• We're giving away a Cyclingnews water bottle! Find out more here!

what has happened to this website...

Page 2 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
Sep 18, 2010
9
0
0
Please, do something about the new ad popups! I can not read an entire article. A pop up comes up every few seconds! If I can't read an article there is no need to come to cyclingnews!
 

sam

Nov 13, 2014
78
0
0
slopoke said:
Please, do something about the new ad popups! I can not read an entire article. A pop up comes up every few seconds! If I can't read an article there is no need to come to cyclingnews!
Hi could you explain what you mean by "new ad popups" could you screenshot it so we can understand a little more please.
 
In the past week, I have been getting redirects to the App Store and some very sketchy-looking popover ads when accessing the site from a mobile device. I never had these things happen before.
 
sam said:
slopoke said:
Please, do something about the new ad popups! I can not read an entire article. A pop up comes up every few seconds! If I can't read an article there is no need to come to cyclingnews!
Hi could you explain what you mean by "new ad popups" could you screenshot it so we can understand a little more please.
I don't know if this is what slopoke was referring to, but I am now getting "streaming" popup ads, appearing in the upper right hand side of the page (on a pc), when I open a new article to read. And I don't see an easy way to halt or pause the ad so I can read in peace. If this continues, I absolutely will not use your site while at work (perhaps you're in cahoots with my employer?) because streaming is not allowed even if I'm "off the clock" on a break.

ESPN has long had the same type of streaming video when you open an article, but the "stop/pause" button is easily visible so I can turn it off.
 
Re:

shalgo said:
In the past week, I have been getting redirects to the App Store and some very sketchy-looking popover ads when accessing the site from a mobile device. I never had these things happen before.
Once again today, I keep getting redirected to ads that lead to the app store when accessing the forum on an iphone. It has happened once just while typing this message.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS