Author Topic: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful  (Read 747 times)

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Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2019, 09:47:15 PM »

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Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2019, 09:54:22 PM »

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Thanks. I'm actually having the issue on a laptop.

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Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2019, 10:56:29 PM »

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Hey guys, I do appreciate the feedback. Obviously the ads are there for a reason/ balancing act, but some of your experiences sound considerably worse than what is intended. What we want is a good amount of sponsorship that pays all the bills but does NOT interfere with your ability to use the site (other than a general distaste for ads, of course).

For me, I get the top banner everywhere (about 20% of the screen on mobile, maybe 30-40% on desktop but scrolls away.

Then, there is a "footer" which is the one with the fixed positioning that sticks to the the bottom of the page. Not my favorite personally.

Finally there are the two spots in the right panel.

I'm honestly not sure what the "scrolling" ad is if not one of those.

Can you guys do me a favor and forward me screenshots of the worst offenders, to admin@(this site)?

I'm also open to ideas. We've mulled over having an ad free/ paid version of the site, but I'm really reluctant to suggest anyone should pay for access to a forum as-is. Seems like a big ask.

One thing that IS in the pipeline is a mobile (and iPad) optimized version of the site, which should help to a degree with all of this. Just taking some time to get all of that done.

Thanks again for speaking up, I'm not bothered by complaints as I could rant for days about the state of online advertising and simply want the best for the site!
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Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2019, 10:58:24 PM »

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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.

i use ad blocker to block it all out on my laptop. hardly use mobile for this site
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Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2019, 11:08:21 PM »

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Do this look like the offender? I'm on a larger screen, but it looks like our provider for the sticky footer started inserting these square ads, which break the layout in unintended ways.

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Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2019, 11:12:37 PM »

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Get Ad Block Plus and use google chrome.

Just gotta deal with the wide page on your computer monitor, but it just takes a little getting used to. I'm already used to it.

Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2019, 05:14:11 PM »

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I havenít noticed on mobile Safari browser.

On a brighter note Iím not getting the cable message congratulations pop ups or any connection error messages recently  :)

Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2019, 05:20:08 PM »

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Do this look like the offender? I'm on a larger screen, but it looks like our provider for the sticky footer started inserting these square ads, which break the layout in unintended ways.



Thanks. Yes, the biggest issue I have is those big square ads.

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Re: So I'll say it... The new scrolling advertisement is awful
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2019, 07:18:25 PM »

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Have not seen it on safari on tablet or phone.

 

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