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Expanding and Collapsing Ads

Posted by thinman Z5 MI (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 25, 12 at 13:05

I know that ads pay the bills, and that they have to try to get our attention, but this expansion and contraction is truly annoying. I open a post to view it and scroll down to see the recent responses. Then the ad expands pushing the text I'm trying to read right off the screen, and I have to scroll down more to see what I was looking at. Then, a short time later, after I get a few words read, the ad collapses. Now I have to scroll back up to get where I was. This is not fun.

Make the ads big or make them small, I don't care, but please stop them yo-yo-ing the text up and down.

ThinMan


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RE: Expanding and Collapsing Ads

I've asked about this also. There are discussions out there of people who think they have a virus because of these ads. Kind of sad.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/suggest/msg0410390224878.html?2


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RE: Expanding and Collapsing Ads

Most members aren't bothered by or don't see any ads, moving or otherwise.

I'm sure the folks at the link below can help you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Computer Help Forum


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RE: Expanding and Collapsing Ads

That's blatantly untrue. This site is free to users because of the ads, which is appreciated. Just not this type of ad.


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RE: Expanding and Collapsing Ads

Huh?


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RE: Expanding and Collapsing Ads

Did you have a question, albert?

A couple weeks ago it was for Target. This week I've seen it once (since I've usually scrolled down the page by the time it opens) and it was for Pepsi and Lay's chips.

I'm not complaining, just trying to offer constructive criticism to a site I love dearly. It's in everyone's best interest for the ads to be as effective as possible.

Since all of the forum pages take at least one scroll to start reading the thread titles, ads at the top of the page are the least effective on this particular site. The ads to the left are the only ones I usually see. Another option would be to lock the top in place with frames and have the rest of the page scroll under it. I'm sure a focus group would yield the same info, and probably already has, if anyone cares to research it. I'm no longer a rat in that race.


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RE: Expanding and Collapsing Ads

That's blatantly untrue.
I'm sorry. What is blatantly untrue?

Most members aren't bothered by or don't see any ads, moving or otherwise.
Maybe I should have said that I am never bothered by any ads here and know that a 'lot' of other members are never bothered by them either.


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