Audio advertisements on SA

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This morning I was reading SA as I often do, when my speakers started making odd squawking sounds. It took a minute or so, but I noticed the speaker icon on the upper right of one of my open SA tabs. I find it so disappointing that a) SA would resort to such a tacky, disruptive strategy to monetize its users and b) that it did so incompetently.

I'm sure many of us have been at a conference or a meeting in which someone opens his or her laptop an ad starts blaring in the middle of an otherwise focused room. Nobody likes that person. If I can't use my laptop without the risk of becoming that person, I won't use SA.

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Firstly, thank you for providing the feedback and I apologize that you had such a poor user experience. We actually do not allow auto play audio or video ads on our platform, so this must have been delivered by one of our partners. 

Do you have any additional details regarding who the ad was for or what was the content of the audio? as that will help us to remove any offending ads immediately. 

Many thanks,

Trevor Heal

VP of Business Operations

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