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Ads with sound suck Answered


just saying...
Especially when they start up by themselves.
Why would anyone want this?

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canida (author)2011-04-25

They sure do suck, and we shouldn't have any running on the site.

Can you get a screenshot of the ad? That will help us track them down and turn them off!

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fuzvulf (author)2011-05-22

Agreed, haven't ran into one yet but it would blow trying to "secretly" take an instructables break at work wouldn't it.

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Kiteman (author)2011-04-25

If you go pro, you won't see them.

Just saying...

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steveastrouk (author)Kiteman2011-04-28

Not true. Just had a US car ad fire up on me, while logged in as Pro.

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Kiteman (author)steveastrouk2011-04-28

Ouch.

I must just have been lucky all this time then...

(See Canida's top comment)

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steveastrouk (author)Kiteman2011-04-28

Re-instated my ad-blocker for Instructables now like Lira.

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Goodhart (author)2011-04-28

I haven't seen / heard any since the Sears Tool ads of a year or so ago....thankfully (on this site I mean; elsewhere, they are a pain; especially when it bogs down my somewhat older computer...)

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kelseymh (author)2011-04-25

Mute buttons don't suck, especially when you use them.

Just saying...

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Lithium Rain (author)kelseymh2011-04-25

An ad that automatically starts playing audio is extremely obnoxious and be very disruptive in certain environments if you're not expecting it (work, late at night, etc). I as a web user highly, highly resent when companies do this and put the burden on me to mute all my audio rather than giving me the option to *start* the audio if I want it. And what if I'm doing something else on my computer that's outputting audio, so I don't want to mute it? I have to close the page/ad, and that's even more annoying.

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CameronSS (author)Lithium Rain2011-04-28

Even more fun when you've just opened two dozen tabs, and ONE of them starts talking.

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Goodhart (author)CameronSS2011-04-28

Oh yes, I know THAT feeling, grrrrr.

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kelseymh (author)Lithium Rain2011-04-25

I completely agree (and have said so, both for audio and video ads), in other discussions. However, the less-than-constructive tone and attitude of the post was rather well reflected in the less-than-constructive tone and attitude of the response, don't you think?

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Lithium Rain (author)kelseymh2011-04-25

I think squashing criticism simply because it's "non-constructive" is the policy of tyrants and fools.

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kelseymh (author)Lithium Rain2011-04-25

Well, I'm probably the latter, but my title as the former is purely honorary, bestowed merely as a member of the Caucasian patriarchal hegemony.

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Lithium Rain (author)kelseymh2011-04-25

I'm disarmed by your charm, but (coming from a few...less enlightened...areas of the web) what really makes my heart go pitter-patter* is the frank privilege-owning. If I had a nickel for every time I've seen that in the past, oh, six weeks, I'd have one nickel. Be still my beating heart. :-P :-P

*Well, makes my brain go pitter-patter, but that sounds odd and possibly unhealthy

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kelseymh (author)Lithium Rain2011-04-25

As I've told my dear wife (ardent feminist and disability-right activist) on many occasions, "When I grow up, I want to be a Dead White Male."

:-D

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NachoMahma (author)Lithium Rain2011-04-25

.  +1 (many, many times over). Anyone that advocates the use-your-mute-button method is a putz.
.  In the mean time, AdBlock Plus works well for me.

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Lithium Rain (author)NachoMahma2011-04-25

Yep. I used to not only specifically disable AdBlock on the site, but also agreed with those who said they'd gladly take on *extra* ads for the benefit of the site.

Yes, I was very naive...

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canida (author)Lithium Rain2011-04-25

Screenshot, if you got one - there shouldn't be any auto-starting sound. We'll kick the offending ad off if we can ID it.

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lemonie (author)2011-04-25


You noticed them though, that is the point...

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