Does anyone know who sets these up? I am unsure whether it was something put in place by the software developers, or the owners of this forum in particular. In the last week or so a new type of ad was placed on the forum.
Now, im usually not the type to complain about ads, but this one is always covering the screen, and even when I hit the “minimize” button, a part of it still covers the UI. For instance, the BALG logo is covered and there is barely any room left for me to click on it INSTEAD of accidentally reopening the ad. If I click my profile the link to “latest” posts is covered and I am unable to click it.
Also, it leads to weird bugs where the bottom of the screen (in a size proportionate to the ad) is never loaded, and instead is just a white box. This can make scrolling, and posting a real pain. I have also (on at least one occasion) had the ad load in from the bottom and cover my post-box so I am unable to see parts of what I am typing.
I have had issues with ads covering the screen before, and the usual fix is to close the ad, which prompts Google to ask “why are you closing this?”. Other places give you an option to click “ad is covering content”, which is the only reason I ever close them. This ad however does not give me that option.
What this leads too is everytime I load a page on balg, I need to wait for the ad to also load, so I can close it and not even be able to communicate that im closing it because it is covering my screen. I have to tell Google, “ive seen this before”, or “not interested”. Which often times is true, but it doesn’t actually let anyone know what the real issue is.
In conclusion, who can I contact about this problem? If it is the forum developers I will contact them, if its a BALG specific issue please either extend this complaint to the relevant parties, or let me know who I should contact about it.
Its very frustrating to have to have to wait and go through extra steps just to be able to use the forum correctly.
Edit: a few photos showing the most common issues