The last couple of days I have been getting the same video ad that automatically starts playing with really loud music. While I understand that the SDMB needs to make money, I was really hoping that such desperate measures were unnecessary.
If something just starts attacking my ears without my clicking on it, that’s a really good way of ensuring I actively avoid that product/service in the future - it can really startle you if you don’t expect it, and if you’re listening to music while surfing the dope, it’s just not cool.
So please, Powers that Be, do we really have to have that sort of ads on the Dope?
(BTW, I’m from Germany and the ad was in German, so I don’t know if the problem is localised.)