Imagine my surprise when I saw an animated full-screen ad on SG. Is this a new thing or have I just been lucky so far to avoid it?

It said scroll down to view content, but the whole first page was obscured by the ad, basically.

Edit: video: https://i.imgur.com/AYaTtp2.mp4

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Have you ever seen a full-screen ad on SG?

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First of all... Adblock. Second of all... are you sure your browser is clean?

1 year ago
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Yeah, it's chrome on Android. The ad was from the United States postal service.

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Only getting regular small ads, but they seem to be quite regional so unlikely to hit USPS.

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On android you can use an adblocker plugin such as ublock origin (the best one) if you switch to Firefox. It's the easiest and best non-root non-network-skills way of blocking ads on android.

I would usually recommend to whitelist sites that you want to support from your adblocker but if they do ads like that I feel it's best to block them for your security and dataplan's sake.

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U.S.P.S getting desperateeee

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Well now I have to use their services! After all, nothing makes me more interested in anyone's service than being annoyed by said company!

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U.S.P.S getting desperateeee

Damned IGN!

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Damn.. yeah that's not kool at all. Really strange.

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That's really weird. It's like the foreground is scrolling over the ad, and the ad owns both the top and bottom ad spots, somehow taking over the site's background.

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I've always had adblock on so I didn't even realize there were ads until I paid to get rid of them

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Is it possible to get ad block on your phone without downloading a special browser?

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Yeah, I normally use adaway on android (rooted) but had it disabled and saw the horrors of the ads :p

Firefox for mobile allows you to install extensions so you can use the usual ones there

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DNS66 lets you block unsafe sites, as well as ads, doesn't need root.

Must be downloaded from F-Droid and side-loaded, as Google does not allow this kind of apps on the Play Store AFAIK.

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I haven't seen a full-screen ad on steamgifts before but if I ever see one then I'm immediately going to turn on adblock.

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I don't use adblock and I've never seen such weird thing on SG :O

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Phone = Adblock all the way. I'm on a 1GB plan so don't have the capacity for all those ads (or gifs, but can't blcok those since I can't configure block list)

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It doesn't look intentional, maybe the browser messed up a small ad?

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I prefer to use Adblock and pay a few bucks via Patreon instead anyway. This is exactly what I don't want on SG or any other sites.

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no. my adblock is turned off for SG for almost 3 years and I only have banner ads I really dont mind

I guess thats an exclusive mobile browser "feature"

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While I understand companies want (and in some cases need) to advertise, I've never understood why they think "junk mail" and other obtrusive techniques are a good idea. I find such advertising to be counter-productive because it greatly annoys your potential customers.

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Looks like a background.
I can't tell if it's 2 copies of the same ad or just one.

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i use my browser chrome without adblockers because i'm poor and i can't do many giveaways,so the only way i have for support sg for the little that i can is see their advertising... BUT i never see ads like that you show,i only always see a square at the top left of my screen and they never go full page,but maybe i just lucky i don't know

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Yeah i don't mind the banner ads, they're there for a reason, but when they take over the page for fullscreen adverts, that's going too far.

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I must have missed it...or AdBlocker is more amazing than I imagined. :)

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happy cake day! 🍰

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Thanks!

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I haven't seen any ads anywhere, except Youtube, for a while thanks to Adblock and Adblock Plus

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Closed 5 months ago by stlpaul.