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Annoying Video on every TES Page

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BertieBassett2, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    Is there a way to get rid of the annoying TES video that follows me about on all these pages, or am I just being an intolerant Luddite?
    chelsea2 likes this.
  2. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    There's a video?

    Do you use an ad blocker such as adblock plus?
  3. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    No, I don't - but it has only just started to appear and I find it annoying!
  4. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    So - give it a try. It's free and it stops virtually all advertising.
    richest1 likes this.
  5. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    I've got it too - and it's reduced the width of the mesaages part of the page from 3/4 to 3/5, which is equally annoying.
    kibosh, mothorchid and harsh-but-fair like this.
  6. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    Thanks - how do I do that, please?
  7. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

  8. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Perfect - thanks.
    colpee likes this.
  9. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

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  10. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Er, I have an Ad-blocker deployed and I keep seeing the damn video. I'm wondering if it's that that keeps crashing the page?
  11. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    I have the video to and often I can't move from one thread to another. I thought it was my wifi connection but it usually happens when I'm on tes so perhaps it is the clutter of ads and videos.
  12. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I got it too the day before yesterday despite having a pretty good ad block already, so I've employed the Chrome Ad Block extension in addition, and that seems to have done the trick. Most browsers have ad blocking features of their own, so I guess just use them.
    I really don't enjoy moving images whilst reading, although I suppose there might be others who really need them to enhance understanding, along with their fidget spinners and comfort blu tac and acquired belief that a screen should be a vehicle for a million th......Hey! Look! A Squirrel!
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2018
    kibosh likes this.
  13. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    ABP is telling me that it is presently blocking 5 items on this page.
  14. sadscientist

    sadscientist Senior commenter

    Why do you people expect to have access to all the wonders of the worldwideinterwebnet for free? Ads are just the price you pay for access, like commercial television.
  15. enigma23

    enigma23 New commenter

    Geoff, how and where does it tell you what it’s blocking?! I’ve just downloaded and installed the iOS app and activated the settings, but nowhere can I tell if it’s actually ‘running’ and what it’s ‘stopping’.

    Any ideas?
  16. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    No you are not- it is really annoying and distracting.

    At home I have 2 screens - often with TES on one and a game I play on another. The constant repetition of the add means that I'm running the second screen with Line or my email at the front rather than TES.

    Quite possibly- we have an older IE at work (dinner times) and that is certainly slowed by something that has only appeared on TES this last few days

    You say that, but you are right. I usually tolerate adds, largely for that reason. The people running the site need to pay for it somehow.
    kibosh likes this.
  17. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    I am running this on a PC; so don't know how it will look to you.

    I have an icon to the right of the address bar showing the detail.
  18. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    The one thing I get from it (no sound) is that they all look exhausted. The girl in the spotty top has granny size bags under her eyes, but is probably in her twenties. Yeah, good ad for what it does to you!
  19. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    I don't object to the adds on free sites but the moving ones are a distraction just on the edge of my vision. It also irritates my eyes.
    kibosh likes this.
  20. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

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