Jump to content
Bingster

Ad Messing Up Format

Recommended Posts

There is an ad on the right side of this thread at the top that is making the entire thread narrower.  Can this be removed?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Either make your window wider so it formats correctly or make it narrower and it will move below the thread. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

   I’ve haven’t been on this site for quite some time, and when I entered it this evening (F 13Oct2017 9p), I must confess that I wasn’t enchanted with the changes—it requested information as to my location, car(s), hobbies, all items that I’ll disclose only if I feel like it (I didn’t/don’t . . .), and to those I wish to share that information with. To make it mandatory is, well, intrusive. My opinion, and like several parts of the human anatomy, everybody has one . . . . . .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

   Another issue for me to b!$(# about—the ad on the right side of the screen is a major annoyance!!! And, I tried the maneuver suggested by the site’s webmaster—it didn’t work. I acknowledge that advertisements underwrite the expenses of a site such as this, and as such—are a necessary evil. However, the ads on the version in use the last time I was on this site were at the top, and I don’t remember them being in the conversation pages, so they weren’t as obnoxious as the current setup. Again, my opinion, and like several parts of the human anatomy, everybody’s got one . . . . . .

Edited by DrDoctor

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's just providing additional info for you public profile. It is very helpful for others addressing your question as they can see what project your working on and if anyone is near you to help. If you don't want to disclose the info just put in N/A.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, DrDoctor said:

And, I tried the maneuver suggested by the site’s webmaster—it didn’t work. 

What browser are you using? Win/Mac, IE, Firefox, Chrome Safari

The ad placement has been the same for at least three years if not longer. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've noticed the add on the right side, near the top too. I only notice it on my iPad (Safari). I don't notice it on my computers with Firefox. But on the iPad I can zoom in and refit the page so it's not that big of a deal... to me anyway.

Here's a screenshot

 

IMG_0236.PNG

Edited by Merle Coggins

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see the same ad arrangement on my I-pad.  This ad placement just began about a month ago, not three years ago.  Perhaps the changecame about from some update that Apple did to the I-pads.  Whatever it is, it is annoying.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't see any ad on the right side of my screen!  ??  

You might try control + to see if you can get rid of it. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also got the mandatory info page and tried to get off of it, and wasn't thrilled in having to make up things to get rid of it.  I really didn't have any answers for the questions, and certainly none that would help anybody else or even that I choose anybody to know about me. Dump it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

   Our computer uses Windows Edge, since Internet Explorer doesn't work well with this site, but we use Bing with both Edge and Internet Explorer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just checked it with IE 11.0 and works correctly.  Edge is problematic for a lot of web sites as the current versions don't seem to correctly support a lot of the newer technologies being used.  Try Firefox or Chrome, both are generally faster than the Microsoft products and support all the features of this site. It is also possible your Windows machine has an issue like a virus, or ad blocker that is causing the abnormal behavior. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not too happy either.... WIN10 W/Chrome.

The page is growing larger with ads and smaller P15-D24 real estate.

Format P15-D24.PNG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, busycoupe said:

 This ad placement just began about a month ago, not three years ago.  

The right hand ads are called "Skyscraper" ads and have been on the advertising rate card from the first day we added advertising. Again, nothing has changed with ad placements. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Dodgeb4ya said:

I'm not too happy either.... WIN10 W/Chrome.

The page is growing larger with ads and smaller P15-D24 real estate.

 

And if you make the  window smaller the ad will first be partially obscured. Make it smaller it  moves to the bottom of the thread. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes I see that now. I guess I have to make the window larger. One more thing to do and remember in my older age.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×