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#1 Ice_Blue

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 22:42

The ones that play videos automatically.

I consider it really obnoxious that they take liberties with your bandwidth.

International Business Times (www.ibtimes.com) used to be one of my favourites, until they recently started with this.

Quite a few others automatically play their little video in the upper right corner of the page, while the loading of the rest of the page content lags like crazy.

This practice is rude, and shows contempt for visitors to the site.

Yes, I know I can block the video, but it's the principle of the thing.

Not far behind, are the sites that shove a huge pop-up in your face upon loading.

I know that the Internet is evolving and whatnot, but I refuse to have trash thrown in my face the second I enter the door.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 22:46

Why should we care?

#3 n_K

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 22:46

I used to watch russia today until they started advertising. Now you've gotta watch adverts to listen to a completely biased news channel that's bashing your country :s

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 22:49

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 22:51

Why should we care?


Why are you on this forum? See my point?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 22:57

huffington post is annoying as well with videos that auto play!!!

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 23:02

you guys should get flash blockers, which block any flash from playing unless you click to allow it.

https://addons.mozil...don/flashblock/

https://chrome.googl...khiilgffbjijcie


I know this isn't my thread but good god you are a saint. I was just about to post looking for one of those : ) Thank you.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 23:17

I went to the ibtimes and did not hav any video start playing, but then again I have Firefox with noscript, so videos would not auto play...

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 23:19

you guys should get flash blockers, which block any flash from playing unless you click to allow it.

https://addons.mozil...don/flashblock/

https://chrome.googl...khiilgffbjijcie


I just have a "click to run plugins" setting enabled in chrome...

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 23:19

I know this isn't my thread but good god you are a saint. I was just about to post looking for one of those : ) Thank you.

In theory the firefox one is outdated as FF 14 or 15 includes it's own flash-block (although it's disabled by default). It's in about:config somewhere!

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 23:21

Gah I hate autoplay videos on The Age, and to stop them from automatically playing you have to make an account to change the setting - it should be the other way around, with videos stopped by default

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 23:27

I just have a "click to run plugins" setting enabled in chrome...

This. I have it enabled on both Chrome and Firefox.

OP: (*might* still return but only if the article is too interesting)
- sites that will have a list but puts each entry on a freakin' separate page and does not provide a "view all" option.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 23:30

This. I have it enabled on both Chrome and Firefox.

OP: (*might* still return but only if the article is too interesting)
- sites that will have a list but puts each entry on a freakin' separate page and does not provide a "view all" option.



weather.com is very annoying about this....

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 23:47

Yes I hate it when that happens. Makes want to reach across the internet an rip that part of the page off.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 00:23

That's the worst. I'll def get one of those blockers or change me settings!