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Old 03-11-2018, 04:44 AM
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Remove this 'Ask Question' Placard on Browser

Every time I go to Yotatech the 'Ask Question' pop-up covers the right side of the page and you cannot scroll above or below it to remove it. It basically makes the entire web page unusable. You cannot 'x' it and you cannot click around or behind it.
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:42 AM
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I don't get that one. But when on the phone I get the "you've been chosen for a free amazon gift card." It steers me away from site and if I don't X the search bar it blocks me from returning to site. I've gotten really good a finding and hitting the X.
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:46 AM
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Moved to site feedback...the correct section for this sort of thing

i have never seen the issue you are talking about on either my phone, tablet or PC.

Try deleting your cookies, internet history, cache etc and try again
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:37 AM
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I get it (see pic below) every time I come on the site, but not after I log in.
If you click on the minus sign on the top right it moves down and out of the way.
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:17 PM
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Weird, I have never seen that on a browser or on my mobile.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:04 AM
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Weird, I have never seen that on a browser or on my mobile.
I figured it was something you guys added. It started some time last year - summer or before.
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:09 PM
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Well, it bugs the hell out of me...

Attempted to use it, got a sign in/register box after hitting "ask question" registered, and got dumped at start of the forums.

Attempted to use it again and log in, got dumped to the start of the forums, question never got posted in section I was reading in.

So basically it is designed to force people into signing up, no one will see the question, and it has be front and taking over the page frame.
I wonder if its part of "InternetBrands, Inc." page, and its on by default, but the head Honcho has to configure it to actually post a question.

Its called a "qbox_widget" in CSS

Also, you have to be logged out to see it.

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Old 04-30-2018, 10:52 PM
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The "Ask a Question" popup is also on other automotive forums such as Honda Tech. I believe it is a relatively new feature from Internet Brands. It is basically a popup that gets you to sign up for the forum and post your topic into a new forum thread. I do not like this idea. When I first saw this feature, I thought it was a "chat" feature like you see on other websites (like LCE Performance), but it is not. It is basically "bait" for non-members. I doubt the moderators here can do anything about it other than asking Internet Brands about it.

Like others have said, it only pops up if you are not logged in. I rarely see it because I keep my account logged in most of the time.

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Old 04-30-2018, 11:18 PM
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well, little research* shows "InternetBrands, Inc." is known for dodgy ads and things (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/tech...eports-40.html), and its got a 1 star on yelp! (https://www.yelp.com.au/biz/internet-brands-el-segundo)

*maybe the wrong companies I found in the 15 minutes of googling, so these may not be related.

None the less, it is what it is here, regardless of site management/construction, just thinking maybe the admin of the site may have the option to turn it off, or configure it correctly.
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