Love your new "special message" to adblockers, Crunchyroll!
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Posted 3/27/16 , edited 3/27/16
Just spent the past 15 minutes removing that crude. Ended with me adding the following to be blacklisted via hosts file (something dangerous to edit):

http*://static.ak.crunchyroll.com/versioned_assets/supporting-anime*.mp4

After that, I added the following to my normal adblocker:

||static.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/stars/*.png
www.crunchyroll.com###footer_menu > .footer-categories-container > .footer-column:nth-of-type(3)
www.crunchyroll.com###showmedia_free_trial_signup
www.crunchyroll.com###showmedia_about_new > h3
www.crunchyroll.com###sidebar_elements > .large-margin-bottom:nth-of-type(1)
www.crunchyroll.com###adblocker_message
www.crunchyroll.com###adblocker_message > .modal-message.modal > .modal-content > video
www.crunchyroll.com###showmedia_video > .cf.video-quality > .clearfix.right > .right.button-padding.medium-button.default-button.button.orange-button[href^="/freetrial"]
.crunchyroll.com###header_menubar_beta > ul > .premium > a[href^="/freetrial"]


This removes all signs of the site even having premium.

If Crunchyroll staff is reading this, trust me when I say that ads are annoying and there are people like me who couldn't care less how you get your paycheck. If you want to host anime on your website, use it with your own money 'cause I ain't paying. Adding more anti-adblock measurements doesn't make people turn off their adblock, it makes people leave your site forever.

15 minutes of my time wasted just to remove your crudy "special message". Luckily my adblock already bypasses your in-video ads that are louder than a chainsaw in my ear. Now the only reason I'd want to buy premium is to watch your premium episodes, but even then I'd rather go to some shady looking site to watch it from a dropbox file.

Anyway, I'm sure there are people who will disable adblock for you, but I'm even more sure that no one appreciates the ultra-HD advertisement basically saying "Hey adblockers, f*** you." It may just be a simple file on your servers, but that crude costs me a lot of my bandwidth.

One day you guys will integrate ads inside of videos (like hulu), and you'll see how much traffic of yours you start loosing.


If you want people to start turning off their adblockers, show little ads at the bottom of the page or something. Anything that wastes space, time, or is annoying as hell will be blocked. You can be sure of that.
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Posted 3/27/16 , edited 3/27/16

Leafio wrote:

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If you want people to start turning off their adblockers, show little ads at the bottom of the page or something. Anything that wastes space, time, or is annoying as hell will be blocked. You can be sure of that.


SInce you posted this in General Discussion, I've closed it, as there is a already a thread in General Discussion about the new Adblocker message. Please share there if you wish:

/forumtopic-945353/the-new-ad-blocker-message

If you simply want to provide feedback to Crunchyroll and not foment discussion, then please post in the Suggestions/Feedback forum instead.
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