We have changed our policy on popups. We continue to disallow regular advertisements in popup form, but we are going to begin to accept survey popups that accompany advertising campaigns on the site. These surveys are becoming a standard in the industry, and our advertisers depend on them to measure the performance of their marketing efforts. As an advertiser-supported site, we want and need to do business with these advertisers, and support their efforts as they are supporting ours. And, we feel that the popup surveys are significantly less intrusive than many other forms of advertising that we do not allow.
If you encounter any technical problems, please let us know by replying to this thread on Technical Help: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/496072 and we will investigate.
Justine, Product Manager for Chowhound