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How do I delete my CNET account?

Due to bad behavior of your newsletter posts, I turned off autoplay for HTML5. But, you now have them set to either turn on autoplay or YOU CAN'T SEE THEM (emphasis added). So I tried to unsubscribe from the newsletters, but was unable to see what I was subscribed to on your website. And I got tired of messing with the misbehaving website. Maybe I am just too old for this. Anyway, next decision was to delete the account, but could find no way to do so on the CNET website. Found one forum post seeking the same thing, but found the response to that you need admin's assistance in deleting an account. So, Admin, I need your assistance.

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Clarification Request
Hi there abwatson,

In reply to: How do I delete my CNET account?

I can definitely help you with deleting your CNET account or would you rather I help you unsubscribe from our newsletters?

Before I do either, can you clarify for me what autoplays in our newsletter--are you referring to the animated photo in our newsletters or are you referring to the video that autoplays on our site?

Let me know so I can send this feedback to our newsletter team for review.

Thank you for your help.

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Clarification on Autoplay

In reply to: Hi there abwatson,

I use Chrome as my browser on a Win 10 system. I use an extension that stops the autoplaying of HTML5 video in webpages, such as the CNET news blogs. I use it because I got tired of them blaring out at me the instant I opened the webpages. However, that is not the only problem I have with your webpages. Often, as I scroll down, there is what appears to be a 'cutout' in the text that shows some imagery behind the opening as I scroll down in the article to get to the text. In addition, the webpages often will snap back to the top of the page (sometimes multiple times) before I can get it to stay on the text.
Today, trying to click on the link in my profile for my forum post, I could see the list of my Forum Posts (only 1 in it) when I hovered on the link. But once I came off the link to click on the 'list', I had less than 2 secs to click on the item before the page snapped back to just the link to "Forum posts (1)".
These problems with your website may be due to the adblocker I use, or the autoplay killer, but if so, they are more important to me than your content. And, since I cannot read your content without these annoying interruptions, I see no reason why you should have any of my info on file. So, please, I reiterate, please delete my CNET account.

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I got it.

In reply to: Clarification on Autoplay

I really wish that there was a compromise to these ads and videos that annoy you so much. And that our content doesn't justify you viewing them. These items that you are seeing are most likely the result of your ad blocker.

FWIW the video autoplay on our site can be turned off. Once you turn it off our site sets a browser cookie to not autoplay videos when you visit our site, however if you blow away your cookies, the autoplay will resume. Anyways, thanks for getting back to me. I will delete your account as per your request.

Thank you for your patronage all these years.

Happy Holidays!

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I passed your request to Admin.

In reply to: How do I delete my CNET account?

Lee will get back to you.

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