posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:26 PM
What is it with the dreaded "Your video will play in 30 seconds". 30 whole seconds without an option to skip the video advertisement is ridiculous.
Plus on many web sites once the video ad ends your video you wasted 30 seconds of your life waiting for doesn't even play! WTF!?!
Even here on ATS I go to "New Topics" and the damn board doesn't display for like 3 minutes (before you judge I am on a brand new MacBook Pro with
business class internet broadband) but the damn ads sure do go off. And Better yet now they are audio/video ads that play without letting me decide
whether I want them to play or not. I will never ever click on any ad that disregards my personal space. Meaning it feels just like a Jahova Witness
outside yelling through my window-I would punch that person square in their face! That's how this makes me feel.
Here is the "New Topics" page loading after about 30 seconds of watching those wheels spin:
I can't even get get on ATS after my family falls asleep without making sure my speakers are turned all the way down so I don't wake up everyone
with "Do you want longer-lasting energy? Click here to buy our POS fake product that will probably give your computer a virus and drain your credit
I am a web developer so I do understand the importance of advertising. It wouldn't be worth keeping up this whole site for free. But even in school
they taught us to create a "Play" button so people can decide whether or not they want to be BOTHERED by unsuspecting looney advertisers.
So I am off to look through more new threads slowly but surely...