What To Do If You See An Auto-Play Ad

We seem to be having a rash of auto-play video ads showing up since the new design was rolled out, for reasons that are completely unclear. Nothing has changed about our ads, the company and codes are exactly the same. We have always blocked auto-play ads, but sometimes they get through Google Adsense anyway. But it seems to have increased. If you see one, please don’t just email saying “I saw an auto-play ad.” We hate them as much as you do, but we need actual information to track them down. If you can right click and copy the URL, please do. If not, please at least tell us what the ad was for. The more information we have, the more likely we can stop it. Thanks.

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  • Pierce R. Butler

    What about those damn pop-under ads?

    Apparently just about all of those I get these days come from here.

  • Trebuchet

    Hmmm, I’m not seeing any ads at all. Perhaps that’s because I became a member and went ad-free! Highly recommended. Now if you could do something about the extremely annoying and utterly useless “sort by topic” front page, we’d be getting somewhere.

  • zackoz

    I’m getting this one:

    http://www.thecashchart.com/v11/?campaign=264&subid=305008637

    It’s quite annoying, as it starts suddenly as a very loud voice, and you have to hunt around to find what page it’s on. It’s not easy to turn off, as it forces you to turn off FTB too in order to do so.

    The heading is “Currency Generate – The Cash Chart – Mozilla Firefox”.

    I hope this is sufficient info on it.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches Ed Brayton

    Gah, that’s why I hate autoplay ads too. I always have a dozen tabs open and you gotta hunt through them. Autoplays ads must die.

  • Childermass

    “Autoplays ads must die.”

    Autoplay anything must die.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fergus.gallagher fergusgallagher

    Luckily Chrome shows which tabs are playing audio.

  • Kevin Kehres

    Thanks for being attentive to this.

  • Kevin Kehres

    They started again. In the first ad box down the left hand column. A very noisy Verizon Ad.