Post Reply Has the rate at which the crunchyroll watermark shows up been increased?
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Posted 5/20/14 , edited 5/20/14
Just a quick question because I've been using crunchyroll for 6 months and have very rarely noticed the watermark. Recently in the last 24 hours I'm noticing it fading in and out at least once a minute, which seems a bit excessive to me. I don't mind the watermark, I understand why its there, but I'm curious if anyone else noticed it showing up more often. It used to not be a problem, but now its just distracting me from the show.

Edit: I just had the watermark show up 3 times within 1 minute 36 seconds. It really is pretty ridiculous.
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i see it every show in beginning and end of show for years not really a new thing for me
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Posted 5/20/14
I've been thinking the same thing. Noticing the watermark waaaaaay more often recently. Kind of annoying.
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Posted 5/20/14

Wanakilo wrote:

Just a quick question because I've been using crunchyroll for 6 months and have very rarely noticed the watermark. Recently in the last 24 hours I'm noticing it fading in and out at least once a minute, which seems a bit excessive to me. I don't mind the watermark, I understand why its there, but I'm curious if anyone else noticed it showing up more often. It used to not be a problem, but now its just distracting me from the show.


I don't notice the watermark at all on the Xbox app.
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Posted 5/20/14
I don't notice it at all when I'm watching. I only watch sub so usually I am looking towards the bottom of the screen and if I'm not mistaken, isn't the watermark usually at the top?
Posted 5/20/14
I feel like it's permanent now
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Posted 5/20/14 , edited 5/20/14
I'd love it if we could get a reply from someone who works at crunchyroll and knows something about this, as I genuinely feel the rate has been recently changed (maybe accidentally) for the worse. I at least want someone who knows something to confirm or deny my suspicions.
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Posted 5/20/14

Wanakilo wrote:

I'd love it if we could get a reply from someone who works at crunchyroll and knows something about this, as I genuinely feel the rate has been recently changed (maybe accidentally) for the worse. I at least want someone who knows something to confirm or deny my suspicions.
If you want an official response, you should contact support directly. I haven't seen too much activity in the forums from them lately, but they do prioritize the emails to be answered first... /help?topic=contact

Also, as with the xbox mentioned above, there are no watermarks on Roku or Android, either. It would appear that devices are exempt, only PC/browser players are affected...
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Okay, I sent them a message and they said nothing was changed with the watermark rate. Although I swear its appearing more often, and other people in this thread also seem to agree it was increased. Maybe its a bug that they didn't notice, I don't know.
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Posted 5/21/14
Or, it could simply be something called Observational Selection Bias

Excerpted from: http://io9.com/5974468/the-most-common-cognitive-biases-that-prevent-you-from-being-rational

"This is that effect of suddenly noticing things we didn't notice that much before — but we wrongly assume that the frequency has increased. A perfect example is what happens after we buy a new car and we inexplicably start to see the same car virtually everywhere. A similar effect happens to pregnant women who suddenly notice a lot of other pregnant women around them. Or it could be a unique number or song. It's not that these things are appearing more frequently, it's that we've (for whatever reason) selected the item in our mind, and in turn, are noticing it more often. Trouble is, most people don't recognize this as a selectional bias, and actually believe these items or events are happening with increased frequency — which can be a very disconcerting feeling. It's also a cognitive bias that contributes to the feeling that the appearance of certain things or events couldn't possibly be a coincidence (even though it is)."
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