One annoyance I have been dealing with for a while is these descriptive pop-ups.
Let my state clearly, these are not advertisements. They are previews of what is in each question. When you try touching the screen to scroll you also touch questions then these pop-up previews open up obstructing other questions underneath.
I on my phone try scrolling and these pop-ups keep getting in the way. So I miss like every other question, simply because it is under some other question's pop-up.
Maybe on a desktop this is nice, but on a cell phone it is a pain.
Is there some way around this? How do I get the pop-up to clear once it opens, so I could see what is under it?
This also happens to a lesser degree with comments and voting for users. With comments it just gets in the way of writing. With the votes it seems to disrupt the vote, making it so that I need to up vote sometimes a bunch of times before it stays an up vote. Sometimes I need to refresh the browser and try again before it works.
These are not ads. They are previews and descriptions.
The site is supported by ads, so blocking them might not be too cool, but you can use ADBLOCK for your cell phone.
And you might have some spyware.
answered Nov 06 '13 at 06:37
I found out if I nudge my screen sideways the preview descriptions disappear. Hence I get rid of the blockage and can see what is underneath.
I am talking about this for all cell phone users visiting IQ or Meta IQ. I know they disappear on the PC when you move the mouse but on a cellphone I had to find another way. Up and down did not make them disappear but sideways does. Just a slight move sideways works then you can scroll down until the next one gets in the way, but if you keep on the sideways solution it will get you through.
answered Nov 09 '13 at 13:03
I've tried viewing the site using Android with the default browser, Chrome and Firefox and can't see the problems you are describing. Can you try a different browser (you don't need to log in) and tell me if the problems still happen?
answered Nov 10 '13 at 10:04
Simon Templeton ♦♦