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About the video ads

Every page you load on RR for the last month automatically uploads about 3-5 minutes of random sports highlights video, sometimes more if multiple ad sections load videos. Every time you click between stories, posts, links or refresh, that's another 5 minutes of video that you download.

A lot of people like to browse RR during breaks at work, but the amount of bandwidth these ads suck up makes that impossible for anyone whose workplace monitors bandwidth allocation.

My office condones text, audio and very limited video use during breaks, but I can't check RR anymore because if I take a few minutes to click the main page, a fanpost and a link, I've now downloaded 20 minutes of streaming video. That won't fly at my office. I've been a pretty active member of the community here, but I'll have to check out unless the ads are changed or there's a switch added to prevent the automatic download of the sports highlight videos.

 

Sorry for using this space to lodge a complaint, but I do think these videos are costing the site traffic.  A 15 second ad download is one thing, but 4 minute video loads that you can't prevent doesn't make sense.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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