What iPad are you using? I haven’t seen any issues on my iPad Air 2 and certainly not any issues on my iPhone XS.
I have an iPad Air ... not sure what generation, but I’ve had it a while so probably the first generation. This is what I’m experiencing with the ads of late:
1. It takes time for them to load. And as they change and load, which they do as I’m reading, the width of the banners change causing the page to ‘jump’. So by the time I choose what forum to touch on, or thread, or article ... just as I do, the page jumps and I find myself in the wrong place.
2. The bottom screen banner pop-up is the worst. I’m about to click ‘post’ and the bottom banner pops up and I find myself being taken to that ad page. It covers the bottom, hmm 4th or 5th, portion of my screen and I have to actually click it off to get to some of the moderator functionality. Several times. Or have to scroll to click post, or more reply options.
3. The banner ads between thread posts ... I didn’t mind that there was one between the first post of a thread page and the rest, but now these banner ads pop up between, roughly, every third post.
4. The ads along the right side sometimes flash when I’m scrolling, causing the whole page to kind of flash. It’s very difficult to read content when that happens.
I’m all for why we have ads ... to give us all a free site to come to, and have never used an ad blocker, and and even enjoy the shoe ads, but the new ads do hinder how I am able to read and navigate the site, while using my iPad, which I use about 75% of the time.