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#1 Detection

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 15:59

Been wondering lately why most sites have a 3-5 second countdown / delay before starting your download, but you can click the link for if your download does not begin and it begins immediately.

There is probably a valid reason for it, but I can't think what it would be other than keeping you on their site for longer

Any ideas ?


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 23:21

I can think of a few reasons, but I bet the main one is that you get to see an advertisement for a few seconds while you wait for your download. :) Crafty.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 23:29

I can think of a few reasons, but I bet the main one is that you get to see an advertisement for a few seconds while you wait for your download. :) Crafty.


Either this or to keep the servers from being hammered down... which I guess.