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Ow - really LOUD Ocado advert shouting at me from the site this morning :(

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WingDefence Wed 23-Jan-13 09:46:25

Hi - normally I ignore the ads on the right when I'm on the site as they are static and, more importantly, silent.

But this morning, at my work desk, I opened a couple of threads on talk to catch up on before work and a very LOUD woman's voice started shouting at me about bloody Ocado. I had to flip through the tabs and urgently scroll to the top of each one (I use bookmarks on the threads I watch) to find the offending advert and even then there was no way to mute or stop the advert.

I'm really, very annoyed about this. Does this mean that I'm going to have to turn the sound off on my PC every time I want to come onto MN in case another awful shouty advert comes on? That's completely impractical.

Yours, not amused, WD. hmm

And bloody Ocado don't even deliver to my area so they can sod right off

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 23-Jan-13 12:18:25

Hello. Sorry you've been annoyed by this, WingDefence.

We've had a look and it's an ad that starts playing only if you hover over it for more than 3 seconds.

We do have a policy of not hosting ads that start playing automatically ie without you choosing to hover over it or click on it.

Hope that's reassuring.

WingDefence Wed 23-Jan-13 12:35:24

Thanks for responding Helen, but I hadn't gone anywhere near the ad - I started on my Threads I'm Watching page, right-clicked and opened four threads in new tabs and it was probably the second one that started playing the ad, before I'd even gone onto it...

Perhaps some weird techy thing. Hopefully it was a one-off but I'll let you know if it happens again?

(And I'm sorry but I can't remember which thread it was!)

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 23-Jan-13 12:37:04

Ok, thanks. That shouldn't be happening like that.

Do please let us know if it happens to you again. And where you were when it happened.

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