Is there a way to turn off video autoplay?

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  1. Cool Cats

    Cool Cats COLUMBO "One more thing" MONK "A jungle out there"

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    I'm having no problems what-so-ever but I really greatly appreciate that Websleuths cares about poster's problems! I've only known about and been on WS for less than 11 months but I am impressed with what I have seen. Go Websleuths!! I don't take Websleuths for granted. I super appreciate having a great wonderful place to post about very important cases that need to be solved and need justice. Thank you everyone!!!!;):)
     
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  2. SassynOz

    SassynOz Well-Known Member

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    Same
     
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  3. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    I have been able to still the video at the top, but it's still a banner like ad stretched out across the top of the page which blocks some thing along the right side. I can never see if or which mod(s) are online at any given time. I can scroll past it, but it still annoys me to no end. With Safari on MacBook you can go to Safari dropdown at the top to "settings for this website" and make the content stop moving.

    I got rid of them all from my phone with N.o.r.t.o.n A.d B.lo.c.k.e.r ( I put the periods in there on purpose because this site turns the name into *** for some reason.) Good luck all. We've been dealing with this for several weeks now and only the small video popup was taken care of by admin...So far.
     
  4. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    Actually this morning the page keeps bouncing back and forth from the banner ad to a normal WS page, as it used to be. Unfortunately it the bouncing back part. Maybe that's progress. Fingers crossed.
     
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  5. musicaljoke

    musicaljoke Well-Known Member

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    The video at the top is horrible. Apart from the annoyance factor, I am concerned because it plays a video of a missing minor female, who isn't missing.
     
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  6. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    MOO, i don't think the annoying video is going anywhere anytime soon. There are advertising dollars involved and it's a moneymaker. We were fortunate they took the side video off, but if they were going to get rid of the one at the top, it would've already been gone.MOO.
     
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  7. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    Ive tried all the suggestions to make it go away or just to still it. Nothing works on my old iPad. I just pop in long enough to read my bookmarked posts and leave again. No more hanging around.
     
  8. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. It's was better yesterday as it was gone each time I opened a new page, gone for about a minute or so. Now...it's back permanently. And just as annoying.
     
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  9. Curious Me

    Curious Me Long-Time Member from back in the day

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    The big, side pop-up video is back today. What's up?
     
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  10. Elainera

    Elainera Well-Known Member

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    In addition, in pm's I now have a huge ad after EVERY post! :mad:

    WS site has become a big nuisance to navigate.

    Is it really worth it if many stop coming here?
     
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  11. otto

    otto Verified Expert

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    It is back, and every new page again starts with trying to get rid of it.
     
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  12. Elgana

    Elgana Well-Known Member

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    WHY THE HELL IS THIS BACK AGAIN??! I'm done with this site!! :mad:
     
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  13. afitzy

    afitzy Well-Known Member

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    YIKES! Pop up boxes and video everywhere. Bye for now.
     
  14. otto

    otto Verified Expert

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    Fox 9 video streaming is distracting and slows down site access.
     
  15. MissMalowe

    MissMalowe Well-Known Member

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    The big video up top (I'm browsing on my phone) is annoying. Just now for example, it showed an old news story for an Amber alert announcement.....from May. 6 month old automatically playing news report videos? I'll pass. (I wish)
     
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    afitzy Well-Known Member

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    Response boxes are being doubled. Something is definitely wrong on the site now.
     
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    neesaki Well-Known Member

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    And now the video is jumping down to the right corner of the screen again, at least for me.
     
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  18. MJPeony

    MJPeony Well-Known Member

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    Only way to manage it is to install an ad.blocker and/or disable Java. (Several of these ways are mentioned back on earlier pages, depending on what device you’re using).

    I had to install a blocker for my iPhone and also had to navigate how to turn off Java ONLY for the WS site on my laptop. I can use WS now on either device without any issues.

    It’s frustrating. Cheapens the site and makes me nervous it’s susceptible to malware/viruses/etc. I’d asked a while back for confirmation that the site integrity isn’t compromised but never heard back.


    MOO.
     
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    CCJD Well-Known Member

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    The good news is, the redirects have stopped. :)
     
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  20. otto

    otto Verified Expert

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    I have no intention of modifying my devices so I can access any website. It's either user-friendly and responsive, or it's not.
     

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