YouTube blames ad blockers for slow load times, and it has nothing to do with your browser | The delay is intentional, but targeting users who continue using ad blockers, and not tied to any browse…::YouTube has clarified in a statement that users who use ad blockers will have a suboptimal experience regardless of their browser.

  • @RedWeasel
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    813 months ago

    So if I use Firefox I have a choice between a 5sec delay or a 5sec delay and ads. That seems like an easy choice.

    • N-E-N
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      -473 months ago

      I would assume the ad gives the creator some revenue while the delay doesn’t

      • @RedWeasel
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        303 months ago

        There are other ways to give to creators. You can tip, many have stores, patreon and floatplane among other ways.

        • N-E-N
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          3 months ago

          Of course, and if you support creators that way I respect it, but most people never do.

          • @RedWeasel
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            43 months ago

            Even so, it is still more profitable than the advertising revenue a lot get. There are big creators that would prefer the views. They can also do sponsored spots.

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          3 months ago

          That’s extreme lol, I barely notice ads, they hardly exist to me

          • @[email protected]
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            83 months ago

            Well, I have quite strong “anti spam filters” IRL. I often don’t even notice there are adverts around me or commercials in radio/television running somewhere in background. But youtube? Holy hell that’s another story. I just hate it when there are 5 unskippable 1+ minute ads in 10 minute video. It’s retarded and the only effect it has on me is I start to boycot the product/brand/service I see there.

      • @MotoAsh
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        193 months ago

        I’d be OK with that if YouTube didn’t demonetize people all the time for utterly stupid reasons they refuse to explain and instantly give ad profits to anyone making a content claim whether or not the claim is valid.

        Until they actually demonstrate competence in sharing profits with creators, they can fuck off.

      • @[email protected]
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        43 months ago

        Whatever. Don’t give for free and claim after you need to get paid. That’s no business model, that’s something that currently works, a fad. And morally questionable at that.

      • @eskimofry
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        33 months ago

        If they really had guts… go full paywall mode. No freemium with ads bullshit.

        Don’t pretend like hook and bait business model is not being used here.

        • N-E-N
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          13 months ago

          If YT did that, another company would just come and steal their market share with the same freemium system

            • N-E-N
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              13 months ago

              Why?

              The only alternative is stuff like Nebula and Floatplane but I’m not convinced people are willing to actually spend $ on creator media