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    Default Kill that auto-play video ad on CrackBerry site!

    Please, CrackBerry...kill that auto-play video ad at the top of the CrackBerry site! It is invasive, annoying, and there is no way to stop it that does not go the the F@@king ad site. Banner ads are one thing but that thing is slap-in-the-face disruptive.

    Get rid of it. Please.

    Thank you, and good night.
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    You got a screenshot of it? I am not getting the ad so im not sure what you are talking about specifically. thanks!
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    Yo!! What's the ad? I need a screen capture or url of what it is.

    We work with ad partners on the ads... there should NOT be any auto play ads coming through. If there is, that's a slip up. If you get me the details I can forward it on and have it blocked/removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brianflys View Post
    Please, CrackBerry...kill that auto-play video ad at the top of the CrackBerry site! It is invasive, annoying, and there is no way to stop it that does not go the the F@@king ad site. Banner ads are one thing but that thing is slap-in-the-face disruptive.

    Get rid of it. Please.

    Thank you, and good night.
    Get yourself an ad blocker or even just edit your HOSTS files to block the ip ranges of the ad servers. If you need additional information on how to edit your HOSTS file search google, this has been around since like 1980.
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    All major Browsers can install Adblock and Adblock Plus... I stopped seeing ads a long time ago
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    @kevin
    here you go they are links to gyazo screenshots of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryeight View Post
    @kevin
    here you go they are links to gyazo screenshots of it
    06160dda9bf933fa721098a3ca58aba8.png
    f8a14424271edd8af756a0b12ebf552d.png
    That's them. Thanks, Jerry!

    I know I could use ad blockers, but can usually just click closed an annoying ad, but not these. Also, I don't really mind the banner ads or and can tolerate the amazon based ads. But the video ads that cannot be stopped are a PITA. Using an android tablet today, while I see if the PlayBook I left on a plane was turned in, or else headed for ebay.

    Thanks, guys for moving this to the right forum category.
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    blocked it.
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    kevinKill that auto-play  video ad on  CrackBerry site!-screenshot_2013-02-04-22-22-15.png the ad now appears in the forum like on this thread
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    The [email protected] video ad is still there today. Not blocked. Can't watch the live feed because of the fracking video ad.

    Watching on an android tablet, ICS, with the default browser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brianflys View Post
    The [email protected] video ad is still there today. Not blocked. Can't watch the live feed because of the fracking video ad.

    Watching on an android tablet, ICS, with the default browser.
    Are you able to capture a screenshot? That'd help us identify the ad unit, and fix the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Falconer View Post
    Are you able to capture a screenshot? That'd help us identify the ad unit, and fix the problem.
    Hi James,
    Jerry posted two screen captures above in a prior response. This is exactly what I see today. Same ad. See below for screen captures from the tablet.

    What other information can I provide?
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    Kill that auto-play  video ad on  CrackBerry site!-screenshot_2013-02-05-22-27-09.jpg

    Kill that auto-play  video ad on  CrackBerry site!-screenshot_2013-02-05-22-27-18.jpg
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    Ok, so you're saying it's that big ad unit above the header playing.. and sometimes different ad units appear there (different companies)?

    If that's the case, then what I did before wont help. Your first screen cap was pointing to a specific ad that I blocked.

    I know who to contact to look into this. Thanks for the patience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Michaluk View Post
    Ok, so you're saying it's that big ad unit above the header playing.. and sometimes different ad units appear there (different companies)?

    If that's the case, then what I did before wont help. Your first screen cap was pointing to a specific ad that I blocked.

    I know who to contact to look into this. Thanks for the patience.
    That's correct the big block in the top left has the video. Different ads at different times, some with video. Tonite it's a BlackBerry ad (no video).

    Thanks for your help. Looking forward to the new site, too!

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