On logging in the helproom forum this morning, I was greeted with a grey background with a "flash" message. This completely filled my screen at 1024x768 settings.
I thought something was very wrong with the PCA site, so left it a while and tried again with the same result. I nearly gave up, but as a last resort decided to scroll down, so then was able to view the postings.
In all the many years I have been a member of this forum I have never been greeted with a full screen advert. I fully appreciate the need for advertising, but IMHO this a step too far.
depending on screen resolutin/size you just get a grey screen with two envelope watermarks - and after the Blackberry ad it takes you by surprise and you don't realise at first that you have to scroll down over a page to see postings,
The large screen ad is for AVG which you get once when you re-enter PCA. I have now tried with Firefox, IE8 and Opera. I don't have a problem with the Eset ad on Firefox and IE8 but in Opera it does fill the top of the screen. But it is a simple scroll down.
Now I am getting something odd. Starting from the Home page or News page when I click on My Postings I get taken to the Blackberry Forum in a new tab in IE8. We have appreciated this site for some time but it has to get revenue from somewhere and I think that if we want it to continue then we had better get used to more large ads.