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Ideas: Choose Types of Ads/ Rate Ads

Ideas: Choose Types of Ads/ Rate Ads

Status: Open Ideas

I know there are a lot of folks out there that are annoyed by the advertisement selection that they are exposed to.  I am also one of them.  I have a suggestion, though I'm sure someone must have thought of this already.

Give us a thumbs-up/thumbs-down option for advertisements!  Not all advertisements are terrible, but some of them are so offensive to people that it's driving them away from your platform.  Or at the very least leading them to mute their device for a couple minutes until the ads are done playing.  I'm sure the ad payers probably don't enjoy forking over money simply to be muted and ignored by your listener base.  At the very least give them the exposure to those who are actually going to listen to them, and help them avoid those who are going to avoid them!


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Local Performer

I hate this ad so much it makes me crazy....I also hate the new one where they sing about knowing that the other ad is hated.....please can this be removed......its the worst thing ever 


There needs to be a feature to just downvote or turn off specific ads. I don’t mind listening to however many ads I have to but it is ridiculous that they just play sex toy ads over and over and you can’t do anything about it. And then they just say to turn off explicit content, which other users say doesn’t even work. I don’t want to filter songs out. I literally just don’t want one specific ad for sex toys. It’s not at all a complicated request and at a certain point, you’re going to lose listeners if you refuse to listen to their feedback. I’m far from the only person with this suggestion/request. 

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Local Performer

I would greatly appreciate this. I have misophonia and hearing adds with loud eating/crunching/slurping sounds freaks me out so badly i need to exit and take a few moments to calm down. 

Local Performer

I totally agree, some of the ads are inappropriate. Mainly I’m thinking of the Adam & Eve ads that are peddling porn if you buy lingerie. I don’t want to have to run to the speaker to turn the sound down while my little kids and I are listening to the Beatles etc. Also, that particular ad is advertising for Valentines Day which was 2 weeks ago. 

Opening Act

Sex toy ads? Wow! I haven't gotten any of those, but I was getting really sick of the Grainger ads. Glad they finally changed it.

Local Performer

Yes!! I am about to quit Pandora over ads I consider offensive.

Local Performer

Just had to listen to an advertisement in which two people were having sex. That is completely inappropriate to force advertisements of this nature onto the listener. Understandably, there is a required number of ads the listener must listen to. Please add a filter feature or skip feature which would allow the user to regulate content while still listening to the required number of ads. 

Local Performer

Ya same I got this Pornhub ad and I’m 12 and I don’t need to be seeing this and don’t want to turn it off when it’s on speaker In the gym where there is over 30 people in there 

Local Performer

There is a new ad on Pandora that makes me really upset.  It's the one related to COVID that tells you 'Don't accidentally kill someone' about staying home during this epidemic.  This advertisement is so offensive I will stop using Pandora if you can't do something to remove it.  What if I have a job in an essential business? Well, I have to go to work.  Please do something to enable your users who do not have Pandora Plus to block ads that are personally offensive.  

End of rant.