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There are, in fact, 2 parts to your question, one regarding the warning and the other one regarding the advertisements. The uses of the warning It is not bad practice, in fact, for a site like a wiki it might be a very good thing to do! Doing so tells the user that they don't guarantee that the linked content is correct, offensive, malicious or anything ...


How Do Users Perceive This? People are uncomfortable being forced to take action. (It triggers the reactance response.) When a user is forced to take a specific action to receive information they have normally get "for free", it will create animosity. There is an Amazon discussion with many users who find the "Too Low to Show" implementation to be a ...


It's obviously a dark pattern to help engaging with the user. Even though Amazon tries to justify the situation, it feels like a cheap excuse; transparency is paramount in commercial transactions. I can't think of any reason to hide the price from the user; only for some mysterious interest of the company. And when you set the interests of a company before ...


They are called MODAL BOXES or MODAL WINDOWS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modal_window in this case they are either timed or triggered by an action by the user, such as scrolling or trying to close the page

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