Not sure when the "you and so_and_so Like this" link on the top of most forum started, but even on a fairly fast connection at home and work, it takes a second or 2 for that and the FB icon to load; that means, I often click on a link just as the page shifts down a bit, making me click on another thread.
It's not the end of the world, but its annoying as heck.
Not working for me. As the page loads, first the plain page loads, then the top banner ad jumps in, making it hop down a little, then the facebook thing pops in, making it jump down again.
The most frustrating part about this is it varies in time, but always seems to make the page jump just as I'm clicking. The second most frustrating part is that it makes the page jump one line, so the thread I want to click on jumps and the one above it is the one I actually click on.
I don't want to disable the ads. I'm not a premium member, so I will click on the occasional ad to generate a bit of revenue for the sight (Blatant suck-up).
Edit to add: This is fairly new. It never used to do this.
(This post was edited by wolfriverjoe on Oct 12, 2012, 5:22 PM)
Having never been in this forum before it doesn't surprise me that this is the top thread as it is why I cam in here. This is still happening to me and is worst on the iPad and iPhone. I regularly click the wrong link and it is infuriating!
That's a lot better. The faceplant link still "pops" in, but it's now along the left side, so the only thing that jumps is the left side ad.
It was really strange before. On the "Forum" page, it would load in the center, alongside the "Forums:Dropzone.com:" header, which wouldn't make it jump. In each individual forum and in each thread, it would load under the header and would make it jump.
The top banner ad is still making it jump, but I can live with it. It didn't do that before. The page would load with the top banner space empty, and the ad would just fill the empty space without a jump. Now, the page loads without the space and when the ad loads, the top space changes size to allow the ad to fit.
Again, I can live with it.
Thanks for taking care of this stuff. Monkey is right.
I've tried assigning a fixed height to the header behind the ad image, so now in theory.... there shouldn't be a bump when the ad gets displayed. I've only made this change to the forum section as I suspect it's the only place where it really makes life a bit more difficult.
Lemme know how it is.
Normally the phrase "Hey, no jumping" is a bad thing, like this past weekend when it rained both days.
But here, now, in this context, NO JUMPING is a good thing.