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  1. Flow39's Avatar
    Every page I visit has a full page ad pop up once or twice while I am trying to browse the forums (website). Is this intentional, and is there a way to fix this? Can we put the ads on the side please? No offense to iMore, I am just asking a question
    09-13-2014 12:53 AM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    Every page I visit has a full page ad pop up once or twice while I am trying to browse the forums (website). Is this intentional, and is there a way to fix this? Can we put the ads on the side please? No offense to iMore, I am just asking a question
    Install the Ad Blocker browser extension if you dare. But remember, if you do that, Rene's Godkids wonít be able to eat. Those ads pay the bills.
    bamf-hacker and Flow39 like this.
    09-13-2014 12:58 AM
  3. Flow39's Avatar
    Install the Ad Blocker browser extension if you dare. But remember, if you do that, Rene's Godkids wonít be able to eat. Those ads pay the bills.
    I am using the website on iPad, so no go on AdBlock for me. Plus I wouldn't want to use AdBlock because it stops iMore from making money. I was just hoping we could maybe move the ads somewhere else, or make them not full page every time I go to a new page.
    09-13-2014 01:01 AM
  4. TurboTiger's Avatar
    What a PIA.
    Come on guys. I know you have bills to pay but this is really annoying.
    Good Luck
    jimpilot and Flow39 like this.
    09-13-2014 12:47 PM
  5. applejosh's Avatar
    I noticed this earlier. Mobile Safari (or any app that uses the web view on the iPad) will show a full screen app on every page load. I've curtailed my use of the site as a result. (I also sent a tweet to the @imore account.) I understand the need to generate revenue, but there comes a point where it's just too much hassle to actual visit the site (like any full page ad on the mobile device where you have to try and tap that small freakin' X to close it). I've all but given up on visiting iMore except when at home and on my laptop.
    jimpilot likes this.
    09-13-2014 05:04 PM
  6. MikeNNN's Avatar
    Man, do I agree. The site is unusable on an iPad. An ad popped up twice in the two minutes it took me to type this. I had to close the ad to continue typing. When I follow a link to iMore from Feedly it's worse: most times, an ad pops up and I can't remove it and I have to quit the program completely.

    Unbelievably unusable site. And that's aside from most of a page's eial estate being taken up by static ads.

    Please consider your readers and fix this ASAP.
    jimpilot and Flow39 like this.
    09-13-2014 09:58 PM
  7. jimpilot's Avatar
    I have to agree. I get paying the bills but full page ads on each page load has made the site almost unusable on my iPad.

    Will have to explore other site options if this continues
    Flow39 likes this.
    09-13-2014 11:09 PM
  8. cardfan's Avatar
    Have to agree as well. Just not usable on an iPhone or iPad. And that new top bar is just flat out annoying. Have to use tapatalk just to tolerate the forums now.
    applejosh and Flow39 like this.
    09-13-2014 11:20 PM
  9. Flow39's Avatar
    Have to agree as well. Just not usable on an iPhone or iPad. And that new top bar is just flat out annoying. Have to use tapatalk just to tolerate the forums now.
    That's what I've had to end up doing. The ads have stopped me from using the site.
    09-13-2014 11:30 PM
  10. applejosh's Avatar
    Have to agree as well. Just not usable on an iPhone or iPad. And that new top bar is just flat out annoying. Have to use tapatalk just to tolerate the forums now.
    Glad to see I'm not the only one that thinks that top bar is kind of annoying on mobile. I suppose it's supposed to mimc how mobile Safari hides and shows the address bar when scrolling, etc., but I never thought of that as something that should be emulated elsewhere. I barely tolerate it on the OS level.
    09-14-2014 07:56 AM
  11. applejosh's Avatar
    I was told on Twitter that the full page ad on every page load on mobile was a bug and they were working to fix it. From past conversations, I believe full page ads should only appear once a day (unless you have the audacity to use private browsing or different browser apps throughout the day in which case you'll see them more often since their appearance is based on cookies in the browser).

    I guess best case for me would be if they skipped full page ads on the mobile platforms, although that would probably put quite a dent in their revenue since I imagine a significant percentage of users come in through the iPad or iPhone.
    09-14-2014 08:03 AM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Apps in iOS 8 will have more full page ads. Some will be videos, and some will have no x to skip the ad. Some will pop up whenever you switch gears in an app. Check the free version of Words With Friends. It's horrible. What gets me is that Apple seems to think we like ads. They think we will just love iBeacons. Nope, not me. If I want to purchase anything, I know where to look. I don't need ads and Beacons being shoved at me, ruining my iPhone experience. I block most ads in Safari and in some apps. But I don't use an ad block app.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-14-2014 10:23 AM
  13. HankAZ's Avatar
    Apps in iOS 8 will have more full page ads. Some will be videos, and some will have no x to skip the ad. Some will pop up whenever you switch gears in an app. Check the free version of Words With Friends. It's horrible. What gets me is that Apple seems to think we like ads. They think we will just love iBeacons. Nope, not me. If I want to purchase anything, I know where to look. I don't need ads and Beacons being shoved at me, ruining my iPhone experience. I block most ads in Safari and in some apps. But I don't use an ad block app.

    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    I understand the need for ads, to a point. But when they are so prevalent and so intrusive so as to interfere with the overall experience of an app, a game, a device or a website, there quickly comes a point when one realizes that the effort is simply not worth the payoff.

    That’s one of the reasons that I don’t mind paying for apps - many times, if I have a choice between a "free" app (one with ads) and a paid app, the paid version usually gets my vote. The real kicker is when you pay for an app and STILL get ads. That’s just wrong. I think the Latin phrase is "cassius grabbus".
    09-14-2014 10:53 AM
  14. rbiowa's Avatar
    I agree, full page ads once, twice a day. No problem. If I 'have to' see it for them to make money, once each visit. But to have it pop up on every page, and worse yet once I've already started to read, is absolutely ridiculous. Have already discovered viable alternatives if this is not fixed FAST. Would hate to do that since iMore is my go to site for all things iPone/iPad.
    09-14-2014 02:42 PM
  15. mvpilot172's Avatar
    I agree, I've been avoiding the website because of it. The pop up ad is very annoying on my iPad. The top bar gets in the way every time you scroll down. It's starting to look like geocities here!
    09-14-2014 05:56 PM
  16. Marcus Adolfsson's Avatar
    It is a bug, it supposed to be capped at two per day. We have informed ad-ops about the issue.
    taz323, pr1nce, Flow39 and 2 others like this.
    09-14-2014 06:23 PM
  17. Flow39's Avatar
    It is a bug, it supposed to be capped at two per day. We have informed ad-ops about the issue.
    Thanks for looking into this
    09-14-2014 09:17 PM
  18. James Falconer's Avatar
    Thanks to all that reported the issue. Be sure to do the same in the future, we can notify our ad partner immediately on things like this.
    Flow39 likes this.
    09-15-2014 09:53 AM
  19. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Not getting it today.
    Tks guys
    Good Luck
    09-15-2014 07:58 PM
  20. Flow39's Avatar
    Fixed now! Thanks iMore, you're awesome!
    09-15-2014 11:18 PM
  21. UnlimitedEra's Avatar
    I'm glad I don't get much ads on crackberry. But that's how they get money to keep the website alive. Blame the ad service provider. I believe imore doesn't get to chose which ads to view on their website.
    09-16-2014 06:20 AM
  22. applejosh's Avatar
    It is a bug, it supposed to be capped at two per day. We have informed ad-ops about the issue.
    Um, not too long ago, these full page ads were supposedly capped at one per day. I take it this has changed?

    http://forums.imore.com/imore-com-si...ml#post2275191
    09-16-2014 10:59 PM
  23. James Falconer's Avatar
    Um, not too long ago, these full page ads were supposedly capped at one per day. I take it this has changed?

    http://forums.imore.com/imore-com-si...ml#post2275191
    Different campaign, different specifications.
    09-17-2014 10:09 AM
  24. Trees's Avatar
    I'm seeing this tonight on Safari 7.0.6. Clicking the X to dismiss the ad results in a black screen. This has happened four times now when in the forums. Maybe its a temporary glitch?
    Attached Thumbnails What's with the Nonstop Ads?-imore_full_screen_ad1.jpg  
    09-19-2014 07:46 PM
  25. TurboTiger's Avatar
    same here
    09-19-2014 08:40 PM
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