I think they continue to display the absolutely most irritating behaviour of the old banners, which is the several second delay between the screen that shows the content, and the overlaid banner that in the "old" baner covers the content someone has already started reading and in the "new" banner pushes down the content almost a full screen length and makes the reader lose his or her place. Frankly, I don't think whether or not the "banner" looks like content is as much an issue as getting the banner to show up at the same time as the page content. I've been told, without attribution, that this is intentional in order to really draw attention to the banners, and I periodically see it on other websites as well. My personal response is always the same: close the overlaying window and avoid returning to the website if I can.
Of the two, though, I prefer the banner that pushes down the content over the one that covers it because I could still navigate through the article. (For the record, I am on a fast computer and using the highest speed internet available for residential use in Canada - and the second banner managed to still freeze my computer.) Risker/Anne On 23 August 2017 at 22:53, Robert Fernandez <wikigamal...@gmail.com> wrote: > Is anyone actually confusing the banner with article content, or are they > just assuming others will do so? > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>