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stupid video advert starting on my phone when i am on mumsnet

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Realitybitesyourbum Wed 02-Apr-14 17:44:34

Has anybody else had this.? I am randomly reading threads and haven't clicked on any advert and out of nowhere a video starts on my phone of a woman in lingerie.! What is it.? Its really getting on my nerves.!

DaleyBum Wed 02-Apr-14 17:45:09

I was just about to post this. Really getting on my tits.

AppleCrumples Wed 02-Apr-14 17:48:12

i have this too! thought it was just me and fat fingers!

Realitybitesyourbum Wed 02-Apr-14 17:53:49

People who run this site- if this is some new kind of advertising that brings in nice revenue for you then scrap it! Its crap and makes me want to leave the site!

nannynick Wed 02-Apr-14 18:27:29

YYes please ban urgently and report to GoogleAdNetwork as an autoplay video on mobile which I hope is against their rules.

nannynick Wed 02-Apr-14 18:32:11

reported to Contactus@mumsnet so with luck the ad can be blocked soon.

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 02-Apr-14 19:29:38

Evening all,

Thanks for reporting. We've alerted our Tech folk and will be back with a proper answer as soon as we can ...

Please bear with us!

RichardTech (MNHQ) Wed 02-Apr-14 20:51:58

Hi Everyone
Thank you very much for flagging this up, we definitely don't want these auto-playing ads running across our site, so I will try to put a block to stop them from appearing. I am pretty sure that I have blocked this Fashiontv ad before, but yet again it has somehow slipped through.

I will get in contact with our network partner in morning to find out what else can be done to prevent further ad violation.

Thanks again and I am really sorry about all this..

Realitybitesyourbum Wed 02-Apr-14 22:14:37


jaggythistle Thu 03-Apr-14 06:35:44

Thanks, I've been getting this too and it's v annoying!

I was sure I wasn't clicking on anything, so feel better now. smile

MrsJohnDeere Thu 03-Apr-14 11:15:39

I just got one. Made me jump out of my skin. I'm on the normal site (not the mobile app ) on an iPad.

MrsJohnDeere Thu 03-Apr-14 11:18:06

It was fashion tv btw, and just happened again. So annoying.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 03-Apr-14 11:18:10

Argh sorry MrsJohnDeere - was it the FashionTV one do you know?

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 03-Apr-14 11:18:42

x-post, thank you. Will see how we're getting on with blocking them again

nannynick Thu 03-Apr-14 11:59:40

Is it now happening on desktop site? Least that may mean the URL of the ad can be identified.

On mobile, all source code says is DFP, so the ad is being supplied I think from the DoubleClick ad network. Is DoubleClick able to pull the ad from their end? Click to play ads are permitted but Google/Doubleclick do not seem to mention autoplay ads - do they allow those? Can publishers opt out of all autoplay ads?

teenybash7 Fri 04-Apr-14 13:23:27

Thank goodness it's not just me! I'd tried my usual solution - handing phone to teenage daughter with a 'what's the matter with this thing now?' and SHE couldn't sort it so I was stumped. Even googled it with no luck. (I always assume it's my fault so didn't think of asking MNHQ!)

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Apr-14 13:39:23

Thanks Nannynick, we'll pass that on

Has anyone seen/heard one today? We're hoping we've got rid now.

rundontwalk Fri 04-Apr-14 13:41:29

Not seen it today so fingers crossed it's sorted.

nannynick Fri 04-Apr-14 15:59:02

DoubleClick(Google) does permit AutoPlay Video Ads.
However they have Developer Best Practices and that includes:
Most sites forbid auto-play video with sound.
Auto-play video creatives should include a replay-with-sound/unmute option.
Videos that are click-to-play can play with sound. (The click-to-play action makes the sound click-initiated.)

So the ad is NOT complying with best practice guidelines, as it was playing sound but was not a click-to-play ad.

Not seen the ad today, or last night. So it seems to have gone.

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