You all remember sniglets, right? You know, a “word that doesn’t appear in the dictionary, but should,” which Rich Hall had so many classic comic moments with years ago. Well, I need one for a certain phenomenon, and where better to turn than to the minds of the SDMB?
For years, the Internet Movie Database used to display a banner ad above the search box at the top of their home page. A problem that arose is that the search box would be displayed first as the page loaded, and then the ad. You’d go to click in the search box, but a split second before you did, the banner would appear, thus moving the search box down and you would inadvertently click on the ad. They’ve removed the ad and this is no longer a problem there, but it’s happening quite a bit on my smartphone now for other sites. So, anybody got an idea for what to call this annoying occurrence?