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Old 08-18-2017, 03:40 PM   #1
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Truly your forgiveness I implore, O Glorious and Great Andrew (May your reign of terror be long and peaceful and prosperous for the Forum), but I too shall dare raise my voice in (mild) complain :
I find Flashing Ads unpleasant, disruptive and annoying. Doubly so on a smartphone with the page zoomed in to be readable.
See my previous post on the subject in 2010: http://forums.sjgames.com/showpost.p...59&postcount=8

SJG forums have some of the better advertising insertion I know of, and yours ads are relevant and even induced purchase from me in the past, but Fast Flashing Ads were a pain 7 years ago and still are.
May I humbly suggest you google "blinking text accessibility" ?

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Old 08-18-2017, 04:30 PM   #2
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I have a hard time with the rapid flashing ads on my cellphone also
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Old 08-18-2017, 05:32 PM   #3
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I also find them to be annoying. Less so when I wear my polarized glasses, but that pair isn't my reading perscription.
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:50 PM   #4
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Flashing ads lead to ad blockers, please stop using them.
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:25 PM   #5
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Flashing ads lead to ad blockers, please stop using them.
At least AdBlock Plus allows you to allow most of a site's ads, while being able to block individual ads. I'm fine with any other ads here, but, I've specifically blocked that Gen Con ad.
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Old 08-22-2017, 01:11 PM   #6
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I found them amusingly retro, but I wouldn't want to see them regularly.
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:27 PM   #7
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I found them amusingly retro, but I wouldn't want to see them regularly.
That more or less mirrors my response. They didn't bother me. I looked at it, shrugged, and then scrolled down (moving it out of the view pane).

A once-in-a-while thing? OK. All the time? No thanks.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:17 PM   #8
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I *do* have mild photosensitivity, but the ad didn't bother me. I even deliberately stared at it to see if I'd zone out, but I was fine. In general, I'm okay with flashing ads when they're so small and easily scrolled off-screen.
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Old 08-24-2017, 12:36 PM   #9
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I found them amusingly retro, but I wouldn't want to see them regularly.
Nobody wants to see them regularly, that's why they're retro.
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:51 AM   #10
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That more or less mirrors my response. They didn't bother me. I looked at it, shrugged, and then scrolled down (moving it out of the view pane).
I found I was scrolling them out of sight reflexively, and hadn't noticed what they were about.
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