Please no video ads for mobile

Enhancement
  • Elfensilver's Avatar 580 643 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    Hey, just wanted to suggest another ad concept for mobile users. With a medium sized phone, a banner ad above the keyboard and a video ad below the logo and browser interface I often can't see what I'm typing since the comment in progress is covered by ads. I understand why you need ads, but could you be able to see what you write? Like a stripe of 20-30% of a mobile screen would stay free at least?

    And, if possible no video ads for mobile users, they take more data than pictures or banner ads. 

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  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator 1710 2108 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 2 months ago

    Video is a significant portion of revenue for the site, we can't get rid of it. I know it's shitty but at the end of the day, it has allowed us to grow more and I'll be honest, I'm a fan of that.

    Out of Cards premium is available to disable ads across the entire site. It's also the best way to support the site!
    https://outof.cards/premium

    Without premium, you can minimize the video and the anchor ad that sits at the bottom of the screen though! Both have an "X" available on top of them that will turn it off for that page load.

    Sorry to those with smaller screens!

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  • MurphysLaw's Avatar 145 8 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hey,

    I understand that the video ads are important for maintaining the website and I don't want to complain about them existing, but the issue I have with the video ad is its positioning on the mobile page.

    At least on my phone (Google Pixel 4 XL), half the video ad following me over the page while scrolling is positioned over the header which makes trying to click the X button almost impossible and someone's gets in the way as well.

    I'm not sure if this is possible, but it might help (at least in my case) to move the video to the bottom of the screen.

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  • NerdyMcNerd's Avatar Scrambled Eggs 1080 174 Posts Joined 04/13/2020
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    MurphysLaw, I find that enabling desktop site when on mobile really helps. You still get the ads but they're much less intrusive.

    Also, I find the site much easier to navigate when using the desktop site.

    Disclaimer: if the above is factually incorrect or complete rubbish it is definitely both intentional and  comedy genius.

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  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator 1710 2108 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Yesterday afternoon we deployed an update to the site with a new video ad provider. This should be more accessible to those on mobile devices when you want to close it. If there are any issues, we'll get them ironed out!

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  • Bengalaas's Avatar 160 31 Posts Joined 08/06/2019
    Posted 5 days, 15 hours ago

    The new ad is great. I haven't misclicked once since it was changed. Thank you!

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  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator 1710 2108 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 5 days, 8 hours ago

    That's great to hear! Thanks for letting us know =D

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  • Marega's Avatar 565 805 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 5 days, 8 hours ago

    agreed, now its pretty good, it doesnt bother when we want to scroll down. the new system works quite well

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