As mentioned in my earlier post, we’ve been trying to track down the source of some malicious, autoplaying audio ads that have started appearing on the site.
Unfortunately, we’ve been unable to reproduce the issue consistently enough to determine which of our ad partners needs to dig down to find the issue (needle in a haystack doesn’t begin to cover the situation because of this).
This is where you can help us.
Do you frequently get stuck with an annoying autoplaying video ad with audio, or an ad that takes control of the screen, or an ad that pops up over our content? If so, we’d like to try disabling our ad networks one at a time to see if the situation resolves itself.
If you do receive these ads regularly, please:
1 - post here that you are able to help us test
2 - post a screenshot and URL (if possible) of the ad (or at least where on the page it was, and what it was for if you can’t do screenshots, then
3 - Tell us if the problem disappears when we disable our ad partner.
With your help, we’re hoping we can finally elimate this issue.