Mudcat Café message #4003911 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166495   Message #4003911
Posted By: Jack Campin
10-Aug-19 - 02:27 AM
Thread Name: Mudcat ads
Subject: Mudcat ads
The new setup is appalling. Almost all the screen area of a Mudcat thread is now taken up with adverts and intermixed image links to irrelevant threads. Gross waste of bandwidth and means I expend more effort on trying not to click on images than I do in reading the content.

This is FAR worse than Facebook.

And it can't even work for the advertisers. After seeing multiple copies of a shoe advert in an obit thread my reaction was that even though they're good shoes and I've bought them before, that's a damn good reason for avoiding them in future.

I mostly use an old phone to access Mudcat. It is probably possible to configure some browsers to filter this crap out, but I can't change or replace the one I've got.

Bye-bye Mudcat unless this changes fast.