Writing reviews blocked by advertising boxes.

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The review writing box was blocked by advertising for an upcoming film which I have no interest in filming. It took several attempts to refresh the screen to get rid of the box, but it was very frustrating to not be able to click off of it to continue writing my review. 
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Mark W

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Karen, Employee

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Hi Mark. Thanks for posting. Which film page were you looking at where the review box was blocked?
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Mark W

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The advertisement (for "What They Had") has come up on every review I have tried to write in the past 24 hours, covering a good portion of the top of the review box, so this is a general issue, (To correct my original post, I meant an upcoming film I have no interest in seeing.) I understand the need for advertisements, but there has to be an easier way of exiting off of advertisements so contributors can continue their work without risk of either losing their material or simply being stuck with that covering their work. I scanned around the advertisement to find an "x" to get rid of it but it is nowhere to be found. Thank you for responding. 
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Claire, Official Rep

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Hi Mark,

I'm sorry to hear that you encountered this issue while writing a review. If you're still experiencing this issue, please review the tips in our Help page here: Why is IMDb displaying differently on my browser?

If the issue persists, please provide us with the following:
  • Your browser name and version number
  • URL of the page where you're attempting to write a review
  • Screenshot of the issue with the advertisement blocking the review window
Thanks in advance.
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Mark W

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I wrote several reviews today and the advertisement did not pop back up, so maybe this was just an isolated incident. However, if it does occur again, I will follow the instructions you left. Thanks again. 

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