1. Roland6 Silver badge

    Sponsored Articles

    Is there any real reason why sponsored articles, such as https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/24/office_365_tenant_to_tenant_migration/

    should have comments and/or "add to my topics" options disabled?

    1. Marco Fontani

      Re: Sponsored Articles

      Chris Williams (Editor in chief) replied to a similar question a few weeks back, linked here.

      Hope this helps!

      1. Roland6 Silver badge

        Re: Sponsored Articles

        Thanks, I knew there was a reason but a quick search didn't reveal an answer.

        Just that there are times when I want to simply flag a sponsored article so i can find it again; just have to keep doing this outside of ElReg.

        1. jake Silver badge

          Re: Sponsored Articles

          Most (all?) browsers allow bookmark sub-folders. Works for me. In my case it would look something like this:

          ElReg >> Infomercials >> Company >> Logical(ToMe)Name ... no plug-in required.

          Yes, it takes a little maintenance and self-control so they don't grow to the point of unmanageability. Perhaps there are usable plug-ins for this these days, I've never bothered looking.

          (Actually, I don't bother reading the infomercials for the same reasons that I block advertising and have been circular-filing[0] press releases unread for decades.)

          [0] Fire-starter for the wood stove and steam engines. I recycle!

  2. disgustedoftunbridgewells Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    Auto play videos on the home page?

    Can you not?

    ( Paris, because she never says no )

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      They pay our bills so you can enjoy the rest of the site. The vids won't auto-play audio - though if they do, let us know - that would be a bug.

      We run webcasts on the home page as they are broadcast live, and sometimes we run virtual events like this. It's not a permanent fixture.

      Edit: The videos no longer autoplay - hit play to watch them :)

      C.

      1. disgustedoftunbridgewells Silver badge

        Fair enough with the ads, but it did play audio. Otherwise I wouldn't have minded, or even noticed.

        1. Marco Fontani

          One of the videos used (which is shown as "main" rotates every few mins) was unfortunately the wrong version, meant for a different display (i.e. for our whitepapers site, for which videos _ought_ to auto-play audio). This has since been rectified. Thanks for bringing it up.

          1. disgustedoftunbridgewells Silver badge

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