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I've noticed this on thefader.com. my concern is that this is a uncommon place for a subnav and will be mixed-in with ads. further, our site is pretty content-heavy. thoughts?

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First of all, questions asking for thoughts or opinions are out of scope. Secondly, others will be more inclined to answer your questions if you accepted answers to the previously solved ones. –  dnbrv Mar 21 '12 at 15:20
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Related/possible duplicate: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/12862/… . Is there anything specific you have to ask after reading the responses there? –  Ben Brocka Mar 21 '12 at 15:22
    
I have low acceptance rate too, if there are lots of good answers I wont accept any –  colmcq Mar 21 '12 at 19:37
    
hey guys - fairly new to this. ben, i saw the post your refer to in your comment, but that is specific to primary navigation. benny, i will go through my previous questions and make sure i accept. sorry bout that. colmcq, thanks for the reply! –  meepsh Mar 21 '12 at 20:01
    
@meepsh It's OK, no harm done! Just wanted to let you know how things work here. It is kind of strict, too keep it clean. But since you listen to advise, I'm happy to have you here as well. Cheers! –  Benny Skogberg Mar 21 '12 at 20:12
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Left hand secondary or top secondary seems to be standard because of the order users scan a page (F-shape) but I have seen not much research to suggest right hand navigation is that much worse than left.

however...

Navigation should be obvious and easily acquired by the user. Now, you alluded to the fact that your navigation is mixed in with adverts and the like; this might cause a degree of banner blindness and confuse the user and this is a problem. Position is not the main problem here, its the fact that you have mixed up other page elements with the navigation, and this, I think, is high risk.

summary **keep navigation elements consistent

**don't mix up with other page elements

maybe of interest: http://uxmovement.com/navigation/top-navigation-vs-left-navigation-which-works-better/

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if a better answer comes up, be sure to re-assign the accept ;) –  colmcq Mar 21 '12 at 22:43
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