Is there a way to turn off video autoplay?

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  1. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    Like Safegaurd, I no longer browse. It's too much trouble. I check my notifications, sometimes I look at new posts, then I'm out of here. I wonder if the new ads are worth all the lost viewing from members?
     


  2. tresir2012

    tresir2012 Oh! What a tangled web we weave....

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    Still having the probs on private convos only. Anyone know why that is still happening but regular threads are ok? (Reply box not clearing, spinning black box etc.)
     
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  3. tresir2012

    tresir2012 Oh! What a tangled web we weave....

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    Still having the probs on private convos only. Anyone know why that is still happening but regular threads are ok? (Reply box not clearing, spinning black box etc.)

    Ooh spoke too soon it is happening on here right now.
     
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  4. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't happen on my phone, but still does on laptop. Only way out of it is to close the page and start over, which is tedious. It does happen on the main threads frequently too and I usually have to delete and post as deleted.

    Sadly, the popup video on the side is back and comes back with every new page I open. For a while, I could click it off and it would stay off. More frustration.
     
  5. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    this is what I posted on another thread thinking I was on this thread:

    the videos on the right are seriously gonna cause me to lose my freaking mind
    or just stop coming here
    they won't close, they open repeatedly after closing arghhhh
     
  6. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    Can barely function in PMs. There is an ad in between each post plus the annoying video at the top. I am so disappointed in WS for subjecting us to this mess. I know they need $$$ to survive and I appreciate this forum. Id rather be charged a modest fee for membership than have the forum ruined with this garbage without so much as an acknowledgement nor apology from TPTB.
     
  7. Catmammy

    Catmammy Opinionated and Owning It

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    I can't/won't stay here long anymore and I won't click on ANY ad here. Developing Websleuths merchandise like mugs, caps and tees would've come a lot closer to getting funds and support. Acting like this was a glitch that was going to be fixed and then saying in no uncertain terms that THIS is the way it is, get over it, was extremely disrespectful to members who have invested their time in this board for YEARS. My opinion only.
     
  8. MsArk

    MsArk Well-Known Member

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    Download an **********. MassGuy recommeded Norton ********** which has solved all of the video/ads for me while on my phone and iPad. Highly recommend bc otherwise, the site isn’t navigable.
     
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  9. MsArk

    MsArk Well-Known Member

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    Let me try it this way... A* Block*er
     
  10. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    My iPad is so old it won't support it.
     
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  11. badgersmythe

    badgersmythe Well-Known Member

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    The Norton one didn’t work for me but since I’ve installed another one recommended by someone here, the site is running much better for me and no ads or videos.
    The one I installed has the symbol of a blue shield with a white tick/check on it.
    Hopefully this works for some people.
    The site was unusable for me until I installed this.
     
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  12. musicaljoke

    musicaljoke Well-Known Member

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    My ipad is ancient too. The only way I can be on this site is to disable Java every time I want to be here. It's survival mode.
     
  13. Kiranerys

    Kiranerys #LiveLikeLizzy

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    I'm not getting the problems so much on the main threads,and my app takes care of the videos,but private conversations are a nightmare!
     
  14. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I've learned to navigate the regular pages but messages are almost impossible.
     
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  15. Catmammy

    Catmammy Opinionated and Owning It

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    Um, just a question. Has anybody noticed that some of the ads on the sidebar are specific to some places you've visited? Some of mine are now directly related to the retailers I have shopped. Does this mean that our information as members has been sold or is there another way for the ads to follow me around? Wondering.
     
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    Thank you!
     
  17. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    changed my mind
     
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  18. Gardenista

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    Google tracking cookies for advertisers
     
  19. Catmammy

    Catmammy Opinionated and Owning It

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    They are specific to me whenever I go to different websites too? I'm not doubting at all. I just want to understand. Thanks. I didn't want to believe my info had been any more compromised than it already is on the computer, lol. Paranoia creeping in, I suppose.
     
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