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So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:47:35 AM »

Offline Smartacus

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Cant thank you enough for all the work you've done to preserve the Forums Byennie but I have to draw a line in the sand for my favorite website.

I don't know how it is on desktop, but the new scrolling advertisement on mobile is awful and there is no way I can deal with this as a daily user on Celticsstrong.

Scrolling through posts and I see a massive advertisement taking up around 4 post spaces before I get back to the conversation. It takes you out of the experience. Its maddening and absolutely unacceptable for this website.

Are scrolling posts really the only way that we can preserve these forums?  I don't know about the rest of you but If so I might be out.

Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 10:52:38 AM »

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Cant thank you enough for all the work you've done to preserve the Forums Byennie but I have to draw a line in the sand for my favorite website.

I don't know how it is on desktop, but the new scrolling advertisement on mobile is awful and there is no way I can deal with this as a daily user on Celticsstrong.

Scrolling through posts and I see a massive advertisement taking up around 4 post spaces before I get back to the conversation. It takes you out of the experience. Its maddening and absolutely unacceptable for this website.

Are scrolling posts really the only way that we can preserve these forums?  I don't know about the rest of you but If so I might be out.

If these are network / display ads where we get paid for impressions, it's worth weighing out the pros and cons.  I have a feeling this is what it is.  But I agree it's not fun.
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Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 11:09:53 AM »

Offline Rosco917

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If you're talking about the annoying box at the bottom of the page that continually interrupts you...Yeah, I'm in.

Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 11:30:27 AM »

Offline Chief

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I'm on Android using Chrome.  I see a small ad at the bottom and one on the right side. Neither bother me or get in my way.

Is it different on an iPhone?
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Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 11:46:40 AM »

Offline slamtheking

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If you're talking about the annoying box at the bottom of the page that continually interrupts you...Yeah, I'm in.
agreed - not digging it.

Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 11:47:08 AM »

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The scrolling ad doesn't appear on phone (BlackBerry), but it does when I'm on my laptop using Google chrome.

It is wildly annoying though. I don't mind the banner ad at the top, nor do I mind the ads under the drop menu to the right, but the scrolling ad does make the site functionally worse. Every time that ad pops up I have to close it first before I can even scroll the page, and when I do it pops back up. I've stopped using the site on my laptop for now until this gets fixed. It's either that or I'm going to start using an ad blocker on this site (which I don't want to have to do - I understand the site needs ads revenue to keep going).

Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 12:02:45 PM »

Offline Smartacus

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Ok I just cleared out my cache and now I don't see the scrolling ad.

I'm alright with the massive ad at the top and the small banner at the bottom, but scrolling ads are invasive and unacceptable.

Imagine we're all standing in a room having a conversation and some slimy salesman keeps interrupting people with his pitch. We'd throw this person out. Sorry if I'm coming across as sanctimonious but the conversation space in a Forum is sacred, we cant have scrolling ads.

Also for what its worth it was breaking the site, sometimes I couldn't scroll through it to get to the next comment it was just overlayed over the comment.

Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 01:03:28 PM »

Offline pearljammer10

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Welcome to 2019.

Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 01:36:37 PM »

Offline FatKidsDad

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I'm not seeing what you're describing, either on Windows 10 or android versions.
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Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2019, 02:53:48 PM »

Offline SHAQATTACK

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Yeah my Ipad is pretty bad with those top and botton ads .  The bottom is the worst , because it moves and stays on all the time , making it hard to read maybe 60 of the page.  I cleaned out safari but , checked my blockers , nothing is helping.  It on this site.

I m a dummy with computers .  If anybody know apple Ipad and suggestions to deal with it , i would be very thankful

Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2019, 02:59:34 PM »

Offline SparzWizard

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My webpage is still wide here at CS unlike the old Celtics Blog forum.

But, I don't see any ads. Maybe because I have AdPlus Blocker on my chrome.

Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2019, 03:01:42 PM »

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Ok I just cleared out my cache and now I don't see the scrolling ad.

I'm alright with the massive ad at the top and the small banner at the bottom, but scrolling ads are invasive and unacceptable.

Imagine we're all standing in a room having a conversation and some slimy salesman keeps interrupting people with his pitch. We'd throw this person out. Sorry if I'm coming across as sanctimonious but the conversation space in a Forum is sacred, we cant have scrolling ads.

Also for what its worth it was breaking the site, sometimes I couldn't scroll through it to get to the next comment it was just overlayed over the comment.

Worse than that.

It's like those late night commercials where the girl lifts her shirt but some jerk has a girls gone wild ad on top of what you wanted to see.

"Come look at this site, but we're not gonna let you look at all of it."  Nobody likes a tease.
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Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2019, 09:15:39 PM »

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They're absolutely killing me today. I'm having a lot of trouble getting them out of the way.

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Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2019, 09:38:57 PM »

Offline footey

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Didnít notice the ads until I read this thread. Advertising is lost on me LOL.

Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2019, 09:46:38 PM »

Offline mef730

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Didnít notice the ads until I read this thread. Advertising is lost on me LOL.

I don't mind the advertising, just how the scrolling ads and boxes block the links that I'm trying to click on.

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