I found a new blog today that I thought had some really good content, but the site was running Popup Domination. Every time I tried to read a post the pop-over came up. I think I viewed three different post on this site, but stopped reading because of the pop-over. Personally I hate these pop-overs and don’t need more emails. I use RSS feeds to keep up to date on websites I enjoy.
So I left a comment about I enjoyed his site, pointed out another option for ads that make me money, then asked him to remove the pop-over and explained my reason. The responses I got shocked me. I’ve posted a screenshot of the comment thread below.
Take a read for yourself. Was I out of line? What do you think of the pop-overs? Is this a good way to respond to a new reader, even if you disagree with the comment?
I decided not to post the URL right now. I wanted to give myself a little time to think about this and see what others have to say. I’m open to hearing if I was out of line, I was just surprised how this guy responded by attacking me and my site.