Is there a way to turn off video autoplay?

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  1. Dre

    Dre Well-Known Member

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    So glad there’s a thread about this! I only have a smart phone so now I can’t use websleuths and listen to music at the same time, can’t use websleuths in public now, and it’s made me mess up/delete full posts. I’ve gotten frustrated so many times in ten minutes that I just can’t use Websleuths until this new design changes back.
    @Tricia please help!!! :D
     


  2. Dre

    Dre Well-Known Member

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    Yes this needs to change to be usable. I’m keeping my fingers crossed too that this is gone by tonight or hopefully at the very least the end of the week. I’ll cry if I can’t use websleuths anymore.. :(
     
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  3. fred&edna

    fred&edna Out On A Limb

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    I'm grumbling about this, too !
     
  4. Safeguard

    Safeguard Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely obnoxious on my phone!
     
  5. TristanP

    TristanP Well-Known Member

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    The ad is actually the point, not the stories.

    I can’t navigate the site with the constant interruptions so I will have to stay away unless it changes.
     
  6. Safeguard

    Safeguard Well-Known Member

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    Even paused, it still jumps to the field of vision and takes up a lot of screen real-estate on my cell. Just trying to type this message, I had to rock the phone up and down several times to a see behind that foul thing!

    Not worth the time spent trying to navigate around it, to read or post.
     
  7. TristanP

    TristanP Well-Known Member

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    Completely agree. I absolute hate moving ads of any kind to begin with and never have auto-play for videos enabled for that reason. But I know websites sure are expensive, so this must be a good revenue generator.
     
  8. Lynetta

    Lynetta Well-Known Member

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    I'm so happy I found this thread (and the other one) I really hope this gets fixed and is not permanent. I completely understand the importance of ads, but in this video's current case the size, new placement, and auto play makes WS almost unusable for me :( :( :(
     
  9. Safeguard

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    Not if people leave the site in droves.
    I'm so sick of having to go back and edit because that dang thing obstructs every post!
     
  10. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    It’s even there on my phone.
     
  11. Bravo

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    Annoying as hay for sure
     
  12. Safeguard

    Safeguard Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather pay a membership fee than see the place become a cluttered click bait haven!
     
  13. Kitten72

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    Oh my gosh it's so aggravating! The new thing at the top! Ugh
     
  14. MsArk

    MsArk Well-Known Member

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    I just came here to post about the same thing. The video pop up makes the site virtually unusable. For me anyway. Maybe it is just some kind of a glitch. Fingers crossed.
     
  15. BayouBelle_LA

    BayouBelle_LA Well-Known Member

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    The only way that I know of, to stop the videos, is go to settings and disable java script. The downside is you cant see any videos unless you enable it again.
     
  16. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    It started this morning first thing. First on my phone and also when I switched to laptop. There is a banner like video stretched across the top of the page as well and I can barely see if mods are on line - it blocks out the side as well.

    Small video screen keeps coming back and just recently has started counting down from 5 before you can even X it out.

    It is beyond annoying!
     
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  17. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    That worked. Thanks.
     
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  18. Dre

    Dre Well-Known Member

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    I know, I don’t think I’ve ever been so upset by a website change before.
    Ads and revenue are understandable but there’s got to be a better way.
     
  19. Sarahlou

    Sarahlou Well-Known Member

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    I agree it's very annoying, it's a pain to close it on every page you look at.
     
  20. MsArk

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    I disabled java script but now can’t see my watched threads.
     

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