IABU and I know it - videos when I am expecting text

(16 Posts)
Trills Sat 05-Nov-16 12:07:14

MN threads with an interesting title where the OP is just a link to a video.

Buzzfeed posts that are just a video.

New articles where I expect to be able to read a speech, and I just get a video.

Urrrrgh.

I want to read some WORDS.

CheshireChat Sat 05-Nov-16 12:10:21

It's OK, we'll be U together. It really doesn't help that I struggle to retain information from videos as well so I might as well not bother!

thevulvabrigade Sat 05-Nov-16 12:10:24

YANBU. I don't like it either.

user1477282676 Sat 05-Nov-16 12:10:32

There is a way to stop them playing automatically. I'll find it for you if you like, unless you're on a phone?

Wrinklytights Sat 05-Nov-16 12:12:04

Yanbu.

Trills Sat 05-Nov-16 12:12:47

Thanks for the offer user, but that's a solution for a different problem to the problem that I have.

PumpkinsOnTheMantlepiece Sat 05-Nov-16 12:18:38

Yanbu

LBOCS2 Sat 05-Nov-16 12:20:26

YANBU

Soubriquet Sat 05-Nov-16 12:22:06

Yanbu

I don't like videos because I can't hear them properly

Alot of them don't have subtitles. Therefore where I want to join in the conversation, I can't...because I dont bloody know what you're on about

Missyaggravation Sat 05-Nov-16 12:26:31

Yanbu this is a bugbear of mine too

Missyaggravation Sat 05-Nov-16 12:28:26

Also whilst we are here can we get rid of people who want to show you "the funniest video ever" on their phone. which inevitably is tedious and you have to grin/pretend to be interested for the duration.

Trills Sat 05-Nov-16 12:32:51

I can hear them, I just don't WANT them.

I have no justification, I just don't like them.

FookyNell Sat 05-Nov-16 12:44:44

YADNBU.

At best they're annoying, at worst they're a symptom of society dumbing down with shortened attention spans and an obsession with all things visual.

Laniakea Sat 05-Nov-16 13:41:12

YADNBU.

I fucking hate them - I want to read not watch.

(& what FookyNell said)

nonline Sat 05-Nov-16 15:30:47

YANBU, I hate half of BBC News website for this reason. In the middle of the night when DD just gone back off I just want silent words.

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 05-Nov-16 15:34:53

Ha! MN reads my mind again. Just had this exact thought when reading a Guardian article today with links to videos - it should be clearly indicated somehow when it's a video. Also very annoying when someone else is in the room and you don't want to make noise listening to videos while they are trying to watch the news.

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