Question Autoplaying video ad

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Dionicio3, Aug 21, 2018.

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  1. Dionicio3
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    On literally every thread I go to, there is an autoplaying video ad at the bottom of the page. While it doesn't have any sound, it does interrupt anything I was currently listening to due to the browser playing a "silent" audio clip. The ads are also starting to eat up a good chunk of my data.
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  2. ry755

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    You could try using an ad blocker. If your phone is rooted, AdAway is really good. Plus it doesn't have any extra overhead since it modifies the hosts file instead of running a process in the background.
     
  3. JellyPerson

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    Yes, this is really annoying.
     
  4. Dionicio3
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    Dionicio3 AyyMDionicio3

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    Unfortunately my phone isn't rooted, and my phone is too obscure that theres no rooting methods

    Also, me adding an ad block won't fix the issue for other people
     
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  5. AmandaRose

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    On the Google play store there are several internet broesers that block ads none of them require root to do that.
     
  6. Dionicio3
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    Dionicio3 AyyMDionicio3

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    I'd rather not switch to a different browser

    And once again, it wont fix the issue for everyone
     
  7. AmandaRose

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    Ads are part of this and pretty much every other site you have two options

    1. Donate to the site and ghat removes ads
    2. Do what 99% of users here do and block the ads

    That is your only options
     
  8. Dionicio3
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    Dionicio3 AyyMDionicio3

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    I am aware of all the methods to block the ads, I'm saying that me blocking the ads won't fix the issue, as its not just me, its several other users
     
  9. AmandaRose

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    And again the Ads are what pay for the site so why are they going to remove them when you can simply remove them by donating or using an ad blocker?
     
  10. Dionicio3
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    Dionicio3 AyyMDionicio3

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    I'm not saying to remove ads entirely, I'm saying the need to remove the autoplaying video ads that just eat up people's data
     
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  11. AmandaRose

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    Yes but if its eating up your data you personally have options to stop this happening. I dont see why you are so against changing browsers to one that blocks ads there are many including firefox chrome and samsung internet browser to just name a few.
     
  12. Dionicio3
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    Dionicio3 AyyMDionicio3

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    I was just reporting the issue, I didn't ask for any solutions, I know how to block ads, I intentionally don't block ads here so I can support the site
     
  13. VinsCool

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    They recently moved to a different ad service provider.
    Hopefully Costello could fix it, considering that Mobile browsing isn't as enjoyable that way.
     
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  14. AmandaRose

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    Again though if the ads bother you so much and you worry about your data usage (side note thank god i live in a country whereby all internet companys can pretty much only supply you with unlimited internet) and you truly want to suport the site then donate to it and no more ads.
     
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  15. Dionicio3
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    Dionicio3 AyyMDionicio3

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    I cant afford patron, this is the only way I can support the site
     
  16. AmandaRose

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    Seriously its like 2 dollars a month but i cant talk as i don't donate lol.
     
  17. Pleng

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    The $2 tier doesn't remove ads. If it did, I'd sign up tomorrow.
     
  18. AmandaRose

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  20. AmandaRose

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    Oh yep it does. If the page i linked to is wrong they seriously need to reword what it says because it sure does give the impression that 2 dollars will remove ads.
     
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