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[Mini] Youtube testing 5 unskippable ads

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Youtube users have recently taken to twitter and reddit to show their frustrations at youtube's newest testing of 5 unskippable pre-roll ads

 

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YouTube...has... silently implemented a new ad format. Users...will now receive up to 5 advertisements to be watched before your video starts. YouTube... issued an official reply on Twitter acknowledging... the new 5-ad phenomenon... called bumper ads.These bumper ads are short-form ads on the platform that are typically 6 seconds long, and unskippable. YouTube is currently testing out the waters among selected... users. As of now, most users... are only receiving up to 2 ads

 

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YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE! It was said you would destroy the Cable Networks, not join them; Bring balance to media consumption, not leave it in ad breaks! On one side, the ads are only 6 seconds long each, making the ad break only 30 seconds total. On the other, this is yet more of the slippery slope of ads youtube is slowly making it's users experience. I'm sure 5 10 second ads are just righ around the corner.

 

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10 minutes ago, Murasaki said:

Let em nudge and they take a mile. The curse of television will never end. I hate ads and they put more ads. How am I supposed to not hate ads?

Greed, I'm afraid. Everyone hates greed. Get an ad blocker, protest the patriarchy!/s

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1 minute ago, DANK_AS_gay said:

Greed, I'm afraid. Everyone hates greed. Get an ad blocker, protest the patriarchy!/s

Already do, its the youtube app that drives me nuts.

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1 minute ago, Murasaki said:

Already do, its the youtube app that drives me nuts.

Also might be a self-fulfilling prophecy, YouTube loses money because people are using ad blockers, so they add more ads, making more people use ad blockers. Idiots. 

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22 minutes ago, Arika S said:

Cool, more ads I'll never see

 

22 minutes ago, CephDigital said:

*cranks up the ad blocker*

 

21 minutes ago, DANK_AS_gay said:

Greed, I'm afraid. Everyone hates greed. Get an ad blocker, protest the patriarchy!/s

 

Just now, jagdtigger said:

*laughs in ublock origin*

 

Hope you all aren't using a Chromium based browser or Firefox, or your ad blockers are going to be broke a couple months when Manifest V2 is discontinued.

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hmm? there are ads on youtube?

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1 minute ago, rcmaehl said:

Hope you all aren't using a Chromium based browser or Firefox, or your ad blockers are going to be broke a couple months when Manifest V2 is discontinued.

Not entirely, but the performance is gonna suck balls, as dynamic ad blocking is gonna be broken. So they have to use a list of every ad host ever, and block access to them.

Ad blocking DNS companies are going to see massive upticks in clientele. 

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1 minute ago, DANK_AS_gay said:

Not entirely, but the performance is gonna suck balls, as dynamic ad blocking is gonna be broken. So they have to use a list of every ad host ever, and block access to them.

Ad blocking DNS companies are going to see massive upticks in clientele. 

Firefox is maintaining blocking webrequest so adblockers and other privacy extensions should continue to work as intended on it.

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Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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50 minutes ago, rcmaehl said:

Summary

Youtube users have recently taken to twitter and reddit to show their frustrations at youtube's newest A/B testing of 5 unskippable pre-roll ads

 

Media

 

Quotes

 

My thoughts

YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE! It was said you would destroy the Cable Networks, not join them; Bring balance to media consumption, not leave it in ad breaks! On one side, the ads are only 6 seconds long each, making the ad break only 30 seconds total. On the other, this is yet more of the slippery slope of ads youtube is slowly making it's users experience. I'm sure 5 10 second ads are just righ around the corner.

 

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Yeah, I get closer and closer to getting YouTube Premium every day. I don't really want to spend the money for it, but the ads are so annoying and YouTube is my primary source of entertainment.

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This is something new? I remember years ago for a short period of time YouTube had ads that were 5 after one another each 5 seconds long, unskippable of course but hey, maximum 25 seconds.

 

Then there was a bug where any video could be an ad and the amount of times youtube for some reason gave 5 5 minute long ads in a row... worst part is they were unskippable, 25 minutes of ads 💀💀💀

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Well, it's a good thing I've basically given up video-based entertainment, books and graphic novels don't have as many ads.

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2 minutes ago, Lightwreather JfromN said:

Well, it's a good thing I've basically given up video-based entertainment, books and graphic novels don't have as many ads.

Don't give them ideas. Have you SEEN magazines?

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17 minutes ago, rcmaehl said:

Hope you all aren't using a Chromium based browser or Firefox, or your ad blockers are going to be broke a couple months when Manifest V2 is discontinued.

Meh, PiHole

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5 minutes ago, rcmaehl said:

Hope you all aren't using a Chromium based browser or Firefox, or your ad blockers are going to be broke a couple months when Manifest V2 is discontinued.

Brave is chrome based, and it won't be affected since brave shields is native to the browser rather than an external extension.
Also they mentioned they will continue to support V2 manifest for as long as they can:

https://www.reddit.com/r/brave_browser/comments/rdab12/how_will_manifest_v3_affect_adblocking_on_brave/

 

41 minutes ago, Murasaki said:

Already do, its the youtube app that drives me nuts.

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58 minutes ago, CephDigital said:

*cranks up the ad blocker*

I run two ad blockers!!!! To hell with ads. 

I just want to sit back and watch the world burn. 

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1 hour ago, Murasaki said:

Already do, its the youtube app that drives me nuts.

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3 minutes ago, suicidalfranco said:

Vanced still running gr8 😜

to tell you the truth ill always have a low-key fear of logging in to a 3rd party app with my google account

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38 minutes ago, wamred said:

Yeah, I get closer and closer to getting YouTube Premium every day. I don't really want to spend the money for it, but the ads are so annoying and YouTube is my primary source of entertainment.

That is how I accept the cost. I watch a TON of YT so I’m glad to pay it and not have to worry about buggy blockers. 

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55 minutes ago, wamred said:

Yeah, I get closer and closer to getting YouTube Premium every day. I don't really want to spend the money for it, but the ads are so annoying and YouTube is my primary source of entertainment.

VPN yourself to somewhere like Argentina, that's what I did and I'm paying less than £2 a month for the family plan!

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4 minutes ago, yolosnail said:

VPN yourself to somewhere like Argentina, that's what I did and I'm paying less than £2 a month for the family plan!

That's a good idea, but it would require paying for a VPN lol.

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