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I hate the full page popups you have to delete when the site opens. If I want something from them I will hunt them

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kelseymh

8 years ago

Yes. And often the deletion doesn't even work right. What the advertiser has labelled "close" actually ends up taking you to their site. It's not just Instructables -- these are being fed from one of the big ad services companies (like Google).

I don't know if the contract Instructables has allows them to disallow these or not, unfortunately. I do know that I have stopped visiting two other major sites which now have these popping up (ScienceNews and NewScientist).

I do not see them myself on I'bles because I have a paid ("pro") account. There is also software you can install (AdBlock) which should disable them.

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trogabirdkelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

I guess they want to bug you enough that you will subscribe to premium service but I WLL JUST QUIT VISITING THE SITES.

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kelseymhtrogabird

Reply 8 years ago

Not at all. As I tried to explain above, the individual sites (Instructables, ScienceNews, etc.) generally do not have any control over what ads get shown, except for issues of "decency" (e.g., they can block adult-themed ads). I don't know if this specifically true on I'bles.