Quick note: Auto-play ads

Worst. Recap. Ever.
Choosing among starting pitchers

We’ve gotten a few complaints recently about ads that automatically play. For this I apologize. I freaking hate it myself, and if I got any of said ads when visiting the site I’d have already gotten rid of them. So please, do me a favor and let me know if you get any of these. Make sure to mention which ad slot it is, too. This will help me eradicate these annoying ads for good. Just email it to me, address is to the right. Include a screenshot if possible.

Worst. Recap. Ever.
Choosing among starting pitchers
  • http://phabfour.blogspot.com/ Double-J

    Alas (?), I don’t see any ads (Firefox w/ Ad-Block Plus).

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Ads are how we keep this site running. I’m not saying turn ad blocker off, I’m just saying that ad blockers hurt publishers.

      • Yages

        You could always write commercially-sponsored posts. Ad blockers would be rendered irrelevant. Just an idea.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

          Appreciate the suggestion, but I’d like to retain a shred of dignity.

          • Yages

            I’m a publisher with a journalism degree, so I hear you. Having said that, I don’t think having “Today’s posts sponsored by _____” would detract from your integrity. But hey, whatever works for you guys.

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

              I just misinterpreted what you meant by corporate-sponsored. Yeah, I suppose we could do that. It seems everyone wants a spot in the header image, though. I don’t think I’m ready to sell that out.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Everytime I see the Afrin PureSea add, I can’t smell. Does that help?

  • Brian

    Unless Taste My Desire starts to move, sounds good to me. He is pure gold.

    • jsbrendog

      charlie murphy. awesome

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    You get any extra if the ads are clicked through?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Yes, sir. We are not allowed though to encourage people to click if you get my drift.

  • ChrisS

    Thanks guys, I have no problem with static/passive ads. Pop-ups and audio auto-plays drive me batty. I rarely visit ESPN.com anymore because of the constant pop-ups, survey requests, and frame changing ads.

  • Rick A

    I’m ambivalent toward the auto-play ads, just don’t get rid of Angelica Chavez any time soon, she is hot. (And undefeated.)

  • -Scott a.k.a. BINNER

    Under the top article (Veras), a wassup baby video is playing. DOn’t mind ads, but hate videos. Slows down the browser.