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Was really unhappy to open up BGG to be welcomed by a trailer for some movie that I had to mute. Having to deal with such ads on other sites makes me far less likely to open that site. They are a pest. I know im probably screaming at the wind and this is they price of progress, or growth, but it really is not appreciated.
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AFAIK BGG tries not to have that kind of intrusive ad; you should report it to chaddyboy_2000 (the admin for advertisements: Admins).

EDITED TO ADD: I thought OP was talking about an advertisement, not some new BGG video tradeshow thing which is apparently what's being talked about.
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For me it's this board game TV GAMA Trade show video thing on the front page, that auto-plays every time I go back to the home page. How do I turn it off from auto-playing?
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ibarker3 wrote:
For me it's this board game TV GAMA Trade show video thing on the front page, that auto-plays every time I go back to the home page. How do I turn it off from auto-playing?


Yes! Please!!!
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I don't think BGG considers it to be an advertisement. Autoplaying video is a nasty attack on users. Having it on the BGG front page breaks the site.

Edit: I resolved it on my PC by disabling Flash as an Internet Explorer add-on. I don't think there's anything I actually need Flash for. Hoping it is as straightforward to kill it on my other devices. Or better yet that BGG has the sense to stop implementing this poor practice.
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Yea,

This has to be fixed!thumbsdown
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ConG wrote:
I don't think BGG considers it to be an advertisement. Autoplaying video is a nasty attack on users. Having it on the BGG front page breaks the site.


While autoplaying pisses me off, I'm a lot less pissed off if said autoplaying video defaults to being muted.

The BGG video does not auto mute. Hell, it doesn't even remember that I muted it previously. This is a distinctly unfriendly and deliberate move on the part of boardgamegeek. There is no way any competent web person didn't think about this and then deliberately choose this option. Any idea how long this bullshit goes on?
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Definitely annoying. I could've sworn there was an option to keep that turned off last time they did one (might have been a different event, same concept). I'm hoping they fix that this time too.
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[Edit Front Page]

remove "Boardgamegeek TV" module.
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Gelatinous Goo wrote:
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remove "Boardgamegeek TV" module.


Found it, thanks!!

My Geek -> Account -> Customize Front Page - > Hit the red X beside the TV module.
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ibarker3 wrote:
Gelatinous Goo wrote:
[Edit Front Page]

remove "Boardgamegeek TV" module.


Found it, thanks!!

My Geek -> Account -> Customize Front Page - > Hit the red X beside the TV module.

[Edit Front Page] is also on the banner of the "Announcements" module which (I think) is stickied as the top left module on all of our pages.

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Gelatinous Goo wrote:
ibarker3 wrote:
Gelatinous Goo wrote:
[Edit Front Page]

remove "Boardgamegeek TV" module.


Found it, thanks!!

My Geek -> Account -> Customize Front Page - > Hit the red X beside the TV module.

[Edit Front Page] is also on the banner of the "Announcements" module which (I think) is stickied as the top left module on all of our pages.


That Announcements module is another thing I'd remove from my front page if only it were possible.
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ibarker3 wrote:
Gelatinous Goo wrote:
[Edit Front Page]

remove "Boardgamegeek TV" module.


Found it, thanks!!

My Geek -> Account -> Customize Front Page - > Hit the red X beside the TV module.


Many thanks!
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Thank you for the tip on how to remove that particular module. I don't have a problem with having the video feed available on the front page, so long as I am the one choosing whether or not to play it. What I strongly object to (and have done so in a couple of other threads also discussing this issue) is the auto-play of that video, which includes commercials. I absolutely loathe auto-play on websites, especially when they play with full audio. It is a way to back-door commercials (via the Twitch feed) that otherwise would be blocked with our ad-block subscriptions. And it is just obnoxious overall.

Admins, please disable the auto-play "feature." Please.
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What's this front page people are talking about? whistle

(All I need is subscriptions.)
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mrblueesq wrote:


Admins, please disable the auto-play "feature." Please.


Don't count on them listening. There's no way it's an oversight. And there's no way they didn't know it will piss people off. They deliberately chose to do it anyhow.
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keethrax wrote:
mrblueesq wrote:


Admins, please disable the auto-play "feature." Please.


Don't count on them listening. There's no way it's an oversight. And there's no way they didn't know it will piss people off. They deliberately chose to do it anyhow.


Given that your choice to remove the module from the front page will be reset at some point in the year (coming up to Essen, I think), yes, very deliberate. Very shitty.

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Definitely annoying. I could've sworn there was an option to keep that turned off last time they did one (might have been a different event, same concept). I'm hoping they fix that this time too.


There was. It is periodically reset. Yes, BGG changes your user preferences without your knowledge or permission.
 
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What's this front page people are talking about? whistle

(All I need is subscriptions.)


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JasonJ0 wrote:
MilesF wrote:
Definitely annoying. I could've sworn there was an option to keep that turned off last time they did one (might have been a different event, same concept). I'm hoping they fix that this time too.


There was. It is periodically reset. Yes, BGG changes your user preferences without your knowledge or permission.

Was it reset for some of you recently? I haven't had this video/film thing on my front page for a long time, and it continues to not be there, i.e. it was not recently re-enabled, at least for me.
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JasonJ0 wrote:
Element hiding tools are your friend...

This. And not having Flash installed at all, helps immensely, too.
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russ wrote:
JasonJ0 wrote:
MilesF wrote:
Definitely annoying. I could've sworn there was an option to keep that turned off last time they did one (might have been a different event, same concept). I'm hoping they fix that this time too.


There was. It is periodically reset. Yes, BGG changes your user preferences without your knowledge or permission.

Was it reset for some of you recently? I haven't had this video/film thing on my front page for a long time, and it continues to not be there, i.e. it was not recently re-enabled, at least for me.

Same here; it's been at least 2-3 years since the last time I had to set mine.
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Yeah I didn't do anything different. Just opened up the page and there was a video for some movie, like a youtube ad. Next few times it was video from some con or something. Today its stayed off. Hope it was a fluke, cause it was really not pleasant.
 
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Yeah I didn't do anything different. Just opened up the page and there was a video for some movie, like a youtube ad. Next few times it was video from some con or something. Today its stayed off. Hope it was a fluke, cause it was really not pleasant.


My fingers are crossed that the Admins disabled the auto-play function today. So far, my computer has not been auto-playing the video feed.
 
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