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Ace advertising has got to go

The Ace advertising has got to go.  every time you change pages....and with a timer?  Come on!  Cut my visit to Instructables short today because of them.  Not a happy camper.

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mikeasaurus4 years ago
Thanks for letting us know. Our advertisers sometimes launch things like this which is beyond what was agreed upon, we're fixing it as we speak!
If you are seeing the ACE Advertisement and have a complaint, read the comment from mikeasaurus first please! :-)
I have had similar issues when viewing the page on an older MacBook. Until the ad loads, I am dead in the water. And often, this ad refuses to cloe, which prevents further navigation of the Instructables website. Only the ACE ads have had this effect (including the lame: "How often will you visit us?" Poll).
Hmmm, that's not good. I can't replicate those results at the moment, but we're looking into it.
Kiteman4 years ago
Turn pro, and you get a lot fewer adverts. I have never seen this "Ace" advert of which you speak.

If you cannot afford pro, create a cool project, and get a free pro membership for being featured.

If you can't manage that, install an adblocker.
markmc99 (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
Kiteman for the last 3 or 4 years I have enjoyed just lurking and have been very happy watching the ads. This is obtrusive and over the line. When I open a page my screen is held hostage for 5-8 seconds until the timer counts down. Once I finish that page and go to the next step, the same ad pops up and I have to wait for the timer.

Advertising like this really turns me off and right now I wouldn't go into an Ace Hardware store if they were giving away free stuff. I am sorry but if it continues, Instructables will lose me because it's no fun at all. There are too many other sites I can be spending time on.
You note that the ad is gone now.

As far as I know, HQ has set conditions on the kind of ads allowed on the site, including that they do not harm reader interaction or enjoyment of the site, such as pop-ups that cover what you want to read, or very loud adverts that play automatically.

An advert that actually stops the page and forces you to read it, as you describe, would also be a contravention of that condition, so I think you can take the credit for highlighting the problem to HQ, and having the ad removed.

Thank you.
I have had similar issues when viewing the page on an older MacBook. Until the ad loads, I am dead in the water. And often, this ad refuses to cloe, which prevents further navigation of the Instructables website. Only the ACE ads have had this effect (including the lame: "How often will you visit us?" Poll).

Would you consider re-posting this at the top level, so that Mikeasaurus and the other staff are more likely to notice it?
Sorry...Don't actually know what "re-posting this at top level" means. Can you clarify?
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