LiveJournal is the latest to cause the ire of Dr. Phil. Geez, guys, Get A Clue!
And these popups are written like click bait. Huge switch now button. Little tiny grayed out low contrast X in the corner. The X which we've just established isn't a NO, but a big Kick Me sign.
Well fuck you, you piss poor asshole programmers.
I have said this before and I will say it again. I have used a number of devices, PDAs and Kindles, which have had pretty functional web browsers. The Silk browser on the Kindle Fire HD is actually damned decent. Amazon promised the real internet and they delivered. For the most part, I switch tabs much faster than switching apps AND I get pretty much the same experience as on a computer.
Why would I want to switch to something different, unproven and unwanted? I am being driven nuts by substandard mobile versions of things. eBay, PayPal, Amazon, Gmail, Western's email system -- which is no joy to use on a desktop either, etc.
Look, I am not on a squinchy phone. I do know what I'm doing.
So offer me a mobile version if you like.
But you better believe me when I say, No Thanks.
I mean it.