Author Topic: Auto-play video ads? WTF?  (Read 687 times)

NoStacheOhio

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Auto-play video ads? WTF?
« on: December 05, 2016, 12:04:57 PM »
Just had a Brawny ad auto-play with sound in a thread. Deeply uncool.

It didn't even fit in the banner. It was just a center-punch of the full frame.
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FrugalToque

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Re: Auto-play video ads? WTF?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 12:47:48 PM »
We'll look into it right away.  As far as I know, this shouldn't be a thing here. 

Are we the only place you see these ads?

Is anyone else seeing such pop-up ads?

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Re: Auto-play video ads? WTF?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2016, 12:51:18 PM »
Is anyone else seeing such pop-up ads?
Not a pop-up, but noticed an auto-play with sound today.

NoStacheOhio

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Re: Auto-play video ads? WTF?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 12:58:14 PM »
We'll look into it right away.  As far as I know, this shouldn't be a thing here. 

Are we the only place you see these ads?

Is anyone else seeing such pop-up ads?

Toque.

Is anyone else seeing such pop-up ads?
Not a pop-up, but noticed an auto-play with sound today.

Yeah, it isn't a popup, but a video banner with autoplay sound. I only saw one, but it really surprised me.

I generally see video ads various places on the web, but I haven't seen this particular one (Brawny paper towels) anywhere else.
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Re: Auto-play video ads? WTF?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2016, 11:58:48 AM »
Update: came across another auto-play video ad in a banner space, but without audio. Screengrab attached.

The first step is acknowledging you have a problem, right?

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/digging-out-of-a-hole/