5 years ago, D-Funkadelic
Used to be great, now it’s “Buggy Ads ‘r’ Us”
I’ve always enjoyed the Chive. I would consider myself to be a daily peruser of the app, and have been for several years now. There have been buggy versions before. It happens. I must say, though, this latest revision is the worst I’ve ever seen. It opens very slowly, and once open, the galleries will usually only load the first picture and all the text. I can sit and wait and the other pictures will slowly appear, one after the other, over the course of 2-5 minutes (depending on the number of pics in that particular gallery). GIFs are even worse, and usually don’t load at all beyond the first one. I know some people complain about the number of ads, and yes, they have become absolutely pervasive, invasive, and obnoxious. Loud videos that pop up out of nowhere while scrolling a gallery, out of nowhere redirects to the App Store for some crappy app i would NEVER even ordinarily look at, and so on. Ironically the ads always load perfectly, while the galleries don’t. I have an iPhone 7 Plus. No issues with any other apps. The phone is not buggy or problematic in any way. The app functions the same (poorly) whether I’m on LTE or WiFi, regardless of the signal strength. I hope you folks can fix this, I really do. I miss looking at the galleries at lunch and during my downtime. Please. Please fix it. Fix ‘er up real nice for us common folk. Thanks, A.