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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box & Feedback' started by ronhoney, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. ronhoney

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    What's with the annoying Radio Shack Ad at the bottom of the screen; it blocks about 1/7 of the screen & I can't find any way to delete.
     

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  2. ozzzy3z

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    Every time I click on a page in Phandroid an annoying Radio Shack ad covers the bottom of the screen. Every page change / every link. In a word annoying. I know Phandroid wants to generate income, but this is overkill. I may not post a lot, but do spend a lot of time here. However I won't keep coming back for long if this continues. Anyone else finding this annoying?
     
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  3. kat3k

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    Exactly! What is with that?? They have apparently found a way to evade pop-up blockers. Since it comes up on EVERY SINGLE page, I'm going to have to take a break from the forum for awhile.:mad:
     
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  4. rambo47

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    What the **** is that??!! There are annoying ads, very annoying ads, and this! Right across the middle of the page, even blocking forum topics. Worst bit of puppyfvck I've ever seen on a site. Freakin' amateur hour with bush-
    League crap like that going on. :mad:
     
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  5. tommy_ed

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    yes, its EXTREMELY annoying!!! i know the site needs to make money but this is really obtrusive.
     
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  6. Vihzel

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    It happens to me too. I get especially frustrated on my tablet because there is no X option on the tablet so it just stays there obtrusively.
     
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  7. Kelmar

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    Moved to appropriate forum so an admin can see and bring to attention of the owner.
     
  8. patchnauty

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    it is absolutely obsurd. i am boycotting this site until its removed. or at least moved.
     
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  9. kat3k

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    What's with the Radio Shack ads all over the page, somehow avoiding pop-up blockers? Very annoying.
     
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  10. pool_shark

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    I agree, it really sucks. I have the ads blocked, so I can no longer see that it's radio shack but the white rectangular box is still present.

    It's really annoying and I wish whomever made the decision to add it would reconsider.
     
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  11. thomasanderson

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    +1. I thought it was maybe something wrong with my computer. Im like why does this giant ad keep popping up, and it wont go away. I understand you guys gotta pay the bills, but this kind of reminds me of Ricky Bobby(Talladega Nights) putting the HUGE "Fig Newton" banner on his windshield.
     
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  12. braj

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    If the adds stay I won't visit this site much more.
     
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  13. pool_shark

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    At the very least allow us to close it once and not have to do it every time you move around the board.
     
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  14. IOWA

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    This ad made me install flash block. I used to actually click on the ads but due to the fixed position advertisement, which is not removable in any way shape or form, and basically makes browsing via my Android 2.2 devices a complete waste of time, you will not be receiving any more clicks or views from me.
     
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  15. HomelessDepot

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    Please fix this - you've forced me to turn Adblock on :(. And the forum is unbearable to use from my phone.

    -HD
     
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  16. Demache

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    Use the mobile version of this site on your phone. Its extremely bare bones (text and hyperlinks only with a posting box). But it doesn't have any ads.
     
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  17. Jcarmicha

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    Most annoying ad I've ever seen.
     
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  18. Les Common

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    Chrome, Opera current and beta, IE.

    All of them have the bottom portion of the web content blocked.

    I browse via pagedown, not clickaclickaclickaclickaclicka.

    No way to see what's under the RatShack blurb w/out clickaclickaclicka.

    And there's a little cosmetic x on the top right that does not respond to a click in any way other than changing the x a tad. Doesn't close the window. Borken. Wonder if it counts as an ad click? $$$$$

    I probalbly read this sight too much anyway. Time to take a break and see if folks come to their senses.

    And I don't see where breaking such a useful and informative web site is going to garner any positive mojo for RatShack- certainly not from me.

    Later, guys.

    -Les
     
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  19. Thefoodman52

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    Dude!! Every page, I mean every one, I have this annoying radioshack popup ad that blocks out the middle of my screen that ALWAYS comes up!! On my phone, and on here with my computer.
    To top that, every 5th link I click to go around here, I get a full page re-direct to some shopping ad!!! WHAT THE @#$%!!!

    As much as I hate the look of it, the mobile version of the page might be what I'm gonna start looking at from now on... that or start using firefox to block anything flash based for this site. >.>


    I get they're for revenue, but when it becomes so in-the-way that it makes me want to STOP coming here, it's an issue.
     
  20. dan330

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    yeah... it is annoying.

    but not intrusive.

    i wonder how much $ they are getting for that annoying addition to the bottom of every page!!!
    Money can make anything happen! someone has to pay for this website and the owner has to make a few bucks on it. I see no problem with that!

    just wish... it was not so annoying
     
  21. saps

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    yeah I just use adblock plus, sorry admininstration
     
  22. Slug

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    Without ad revenue there would be no site.... unless access was via subscription-only. That I suspect would be even less palatable to the members.

    Rob is well aware that some of the ads served up are overly intrusive. Unfortunately he and the Admins have no control over individual ads, and can only voice their concerns to the hosting company. As can be seen from their responses in this thread, they have been successful before and hopefully will be again.
     
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  23. Kelmar

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    Word from the owner late last night is that "I agree that ad is annoying. I'm gonna yell at them tomorrow to take it down."
     
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  24. braj

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    I'm talking about this specific add.
     

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