1. tropolite's Avatar
    Hi
    I understand the necessity to use advertising to pay for the site seeing that it is community driven and I appreciate that so I won't run ad blockers for that very purpose.

    What drives me nuts tho are these autorunning video ads that incessantly cause the website to hang, crash flash (I get these errors many times on my Surface because of WindowsCentral's website. Most of all I find these autostart ads to interfere with trying to post to article threads by losing focus as they restart again, even after specifically pausing the ad.

    As I say, I appreciate the need to run ads but please draw the line on these video ads, please.
    02-08-2016 01:34 AM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    I agree, auto-starting video adverts are the work of the devil.
    02-08-2016 02:15 AM
  3. James Falconer's Avatar
    @tropolite - next time you notice one, please screen cap it and post here. I can report it to our ad partner and they will take care of it on their end :)

    Thanks!
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    02-08-2016 09:14 AM
  4. Pete's Avatar
    Ads by Sekindo

    When I look at m.windowscentral.com on my phone and scroll down, they appear and auto-start the videos.

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    02-10-2016 01:40 AM
  5. James Falconer's Avatar
    Thanks for reporting!
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    02-10-2016 09:52 AM
  6. James Falconer's Avatar
    aaaaaaannnnd reported to the ad team. Thanks again!
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    02-10-2016 09:56 AM
  7. Pete's Avatar
    Thanks James. I'm really sorry to say this, but I'm looking forward to the day when Spartan supports ad blocking. I honestly find the adverts distracting and feel the adverts cheapen the website somewhat. I'm still in favour of paying you guys not to serve adverts to me.
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    02-10-2016 10:08 AM
  8. James Falconer's Avatar
    No problem at all - completely understand... and thanks for your support and willingness to pay for the great content!
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    02-17-2016 11:50 AM
  9. tropolite's Avatar
    Hi James
    Will do. I just got hammered with three of them before I got here, so the next time I will screenshot them for you.
    They do give you the supposed option to stop the videos from running (in the top left corner of the ad), but that doesn't work and when I scrolled up from trying to find the thing that was holding up the page was the same ad, restarted even though the no video icon was showing.

    And as soon as I went back to the home page I find this one. Then I find the second right on the forum page.

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    Last edited by tropolite; 02-18-2016 at 05:13 PM. Reason: Adding screenshots
    02-18-2016 04:57 PM
  10. tropolite's Avatar
    This one page I took a screenshot of 3 ads running - however there were 5 of these suckers all playing automatically! One above the screenshot and one below.

    I would be highly confident in saying if you eradicate these extremely annoying PITA autoruns people would be complaining less about the site running sluggish and slow and crashing all the time. It is the prime reason I avoid this site, but I don't want to.

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    02-18-2016 05:31 PM

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