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    Paxian commented  · 

    Some of us actually still not only know how to read, but actually enjoy it. Please knock it off with the video reports that are not marked as such. I do click on some videos of my choosing. However, if a headline interests me but the link takes me to a video without identifying it as a video in the link, I close the page immediately. Not only do I go elsewhere for that information, but I also don't see whatever advertising was on your page. Now explain to me how it benefits Yahoo to have users go elsewhere AND avoid their advertizing.

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    Agreed. Yahoo may have unlimited bandwidth, but I don't, and I'm sure as heck not going to waste it all on Yahoo's questionable ads. If I want to see an ad or video, I will play it. As it stands, if the ad gets in my way, I just close the page, and then I not only don't read the Yahoo news story, but I don't see any of the other ads that were on the page. I'm thinking that having autoplay loses more viewers than it makes, so it's not cost-effective for Yahoo or its advertisers.

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    Paxian commented  · 

    Now there's an idiotic response. Does Yahoo actually think that when one of these video ads suddenly starts playing, we stop to watch it? NO! We click that little X at the top right corner just as fast as we possibly can to shut up the racket, and we move on. After running across several of these ads, we just leave Yahoo and go somewhere else. Duh, guys at Yahoo. It doesn't matter which ads. ALL OF THEM.

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    This is exactly right. By putting up ads and making them look as if they are news stories, Yahoo is encouraging me (and undoubtedly many others) to NOT use Yahoo as a news source. The deception lets us know that Yahoo does not adhere to standards of honesty or integrity, and it severely reduces the credibility of Yahoo as a news conduit. Since Yahoo started this practice, I have ended up signing up for several other news sources under the principle that Yahoo may mention a news story, but to get the actual information, I would do best to leave the Yahoo site and read the news elsewhere. Yahoo News is only for entertainment, not for being informed, because the chances are very good that the news article I click on is just some ad copy, not real article.

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