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Topic: Sound in Ads

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Adam

1. Posted:

I thought NL's policy was no sound ads? The DJ Hero ad keeps playing music over all my forum browsing, and it gets really obnoxious as I am always already listening to music when on the forum. If this is not the current site policy, nevermind, not sure where I thought I read that... though I think it'd be a good policy. ;)

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JayArr

2. Posted:

A man who habitually plays the ukulele complaing about obnoxious sounds.......how ironic. :)

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Adam

3. Posted:

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warioswoods

4. Posted:

The real question: did you count those frownies to make 3 perfect rows? Nice work.

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V8_Ninja

5. Posted:

@Adam you can always get Ad Blocker Plus to DESTROY ads if your using Firefox You just need to go to the add-ons page for Mozilla Firefox and search for it. You can thank me in advance. :)

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JayArr

6. Posted:

weirdadam wrote:

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Just joking mate. I'm sure your ukulelele music is serendipitous. :)

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Stevie

7. Posted:

@Warioswoods - I think he did, he has edited his comment so probably messed up on the first attempt ;)

Edit: And now JayArr has undone all his hard work by quoting him :P

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Adam

8. Posted:

I didn't count. I just copied and pasted repeatedly, then added a few more in when I saw how close to alignment they were. I'm on a different computer now, and the smilies don't line up here. How sad. :(

:( :( :(

OK, nevermind with the smilies. I know about ad block, V8. I have reasons for not wanting to use it, and I generally use IE at work and Chrome at home, so I can't use it anyway.

Regardless, I seem to recall one of the admins saying they had a no sound policy with their ad provider, so I assumed they'd want to know. I could be misremembering this, though.

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warioswoods

9. Posted:

You are correct, Adam, they've expressed their anti-sound preference before, although their providers will often stick something in anyway. I believe the admins here prefer if you take a screenshot of the offending ad and email it, so that they can then send a proper complaint to the provider.

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Machu

10. Posted:

weirdadam wrote:

I know about ad block, V8. I have reasons for not wanting to use it,

What, you like adverts? I'm at a loss as to why you would not want to use adblock. It rocks, and can be disabled on sites you want to support (like this one), I don't get it. 0_o

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Adam

11. Posted:

Uh, what's the point of using it just to disable it. I don't get it. 0_o

Also, thanks Wario, will do next time I see it.

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Dazza

12. Posted:

warioswoods wrote:

You are correct, Adam, they've expressed their anti-sound preference before, although their providers will often stick something in anyway. I believe the admins here prefer if you take a screenshot of the offending ad and email it, so that they can then send a proper complaint to the provider.

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Machu

13. Posted:

@Adam: So I don't see ads on the tinterweb, apart from on the site's I choose to. And you didn't answer my question, so I still don't get it. 0_o

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Adam

14. Posted:

I only visit sites I support. I see no need to make exceptions for sites I don't visit. I am not going to visit them if I for some reason do not support them. I'd answer the question if I understood the premise of supporting one site and not another despite visiting both.

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antdickens

15. Posted:

weirdadam wrote:

I thought NL's policy was no sound ads? The DJ Hero ad keeps playing music over all my forum browsing, and it gets really obnoxious as I am always already listening to music when on the forum. If this is not the current site policy, nevermind, not sure where I thought I read that... though I think it'd be a good policy. ;)

Hey, our policy is indeed to have adverts without sound that plays automatically, it should always be an opt-in experience. However we don't check every advert in every country - it's just not possible - so it sounds like something has slipped through the net.

Could you please let me know the following:

1) content of the advert (company / game etc)
2) browser your using
3) country your living in
4) description of what happens - eg, the video auto plays and the music sounds.

We'll then feed back to the relevant ad company and hope they dont do it again :)

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Machu

16. Posted:

@Adam: :D Fairy nuff!

But as an example. IGN = adblock enabled. NL = adblock disabled. ;) To be honest, I only disable adblock on two sites total, the rest of the web will cope just fine as there's plenty of people who don't mind looking at ads, they won't miss me, and I definitely don't miss the ad's.

seriously, you should try it sometime, the internet without ads is a revelation

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pixelman

17. Posted:

Here's a picture of the ad. My sentiments are expressed in the chat, as you can see.

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It seriously wouldn't stop playing and I had to reload the chat page to make it stop. Really annoying. Untitled

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Adam

18. Posted:

To respond to Ant's questions.

The content of the ad is shown above in Super Pixel Man's post, the DJ Hero ad. We're both US citizens. I use IE and Chrome. Happens with both if I recall correctly,though definitely with IE. I can't recall if it starts automatically or when I drag my mouse over it (typed "mouth" at first... ewww), but either way, I automatically drag my mouse over that area to get to the site's tabs, the browser's tabs, and the URL field, so it's basically assured to play against my will. And like P Man states, there is seemingly no way to stop it without exiting the window and hoping for a new ad.

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