Obnoxious ads

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Say, your ads have all of a sudden become really obnoxious... a) Animated ads are an abomination -- you're trying to read something, and something nearby is winking and flashing away, and b) hover-over pop-ups are even worse trend, the only way they could be more annoying is if they played sound too. You're going to make me resort to AdBlock, aren't you? C'mon, you're the best site of your kind in existence, have some editorial content standards about what kinds of ads you admit.
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Rod Pullmann

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Posted 6 years ago

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Zac Johnson, Official Rep

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Hi Rod,
We do have advertising standards but the ad types you mention are within those standards. The majority of the revenue-generating ads available to us are animated. Similarly, the hover-over pop-ups help keep the lights on. We also have limits to what kinds of site takeovers, skins and interstitials we will accept, but unfortunately in order for us to keep the site going, we need to incorporate some of these more intrusive ad types.

I understand where you are coming from but the simple fact is that we need the revenue associated with these ads to keep the site alive and kicking.

Hope this helps explain our situation.
Zac