I can appreciate you need to generate money to keep this site in operation, ive ran a few large websites and i understand this better than most.
Can I just say these hover over l'oreal and acer adverts are totally out of place and more than a little irritating. I am absolutely stunned you felt these were relevant and useful to the readership.
ads with sound, popups and advertising hair products really are going to harm headfi, even if you make a high return on impressions/clicks. I accidentally clicked it after hearing the audio more than once.
Completely ruined my experience here today, when in reality adverts should be relevant to the content and not interfere with the enjoyment of using the site.
Work with advertisers you know will appeal to the readership and please remove popups and audio ads. I didn't even think a site with this kind of excellent reputation would need this feedback. Its 2013, not 1994, when you could get away with this kind of advertising.
I dont want to block all the ads, but if these stay in place, I will and I would imagine many others will follow suit.
Edited by zardon - 4/30/13 at 12:23pm