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Pop up again.

thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 72,268 Senior Member
Well...the pop up is back but this one was a total crack up. It supposedly was from Southern New England Telephone...which was gobbled up by ATT many years ago...SNET doesn’t even exist.

I should have taken a screenshot...but I didn’t!

Replies to: Pop up again.

  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Posts: 84,199 Forum Champion
    Yes, pop ups again. How do these happen and why can’t they be prevented?
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Posts: 84,199 Forum Champion
    My pop up says it’s for an AT&T anniversary award. Lol
  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Super Moderator Posts: 36,541 Super Moderator
    @thumper1, please be sure to tag Sorin when you have issues.

    @CCadmin_Sorin
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 72,268 Senior Member
    edited December 6
    Screen shot sent...because, of course....it happened again. @CCadmin_Sorin
  • MusakParentMusakParent Registered User Posts: 679 Member
    I am getting these too. Just on an iPad never on my laptop. Super annoying. I have a screenshot but I’m not sure where to send it.
  • evergreen5evergreen5 Registered User Posts: 1,143 Senior Member
    This morning there's a super annoying pop up at the bottom of the screen from Bloomingdales. As I go to click the X to close it, the ad moves (taking up to half the screen) as if I'm chasing the X and its trying to escape. I have some choice words for this particular bit of advertising but they're not fit to post here.
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 38,397 Super Moderator
    edited December 8
    This morning there's a super annoying pop up at the bottom of the screen from Bloomingdales.
    As an FYI, I had this yesterday and already reported it to the admin, who is pushing the complaint up the food chain. Fingers crossed.
  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 Registered User Posts: 629 Member
    I am experiencing the same as @evergreen5, bloomingdales and soundwaves adds, moving up and down from the bottom of the screen. It is very annoying when it moves up and covers half the page, and although it will move back down on its own, you still have to hit the x to completely get rid of it.
  • evergreen5evergreen5 Registered User Posts: 1,143 Senior Member
    edited December 8
    Note to some young, upstart advertisers who think they're being so creative at catching attention: I am much more likely to actually read words if the ad doesn't move. I literally cannot stand moving text and will avert my eyes to the extent possible while thinking swear words at the business being advertised. If your ad is visually nauseating in any way, believe me, you have failed.
  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 Registered User Posts: 629 Member
    ^^^Agreed. I get that they want to draw attention to the ad, and making it move is one way to do that. But it is distracting and annoying. And, because it's moving, sometimes I go to click on the X, miss it, and hit the ad. ARGH. Then they think they are getting a 'click', which makes me even more annoyed.....I played a part in contributing to positive metrics on CC. 8-|
  • gumbogalgumbogal Registered User Posts: 22 Junior Member
    Now I am getting pop ups that move up from the bottom of the screen to obscure the menu on the top left hand side of the screen - the list of links that start with Forum Home and Latest Posts. Not sure whose bright idea it was to have pop ups that obscure user navigation features that were presumably carefully thought out when they were developed. They make the site more cumbersome to use and I'm pretty close to being done with it. I can't be the only one.
  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 Registered User Posts: 11,921 Senior Member
    Looks like CC uses Quantcast to serve ads. They'll probably need to complain to them, in turn, and say their users don't want to see super-obtrusive popup ads.

    When ads become really obnoxious, people start leaving or using adblockers. Most ad-serving companies should know this....
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