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My browser just keeps jumping to some crappy video on the side of the page constantly interrputing what i'm doing/ reading. It's done it 3 or 4 times whilst I've been typing this.

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Goldfever4 [388 posts] 3 months ago
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Yeah I've noticed a new one in the last couple of days on my mobile browser. Using adblock on the computer blocks the shit on my main device at least.

 

I'd rather pay money to road.cc to support the website than put up with this ad shit at the moment  2

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StraelGuy [1096 posts] 3 months ago
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Me too, it makes some articles and threads a waste of time on my phone.

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wellsprop [514 posts] 3 months ago
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Ditto here. The autoplay video ads are destroying the site  2

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KendalRed [107 posts] 3 months ago
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Yes, I clicked away from road.cc yesterday for that reason alone. I'm sure ads aren't meant to piss people off - not really the point of them.

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crazy-legs [946 posts] 3 months ago
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It's almost unuseable. Even on a hardwired superfast connection rather than wifi or 4G, it takes forever to load a page as ads keep bouncing the content around.

Autoplay video ads, gifs and flashing banner ads are the work of the devil. I know the site needs to earn money but this just makes me close the page down. I'd rather have a system like Singletrack where you can pay for a Premier account which kills the vast majority of ads while also allowing extra access to content - more detailed reviews with videos, extra blogs etc.

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rkemb [53 posts] 3 months ago
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wellsprop wrote:

Ditto here. The autoplay video ads are destroying the <strike>site</strike>internet  2

Get <i>Disable HTML5 Autoplay</i> (other plugins may be available for other browsers).

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StantheVoice [117 posts] 3 months ago
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Sorry everyone. Please be assured, we actually have a policy that we don't run autoplay vids and so these ads are via agencies finding ways round our policing of ads. You can tell the ad servers not to deliver these ads but it's impossible to do it 100% of the time - that's just a fact of life. There's an ad complaints link in the admin panel at the bottom of the home page (we ran a story about it to let people know) specifically set up for you to report these annoying ads to us. We can't respond to each query all the time I'm afraid but we do act on them. 

Thanks for bearing with us.

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PRSboy [97 posts] 2 months ago
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Still doing it- really, really annoying.  Making it virtually impossible to use the site.  Surely you will lose ad revenue at this rate on the basis no one will visit the site before long!

 

Doesnt seem to happen to anyone elses websites...