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Posted 5/2/13 , edited 5/2/13
Get that extra side advertisement OUT of my screen. I do not want to be clicking an X each video. I pay for premium for no ads and you take the site down to throw more ads at us???! Want feedback, mine is GET IT OUT.

Edit: Here is the new line you guys added. Please remove it for paying customers.

<div id="slidebox" style="right: 0px;"><a class="close"></a><h2></h2><div><a class="img" target="_blank" href="/store/p/32546/Japanese-T-Shirt-Naruto-Village-Symbols?src=showmedia"></a><p class="price"></p><a class="button special-button button-padding medium-button" target="_blank" href="/store/p/32546/Japanese-T-Shirt-Naruto-Village-Symbols?src=showmedia"></a></div></div>
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Posted 5/2/13
Oh I see what you mean. It's just like when they were promoting Nisemonogatari."LAWL"

Yeah, that does look annoying. Here, here. Please remove it for paying customers.
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Posted 5/2/13
If these continue, I'm cancelling next month.
Posted 5/2/13
Had to watch a video to see what you meant.

I can tell you what you mean, pretty annoying. It's not nearly as bad as actual ads though.
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Posted 5/2/13 , edited 5/2/13
Doesn't matter, it's ads and I don't want ads covering the video I'm about to watch. It's annoying, it wasn't there before, and there's no reason for them to be there now. If I wanted to buy something, I'd click "Store".
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Posted 5/2/13
Agree, ads are what moved me away from Hulu to a paying subscription here with the promise of no ads. If you are going to become as bad as Hulu Plus and start sticking ads in subscription viewing, then I will leave here too. I look at the store almost daily and have email notifications for the store, so sending email is ok with me. I have seen over and over again in cable tv channels and online services like this one that once subscription viewing starting adding ads, the ads just increase in number and the quality of what is available for viewing decreases until the service becomes bland and worthless.

This is a deal breaker and I consider you broke the contract of no ads for subscription viewing. If you are that hard up for money raise the subscription price.
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Posted 5/3/13
Right, as others have stated, if we want to look for merchandise based on the shows we're watching, we will make it a point to check the store for it. I get the daily store deal email as well, and have bought some of them in the past. But this addition is ridiculous, and it detracts from my viewing experience here. Everyone who has posted so far is (presumably) already paying to support the site, and these ads seem more like a cheap money grab to me, rather than another means to support the site.
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Posted 5/3/13
Side ads are still there. Giving it a week for them to go away before I cancel.
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Posted 5/3/13 , edited 5/3/13

Genosync wrote:

Side ads are still there. Giving it a week for them to go away before I cancel.


If I may suggest an alternative to canceling:

I ended up blocking the side ads entirely from within the Adblock Plus extension, via the "Select an element to hide" option. Check that, click on the side ad, and it should allow you to hide it across the site. For reference, the added filter should read "crunchyroll.com###slidebox" (without the quotes.) Given that I have no intention of ever clicking on them, and that I am paying to not have ads, I believe this to be a justified course of action. Whether you wish to do the same, or cancel your subscription, is entirely your decision. I hope that helps.
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Posted 5/3/13 , edited 5/3/13
Which ads are u guys referring to? The only ads I seem to have are the ones on the sides on the CR homepage crunchyroll.com - though it seems more like a wallpaper background. Are there other ones that I'm just not seeing?
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Posted 5/3/13 , edited 5/3/13

suikojay wrote:

Which ads are u guys referring to? The only ads I seem to have are the ones on the sides on the CR homepage crunchyroll.com - though it seems more like a wallpaper background. Are there other ones that I'm just not seeing?


They're targeted ads (linking to store items,) that will show up when you start watching the videos of certain shows. I did a test, checking several shows from my queue: Oreimo, Koutoura-san, and several others have them, but Majestic Prince did not. I can only assume that if there is no existing merchandise in the store, you won't see the ad slide in on the right side of the window.
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Posted 5/3/13
Hey everyone!

Thanks much for your feedback!

The Store Team was testing this out and will be making changes to how / when / if at all the ads pop up.

Changes will be made today!
Posted 5/3/13
The ad only popped up on certain shows with select merchandise and for me it only appeared when I scrolled down past the player window. It didn't distract, prevent, or interrupt me from watching as normal. So are you guys bitching just to bitch? I can use bold, too!
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Posted 5/3/13
Does anyone have a screenshot of this? I am just curious to see what it looks like as I tried a few videos and didn't see any ads. (I mostly watch on my phone and iPad).

If it is as bad as it sounds I would be pretty upset as well, especially if it is one of those ads that takes you out of fullscreen mode when watching a video like on some other video sites.
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Posted 5/3/13

SaintlyD wrote:

The ad only popped up on certain shows with select merchandise and for me it only appeared when I scrolled down past the player window. It didn't distract, prevent, or interrupt me from watching as normal. So are you guys bitching just to bitch? I can use bold, too!


Well, it's probably more to the respect of what's informally "agreed" with the customers and crunchyroll. It's kind of the "principle of the matter" kind of thing.

The front page is a bit more understandable because that's prime real estate, but it's on the shows themselves.

Well, it's gone now, so that's good. I guess "bitching" from people who actually pays does work. "LAWL"


-Chris311- wrote:

Does anyone have a screenshot of this? I am just curious to see what it looks like as I tried a few videos and didn't see any ads. (I mostly watch on my phone and iPad).

If it is as bad as it sounds I would be pretty upset as well, especially if it is one of those ads that takes you out of fullscreen mode when watching a video like on some other video sites.


It looks like it's gone for the premium members; it's still there for the non-premium sector. There was one with the OREIMO. The ad was for like a wall scroll of the pink magical girl character.
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