front page will load the articles first, and the ads later. So occasionally when I'm in the middle of reading an article, the aforementioned BestBuy ad will "pop in" and suddenly force the article I was reading down. Just an overall poor ad.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors G3

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    The scrolling Best Buy is completely obtrusive and is frequently occurring more. It's need to be stopped or eliminated.
     
  9. technopimp macrumors 6502a

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    I also got the same thing for Verizon today. And I've found that for me, 100% of the time when scrolling it decides I've clicked the ad which takes me to their site. Clicking back then doesn't take me to MR.
     
  10. JohnApples thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I hate to beat a dead horse, but I agree: it is occurring more and getting worse. Yesterday I had an instance where it appeared in between every single article. That is completely unacceptable and although it pains me, it caused me to download an ad blocker until this is resolved.
     

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  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Sorry, folks...I agree these ads are disruptive. Trying to get rid of it.
     
  12. technopimp macrumors 6502a

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    Just FYI this is back, and now it makes safari all herky-jerky when it's scrolling which then makes it think you've clicked the ad, which redirects you to Best Buy every time it shows up. At least on my phone. These really are the worst.
     
  13. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Looking into why these have returned...sorry about that.
     
  14. JohnApples thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ad is back once again. This time in the form of a T-Mobile video. Any way you guys can get rid of these permanently?
     

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  15. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Looks like that was a mistake by our ad provider, and they should be fixing it. Sorry about that, and thanks for the heads up about it.
     

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