1. applejosh's Avatar
    The past couple of days, I've seen an annoying popup ad at the bottom of the screen on the main iMore site. It seems that I have a proclivity to accidentally activate that into some sort of full screen HP ad (full screen in that it grays out the page but doesn't seem to ever fully load) that 1) takes forever to load and 2) doesn't seem to be easily dismissed. I've had to shutdown the Safari tab just to get a functioning browser back. Is this hopefully just some sort of experiment that will be summarily dismissed as too invasive, or is iMore moving towards these more "prevalent" modes of advertisement? (Or maybe I'm just unlucky, and it's a good thing that I have a Mac instead of an HP running Internet Explorer where I could get into all sorts of trouble with unintended clicking.)
    04-20-2014 08:56 AM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Get Ad Blocker. That's how I fixed that annoying ad.
    04-20-2014 04:19 PM
  3. taz323's Avatar
    Have it on my desk top, haven't seen a way around it.
    04-20-2014 04:50 PM
  4. James Falconer's Avatar
    Next time you see this, capture a screenshot and share here! Thanks
    04-21-2014 09:14 AM
  5. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I get it as well on my MacBook Air when viewing the full site.
    Good Luck
    04-21-2014 11:39 PM
  6. James Falconer's Avatar
    04-22-2014 09:42 AM
  7. Jim Bowlingman's Avatar
    I HATE these ads. They've reduced my opinion of HP, and will keep me from coming back to iMore. Too bad. It's not such a bad site, except for this.
    04-28-2014 11:34 PM
  8. applejosh's Avatar
    Here's one from this morning (that's popped up a couple of times).

    Full Screen Ads (kind of?)-screen-shot-2014-06-13-8.59.53-am.jpg
    06-13-2014 09:03 AM
  9. James Falconer's Avatar
    When ads like that are in rotation with our ad partner, they should appear no more than once per day, per browser.
    06-13-2014 02:40 PM
  10. applejosh's Avatar
    When ads like that are in rotation with our ad partner, they should appear no more than once per day, per browser.
    Well, maybe, but I imagine I'm not the only one who frequently flushes cache/cookies or operates in private browse mode sometimes. This was the third time I had it this morning (all while logged in as me) since I cleared history a few times. Regardless, full page ads are not only annoying as heck and turn me off to a site, but they seem to take forever to load, delaying me from actually using the site. I've had it hang for quite a while before and just gave up and went to a different site. I like iMore/Mobile Nations and understand that you need to pay the bills, but when they interfere with the experience of actually using a site, they might not be the bargain they appear to be if users go elsewhere. I don't want to use an ad blocker and block all revenue due you, but I really dislike these kinds of in your face tactics.
    06-13-2014 09:45 PM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    These ads are getting annoying

    06-14-2014 11:40 AM
  12. James Falconer's Avatar
    Your screenshot upload is borked!?
    06-16-2014 09:18 AM
  13. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I have a question, do we have a way to eliminate these ads? Like how sites have a premium (Donation) badge that'll alow them to block the ads?

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    06-17-2014 07:55 AM
  14. James Falconer's Avatar
    I have a question, do we have a way to eliminate these ads? Like how sites have a premium (Donation) badge that'll alow them to block the ads?

    Sent from a larger than life device using Tapatalk!
    Not at this time unfortunately.
    06-17-2014 09:09 AM
  15. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Not at this time unfortunately.
    If it ever does, I'll sign on!


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    06-17-2014 02:04 PM

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