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petebrown
petebrown
Whoever first came up with the idea that visitors to a website should immediately be pestered by a chat window from a customer service bot asking them if they need help with something has obviously never tried to actually browse the web before. This a terrible, awful, no good “feature” ... explodingcomma.com
kitt
kitt

@petebrown and asking for location? and, hey, enable desktop notifications! and did you know we use cookies?

JacksonOfTrades
JacksonOfTrades

@kitt @petebrown Also, would you like to install our dedicated app?

kitt
kitt

@JacksonOfTrades @petebrown Yes! 😂😂😭

petebrown
petebrown

@JacksonOfTrades Uuuughhh. I hate that! If I wanted to install their stupid app, I wouldn’t be using my browser!

petebrown
petebrown

@kitt also, let’s take up the top two inches of the screen with our nondismissable “social” bar!

rosskimes
rosskimes

@petebrown @kitt Unobstruct is great for killing those social bars. Medium is unreadable without it for me.

rosskimes
rosskimes

@petebrown @kitt Unobstruct is great for killing those social bars. Medium is unreadable without it for me.

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kitt
kitt

@rosskimes ooooo, thanks for the heads up!

smokey
smokey

@petebrown Why is somone who will never actually visit the website sitting in a conference room deciding what the website will be like? :-P That seems to be the first problem with these sites.

smokey
smokey

@kitt @rosskimes @petebrown FWIW, Alisdair McDiarmid’s Kill sticky headers bookmarklet is also great for that sort of thing (better/easier on desktop than mobile, but—shameless plug—I did jury-rig a system to make any bookmarklet more easily installable in Mobile Safari—just to get that one installed!)