NOTE - This is NOT a whining complaint!
The recent changes adding advertisements isn't too awfully bad, but there do seem to be some quirks I'd like to point out.
(all observations are when logged into ATS)
Internet Explorer ver. 11 (on a PC or laptop) (no ad blocking)
- No major issues, and seemingly no redirects as reported by others.
Firefox latest ver (updated yesterday) (on a PC / laptop) (no ad blocking tools)
- Total Disaster! Every other page load of blows up. Page
displays huge and broken. Refresh will fix, but usually takes 2-3 tries to get page loaded properly (doesn't matter what page). Also getting error
message stating "Looks like you're using an ad blocking tool...some features restricted". Only problem is, I'm not
using an ad blocking tool.
Note - FF is my preferred browser, so this is disappointing.
Android (Samsung Galaxy S9) (fully updated) (no blocking tool)
- Seems to work 'okay', but ad placement right at the bottom of the screen
interferes with typing text, is highly vulnerable to accidental click (to ad), and also interferes with the 'back' function (again vulnerable to
accidental click). I realize real estate on a phone is tight, but ad placement anywhere
but here would be preferable. To me, this problem is
so bothersome I've stopped visiting ATS on my Android device. Advertisers getting clicks through deceptive and predatory practices is just not okay
in my book. Ads, fine, but not where they get these clicks by interfering with the operation of the site or a device hoping you'll accidentally click
on their ad.
On a good note - Thank you ATS for keeping the terrestrial device ads on the left side of the page (or top/bottom), and off the right side of the
page. That is huge and a big plus in avoiding erroneous clicks!
Now for my question / request - Can ATS somehow please move the pop-up ad on Android from the bottom of the screen? That location is highly
disruptive, and forces a 'close' before you can touch anything else. Very irritating.
FWIW, just thought I would share, and I hope this information is helpful.
edit on 12/14/2018 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason