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The trend for sites to pop up nag screens as soon as your mouse leaves the viewable area, or when you scroll, or after 5 seconds, or when you blink, or whatever, seems to have reached a level I'd classify as "Fully Delusional".
Has anyone (and you can remain nameless, except we'd see your username, but we won't judge) ever, ever been on a page, gone to leave said page, had the pop-up appear and thought "You know - I do think I'll type in my email address as I leave the site and look elsewhere. This will only take a moment and will be well worth my time".
I understand the idea behind them (at least, the initial vision of these things) but I'm trying to work out the value proposition for actually putting in your details on a site that hasn't demonstrated any value (you've been there a whole 5 seconds!)
A lot of them nag about your ad blocker. And some of them aren't even happy when that gets turned off. They don't like that you block trackers either.
On the "positive" side, some sites that sell investment advice think you want to sit through a half-hour video of some rude shill who drones on and on before coming to the point. If you try to leave that site, one of these pop-ups lets you choose to read a transcript instead, which is much better. If you're interested, this cuts the time in at least half. And if you're not that interested, you can scroll down and get to the B effing L in no time at all.