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mastsethi

join:2012-05-26

Annoying YouTube Advertisements

What's wrong Youtube? You wants to replace TV but have to say your ads are extremely irritating.
Advertisements in the middle of videos? Get a life YouTube!



Ghastlyone
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Las Vegas, NV
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said by mastsethi:

What's wrong Youtube? You wants to replace TV but have to say your ads are extremely irritating.
Advertisements in the middle of videos? Get a life YouTube!

Adblock is your friend.

I get none of these.


motoracer

join:2003-09-15
united state

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Agreed. It's so irritating when I use someone else's computer and they don't have Adblock. I totally forget that Youtube even has advertisements.



TOPDAWG
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Midland, ON
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reply to mastsethi

yeah wife tiring watching youtube on the ipod and the ads are BS. Sometimes an ad does slip in even with adblock.



skeechan
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reply to Ghastlyone

Being in an HTML5 trial seems to help too.
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mastsethi

join:2012-05-26
reply to mastsethi

Adblock.
Damn! I feel like I'm an early man.


hchen42

join:1999-12-23
New York, NY

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reply to mastsethi

Don't most TV programs have commercials/ads? So I would say YouTube is doing a great job "replacing" TV.

BTW, without the ads/commercials, how do you expect YouTube to pay for the servers, data connections?


TheMG
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reply to mastsethi

I actually didn't mind the non-invasive text ads Google used to put on YouTube a long time ago.

But I guess these text ads didn't yield high enough revenue so they had to switch to something a little more in-your-face?

Ads before/during or on top of a video, screw that, I adblock that shit.

If I wanted to waste my time watching video ads, I'd just go watch regular TV.


moes

join:2009-11-15
Cedar City, UT
reply to hchen42

Google has means of paying for everything themselves. They can throw out money putting down fiber and buildouts without blinking. it's not an issue.



signmeuptoo
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I'd beg to differ. Have you ever visited a google farm tour? They must spend billions on those operations. There's no free lunch, something has to give.

In England you pay a tax on your TV yearly, but they have less ads (?) Something has to pay for it.
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Dude111
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reply to Ghastlyone

quote:
Adblock is your friend.

I get none of these.
How are they delivering the spam ads??

VIA FLASH?? -- If so,how does ADBLOCK block those?? (Im sorry I dont understand)

moes

join:2009-11-15
Cedar City, UT
reply to signmeuptoo

Re: Annoying YouTube Advertisements

I pay for my internet, I am not paying to see ad's. they want to do ad's that is there thing, I have it well within my right to block them so I do.



signmeuptoo
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How much do you pay for internet? Who do you pay? Do you pay these sites? No. You only pay a tiny fraction of what it really costs. Try to be realistic. Business has to somehow earn money.



EUS
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said by signmeuptoo:

How much do you pay for internet? Who do you pay? Do you pay these sites? No. You only pay a tiny fraction of what it really costs. Try to be realistic. Business has to somehow earn money.

I'm with moes, not my problem if someone chooses to try to make money this way.
There's no obligation on my part to look at, listen to, or otherwise sit through ads.
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moes

join:2009-11-15
Cedar City, UT
reply to signmeuptoo

I'm not paying to see ad's. so I wont see ad's. I'm not going to reply again to this because I've said my peace on it.


NefCanuck

join:2007-06-26
Mississauga, ON
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reply to signmeuptoo

said by signmeuptoo:

How much do you pay for internet? Who do you pay? Do you pay these sites? No. You only pay a tiny fraction of what it really costs. Try to be realistic. Business has to somehow earn money.

Until and unless advertisers pay me for the metered bandwidth that their obnoxious ads use up, I will use every legal means at my disposal to block their content from ever using up my bits.

I see it as no different than flipping the channel while watching TV or otherwise ignoring the obnoxious come ons from the "advertising box" that TV has become (and why I finally dropped cable TV altogether)

NefCanuck


Dude111
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reply to hchen42

said by hchen42 :
Don't most TV programs have commercials/ads? So I would say YouTube is doing a great job "replacing" TV.
Yea they forgot they dont have any spam ads so now they are trying to be as bad as TV is! (Except its easy to block them online!!)

neobendez

join:2013-11-26
Belleville, ON
reply to mastsethi

Re: Annoying YouTube Advertisements

It's really annoying.. Ad block does work,it's a good option for others I believe so!



hortnut
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reply to signmeuptoo

said by signmeuptoo:

How much do you pay for internet? Who do you pay? Do you pay these sites? No. You only pay a tiny fraction of what it really costs. Try to be realistic. Business has to somehow earn money.

.

I block ads for a number of reasons - stop the in your face crap and most importantly they have been and are being used to serve malware.

"LA Times website redirected users to exploit kit for over six weeks"
»www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=14420

"Ads--the new malware delivery format"
»news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10353402-245.html
Yep, an article from 2009 but still applicable.

I do whitelist sites and will allow their ads to appear. But make sure all the security software is up to date and running.

my $.03