Allow me give you a few tips on how to make your visit a little more pleasurable when you visit the Slinks on Sunday. Many of the links to videos shown are from YouTube. Google makes its money from ads and they are rife in the videos on YT. I can’t do anything about that. They have some very smart people there who make ads happen in videos. Here’s what I do to try to lessen the pain of sitting through all the ads.
Many YT videos will offer the option of skipping the ad in 5 seconds. What I do is mute the audio for the 5 second duration, click on the Skip Ad prompt in the lower right when it shows, and then unmute. I don’t like it but it’s somewhat tolerable.
If an ad displays as being 15 seconds long with no option to skip, I’ll refresh the page and start again. Most times, you’ll get back to the same video with the 5 second skip option. Seems their ad injection is random sometimes.
If an ad displays as a 30 second preroll, I’ll refresh the screen three times. If my option doesn’t change, I’ll skip the video entirely. I hope that what’s presented in the Slinks conform to the advice just given. Ironically, if the video’s code is embedded like all the videos during the week, there are no preroll ads, just the embedded ones denoted by the yellow bar in the time progress at the bottom.
I just finished a Brew Review and I’m not in a frame of mind to cruise the Net for answers or to dive into the code or leave a message for PD’s tech support. I hope you understand and I’m sure that the 28 to 35 readers who actually rate the babes won’t mind skipping the week.
I’ve spent a lot of time looking for an alternative to Poll Daddy through WP plugins, but none conform to our needs. They are pretty much won’t work in the sidebar or are overly embellished and complicated. Poll Daddy served that need until tonight.
Hell, it may even be my Mac or my Internet connection that’s preventing me seeing the star ratings. The code remains in place on the site and may switch itself on tomorrow. Who knows.
I apologize for not having star ratings this week and I’d appreciate you voicing your own opinion in the comments. If I learn anything, I’ll post it when I do.
Thanks for sticking with SixPackTech. I still love doing this shit. I hate when somebody else’s shit doesn’t work here.
Aaaaand, they’re down. Not working. I’ll leave it as it is and look for another alternative. I contacted PD tech suppoert.