- Feb 4, 2009
Here’s what it did to me following the above
Per what a previous poster stated, I’ve found Firefox mobile browser fixes the problem but as you said now I don’t see any ads...These ridiculous ads are a complete turn off if you're on mobile. I don't even visit the forums anymore when I'm on my smartphone, because in just 2 seconds the entire page is filled with an absurd ad that covers the entire page and you can't scroll it away.
The fact that this problem persists (I remember complaining about it after they switched over to the new forum) shows just how incompetent the administrative staff is here at handling these issues. And when you turn on an ad blocker, they complain because their ad revenue drops
Yeah, but this problem for me is specific to Anandtech forums. All the other forums I browse with Chrome mobile don't have this problem. And the fact that it's been around for a LONG time now and they still haven't fixed it is really off putting.Per what a previous poster stated, I’ve found Firefox mobile browser fixes the problem but as you said now I don’t see any ads...
While we understand (and share!) your frustration, we must humbly insist that you maintain a level of decorum in this FORMAL Issues and Feedback forum, please. The actual Purch folks who read what you wrote would have fixed this by now were it in their power to do so. Please do not insult them further, nor anyone else.The fact that this problem persists (I remember complaining about it after they switched over to the new forum) shows just how incompetent the administrative staff is here at handling these issues.
I know this suggestion sucks because it’s only value is to view AT ForumsI was wondering why I havent visited much recently. Just now taking about 40 minutes to post a response as ads still making the site FUBAR for mobile probably top of the list
Blank white screen still happening on mobile site about 50% of the time. There is now also a Red Bull advert that not only puts a pop up along the edges of the screen that you have to close, but then it still has a third bar at the bottom obscuring more of the page that has a close button that doesn't always work.
For the first time, this hit me on Firefox on the iPad. Some damned "Prodigal Son on Fox" ad...and it's non-stop.
I think I have come to the conclusion in my opinion from what I am seeing here, and especially in the three posts above. It seems to me that the web server or some JS was not configured properly for displaying the correct layout for mobile browsers. The server or JS does detect the mobile browser, and does display the correct forum layout that the site developers wanted, however in my opinion the web developers forgot something. I think they forgot to configure the JS or the forum web server to tell the ad site that it is mobile browser. Another very likely possibility is that the ad provider web server or developers just never did any configuration for specific device types, thus every request for an ad, the server will think that it is a PC that is sending the request.Just checked the forum on my phone and the ads are STILL a major problem which doesn't let you use the site. Do the advertisers know that their ad/customer experience is so poor?
It's a shame they aren't going to fix this.