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Ads with sound suck Answered

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



7 years ago

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!

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

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

Just saying...

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


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

(See Canida's top comment)

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

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...)

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

Just saying...

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.

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

Oh yes, I know THAT feeling, grrrrr.

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?

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

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.

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

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."


.  +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.

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...

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.

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