Auto-play Sound Ads

Hey Blippers,

We’ve found the source of these ads and they should be stopping shortly. We apologize for the poor experience that some of you have had as a result and thank you for your help and understanding.

Wanted to drop a quick line about some ads that have recently shown up that have auto-playing sound. These ads are obviously a major intrusion to the experience and we in no way ever intend for ads such as these to be shown on However, despite our best intentions and requests to our ad partners, sometimes they slip through. We’re working hard to track down and remove these ads and have already contacted our ad partners. You can help us by sending us screenshots of any such ads and your geographic location (some ads are geo-targeted)in an email to Hopefully by the time most of you read this, we’ll have already gotten these ads removed, but we wanted to make sure everyone was aware of our official stance on this.

Happy Blipping,
Yan & the crew

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daretoeatapeach  on March 12th, 2010

Thanks so much for keeping everyone up to date on this.

Pamela M. Kramer  on March 12th, 2010

My right click doesn’t give me that option it’s a 4 minute ad to apply makeup!

thisdmnhouse  on March 12th, 2010

Thank you! You guys really do rock it. :-)

kellygo  on March 15th, 2010

Thanks! The ads suck, but it’s great how responsive you were. Blip is both my favorite social network and my favorite music site.

radiovox  on March 27th, 2010

The ads don’t bother me as much as having to sift through every wanna-be-musician’s crappy homemade youtube video in order to find the real artist songs. Yeah, that’s great that it took you 6 months to figure out the guitar riff to a Rush song but NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR VIDEO!! Can this junk be filtered out?

eyecode  on May 30th, 2010

@radiovox, I very much doubt they can be filtered - how would you even begin? I think Rush is a particular problem, as it seems they have someone actively taking down the proper recordings from YouTube

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