Ugh. I couldn’t have said it any better. The Verge also does this from time to time with huge ads at the top of the page that pretty much cover the entire page on load. I’m sitting there for a second wondering where all the articles went. The thing that really grinds my gears is this type of shit on mobile. If I can’t get through a article without an annoying ad taking up my phones entire screen then you lost me as a user and I’ll find that content elsewhere. Yes, STOP IT!