I'm not sure if this is the place to put this, but it's been two days now of this new Hyland's "Action Hero" ad that borders the entire forum. I understand that advertising is essential to keep this great site going, but I would really love it if it could simply be contained on the side ad bar instead of like MDC's new wallpaper. Would that be possible?
Mama to Avalon 1/07 , Austin 1/10 in between and Avery 12/11
It IS quite overwhelming isn't it? Kind of seems like you are on the Hyland's website and not the mothering one- I had to doublecheck my url make sure I was in the right place. Sigh. Money talks, yet again.
Me 32, loving him 33, more each day. Rad boy, 7/12/10 & Cool gal 4/28/13
I'm a biracial, atheist, humanist, pacifist, anarchist, bibliophile, and educator.
I'm not a fan of the wallpaper advertising either. All the ads on this site is part of why I rarely come here anymore. Too bad, really. There was another parenting site that I used to visit multiple times per day. They started going nuts with ads, especially pop up ads. Now, even if there is something interesting on that site, I don't open the link for it because I don't want to be hit with a wall of ads.
Yeah, I hate the wallpaper add. It's awful.
This border add is terrible.
I thought if you were a supporter you would get ad-free browsing??? Wouldn't this count?
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" ~~ MLK
That ad is obnoxious and garish. UGH!
To have a single add splashed visibly in three places (banner, sidebar, and wallpaper) is a bit over the top. I mean, I know it's important to make money but maybe exercise a little restraint.
Sandy (41), Mama to Oscar (Feb 2009) and Aria (April 2012), infertility and miscarriage survivor 11/25/10 and 6/22/11.
Holly and David
Adaline (3/20/10), and Charlie (1/26/12- 4/10/12) and our identical twins Callie and Wendy (01/04/13)
For those who are having issues, have you tried Firefox with Ad Block? If you are having problems with Ad Block, you really should play around with the different subscriptions you can use. Depending on my current location, I use Firefox and some subscriptions are utter crap because they block important parts of the site.
Adblock plus has huge downsides in my browser though. I have to click on three different pages just to get to new posts. I have to say, MDC has been running super slow for me the past few days, pretty much since the hylands ad went up. How long is it going to be there? I feel like it is also lessening the amount of things listed in my subscriptions without me having to click "more" which just means I have to wait for it to load. Wasnt Obama supposed to get me real internet? Whatever happened to that "everyone in the country with access to dsl" idea he had?
I'm guessing other things were of more importance, such as cleaning up the mess from the President before him.