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Floating, pop-up windows.

kmcarr | Apr 30, 2010 06:00 AM

For the past couple of days floating, pop-up windows have started appearing VERY frequently on Chowhound. They are ads for a consumer opinion survey company. Yes, I have "Block pop-up ads" turned on in my browser. Apparently these bypass whatever mechanism is used to block other pop-ups. Have other's seen these ads? I find them INCREDIBLY annoying; you can't simply ignore them since they are floating across the middle of the screen, blocking what you are trying to read. You also can't close them until they stop moving (at least I can't -- I'm not of the video game generation so maybe my mouse targeting is really bad.)

Yes, of course I understand that Chow has to sell advertising to support the site, but these types of ads have a large negative impact on my enjoyment of Chowhound.

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