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Automatically playing ad videos on MEN webpage
« on: July 26, 2014, 08:15:35 PM »

Just within the last few days advertising videos are automatically starting that are on MEN's home page. Very bothersome and I can't figure out how to disable them. One started the other night while I was sleeping and I had to get up and close the page.

Apple btw

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Re: Automatically playing ad videos on MEN webpage
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2014, 08:13:53 AM »

Just within the last few days advertising videos are automatically starting that are on MEN's home page. Very bothersome and I can't figure out how to disable them. One started the other night while I was sleeping and I had to get up and close the page.

Apple btw

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Not sure I can help because I don't have Apple...

Have you by chance erased your cookies recently.  That's one of the 'good' things cookies do is remember all those settings like that.  Ever wonder why when you open a YouTube it goes to the volume setting as the last one you watched...  the magic of cookies.

I know there are 'auto run' settings on most of those ads and once they're set they 'should' all be the same for any given site. 

On a PC you right click on the video and it should give you a menu...   I can't help you much more than that.

Make sure you're allowing cookies and get it set for a particular site and it 'should' be alright. 

How often do you re-boot your computer...  obviously you leave it running at night when you're trying to sleep!  On a PC when it's needing a re-boot to lose all the junk in it's memory those are the kind of little quirks that happen. 

And maybe some of those ad videos are just getting smarter...  I've had exactly the same thing happen in the last few weeks although it wasn't on the MonroeNews site.  Fortunately mine wasn't at night though although one was while I was on the phone and I had to scramble to turn it down because I'd been listening to music so the speakers were cranked up ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Automatically playing ad videos on MEN webpage
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 09:30:00 AM »

Something similar is happening to me too.....only my pop up ads are for asian mail order brides, or sleazy porn sites.
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Re: Automatically playing ad videos on MEN webpage
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 06:26:10 PM »

You need a healthy stack of ad blockers, pop-up blockers, and the like to browse the MEN website any more. I was reminded the other day of just how bad it has become when I went in with a new computer.

Click something on the page? Pop-up!
Go make a comment in the facebook comment system and it refreshes in the middle of  your typing to increase the counter on the ads, losing what you wrote so far.
Copy/paste something from a news article? Surprise! Website adds a "Read more:<url>" to the clipboard.

This is aside from the horrible spelling and grammar mistakes that plague their articles. I dunno if the MEN just doesn't take their online presence seriously, or what.
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Re: Automatically playing ad videos on MEN webpage
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 11:43:56 PM »

Unfortunately that indicates that it is their form of a cash cow. Just like the sunday paper being weighed down with ad circulars. They're not doing it for us. They're  doing it because it brings in revenue.
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Re: Automatically playing ad videos on MEN webpage
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 12:01:03 AM »

Do you have AdBlock?

I use Chrome for my browser and have installed AdBlock, works great, stops all the ads.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/26171/safari-adblock
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Re: Automatically playing ad videos on MEN webpage
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2014, 12:13:19 AM »

Unfortunately that indicates that it is their form of a cash cow. Just like the sunday paper being weighed down with ad circulars. They're not doing it for us. They're  doing it because it brings in revenue.

+1.

This is, after all, a for profit site and all the dishension brings in the web crawlers, anf the click throughs which generate income.

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Re: Automatically playing ad videos on MEN webpage
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2014, 08:04:49 AM »

Adblock Plus
Surf the web without annoying ads!
Blocks banners, pop-ups and video ads - even on Facebook and YouTube
Unobtrusive ads aren't being blocked in order to support websites (configurable)
It's free!

www.adblockplus.org
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This is what I see when I visit:

"Sorry Frenchfry, you are banned from posting and sending personal messages on this forum.
This ban is not set to expire."

No emails, no warnings, no communication whatsoever...just that ban

May be what happened to the other libs as well.

I guess disabling the report to admin link only on the lib side was indicative of the slanted games they play.

Enjoy your spoon-fed Faux News type right-wing echo-chamber.

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This is the only way to answer some of the questions posed:

1) I did nothing to warrant the banishment, it's political.

2) It's the router that's blocked but considering all the nonsense right-wing games being played by those running the site...it's just not worth it to bypass the banishment block.

3) The moron stalkers from MT contemplating a visit will be considered a threat and can expect to have a bad day if they act upon those idiotic thoughts.

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