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Audio ads coming up on SD pages - VERY ANNOYING

caricell 104 121 March 12, 2016 at 06:03 AM
Suddenly audio ads have just started coming up when I go to the main deals page in SD. I started getting them about 2 days ago (starts with a bunch of "clicks" and then the audio ad) and they are extremely annoying. It looks like today's is a google ad that goes to a You Tube video about Faster Internet from Spectrum.I dont usually stick around long enough to find out...Ive been just closing my browser and not going back into SD.

Can anyone give me some direction to find out what it is and how I can stop it?

thanks!
caricell

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The SD staff and web developers dislike these ads as much as everyone else.
Hopefully one of them will see your post first thing Monday morning.
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Suddenly audio ads have just started coming up when I go to the main deals page in SD. I started getting them about 2 days ago (starts with a bunch of "clicks" and then the audio ad) and they are extremely annoying. It looks like today's is a google ad that goes to a You Tube video about Faster Internet from Spectrum.I dont usually stick around long enough to find out...Ive been just closing my browser and not going back into SD.

Can anyone give me some direction to find out what it is and how I can stop it?

thanks!
caricell
I always resort to adblock once a site starts with the unstoppable sound ads. I have been happy with SD's ad choices until today. So adblock will go on and maybe will check back later to see if they decided that it was a poor choice.
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Suddenly audio ads have just started coming up when I go to the main deals page in SD. I started getting them about 2 days ago (starts with a bunch of "clicks" and then the audio ad) and they are extremely annoying. It looks like today's is a google ad that goes to a You Tube video about Faster Internet from Spectrum.I dont usually stick around long enough to find out...Ive been just closing my browser and not going back into SD.

Can anyone give me some direction to find out what it is and how I can stop it?

thanks!
caricell
Hi, doublewood did see this and it sounds like you also PMd him which is why I think he didn't reply here. He is looking into this... our apologies for the inconvenience...we do hate these sneaky ones that slip through and try to act quickly to quash them.

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The SD staff and web developers dislike these ads as much as everyone else.
Hopefully one of them will see your post first thing Monday morning.
Very true... we all hate them.

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I always resort to adblock once a site starts with the unstoppable sound ads. I have been happy with SD's ad choices until today. So adblock will go on and maybe will check back later to see if they decided that it was a poor choice.
As VorlonFrog mentioned... we do hate them and do our best to nip them in the bud as quickly as possible.
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I love SlickDeals but the audio ads have to go. When I am at work it sure points out that I am probably not doing what I am supposed to be doing. SlickDeals won't be much use to me when I am unemployed.
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Suddenly audio ads have just started coming up when I go to the main deals page in SD. I started getting them about 2 days ago (starts with a bunch of "clicks" and then the audio ad) and they are extremely annoying. It looks like today's is a google ad that goes to a You Tube video about Faster Internet from Spectrum.I dont usually stick around long enough to find out...Ive been just closing my browser and not going back into SD.

Can anyone give me some direction to find out what it is and how I can stop it?

thanks!
caricell
Hey there caricell,

Thanks for the feedback. I sent you a PM back as well.

To echo Schooby, we don't allow intrusive ads on Slickdeals and certainly ads with auto-play audio fall into that category. We put in a great deal of effort to keep the ads clean so we want to resolve this as soon as it's reported. If anyone sees it again, providing a screenshot and the click-thru URL would be a great help.
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The ad I have been getting all morning is from Cabela's. It keeps repeating incessantly. Clicking on it just enlarges it. Please make it go away......
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I just installed ad-block Pro.
That fixed it until SD figures out how to get rid of them permanently.


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The ad I have been getting all morning is from Cabela's. It keeps repeating incessantly. Clicking on it just enlarges it. Please make it go away......
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I love SlickDeals but the audio ads have to go.
Alot of sites are having this problem and it IS NOT THE ADMINS DOING IT!!!!!!!

The stuff is coming in with the ROTATING ADS!!!

Please report any offending audio ads and they will be blocked (Which can easily be done once the ad is identified)

Sorry for the inconveinence!!
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Alot of sites are having this problem and it IS NOT THE ADMINS DOING IT!!!!!!!

The stuff is coming in with the ROTATING ADS!!!

Please report any offending audio ads and they will be blocked (Which can easily be done once the ad is identified)

Sorry for the inconveinence!!
Dude's right. It's the ad server. If the bad trend continues or escalates, they'll drop them like a hot potato, or at least seriously scale back their use.
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Quote from Dude111 View Post :
Alot of sites are having this problem and it IS NOT THE ADMINS DOING IT!!!!!!!

The stuff is coming in with the ROTATING ADS!!!

Please report any offending audio ads and they will be blocked (Which can easily be done once the ad is identified)

Sorry for the inconveinence!!
For users who dont want to wait until SD admins can block all the ads, just install ad block pro. It does a great job. And, it's free.
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