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Jun 1, 2014 09:28 AM

Get rid of thoes jump out boxes or lose me

I'll march on this one, either they go or I go

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  1. Is this some kind of ad you're referring to? I had complained for years til I finally installed Ad Blocker Plus. Never see such things any more.

    1. I, too, have Ad Blocker Plus (free Google app) and don't ever have any pop-ups.

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      1. re: andimal1

        Thanks to both c oliver and andimal1

        1. re: wewwew

          Ditto, I'm glad I ran across this......

      2. Those rarely pop up but are extremely annoying. When you have a Chrome browser expanded beyond the width of the Chowhound screen, and there the gray background columns surrounding it, an ad for "In the hall" "Shop equipment" slides underneath/behind the ad and into the gray section and then back over the original ad. It's like two screen shuffling over one another.

        1. I really don't understand the attitude of the OP. "Either they go or I go" well lets see, they are the paid advertisers that keep this site free for all of us to use and appreciate. You are a contributor to this free venue who is complaining about how it's kept free.............hmmmm not a hard decision for me to make on who to keep.

          Why do so many people think that Chow is accountable to them or owes them some kind of explanation for their actions? I don't get it honestly.

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          1. re: jrvedivici

            I don't agree with the "Either they go..." but I think it's important to point out irritating ads. If the ads are annoying enough to prompt people to start using Adblock, those ads are ultimately causing Chow to lose revenue.

            1. re: hyperbowler

              Please note that I've agreed you AND junior. Both good ponts.

              1. re: hyperbowler

                I'm glad I installed Adblocker. I don't mind ads, but when they get in the way of the content and make you take action, it's really irritating. I get more upset at the company than anything, and if nothing else, it makes me not want to trade with them.

                It's almost impossible to play Angry Birds anymore.They put a banner on the top right, so when you are trying to boomerang the green bird, you can't even see where he is.

              2. re: jrvedivici

                What I really don't get is this: Who is actually out there clicking on ads?
                Boggles my mind. In all my years of interwebz I've never clicked on an ad ever, not even one time, even before I had adblock.

                I have a theory that most people who click ads are 50 or older, so probably a lot of folks on this site.

                1. re: EatFoodGetMoney

                  # 1 is 65+
                  # 2 is 18-24
                  # 3 is 35-44
                  # 4 is 55-64
                  (video ads)

                  1. re: EatFoodGetMoney

                    I have a friend who’s a Web site designer and he told me about a study done by an advertising agency (this was a few years ago) that indicated that (1) women click through ads 2 to 1 over men; (2) those women tend to come from lower income households than the average Web user; (3) they tend to be less educated than the average user; and (4) are more likely to live outside of the major metropolitan areas. Not surprisingly, these people click most frequently to enter sweepstakes or in the hope of getting something for free. Doesn’t sound like the typical Chowhound demographic to me. I’ll bet even those of us without AdBlock click through infrequently if at all.

                    1. re: JoanN

                      None of that is surprising, other than that women click 100% more than men, that's definitely interesting.

                      I'm glad everyone isn't like us though, or we'd be paying to use websites haha.
                      Kinda like how irresponsible borrowers get their rates jacked, and those high ass rates are what keep our (responsible folk) rates low. It's like the opposite of pooled risk. I love it because I directly benefit from others mistakes, it's usually the opposite.

                      1. re: JoanN

                        Sounds like what I already knew about life, women are the root of all evil.

                        1. re: jrvedivici

                          Hey! < blows raspberry>

                          What's amazing to me is that there are still people that fall for the King Mobutu needs your bank acct # email scam but they do.

                    2. re: jrvedivici

                      "they are the paid advertisers that keep this site free for all of us to use"

                      We CHs are the unpaid writers who provide the content that attracts the paid advertisers. So, yes, Chow has some responsibility to keep the site attractive to us.