Let us join Pam and take a moment of silence for Bob.
The pop up window to subscribe is extremely annoying. I get your comic through RSS.
It is despicable to use pop-ups that circumvent the browsers block pop-up windows setting.
Hi Larry, thanks for the feedback. I’m sorry about the pop-up subscribe dialog. To be clear, it’s not a browser window pop-up, so browser pop-up blockers can’t suppress it.
The dialog is only set to appear once every three days after it has been dismissed. Let me see what I can do to minimize the intrusion.
“To be clear, it’s not a browser window pop-up, so browser pop-up blockers can’t suppress it.”
Exactly. And that type of pop-up was specifically designed to circumvent browser pop-up blockers. They are very intrusive and despicable.
I understand. What alternative would you suggest then? Placing the mailing list on the sidebar was ineffectual.
Is the pop-up effective? Do you get more subscriptions from it? In comparison to how many people it annoys? I never subscribe to anything through a pop-up, and tend to not regularly visit pages that use them. I use RSS feeds if available, or sometimes Facebook if available.
The pop-up is actually very effective for email subscribers. Some folks prefer to receive comics in their inBox, and that is the sole reason for using it.
If you have cookies turned on in your browser, you shouldn’t be seeing the pop up for 7 days. As an RSS reader, you shouldn’t be seeing the pop-ups.
I often click on the comic to view it in Safari. The comic is larger in Safari than in my RSS reader. Often it is difficult to read the text in my RSS reader.