NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > Petition to FN: My Computer is Choking so ... Enough with the Streaming Videos!!!
May 27, 2010, 01:50 PM
This is a petition to SI.com's Managing Editor, Paul Fichtenbaum and SI.com's Executive Producer of Video, Ian Orefice.

Please stop pushing so many streaming videos on our message boards.

Our computers are choking. Page load times are unacceptable and, more importantly, our corporate IT security officials are becoming increasingly suspicious.

We realize the Swimsuit banner that ran in February atop every SI.com page was a great success for you. We realize it garnered 66 million plays in 3 weeks. What YOU may not realize is the position this puts us in when content like this is streamed into the cache of a workstation computer in a corporate environment with strict rules of ethics and conduct.

At the same time we realize you must turn a profit and therefore we must view some advertisements. This is acceptable but ... the number one resource hog seems to be the "Sports Illustrated Video" portal (with Maggie Gray) that loads on the right side of every message board page. This is not an advertisement and making this content elective, not mandatory, would be the first step towards a workable solution.

We would like to continue coming to your site during the workday but you're making it increasingly difficult to do so. At present, unless we disable Shockwave Flash, your site could get us busted at work. So, in the interest of mutual respect, please stop pushing so many Shockwave Flash objects on our message boards.

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