Is there any possibility of deceasing the of the ads on this site.

Any cursor motion over an ad means it takes over. This is making this site too irritating and unpleasant to use.

  • Posted by: plevee
  • October 30, 2011


ellenl October 30, 2011
Don't know why this posted X3--apologies.
ellenl October 30, 2011
I have the same problem. I'm on a PC. It is most annoying.
ellenl October 30, 2011
I have the same problem. I'm on a PC. It is most annoying.
ellenl October 30, 2011
I have the same problem. I'm on a PC. It is most annoying.
Droplet October 30, 2011
I am not having such problem at all. I stop once a day, and I haven't had a single ad take over my screen. I suspect the people who are reporting this might actually have an issue with their browser settings or their anti-virus software, as it also includes in its duties to regulate things such as pop-ups for example.
ATG117 October 30, 2011
I've experienced the same thing, but I understand the need for ads, even if it's pretty annoying. This is definitely not the only site that I've noticed has started having this type of ad, but I do fine it more so here. (I experience it with WSJ and NYT too.) I haven't had it on other food sites, however. yet anyway. I'm on a mac.
boulangere October 30, 2011
Yes, I've noticed that there are indeed fewer ads, but the ones that exist are large and moving (is this called "flash?). I gave up television several months ago, and I feel like now it's pursuing me. Any time my cursor gets near an ad, the ad takes control. Thank heaven I keep the sound turned off. When Im on the site, I find I'm constantly conscious of keeping as far away from the right side of the screen as possible, and focused on not letting the movement in the ad catch my eye. I visit the site extremely often, but find It's a lot of work for what was a lot of fun.

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AntoniaJames October 30, 2011
I would gladly pay an annual fee (and a generous one, equivalent to whatever your expected ad revenue would be for someone who visits the site as much as I do) for a premium membership that features no ads. ;o)
Amanda H. October 30, 2011
Great -- all we need is about 200,000 more "I Agree!" clicks and we'll be all set... :)
Amanda H. October 30, 2011
I understand your frustration with having an ad open up when you don't expect it to, and we'll ask about that, but we now have fewer ads than we used to -- not just one per page as opposed to 2 or 3.
plevee October 30, 2011
But the one you do have opens up and obscures whatever I am watching or reading without my clicking on it. It is almost impossible to move the cursor from the navigation bar without opening the ad.
Surely the owner can do something to make the ad less sensitive to cursor motion?
Amanda H. October 30, 2011
Can you let me know if you're on a mac or pc and which browser you're using? This may help us figure it out -- because not everyone is having this issue. Thanks.
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