Hey ladies, I was lurking in November (as my due date is kind of on the fence and I never carry to 40 weeks!) and they had a thread about the annoying pop ups that are on this site now, so I figured I would bring it up in here, too. I don't know about you, but I don't even want to log on anymore because of how annoying it is when you go to a new page here! I hate it because I've only just been a member for a few weeks and I really enjoy being on here! Please, if you feel the same way, email Missyj@pregnancy.org and let her know (or send her a PM @ missyj) how frustrating it is. She said she welcomes our feedback on this matter, so lets let her know how frustrating it is... that we just want to come here and talk about our experiences without being hit up by crappy ads!!!
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Ii emailed her and included a screenshot. I view the forum on my iPad, and I don't know where it's supposed to show, but for me it covers the top of the forum or any posts. So I can't always read everything and I can't click any of the drop down menus. It's so frustrating!!! Definitely everyone should email her!!!
Oh and closing it doesn't work for me. Just shifts it down a couple lines
It is very annoying, but it's only temporary. I think the world has worse problems so I'm not letting it get to me. There's a sticky at the top of the page about it. Please don't quit logging in forever because of it! Preg.org is too great of a place to let one ad scare you away!
I get that it's probably worse if you're viewing the boards from something smaller than a laptop. I'm finding (on my laptop) if I just ignore it, let it be and work around it I'm getting used to it and it doesn't bother me so much.
Also, some people have been able to block it completely using AdWare (I think it was that?) on Firefox.
It's annoying for me because I am on vacation and checking in from my iPhone. That ad takes up a lot of screen. Usually I can just overlook the ads but this ones pretty annoying.
It's certainly affected how long I stay on pg.org per day.
The part that annoys me the most is that I have a pop-up blocker for a reason--- but it still manages to bypass it. And when I manually close it, it never totally goes away... but once I change the page, it goes back to its fully-expanded form.
On the laptop with out a mouse I have to scroll more to get to the buttons to submit posts. I dont like it but like Ash said there are worse things to be worked up about.
♥ Amanda ♥
♥ Mom to: Jesse 16, Jacob 5, Ethan 3, Eli 2, & baby Andrew ♥
One of the mods gave this tip. Hope it works for at least some of you.
Tools, at top of internet browser page
Internet options, at bottom of list
Security, second tab on top
Restricted sites, last logo on settings
Sites, click on tab
And add http://pshared.5min.com
It will stop the ad pop up and keep it away
Hopefully it works for you and helps with the frustration
Looks like it's gone!