Post Reply is there anyway to remove that "Meet VRV" advertisement bar in que?
1mirg 
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Posted 6/12/17 , edited 6/12/17
I'm talking about this Advertisement bar that I can't close, minimize. Or get off my queue page in any form.Is this anyway to remove this? or am I stuck with it forever now?

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Posted 6/12/17 , edited 6/12/17

1mirg wrote:

I'm talking about this Advertisement bar that I can't close, minimize. Or get off my queue page in any form.Is this anyway to remove this?

Probably not without extreme measures, as I see it even in Firefox with NoScript with only Crunchyroll itself permitted to run scripts on the page.

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Posted 6/12/17 , edited 6/13/17

TheAncientOne wrote:
Probably not without extreme measures, as I see it even in Firefox with NoScript with only Crunchyroll itself permitted to run scripts on the page.

Well, that sucks.
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Posted 6/12/17 , edited 6/13/17
Yes it's incredibly annoying. Crunchyroll is giving us ads even though we're Premium members. This is pretty piss poor.
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Posted 6/12/17 , edited 6/21/17
haters gonna hate
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Posted 6/12/17 , edited 6/13/17

ergZay wrote:

Yes it's incredibly annoying. Crunchyroll is giving us ads even though we're Premium members. This is pretty piss poor.

I'm not that annoyed about it being there, it is annoying to look at yes but I can learn to just ignore it or something. The thing that I find most troubling is the fact that if I click anywhere on that black bar, it'll take me to this page immediately. Which for a area that I use to watch my shows here on Crunchyroll all the time. Can get in the way of me watching the stuff I wish to watch quite easily.

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Posted 6/13/17 , edited 6/13/17

1mirg wrote:

I'm talking about this Advertisement bar that I can't close, minimize. Or get off my queue page in any form.Is this anyway to remove this? or am I stuck with it forever now?


No, these are not permanent.
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Posted 6/13/17 , edited 6/13/17

shinryou wrote:No, these are not permanent.
That's good to know, at least it won't last forever.

In the meantime though, I guess I'll just leave that element blocked with one of my addons.

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Posted 6/21/17 , edited 6/21/17
Don't worry, it's been replaced by a giant embedded pop-up that prevents you from doing anything until you click out of it and sometimes simply won't let you do so! One of the only places where a premium "ad free" subscription just means having ads pushed even harder and far more invasively.
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Posted 6/21/17 , edited 6/21/17

TallonKarrde23 wrote:

Don't worry, it's been replaced by a giant embedded pop-up that prevents you from doing anything until you click out of it and sometimes simply won't let you do so! One of the only places where a premium "ad free" subscription just means having ads pushed even harder and far more invasively.


Well, to be fair, they do warn you about still getting self-promotion anywhere other than during actual video playback, if you bother to read the fine print, that is...:



But I do agree that a pop-up is not the best advertising technique, as it most often tends to disenfranchise/anger most people who have it done to them. Kind of shows a lack of understanding of their audience...
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Posted 6/21/17 , edited 6/22/17
Well, I'm not trying to say it's not "allowed", just really awful to do - especially when anime is one of the easiest things for people to get free to begin with aside pornography. People pay for CR out of choice, not necessity. Treating those who actively choose to go out of their way to pay money and use a half-broken website for years instead of more easily and consistently getting the exact same content for free is pretty terrible. They should be trying to entice people into paying for the product rather than giving more reason to avoid it by showing that even those who support them have to deal with skeevy ad practices, broken apps, and a website that barely works. Maybe if they put any of that money into making this place better it'd be slightly more defensible, but they really don't and it still wouldn't change that it's an issue really. The main reason people choose CR instead of piracy isn't legality but to support the industry and for even more of them purely for convenience - that latter point is missing when you fill it up with garbage like pop-ups and giant banners. CR has always had a problem with actually being grateful to it's customers for actively deciding to pay them when there is no actual reason to and this is just another piece of evidence of that. It's really strange coming from a company that started as illegal fansubbers given they should understand more than most the way the majority of the anime fanbase thinks and how fortunate they are that anyone bothers to pay them in the first place.
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Posted 6/21/17 , edited 6/21/17
Most ad block solutions have a way for you to block individual elements as they load, I have done this with that ad and the intrusive ad on the que page. This needs to stop, or at least give us a profile feature to disable VRV ads if we are premium members.

I've tried it, I didn't like it. VRV isn't ready so stop pushing it down peoples throats.

However I like the idea of VRV. The price is fair, once all the optimization is done, and has the features I am looking for I will immediately switch. There won't be a reason not to at that point.
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