Article recommendation popup
Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:40 PM
With MacWorld now, there is a popup on EVERY PAGE - You cannot read any article without one of these darned things forcing you to stop and your tracks and dismiss them.
Please GET RID OF THEM. We are people, not automatons ripe to be manipulated. Please show some respect for your readers, for heaven's sake.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:20 PM
And while you're at it, please fix the forum login. I go to the login page and click Login so I can leave a comment. It logs me in and takes me to . . . the home page. Huh?
Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:38 AM
I just don't get it. Why are you trying to annoy the hell out of your readers? We're not stupid. We even understand the challenges you face as publishers in this new world. But this? Really?
Here's my suggestion: Your editorial staff are a remarkably smart, erudite and technically savvy bunch, probably some of the best in the business. As noble as your intentions to keep editorial and advertising separate, maybe this is a good place to get this intelligent bunch involved in site design and direction?
I really am this close to deleting Macworld from my bookmarks, or better yet, exploring ways to strip ALL advertising and annoyance from the site. Is that really what you want?
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:15 PM
MAKE IT STOP!!!!!
Seriously, I spend quite a bit of time on your site, but this is SEVERELY trying my patience. Whoever thought it was a good idea should be taken to the woodshed.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:37 AM
I agree that it has been annoying to have those super repetitive attention getters, though I've never had to dismiss them. I've just ignored them and went on my merry way.
The biggest frustration is really that probably a hundred or so readers voiced their opinion about the site redesign and alerted MW about some bugs, and to this day no action really has been taken to fix anything but critical system errors.
The rest is still the same visual mess loaded with practical obstructions. That's not even second rate ... We are way beyond that so many months after implementation/roll-out.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:16 AM
The thing is, the popup is annoying enough in its own right, but on some browsers, like Reeder's built-in browser or when Firefox is PMSing again, it can't be dismissed. The first couple of times this happened, I copied the text to read it offline in peace, but the longer this goes on, the more it annoys me, and the less I'm willing to give any page views to the company behind it.
It's a shame, because I still like this site. I still come here pretty much every day, but knowing that any page other than the home page will annoy me, I often leave without reading anything.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:05 AM
I thought the old page layout was just fine. There was a set of articles related on the side of the page that I could choose from. The pop up banners do not display correctly most of the time anyway.