stop video pop-ups
Pop-up ads are common and disgusting. Clever web programmers have
introduced pop-up windows which overlay reduced size frames of videos
which users have scrolled away from. THIS IS ALSO DISGUSTING.
Huffpost is guilty of this. When I get tired of closing those little windows,
I merely ctrl-F4 and leave the web site completely.
CLUE: I buy NOTHING from ads. I DO shop via web searches.
Thank you for your feedback.
We rely on ad revenue, including revenue from videos, to keep producing journalism. This is the reason we don’t have a feature to turn off autoplay video on the web.
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No Name commented
i can't take it anymore, so i'll stop using huffpost as of today. it's not so much the autoplay ads as it is the lack of any apparent way to mute them. and i don't want to have to develop some kind of system for remembering to mute my computer before going to huffpost and unmute it when i leave.
Please stop those pop-up news videos.... it makes your site less worthwhile to read.
Robin B commented
HP is ******** news. How do I stop this feed?
The pop-ups have reached cruising speed. I'm searching for a less intrusive source of news. Mother Earth?
As many others have commented, with no acknowledgement so far, ads are understood to be a necessary evil of our times. These auto-playing, pop up, floating videos for every news story are an entirely different matter. Nothing is being sold. It’s just an intrusive and annoying means of forcing video playback onto users, including floating the video on top of whatever text in the article you may be trying to read. It speaks, on the web designers’ part, of a disregard for the reader’s experience (and for the feedback given here by so many), and it has ensured that I will not visit the site again for any reason until this problem has been solved.
Remove the floating pop up videos.
I enjoy HP. BUT, I am a reader. I never watch TV. Your stories typically start with a video which I stop and mute. No problem. But when I scroll down to read more of the story, that **** video slides down and to the left on the screen covering the text. It's not a question of advertising for your revenues. It's totally annoying!!
I like reading HuffPost, but I'm going to give it up because the explosion of the number of pop-up videos has made it a very unpleasant experience. Frequently, I can't even finish the article I'm trying to read because the plethora of videos bog my computer down. I just want to read the article without having to mute or pause video ad after video ad after video ad. It is especially unpleasant when you pause an unwanted video and it just pops up again and again in reduced size when you scroll down the page. It has gotten so bad that I frequently just give up and leave your site. I understand the need for ad revenue and I have no problem with static ads because they don't destroy the reading experience the way the videos do. The ironic thing is, I don't think I've ever bought anything because of these ads, but I have decided to avoid products because of them.
I cannot see videos on huffpost articles. The screen jumps about so that I cannot read it. So I simply close it.
Huffpost, you are doing yourself no favors here. Absolutely useless.
I find the popups irritating. I'm spending less time at HP now as a result. May abandon it completely.
Yes, stop the pop up videos! They are annoying. I look at them no more than one second before closing them. They are SO annoying that I now leave your site entirely if one pops up. If I want to read or watch a video I will click on it. I also buy NOTHING from a pop up. In fact, it is quite the opposite. If a product is featured on a pop up, I make a mental note NOT to buy that product.
No. These pop-up videos that overlay the text you are trying to read, even as you feebly attempt to scroll down the page, are absolutely the number one reason for avoiding HuffPo and its content. End the practice or continue to lose loyal readers.
Support, your reasoning is unacceptable to me. I am cutting back on Huff. Pop up video is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AT ANYTIME! YOU ARE LOSING YOUR AUDIENCE OF PEOPLE AT THE OFFICE WHERE SURPRISE POP-UP VIDEOS ARE EMBARRASSING! I AM HEADED TO BBCNEWS INSTEAD
I read my news because it is a faster, more revealing way to get news, un-muddied and slowed down by blathering talking heads.
If I wanted to watch the news, I'd watch TV.
I don't mind static ads. And I don't mind paying for my news. But I don't want TV. From now on, I'll never go to Huffpost and instead will focus on sites where I can read.
Paid or non paid - the video pop up chasing me as I browse through is just annoying and stalker. You re-invented Microsoft's Clippy for news websites. This video pop up often blocks my browser and slows down reading - this is why i switched to politico. Ive started using HUffpost again during coronavirus and leaving it again because of this video pop up.
Huffington post can go **** themselves. I deleted it. Tired of your ******* pop up videos tracking down the page
A Rock In My Shoe commented
Once again--for at least the third time--I would like to be able to post a comment without having to go through Facebook. Words cannot describe how much I hate Facebook and I closed my account with them three years ago. I never get an answer from you. What's the deal?
Agree totally, The concept is annoying to put it mildly. I’m reading an article why would I want to be interrupted by something else. This is designed for people with the attention spans of gnats.
You are forcing people to watch something they have already decided not to watch. What does it accomplish other than irritating people?
These are NOT revenue raising ads. These are news item videos that pop up after you have scrolled past them onto other news items. What is it that you cannot see that it is annoying that you are reading the page and have noted the video news item, and scrolled past it, only to have it pop up and follow you as you scroll down the screen. You are guilty of fabricating a reason for them happening with is not true and actually counter to your journalistic purpose.
Dear Huffington Post please read the last complaint again and try to reform a logical answer. The problem is not with ads. The problem is that you're popups take over and it becomes impossible to exit them and to read your article. I deal with this in a similar fashion as the person who brought up the original complaint. When I can't close the pop-up and return to the article after three or four tries I simply navigate away from your site. If this continues I won't be coming back to your site which would be a shame in times like these.