Kill the Next Episode Pop-up!

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The pop-up box that appears after every attempt to use a link needs to removed.
It is a complete nuisance and, since you've added the bar of contemporaneous episodes at the base of the links, absolutely unnecessary. The truth is the damn thing is more of a hindrance than a help.
If the link is broken, I'm already free to report that. If the link brings me to somewhere I don't want to be, there's already a key for that. And now, if I want to watch the next episode, the previous episode, or a few episodes either way, I could go to the bottom of the page, make my selection, even chose Search Links and thereby go further, faster than if I had hit the Watch the Next Episode key in the box.
I know that there have been other complaints about this. I can't recall where they were, nor do I know where they've gone, but there have been so many complaints about so many things, it would give me an ulcer just to keep track. Fortunately, this one is an easy fix.
There is no need to re-write, re-program, or re-do. Just delete the damn thing and you're through.
I'll thank you now and hope that I'm not getting too far ahead of myself.
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Bentley

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  • growing more inured, but that doesn't mean it doesn't bother me.

Posted 9 years ago

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Ben Burgess

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ya, you kinda lead us to think there may be something for "us". but all that came back was the ability to click outside the box again. I looked in the options to see if there were any new things there, but nope.

Could you please ask them if they could put an "opt-out" option some ware? there w
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Alex

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Hi Ben! The new "Welcome Back" popup is actually much more different than simply being able to click outside the box to close it. It's designed to know when you've actually watched something and when you haven't (and if it seems inaccurate so far - please let us know!). Coming next, we'll roll out the ability to "opt out" completely of the version that shows up when you haven't watched something... so this should make your link-browsing much less annoying!
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Official Response
Good news, 'Reelers! Logged-in users can now OPT OUT of the Post-Watch Popup!
When you return to SideReel shortly after choosing a link (likely due to a broken or spam link), you'll see the 'sad path' version of the Post-Watch Popup, which is designed to help you more efficiently report a broken link. Now, you'll see a prompt in the bottom right corner, allowing you to disable this version of the popup in the future.


You can also disable/enable it by going to your preferences, then going to 'settings' in the left sidebar, and toggling the popup on/off from there.


Keep in mind that the 'happy path' version will still occur even if you've opted out, but since this should only show up when you've actually watched something, hopefully this will make it less of an obstacle in your search for a working link.


Thanks to everyone for their feedback, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on this update!
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Jonathan

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THANK GOD!!!!!! Wow, I feel like we've going at this for over a year now. Ohhh ya, we have.... Ha, good times. Thank you guys very much for giving us the ability to opt out!!!!
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Ok, so I just watched the latest episode of Melissa & Joey. I clicked a few links that didn't work, but I finally found one working. When it was done, I went back to the Sidereel tab and was pleasantly greeted by the popup. It didn't bug me when I checked the broken links, it only popped up when I found a working link.

That's AWESOME. I liked how it worked, and I did click "watched episode" from the popup. I'm happy you guys figured this out. And even tho it took over a year, I'm happy you finally listened to our complaints. Take care.
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Alex

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Hi Sephkane!
Thanks for the great feedback – this is exactly the kind of experience we hoped to deliver with the popup, so we're thrilled to have finally fine-tuned it to make it pleasant and less annoying. :)