Question Autoplaying video ad

Status
Not open for further replies.

Dionicio3

The Skiddo
OP
Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2017
Messages
3,790
Trophies
2
Age
18
Location
Hollister, CA
Website
dionicio3.com
XP
4,479
Country
United States
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.
Screenshot_2018-08-20-16-03-13.png
 

ry755

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2017
Messages
535
Trophies
1
Age
18
Location
California
XP
1,369
Country
United States
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.
 

JellyPerson

https://discord.gg/BMVma8j
Banned
Joined
Jul 26, 2017
Messages
1,164
Trophies
0
Age
17
Location
Pyongyang
Website
https.htp
XP
1,581
Country
Korea, North
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.
View attachment 140586
Yes, this is really annoying.
 

Dionicio3

The Skiddo
OP
Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2017
Messages
3,790
Trophies
2
Age
18
Location
Hollister, CA
Website
dionicio3.com
XP
4,479
Country
United States
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.
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
 
  • Like
Reactions: ry755

AmandaRose

Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan
Member
Joined
Aug 19, 2015
Messages
8,702
Trophies
1
Location
Glasgow
Website
www.rockstarnorth.com
XP
11,689
Country
United Kingdom
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
On the Google play store there are several internet broesers that block ads none of them require root to do that.
 

AmandaRose

Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan
Member
Joined
Aug 19, 2015
Messages
8,702
Trophies
1
Location
Glasgow
Website
www.rockstarnorth.com
XP
11,689
Country
United Kingdom
I'd rather not switch to a different browser

And once again, it wont fix the issue for everyone
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
 

Dionicio3

The Skiddo
OP
Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2017
Messages
3,790
Trophies
2
Age
18
Location
Hollister, CA
Website
dionicio3.com
XP
4,479
Country
United States
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
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
 

AmandaRose

Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan
Member
Joined
Aug 19, 2015
Messages
8,702
Trophies
1
Location
Glasgow
Website
www.rockstarnorth.com
XP
11,689
Country
United Kingdom
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
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?
 

Dionicio3

The Skiddo
OP
Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2017
Messages
3,790
Trophies
2
Age
18
Location
Hollister, CA
Website
dionicio3.com
XP
4,479
Country
United States
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?
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
 
  • Like
Reactions: Quantumcat

AmandaRose

Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan
Member
Joined
Aug 19, 2015
Messages
8,702
Trophies
1
Location
Glasgow
Website
www.rockstarnorth.com
XP
11,689
Country
United Kingdom
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
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.
 

Dionicio3

The Skiddo
OP
Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2017
Messages
3,790
Trophies
2
Age
18
Location
Hollister, CA
Website
dionicio3.com
XP
4,479
Country
United States
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.
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
 

AmandaRose

Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan
Member
Joined
Aug 19, 2015
Messages
8,702
Trophies
1
Location
Glasgow
Website
www.rockstarnorth.com
XP
11,689
Country
United Kingdom
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
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.
 
Last edited by AmandaRose,

Dionicio3

The Skiddo
OP
Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2017
Messages
3,790
Trophies
2
Age
18
Location
Hollister, CA
Website
dionicio3.com
XP
4,479
Country
United States
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.
I cant afford patron, this is the only way I can support the site
 

AmandaRose

Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan
Member
Joined
Aug 19, 2015
Messages
8,702
Trophies
1
Location
Glasgow
Website
www.rockstarnorth.com
XP
11,689
Country
United Kingdom
And it says on the official GBA Patreon site that you need to donate a minimum of $5 to block ads. Hmm
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.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
    P tempBOT: pOOB73 has left the room.