Unreasonably Large Busy Ad Script "Tarnhelm"

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The URL of the problematic script is https://ia.media-imdb.com/images/G/01/imdbads/js/collections/tarnhelm-3710228564._CB490991485_.js. It can slow down (or often indeed slows down) the loading of every IMDb page that incorporates it. I don't have to tolerate it thereby won't (as this is something within a visitor's control). I just wanted to bring it to somebody's attention, in case not many people are aware the nuisance it poses, or in case the IMDb developers can think of a more efficient alternative. (And if this topic is better suited as being designated as an "idea" rather than as a "problem", then by all means re-tag it.)

Good luck.
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Jeorj Euler

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Claire, Employee

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Thanks for the feedback, Jeorj.

I've passed this long to our advertising team for further review.

Please let us know if we can offer any further assistance.
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Jeorj Euler

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Thanks, Claire.

Although not nearly as large as the script referenced in the OP, in terms of file size, certain scripts on z-ecx.images-amazon.com and images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com tend to be busy as well, in that they slow down the loading of pages or consume a lot of CPU in some web browsers. Things like HTML i-frames and inclusions to http://www.zergnet.com/ (which is actually a rather interesting site) often lead to lots of CPU consumption as well, every time a new IMDb webpage is opened and until it has fully loaded.