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Posted 3/13/17
As a finnish person I say if you live outside of usa or canada premium is kinda useless but crunchy app is kinda forcing me to get premium coz of ad spam.
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Posted 3/15/17 , edited 4/6/17

Getting a Premium Membership is a solution to the problem that you're having though, because it means that you don't have to watch the ads anymore.


It's not, since I'm discussing what's happening with the free members, the solution of that is not to become a Premium member. It's like those stupid politicians that say the solution for poor people is to stop being poor, lol. That's avoiding the problem, not resolving it.


Crunchyroll doesn't have to listen to complaints about ads from their free members and change the ads just because those people want them to


True, it doesn't have to, but it's also going to lose a lot of potential viewers when it does. It also doesn't have to listen to it's paying members, which is why you "Premiums" get lower quality videos than I do when I torrent them for free (and you still tell me I should get a Premium)
Read up https://medium.com/@Daiz/crunchyrolls-reduced-video-quality-is-deliberate-cost-cutting-at-the-expense-of-paying-customers-c86c6899033b#.wcwsv6goo



And don't say that the ads pay for a membership, because they don't. The ads pay for the money used to pay for the licensing fees for Crunchyroll to be able to stream the content, for you to be able to watch free, not for a membership for you and you alone.


Are you suggesting that the money they get from me they use for different purposes than the money they get from you? That's just hilarious. Money is money, if I am addicted I can generate more money for Crunchyroll by viewing ads than you paying for your Premium membership.
Also since Premium members don't get ads in the videos, and free users do, I'm pretty sure that's exactly what the ads are paying for - being a free member instead of a Premium one, essentially I'm paying for my Premium by viewing the ads. So I don't know what you are on about.


If you want no ads and special treatment, then get a membership, simple as that.


I didn't say I want no ads and I never said I want special treatment. I said the ads are too many and displayed too often, you can't have nearly the same amount of ads as you have in actual content (i.e. in a 25min video to have 20min worth of ads).


Paying members pay for more content to be able to be licensed and streamed on the site than the ads do for being watched by free members.


That's a pure speculation and unless you work for CR and are able to pull out their statistics to actually check if your statement is true -you are talking out of your ***. While what I said is true - if I am addicted I can generate more than $5 a month for CR by viewing ads.


Premium member payments are something that Crunchyroll can count on more than ad revenue since memberships are paid on a more regular basis while ads are random and how many times they are watched depends on how many free members watch shows and get those particular ads while watching. In short, paying members pay more for content to be available on Crunchyroll than ads do.


Again - speculation. And they can lose as much Premium members as free members since all it takes is to cancel your membership, ciao. Average ad views per month may fluctuate a bit, but they don't have very drastic drops or rises unless there's some other factor.



As for you viewing ads being considered as working to pay for the stuff you receive instead of actually giving money and the minimum wage being $6.50 in San Fransisco, they aren't paying you to watch anime, they're paying for you to be able to watch it for free by using the ads. You aren't working to be able to have watching anime as your payment.


We can argue about whether or not you can consider it working, but yeah, they are not paying me, I'm paying them - by watching ads instead of giving money directly. If we get technical we are trading - they provide video content for me, I provide ad revenue for them.

Once again my point was missed entirely. For me, personally, this doesn't matter - I can get the content at better quality for free anyway. And I buy merchandise or the actual DVDs from the creators if I like the show, so I'm supporting them more than a Premium member that doesn't do that anyway. My point was to make the service better for the free users so that they can get MORE free users, hence generate more money. But of course Premium butthurt people like you will try to stomp any suggestion of improving the free service because it lowers the value of the membership they are paying for and they feel less special. Boo hoo. As I said right now you are receiving lower quality service than me and you are paying for it while I don't. Enjoy it and keep arguing

PS: Didn't see I was logged with my other account, it's still me, fewtcher.
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Posted 4/6/17
I find ads quite annoying as shit just like most already said he but ehh its gotta pay
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Posted 5/7/17 , edited 5/7/17
Wow. Why is it that becoming a premium member = bringing so much negativity and harassment. For people supporting Crunchyroll, you are kind of turning people away from it. Besides maybe you guys should actually look at the service you are trying to support instead of ignoring it because it doesn't concern you apparently.

The free model does have legitimate problems and Crunchyroll has done nothing to those main problems in the last few years.

The topic is weird I will admit since ads are necessary for revenue. The amount of ads are fine too but one problem is seeing the same ad over and over again. They are not limited in amount of different ads as I have seen many but after regular viewing past 3 episodes in one day, I'm guessing 90% of ads is just one ad on repeat.

On weaker connections, ads often caused episodes to just stop playing on apps. This caused people needing to restart the app and video which added more than an episode worth of ads for one episode. I have recently upgraded to a stronger ISP and I am not viewing Crunchyroll much anymore so not sure if this problem still exists but wouldn't be surprising since they have for years without being addressed.

Both these problems existed for years and I can confirm that the first still does. If this is just some shady method to force us to go premium then the ads are just a bad business practice. These are some of the main reasons for me not watching so much anymore. I want to watch but the years of neglect and/or shady practice is putting me off. When I am not watching much, going premium doesn't make much sense to me as I would like some more worth for money. These problem and neglect causes me to dislike the company too so that's another reason for me to not give them my money but I want the company to actually try to fix at least some of the glaring problems in the free model.

The reason for me telling the premium guys that "this doesn't concern you apparently." Is because in a small way it actually does. If you want to support the service you are paying for and want them to last instead of having people like me whine then it is better to bandage the wound instead of letting it bleed.

That quote "Giving a better service than the pirates." Applies here. Stealing is wrong but this isn't right either.

The community can add to this negative effect if they say things like "just go premium and these won't be a problem" or "free watchers should quit whining." As these feels like taunts rather than solutions which adds to people disliking the service and adds to the list of reasons not to support Crunchyroll.

I want to support the improvement of this service so please can we think constructively. Try to help each other and the service instead of chasing people away.
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Posted 5/7/17
pay and stop complaining
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Posted 5/7/17 , edited 5/7/17

DaliusP wrote:

I have no idea what advertising partnerships Crunchyroll has, but forcing non-premium users to watch 3 or more ads in a row is kind of annoying. I have tried to check if that's the same with Crunchyroll app. And guess what! Yes, indeed it is. Is it just me or this whole thing kinda broken? How does everyone else feel about it?


just get ublock origin

or google it .. there are plenty of ways to watch anime

i think even yahoo has free anime section with ads but i think it's not as bad

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Posted 5/27/17
Saying "how cute" has gotten to the point of just being Cringy
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Posted 5/27/17
You get more ad time on your average TV. It's not that bad.
Besides, if you don't like it, that's why we have the fairly cheap premium option. If you don't want to or can't pay for that, then watch few minutes of ads so the provider can turn in some profit at least. I just don't see the big deal here and frankly it sounds a lot like "So what, I want it for free, in HD and without ads, CR owes me that much, for some reason!". *shrug*
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Posted 5/27/17
Poor people problems
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Posted 5/27/17
i'm fine with ads, if i'm using the free service they need to get paid somehow but what IS annoying is the fact you get 3-5 in a row AND THEY ARE ALL THE SAME AD! i wouldn't mind if they changed but come on the same thing over and over again is REALLY annoying
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Posted 6/13/17
I've got no problem with ads, but they play the same ad 4-5x in a row (I mean right after another before the show starts) and for some reason it's all in Spanish. Ads are fine, but repeating it non-stop to the point it seems broken, and in a language I can't even understand seems like poorly used advertisement.
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Posted 6/13/17

DaliusP wrote:

I have no idea what advertising partnerships Crunchyroll has, but forcing non-premium users to watch 3 or more ads in a row is kind of annoying. I have tried to check if that's the same with Crunchyroll app. And guess what! Yes, indeed it is. Is it just me or this whole thing kinda broken? How does everyone else feel about it?


How cute, someone watching for free is complaining about ads. How do you think they are paying for anime licenses, domain rights, web-storage/servers, bandwidth costs and a bunch of other costs. Nothing in this world truly is free, so pay up or get ads
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Posted 6/13/17

Kyosji wrote:

I've got no problem with ads, but they play the same ad 4-5x in a row


This is usually because some big company put out a large ad spend. Like GM or AT&T will buy ten million ad views, and the site only gets about fifteen million views a month, so two-thirds of the ads are all going to be the same. In the beginning, they spread things out well, but over the course of the month... well, they've shown all the other ads enough times already, so now they're stuck with this one. They have to show it to you; this is the only advertiser that's paid to show an ad.
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Posted 6/18/17
Some advice: AdBlocker Plus works on Crunchyroll again.
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Posted 6/18/17
No idea. When I wasn't a Premium Member the ads weren't really a problem for me.
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