Seriously. I don’t care what kind of webpage you have, I don’t care how closely related the the ad (or PLEASE JOIN OUR MAILING LIST, or whatnot) is to the subject matter of your page. I DON’T CARE. Having my webpage hijacked so you can try to sell something is one of THE MOST ANNOYING thing, especially when I’m in a hurry and just trying to find a reference that I saw yesterday or some such.
Not only am I NOT going to buy whatever it is you just hijacked my page for, you make me want to read your page even less. FRICKING STOP IT.
And yes, this rant is brought to you by a webpage I normally read quite a bit of that normally has minimal ads, suddenly deciding that a full page hijack is nessecary to sell their new item. I actually suspect its an April Fools thing, you know what I DON’T CARE, YOU JUST HIJACKED MY SCREEN.