Please do not use compulsory advertising on content sites.
Please do not use compulsory adverts on your videos.
Please do not watch videos when you have to view an unskippable ad to see the content
Please do not share content from sites that use compulsory advertising.
Dear sharers, advertisers, publishers and consumers
Do not let this scourge continue. Compulsory advertising is annoying and unneccessary - it wastes my time, I work - I use the internet a lot for work - I do research - I have to scurry down a lot of rabbit holes to find what I need to find. I do not need to see a 60 second ad before I consume 25 seconds of content. Seriously. Stop it.
My new approach is to immediately close the page when I see a site that uses unskippable advertising. I take note of the site and I leave. If everybody did this then we would quickly stop the trend.
When your site does this you will turn off your consumers.