About the placement of advertisements
Could someone from admin please find a better way to accomodate the advertisements (if there needed for us to have a free space ), or re-design so that the ads do not disrupt our using the options available to us. I am not able to retrieve the options under 'more' like conjugations, reference, and blog (only the very first one, 'word of the day' is retrievable ), because the ad is in the way when I place the cursor there.
I almost abandoned this site because of those ads. I understand the site has to be funded, totally, I understand. But I also thought they should be less obnoxious.
The value of the site versus having to deal with the ads won out and I stayed. And I have to admit, I worked harder on getting to the 4000 reps than I did on learning Spanish for a while.
I learned a number of tricks to deal with the ads and to live with the ads; you will learn your own, I am sure.
Start with your browser, I suspect you are using IE (Internet Explorer),yes? If you see some of the questions showing up in smaller font and you can't click to open, you are probably using IE. Consider using Mozilla Firefox.
Each page refresh will change the ads you have, so will using the back button. I did bigger screens, smaller screens, relocated ... and kept plugging away.
Shoot for the 4000, it will make a really big difference, in how long it takes a page to load as well as the fewer interruptions.
Tips for the 4K? Start every day selecting at least 10 of the other's answers to vote for. At least ten, but the more the merrier and if you learn something from each of them, who is the real winner? Participate in the A-Zs, Picture of the Day, Mysterious Object ... etc.
Don't worry about starting your own games or threads (not to talk you out of it) because most of the time this or that good answer will get almost as many votes and you don't have to do the work of moderating.
Keep in mind you can't spend any of the points or trade in any of the badges but the Spanish you learn may reward you the rest of your life.
I worked hard to get a reputation as a funny guy but I mean all of this.
Sorry about your frustration, this too shall pass.
I have to apologize.
At first I thought you were complaining about the ads, but now I see that you were simply pointing out about how the ads appear.
Please accept my apologies.
Hi Nise, and welcome to the forum.
The thing that always used to get in my way for the "More"menu was the bookmark thingy. I think they have fixed that because I can't get it to get in my way anymore.
I can't replicate the problem you are talking about because I don't get all the ads that you do. Once you reach a certain number of points, which I believe is 4000- the ads are greatly reduced. so please hang with us and it will get better, I promise!
In the meantime, maybe this will help?
Although I have not quite made it to 4,000 and the utopian Land of Reduced Advertising, this has not been a problem for me. The drop-down menus pull down in front of the ads, not vice versa. Perhaps it might be something to do with your browser? I normally use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, though I have also just checked to see how the site would look on Internet Explorer and can't replicate your problem there either.
The other thought that springs to mind is that it might be worth playing with your display settings. I am using 1680 x 1050, though I have just tried using some lower resolution settings and that didn't cause my PC to replicate your problem either. Still, it might be worth a shot.
I am sure that it must be very frustrating but hang in there!
While I agree that we must have advertisements to pay for our free SpanishDict, it's not necessary for the tech team to allow the ads to block important parts of the website.
I think they should be aware that the "More" tab is being blocked by ads.
I have the same problem
They will lighten up at 4000 and I believe 10000. Having less ads is a perk of more reputation.
I believe that complaint has been discussed before, but you know what they say about the squeaky wheel....
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Oh nevermind. I'll say it in English for now! I am glad to share with you that the above problem is resolved in my case. I can now view the 'More' choices w/o the adds covering it up. The drop down menu now goes atop of the ads rather than vice versa. Furthermore, I now can use the 'smiley's provided! // My learningj points have reached 12K. , and I've just completed the Lesson one portion. So for any out there with the problem described. No worries! It will soon be rectified! Just 'keep on keeping on'. As 'teach' says, ¡Vamonos! (ooh ooh! should there be an accent somewhere on that word?)
Welcome to the forum Nise, you will probably get a lot of these remarks on this one but Rolest and everyone so far is absolutely correct. For what you get here for free it makes no sense to complain about a couple of ads. Hang in there, by 1K you'll be so hooked on this site that you probably won't notice them anymore and at 4K many will be gone anyway.
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As you get more points, you will get less advertising. The more you contribute to the site, the more points you will get. Just as in life, our value is equal to our contributions.
Keep in mind, this is a FREE site. Would you prefer to PAY for the all of this information?
Where else can you get so much for so little?