Audio playing on page load due to ads???? Answered
So I just opened a few instructables from the latest email newsletter, which is always fun. I have about 8 tabs open. And then... some random audio ad starts playing at full volume.
Something about oxygen network. Of course I have no idea which instructable page is playing the ad, so I can 1) wait it out while the audio ad plays, or 2) close tabs one by one to see which is the offending page.
Why in the world would instructables.com allow audio ads on their website? I understand if they require user interaction (explicitly clicking to start audio). But instant audio as soon as the page loads is an awful web faux pas. If this were more common place, I'd either block all instructable ads (which would be detrimental to the site, I'm guessing), or just stop visiting (which would be detrimental to me :( )
I really hope this is just a mistake and gets fixed.