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Topic # 236464 4-Jun-2018 06:20
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For the past couple of days have been getting full screen ads in NZ herald with no close option. Any one else seeing this?

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  Reply # 2028064 4-Jun-2018 06:27
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I use firefox mobile with ublock origin for sites that do things like that.


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  Reply # 2028065 4-Jun-2018 06:37
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  Reply # 2028096 4-Jun-2018 09:12
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People try and access the NZ Herald on a mobile device? The site has been totally unusable since they launched their new site a few years ago - 20+ seconds to load the mobile site is an absolute joke.

 

 


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  Reply # 2028099 4-Jun-2018 09:25
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You'd think that they might be trying to make their site more user friendly seeing that some people now have smart phones that cost far more than some  laptops. Surely their advertising model wants owners of Iphone x phones to use the site?


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  Reply # 2028103 4-Jun-2018 09:35
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The best solution is to simply avoid that website altogether.


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  Reply # 2028170 4-Jun-2018 10:39
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Anyone who doesn't have an add blocker will be forced to get one. This will backfire badly for the Herald.





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  Reply # 2028171 4-Jun-2018 10:44
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blackjack17: For the past couple of days have been getting full screen ads in NZ herald with no close option. Any one else seeing this?

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I had that problem a while ago, but haven't been troubled with it for some time.

I use Opera too, but I have the ad blocker turned on for exacly this sort of problem. I don't mind seeing ads but when they take over like this it's a step too far.

On a bit of a tangent some sites are stopping the text reflow function of Opera from working which is very frustrating.




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  Reply # 2028175 4-Jun-2018 10:46
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RunningMan:

Try this http://mobile.nzherald.co.nz/



I haven't used the mobile site in a long time. I use the full site on my phone.




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  Reply # 2028182 4-Jun-2018 11:02
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blackjack17: For the past couple of days have been getting full screen ads in NZ herald with no close option. Any one else seeing this?

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I wonder about the nz herald website.... i've had issues and glitches on both the desktop and mobile versions over the last couple of years. 

 

 

 

Sometimes a video won't play, other times ads dominate the screen, or seem to freeze the mobile browser. 

 

It is like they put stuff into production without proper testing. 


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  Reply # 2029279 4-Jun-2018 14:55
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I did post this earlier http://mobile.nzherald.co.nz/

 

Text only, no ads.


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  Reply # 2029288 4-Jun-2018 15:04
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@runningman

 

I don't get ads with the deskstop site in my phone. Site loads quickly. The Opera ad blocker sorts out all the dross that slows things up





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  Reply # 2029292 4-Jun-2018 15:21
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Aredwood: Anyone who doesn't have an add blocker will be forced to get one. This will backfire badly for the Herald.

 

So far as I'm concerned it already has back fired. I'm quite happy to tolerate ads in return for free access to news etc but the Herald and other sites kill of their ad exposure with these types of intrusive ads.

 

Obviously the people who design and promote these types of ads never take the time to see what effect they have on the end user.





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  Reply # 2029443 4-Jun-2018 20:40
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Just realised my ad blocker wasn't on.  Back to usable.

 

Must have accidentally turned it off.

 

But seriously what is the point of a full screen add with no option of closing it?


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  Reply # 2029450 4-Jun-2018 20:57
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Weird thing for me is, even after that God-awful website "update" last year, I found the mobile version was completely unchanged. It's still the same for me as it was before they updated the site.


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  Reply # 2029455 4-Jun-2018 21:03
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blackjack17:

 

Just realised my ad blocker wasn't on.  Back to usable.

 

Must have accidentally turned it off.

 

But seriously what is the point of a full screen add with no option of closing it?

 

 

I think it's the quirk of viewing the desktop site on a mobile device, though having said that any good site should be mobile optimised particularly the NZ Herald as their m.nzherald URL no longer goes to a mobile specific site but redirects to nzherald. You'd think the ads would also me mobile optimised.

 

Sadly as I mentioned above I don't think the ad producers test their product properly and have shot themselves in the foot by encouraging viewers to use an adblocker. 

 

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The m.nzherald site was was mobile copy of the desktop site unlike mobile.nzherald which still works and is a cut down no frill site.





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