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Not one to grumble (I've accepted life without an avatar) I'm having to complain about the 'Roll over' adverts at the head of the page.

I usually have a few tabs open at a time and cannot reach them without catching the advert. It really annoys me as it is slow to close and I can't 'back-up' with it on. AngrySuper AngryNoLightning

Please do something about it.
 

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yep, they annoy me too, and the "seat" one keeps covering the forums,blogs review tabs if you catch it,,,grr.


why dont you get austin7 to upload you an avatar, just add your name to he list on this thread.not ideal i know, but better than being naked so to speak

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We have to pay for this site somehow...

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Andrew Everard:
We have to pay for this site somehow...

 I'm all for the making of money but a little less intrusively/ more ergonomically.

The fact that they are so close to the headers means they literally get in the way. If you put the rollovers at the side or foot of the page it would be easier to use without continually triggering them.

 

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andyb190:
The fact that they are so close to the headers means they literally get in the way. If you put the rollovers at the side or foot of the page it would be easier to use without continually triggering them.

Can't see the problem myself, in a variety of browsers, but comments will be passed on to the DM Team and the Ad Sales people. As with the magazine, we on the editorial side neither sell nor place the adverts on the site.

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Thankyou.....and thankyou

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Yep ,we're typically as surprised as you are by the ads that appear - I keeping waiting for the cool Bond Blu-rays ones to appear again!

But I have decreed that none should cause usability issues - so i'll rap some knuckles tomorrow! 

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andyb190:

Not one to grumble (I've accepted life without an avatar) I'm having to complain about the 'Roll over' adverts at the head of the page.

I usually have a few tabs open at a time and cannot reach them without catching the advert. It really annoys me as it is slow to close and I can't 'back-up' with it on. AngrySuper AngryNoLightning

Please do something about it.

 I've just sorted your avatar.

 As for those rollover ads I will really have to hold myself back to stop a full blown rant coming on Smile

Whenever I see one that prevents any functionality of our sites I am on the phone to ads quicker than you can say "why did that happen?"

There have been occasions where ads have been deployed that prevent main navigations working in some browsers, the stick I keep under my desk is large and pointy...

But the site does have to paid for somehow.
 

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I gladly accept the ads and even pay attention to them at times ( more frequently since I became an avatar toting forum member) but they were just impinging enough to make me post this thread.

As always you have responded quickly and now I'm ''as
happy as a man who thought a cat had done its business on his pie but then it
turned out to be a really big blackberry."



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Hey didn"t you mean Raspberry, Huh? me I hate ads to but necessary evil I suppose.

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This one keeps opening even when I'm not hovering it. I'm not being petty, it's really annoying.

 

 

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yep, i know what you mean....and it keeps chopping off the sides of posts too. come on whf,i understand the need for ads..after all the site needs to be paid for. but seriously not at the expense of usability

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Can only agree about this....grrrr......

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It still never fails to amaze me that people moan on here that adverts catch your eye. That is surely the whole point of advertising and in this particular example at least it is a relevant advertiser and one that could be really useful to someone as opposed to some ads on some sites out there.


 

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stuffsurfer:

Itÿstill never fails to amaze me that people moan on hereÿthat adverts catch your eye. That is surely the whole point of advertising and in this particular example at least it is a relevant advertiser and one that could be really useful to someone as opposed to some ads on some sites out there.

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It still never fails to amaze me how people moan on here without understanding what they are moaning about.

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stuffsurfer:

It still never fails to amaze me that people moan on here that adverts catch your eye. That is surely the whole point of advertising and in this particular example at least it is a relevant advertiser and one that could be really useful to someone as opposed to some ads on some sites out there.


 

its not the fact there is ads, its just when they hinder using the site, read the thread properly
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