A trailer ad ON TOP OF the trailer I am TRYING to watch is so stupid I am about to boycott you

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So you put a trailer ad for something I don't care about—The Young Pope—ON TOP OF the trailer you promoted on your homepage—Youth in Oregon—I was TRYING to watch but I can't watch it because clearly you only care about ad revenue these days. Why would you disrespect users who want to view a trailer in peace by making one third of the trailer an AD FOR SOMETHING ELSE. Is nothing sacred anymore? When did you become so greedy IMDB? If this keeps happening, the loyal fan that I am, touting you as my most used website, will disown you forever because it turns out all you care about is money. If that's the case so be it, but how absolutely stupid can you be. IMDB is, sorry was, a site for movie fans. If you can't even respect a movie trailer anymore, then shame on you and I'm done and hopefully others will follow.
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Marly

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  • disgusted at your disrespect

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the advertisements on our site. 

Please rest assured that your feedback has been forwarded to our staff in charge of advertising for their review. 

We occasionally allow pop-up ads and other ad formats because some of our advertisers have expressed their preference for these alternative methods of promoting their products and services. 

We realize that some of these advertising methods may be more intrusive or require more user interaction than regular banner ads, so we constantly work together with our advertisers to substantially limit the frequency of such ads and achieve a good balance between an effective promotional exposure and maintaining great site usability. 

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Rich R

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This is So annoying!!!

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