Meta: Site has become unusable on mobile due to ads

Submitted by huntmich on November 27th, 2018 at 11:03 AM

It is a damn shame, as this has been one of my most trafficked mobile sites, but I won't be coming here anymore on my phone. The ads every 2-3 posts are too much. I know the site needs to make money, so I donate. I am not going to participate in a huge ad wall.


I might come back on my computer, but only with ad blocker.


This has been a known problem for a long time. It's a feature, not a bug.





November 27th, 2018 at 11:06 AM ^

Commercials and ads are everywhere. It’s out of control. It doesn’t bother me much on MgoBlog, but the rest of my life feels like a cluster of ads. 


November 27th, 2018 at 11:06 AM ^

I honestly don't mind the ones that are clearly embedded into articles, as I can just scroll past. The ones that bother me are the top & bottom banners that require precision thumbwork to hide just so I can try to get into the boards from the hamburger menu. 


November 27th, 2018 at 1:24 PM ^

^^^ this.  Don't mind reading/scrolling past ads, but they shouldn't interfere with functionality -- you shouldn't have to interact with an ad in order to obtain access to the navigation menu.  That has to be a web design error; or if it's intentional, it is a truly terrible user-interface design decision.


November 27th, 2018 at 1:47 PM ^

The top/bottom ones are most annoying to me because they block links and content.

The embedded ads are annoying because they take an extra second or two to load, so if I navigate to a page, the page leads, I get about a line into whatever I want to read, and then the ads load and I have to find my place again.

All of these have the annoyance of trying to get you to click on them by accident. 

Ironically, I see an ad in the middle of this post.

Arb lover

November 27th, 2018 at 11:07 AM ^

That's wierd, I don't have ad blocker and I only see 1/page, and none so far here 6 posts down.

Every 2-3 posts is definitely not happening, but if it's your hill  to die on, okay.


November 27th, 2018 at 11:10 AM ^

I've taken to telling my phone to "request desktop site" on mgoblog.  I don't like having to hit a couple buttons and loading a new page just to see if there any message board posts that I want to check out.  Plus the UFR play-by-play charts never seemed to size to my screen right on the mobile site.  


November 27th, 2018 at 11:14 AM ^

Adblock browser.

Feel bad for the site not making money?  They shouldn't be so intrusive with that junk.  I don't mind an ad-article for hummus or an ambulance chaser here and there, but those are the only ads I see.


November 27th, 2018 at 11:17 AM ^

In all the time I've been a regular here (nearly 8 years), I've accessed the site on my phone browser (Chrome, as I use Android) maybe 4-5 times, but I did use the app on occasion. 98% of the access has been on desktops / laptops. Although it is awesome that I can surf the web from my phone, I generally hate using the phone browser...also extensive typing on a phone bugs the shit out of me. 


November 27th, 2018 at 11:30 AM ^

I agree...  I cannot understand how people use their phones for everything - including watching TV and movies.  Or even a tablet like an iPad!  Yes, I have these technologies at home, but I prefer my 60" flat screen to some 5.5" phone screen.

But I'm 52, so you kids enjoy yourselves...  And let me know how it goes when you're older and your eyeballs begin to rebel!


November 27th, 2018 at 11:31 AM ^

I can't find the link/post anymore, but I followed the instructions someone posted a month of so after the new site came out on how to essentially make your own MGoBlog App. I don't get many invasive ads through that...