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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Posted 9 months ago

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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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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.
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Hi Jeorj,

Our advertising team has confirmed that we have made some recent optimizations to our units that support our advertisements which should help with the performance issues that you've referenced.

Please do let us know if we can offer any further help.
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Okay. Thanks, Claire.