Annoying Video Ad

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by DP5555, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. DP5555

    DP5555 Well-Known Member

    Is that damn video ad on the right side of the screen driving anyone else completely bonkers? I frequent the site almost every day. Every single time you click on a new thread or link the freaking thing resets. I realize it's probably a cash cow for Jon but, IMO it's seriously degrading my opinion of this site.
  2. Xerxes

    Xerxes Well-Known Member

    Its the only way Jon can produce a free website. Annoying but understandable.
  3. JonDMiller

    JonDMiller Publisher/Founder

    The video player does reload. But it is not supposed to play audio. If u find that u hear an ad with audio email me the company that the audio is coming from so I can nip that in the bud.

    Also, if your mouse pointer comes into contact with it, it will play audio. So keep mouse away from it.

    We will be reducing the number of ads on the site again in a month or so. We removed three back in the fall and will be removing more.

    The video player is likely going to stay as it covers the bandwidth costs I incur each month from a website that generates millions of page views per months.

    Without some ad support the site would cease to exist. So while some of the ads may be annoying, and we don't want audio in any circumstance, the site would not be here at all without advertising support.
  4. hawkfan33

    hawkfan33 Banned


    If you're life depended on it, would you rather take gambling advice from Deace or your boy Sean Salisbury?
  5. Churlish79

    Churlish79 Well-Known Member

    I only notice sound when I accidentally touch the add with the mouse.. it then "activates" it.

    It doesn't start on it's own for me unless "touched"
  6. MisterLucky

    MisterLucky Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've had girlfriends that were the same way.
  7. HawkPrdatr40

    HawkPrdatr40 Well-Known Member

    You don't even need to click to activate, All you have to do is surf over it and it flips on. That is very annoying.
  8. pin2win

    pin2win @hagertony

    wow how hard is it not keep your mouse away from it or mute your computer

    theres always something to complain about.....really
  9. H8IAST8

    H8IAST8 Well-Known Member

    TCS video is slowing my computer down big time. I'm not one to complain about ads, but it also has sound...
  10. HawkPrdatr40

    HawkPrdatr40 Well-Known Member

    It's really no big deal H8, because PIN says so..:rolleyes: We should all just get over it. going to the scroll bar I just now need to make sure to either go above the TCS video or below it. How hard can that be.:):):)
  11. raspberrytea

    raspberrytea Well-Known Member

    I really hate the video ad. I live in Europe and my internet usage is limited each month. If I forget to stop loading a page on this forum at the beginning I can eat through 20 mb of data usage and not even notice it.

    I just don't get to visit as often as I would like.
  12. Other

    Other Well-Known Member

    This site is really starting to be great. Just really, really enjoyable.
  13. JonDMiller

    JonDMiller Publisher/Founder

    OK...I just sprinkled some Beetlejuice dust on it...see if that helps ;)
  14. Tmoney12

    Tmoney12 Well-Known Member

    Fwiw Jon we are all so proud to have you as our fearless leader!
  15. TwinCitiesHawk

    TwinCitiesHawk Well-Known Member

  16. ddiction

    ddiction Well-Known Member

    FYI, it comes up for me with sound on every page, whether my mouse moves over it or not. I'm using Firefox 8.0.
  17. JonDMiller

    JonDMiller Publisher/Founder

    what companies? That is just odd..I am trying to replicate this using firefox 8, and I am using three different computers, and cannot produce sound in any instance (other than scrolling my mouse over it)
  18. MisterLucky

    MisterLucky Well-Known Member

    Not sure if this will work for anyone else, but I just click on "View" in Firefox and "Zoom" in Chrome and enlarge the type to the point that it pushes the ad off to the side of the screen.
  19. MikeDog70

    MikeDog70 Well-Known Member

    Jon I sent you a message yesterday that this happened to me as well. It won't do it every time but it will every once in a while produce sound without coming near it. And yes it slows loading time way down every time I click on a new thread or back to forums.
  20. ddiction

    ddiction Well-Known Member

    Just the TCS ad. I'm using Windows 7 if that matters. If I load the page in IE, I don't get sound.