Enough

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by aaanorton, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. aaanorton macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Enough. I've been patient with this site. I've overlooked the ads, poor writing, lazy editing, the ads, the ads, and the ads. This site is now one long ad with occasional (poorly written) content sprinkled in.
    But now MacRumors prevents my iPhone 7 Plus from sleeping, and I am done with this site. Leaving this site open on 10.3.1, my phone never goes to sleep. Don't want to miss any of the ads!
    Thanks, but no. I'm done.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    #2
    Sounds more like a bug with iOS then MacRumors.
     
  3. nnoble macrumors regular

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    Perhaps too patient. Whenever a webite, application or even the device is playing up I adopt zero tolerance. I throw the kill switch with a smile and get on with something more important. Pages on this site and the New York Times sometimes go into continuous reload on my 1st generation iPad mini, I immediately kill Safari and listen to the radio.
     
  4. aaanorton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for illustrating one of my points.
    It's not a bug in iOS. It occurs when accessing one particular web site. It never happens under any other use or circumstance. MacRumors makes my phone think I am playing a movie, due to all of the aggressive, gratuitous ads that are trying to execute.
    A similar symptom has existed for months now (pre iOS 10.3). When AirPlay streaming a movie from my phone to my Apple TV (from Amazon, for instance), I can do most anything I want on my phone without a problem. I can send and receive texts, check email, get Instagram updates. Even when video content plays on Instagram or the like, it just streams the audio over to my TV, without disrupting my video stream. But if I load MacRumors, or switch to Safari while that page is already open, my video stream gets interrupted, forcing me to go back and reestablish it. Again, my phone thinks I am playing a movie, or other video content by simply having a web page open.
    This is a MacRumors problem.
     
  5. AngerDanger macrumors 68030

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    Although there are more… tactful ways to report a bug, @aaanorton is correct; this seems to be an issue specifically affecting MacRumors. It's like a silent video/song playing in the background which interrupts whatever you're listening to.

    Here's a screen recording:



    It's also pausing and unpausing itself frenetically.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So that was all meant to be a report of a bad ad? Some way of going about it.
     
  7. annk Administrator

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    Thank you, I'll pass this info along.
     

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