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post #1 of 18
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I had to adblock EpicSki.  I don't adblock sites I like normally, but if any site auto runs video, audio, mouse over or pushdown ads I block them regardless of how much I value them.

 

A little sad because I understand how sites make money or try to break even and Epic is in my top 3 most valued sites.  Kill the auto run and I'll kill the adblock.

post #2 of 18
Switch to mobile or turn off ads in your profile.
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Switch to mobile or turn off ads in your profile.

 

 

Thank you!

 

I would still like to support the site if it helps by letting the ads load, just can't do the auto run.

post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by jgiddyup View Post
 

I had to adblock EpicSki.  I don't adblock sites I like normally, but if any site auto runs video, audio, mouse over or pushdown ads I block them regardless of how much I value them.

 

A little sad because I understand how sites make money or try to break even and Epic is in my top 3 most valued sites.  Kill the auto run and I'll kill the adblock.

Passholders can turn off ads, but if you're talking about the video player on the home page, you can click on the X in the upper right hand corner to dismiss the video and still get the features on the home page. 

If you're talking about a specific ad, we can contact the advertiser to change it or block it from the site if its obnoxious. 

 

 

Hope this helps. 

post #5 of 18

As Tricia said, the video is intolerable, but you only need to dismiss it once, and it's gone.  That video is supposed to stream sports skiing, but its implementation allows it to start automatically, and the first thing off it is an ad. I never have gotten to the content either as I immediately shut it down.

post #6 of 18
I never go to the homepage. Go directly to New Posts or Subscriptions with a link in my toolbar.
post #7 of 18

yes, i've now blocked all ads on my browser mainly due to the prevalence of autorun video.  I pay for data, in Canada almost all services have a monthly data limit or you pay extra and web designers and advertisers really need to start to take this into account.  Not everyone is at home on unlimited and the video adds up data fast.

post #8 of 18

I think we will try to get the video player removed from the site.  It was originally put up to provide ski race content, but the default startup is an ad.  It has probably been responsible for more members blocking all ads than anything on the site, which means the other advertising is not available to most.

 

As we have said before,  The video can be cancelled once and it will not return unless the site is reset.  If you unblock ads, just click the X on the video to permanently block it.

 

@tylrwnzl, what has Huddler said about this?  Can we just eliminate this?

post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
 

I think we will try to get the video player removed from the site.  It was originally put up to provide ski race content, but the default startup is an ad.  It has probably been responsible for more members blocking all ads than anything on the site, which means the other advertising is not available to most.

 

As we have said before,  The video can be cancelled once and it will not return unless the site is reset.  If you unblock ads, just click the X on the video to permanently block it.

 

@tylrwnzl, what has Huddler said about this?  Can we just eliminate this?

 

Not a Huddler thing. They only provide the functionality. The autoplaying and advertisements are all on NBCSports end. You'd have to talk to MNC who would have to sort it out with them as far as I know. @Trekchick I believe has talked to them in the past. 

post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post
 

 

Not a Huddler thing. They only provide the functionality. The autoplaying and advertisements are all on NBCSports end. You'd have to talk to MNC who would have to sort it out with them as far as I know. @Trekchick I believe has talked to them in the past. 

This is accurate. 

Universal Sports pays to advertise here and provide the video content.  I don't see the video player going away unless or until Universal Sports' contract runs out. 

I will connect with MNC to find out the details. 

post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by lady_Salina View Post
 

yes, i've now blocked all ads on my browser mainly due to the prevalence of autorun video.  I pay for data, in Canada almost all services have a monthly data limit or you pay extra and web designers and advertisers really need to start to take this into account.  Not everyone is at home on unlimited and the video adds up data fast.

Thanks for letting us know. 

The Universal Video player has the option of checking the x in the upper right hand corner to dismiss the video and it won't come back unless you reset it. 

 

I understand that the Auto Run can be invasive, but this is why the option was built in to dismiss it. 

post #12 of 18
Maybe there is a browser setting to prevent things from auto running? Got them blocked so not having the issue.

Articles about add-ones:
http://techland.time.com/2013/12/17/how-to-block-facebooks-annoying-new-autoplay-video-ads/

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/961940
post #13 of 18

Active X ?

post #14 of 18
Flashblock for Chrome and Firefox, as well as Adblock Plus, work great. Flashblock replaces flash elements with a symbol that plays the content if you click on it. They're all configurable to one degree or another. I suspect there are ways to do this with all the major browsers; Google something like 'block flash ads safari' abd you'll find what's out there.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
 

Thanks for letting us know. 

The Universal Video player has the option of checking the x in the upper right hand corner to dismiss the video and it won't come back unless you reset it. 

 

I understand that the Auto Run can be invasive, but this is why the option was built in to dismiss it. 

 

Thanks for letting me know.  I usually don't come in on the main page which avoids the video when I'm not home and on my laptop, I didn't know I could shut it off so that's good to know. 

post #16 of 18

As an experiment, I disabled the Flash Player add-on and the player doesn't come on.  In fact on all those sites where some announcement or video auto-plays, it stays silent.  So if you disable Shockwave Flash, this puppy goes away as well as all the other sites.

post #17 of 18

Is there any way to dictate that ads in sensitive areas be limited to a certain size or not to expand during mouseover?

 

I switched ads off because one dammed add would block the private messages/subscriptions link on the upper right when I moused over it heading down from the browser address bar to click on these things.

post #18 of 18

I do not believe there is at present. 

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