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New ads are now taking up more than half the screen in my phone. Can this pleased be fixed? Thank you.

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  1. It's on every board / screen this morning. Is anyone going to address this?

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    1. re: LNG212

      Hi there, some of our ads can be taller and require you to scroll down further. As long as they do not interrupt your experience with audio you haven't triggered, we consider these acceptable.

      1. re: patsully

        First, it isn't just a "large" ad. It's also smaller ads with lots of empty space (attaching another screen shot). So that response doesn't make sense to me.

        Second, why does it not surprise me at all that Chow doesn't care that the ad takes up the entire screen of the phone, given the recent ad-heavy/favoring changes? If I can't see the thread titles or read anything without scrolling (after all the jumpiness, mind you) an entire page down, then I'll skip reading on my phone, which is too bad since I'm not on my regular computer all the time.

         
        1. re: LNG212

          Thanks, that's a different issue that we'll investigate as the ad should fill the space in that case too.

          We'll continue to work on mobile page speeds and the jumpiness issue which can be caused by the ad load.

    2. This Target ad hogs the entire screen on mobile. It jumps into view when I click on the search icon. Ironically, the ad then obscures the search box and I'm unable to use the function!

       
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      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Hi Melanie.

        We'll look into the ad overlaying the search bar (we saw it happen with a different ad). If you refresh the page, it dismisses the ad and you can then use the search bar.

        1. re: DeborahL

          Same problem here with the Morningstar Farms ad on Android phone. Refreshing doesn't help and the ad covers the menu bar so I can't access the page controls.

          1. re: Allstonian

            Thanks, appreciate these examples where the ad overlays page elements. We're working on this and hope to have it fixed soon.

            1. re: Allstonian

              Same problem on iPhone. This wasn't the issue for me originally (just the size was) but now the ad is obscuring the "chow" menu and everything else up there.

              Thanks for looking into it.

            2. re: DeborahL

              Refreshing hasn't worked most of the time.

          2. This ad is what prompted me to get ABP for my phone. That fixed the problem, and all future problems in about 3 minutes.

              1. re: Melanie Wong

                I tried to upload that screenshot on the other thread... new phone and I must've done something wrong. Anyway, me too!

                1. re: Melanie Wong

                  This is exactly what it looks like on my phone. No way to navigate. Please fix this!

                2. Anyone else on this site who cannot Log Off? I'm about fed up.

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                  1. re: miss_belle

                    On mobile, the only page that is not hijacked at the top of screen seems to be the chow.com homepage. The ad is placed further down so you have a chance to use the navigation tools.

                    This is really awful.

                    1. re: miss_belle

                      I've tried refreshing the page, but then the Target ad zooms in before I can touch the navigation drawer. Or the browser crashes. This sucks big time.

                      1. re: Melanie Wong

                        Yeah, tell me about it. Like I said I'm fed up. If they don't want you logging off a site I consider that a problem.

                        1. re: miss_belle

                          Hey guys, we're working on this as we speak. Appreciate your patience.

                          To log out on the mobile site, visit your profile settings by clicking the gear in the menu. Then click on the active "Newsletters" tab to see additional options.

                           
                          1. re: patsully

                            And again, the mobile ads hide the navigation tools on every page except the Chow.com home page. So one needs to go there to get to the profile.

                    2. The ad on my phone is blocking the navigation buttons like the red rectangle, star, "my" button and search button. I thought these huge ads couldn't get worse but they have. This is getting ridiculous.

                      1. We've released a fix for this. Let us know if you encounter the issue again.

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                        1. re: DeborahL

                          Thanks! The homepage ad I saw just now was still big and obtrusive, but it didn't obscure navigation tools. And the one on a regional board was relatively small.

                           
                           
                          1. re: squid kun

                            I'm seeing the same on my phone.

                            Let me just mention that last night the ad on the homepage was below the top photo and content teaser. I thought that was smart design so that an enticing Chow image is the first thing one sees on the home page. Now when someone navigates to the home page, other than the words Chow at top, the first impression is of a giant commercial ad and that's a pretty big turn off.