1. TonyF64's Avatar
    I check into windows central a couple of times a day. I usually open the main page and scroll down. While scrolling down I will open stories I want to read in a new tab. It is easy for me to have several tabs open fairly quickly. Then I get a crap ton of audio playing all at once. While at work. This is new and has to stop. Put up adds. Add video adds, I don't care. But let the audio pay automatically.

    There is a point where greed will start driving people away. Automatic audio is that point for me.
    DavidinCT likes this.
    06-24-2015 04:15 PM
  2. Marcus Adolfsson's Avatar
    Auto playing ads are not allowed on our sites. Sometimes an advertiser doesn't honor that constraint, and we block them as soon as discovered. There has been an uptick in bad ads this month.
    06-24-2015 04:45 PM
  3. Marcus Adolfsson's Avatar
    Update from ad ops:

    I found the culprit, I’ll ban them for good moving forward. We can’t work with companies running those kind of ads.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.
    06-24-2015 08:53 PM
  4. Topherious's Avatar
    Update from ad ops:

    I found the culprit, Ill ban them for good moving forward. We cant work with companies running those kind of ads.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.
    Well, it appears the ad ops haven't done their job yet as i'm still getting auto playing video ads on the site at obnoxious volumes. It appears to always be the same ad in the sidebar at the right with some guy singing and I had it in multiple tabs at once before which was a tad annoying,
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    Also, I am getting major slowdowns on the site and all the WC tabs crashing IE (others in the same tab groups are unaffected) which I believe to be caused by the ads.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-26-2015 12:27 AM
  5. James Falconer's Avatar
    Do you remember who the ad was for?
    06-29-2015 08:08 AM
  6. Topherious's Avatar
    Do you remember who the ad was for?
    No, unfortunately i do not. It was playing on two tabs at the time i took the attached screenshot and I quickly refreshed the browser to get rid of both of them at once. I haven't had any issues since so maybe they have fixed it now.
    06-29-2015 08:34 PM
  7. Mike Majeski's Avatar
    I'm getting multiple ads for the Verizon Droid Turbo. Like 3 autoplays of the same ad for each window I have open
    06-30-2015 05:51 PM
  8. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I'm getting multiple ads for the Verizon Droid Turbo. Like 3 auto plays of the same ad for each window I have open
    Same here, It's so bad, on my Brand new i7 machine, it crashed Edge Browser in Windows 10...it keeps resetting the page, had to go back to IE just to post here.
    win10.jpg

    I know you need to make a buck to pay for hosting but, This is ALREADY the slowest site because of all the ads, Most P0RN sites don't have as many ads or 3 videos playing when you enter the site.

    This site has gone from the best site for Windows Phone news to the WORST, the news is good but, if the website is so slow because of the ads, why even bother...

    Put a paid option up now for high users/posters, or a lot of people will be moving to other sites...

    I've already started going to other sites first before coming here because of this...

    It's too bad, it really is...
    06-30-2015 08:39 PM
  9. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I have adblock on all my browsers. Works like a charm.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-04-2015 03:51 PM
  10. noersetiawan's Avatar
    I have adblock on all my browsers. Works like a charm.
    Isn't that hurting the economy? use adblock only for websites you hate but can't avoid to visit it, i.e. YouTube.
    07-04-2015 04:36 PM
  11. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Isn't that hurting the economy? use adblock only for websites you hate but can't avoid to visit it, i.e. YouTube.
    Not hurting me one bit. I go to websites for specific purposes, not to be bombarded by ads that are usually graphic-intense and therefore, tie up resources on my device. It's not my business to know, or care, how a company produces revenue. I'm already paying for internet access so it's not like I'm getting something for nothing.
    Laura Knotek and tonyr6 like this.
    07-05-2015 12:39 AM
  12. primortal's Avatar
    Isn't that hurting the economy? use adblock only for websites you hate but can't avoid to visit it, i.e. YouTube.
    Advertisements are untrustworthy; they hijack the browsers tab till you do something, take over the page completely where you have to scroll down a considerable amount to actually see the page, automatically play audio or videos, track what you do from site to site. Then we have the ones where they try installing some type of mal/spyware. If ad's kept to themselves and behaved appropriately I wouldn't have a need for ad blockers.

    I wouldn't mind paying $10 - $20 a year for an ad free site (with some perks) to support their overhead.
    07-09-2015 08:25 AM
  13. jschu22's Avatar
    Auto playing ads are not allowed on our sites. Sometimes an advertiser doesn't honor that constraint, and we block them as soon as discovered. There has been an uptick in bad ads this month.
    The Samsung ad for today is auto audio.
    08-13-2015 10:11 AM

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