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posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 01:06 PM
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Now they're talking to me!

Congratulations! You've been selected to win a new ipod!

The flashing ads were bad enough, but I could scroll down past them and they were "out of sight, out of mind". This new audio assault is killing me. I generally listen to music on the computer while browsing the web, and it's generally pretty loud. Then this "Congratulations!..." crap suddenly comes screaming out of my speakers to "harsh my groove", as it were.

I'm certainly not trying to tell anyone how to run their board, but I think audio ads should be disallowed. They don't even have good sound! Just the tinny computer voice. I think just as many ads would be sold without allowing these horrendous abominations.

Ahh....that felt good!




posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 03:17 PM
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I agree, good rant!

What the
is wrong with the
advertisements on this page?

Man, it's like I never get any peace from the
damn corporations trying to scam me.

you!!!!
:bnghd::bnghd::bnghd::bnghd::bnghd::bnghd:


[edit on 3-3-2007 by thehumbleone]



posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 04:59 PM
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It took me a while to even figure out the source of these audio ads.

I originally thought I had some sort of virus or something.

I agree there should be a setting that can mute a webpage from producing audio.



posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 09:57 AM
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Let's make a petition to get rid of the audio ads on ATS and BTS!!

Signatures:
1. subject x
2. thehumbleone
3. ben91069
4. Paresthesia




posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 10:37 AM
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I just opened a page, and got TWO of those
ads, about a half-second apart, so they overlapped! Now I have to listen to that
crap TWICE ?

Aaaaaaaarrrrrgggggghhhhh!!!!!!
:bnghd::bnghd::bnghd:



posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 09:33 PM
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UUUUUGH!
Man, I came here to rant about this very thing. I'm glad I scanned down first. There is this stupid free game type of banner on right now that has hijacked my laptop more than once. I keep stalling out, then I get this scripts error. I want to throw my puter through a freakin wall it is running so crappily now. Put me down for the petition. In the years that I have been here, this is by far THE WORST thing that has happened to me on ATS. I'd sure hate limiting my visits in order to keep my blood pressure down.



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 01:40 AM
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I seems strange to go to all the effort to design a classy looking site and then have it ruined with tacky ads.

x. "harsh my groove" great description!



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 01:55 AM
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Originally posted by whaaa
I seems strange to go to all the effort to design a classy looking site and then have it ruined with tacky ads.

x. "harsh my groove" great description!


Well, the more ads, the more money $$$$


:shk:
/7A



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by Paresthesia


Let's make a petition to get rid of the audio ads on ATS and BTS!!


Signatures:
1. subject x
2. thehumbleone
3. ben91069
4. Paresthesia
5. Badge01


I'm in! Something like this is enough to make me leave ATS. There must be some kind of adblock for Firefox that will block these audo ads.

Perhaps if we asked the politely asked the Super-Mods for the web source of the ads, we could manually enter them in the blocker. I'm not sure how to find the site unless the audio is embedded, but hidden on the page. In that case one could 'view source' and then find it.

[edit on 8-3-2007 by Badge01]

[edit on 8-3-2007 by Badge01]



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 08:29 PM
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Ya forgot about me!
Signatures:
1. subject x
2. thehumbleone
3. ben91069
4. Paresthesia
5. Badge01
6. Shadow Watcher



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 10:02 PM
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Ahhh!!! Don't forget me please! I am so in to annihilating these annoying ads.

Signatures:
1. subject x
2. thehumbleone
3. ben91069
4. Paresthesia
5. Badge01
6. Shadow Watcher
7. 7Ayreon



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 10:29 PM
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I guess I did'nt express my disgust strongly enough.

8. whaaa



posted on Mar, 9 2007 @ 05:08 PM
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I guess I touched a sore spot here. That petition is starting to acquire a lot of names (if 8 can be considered a lot). More response then to any other thread I started!

Now they want to give me a "free i-phone". I wonder if anyone has ever gotten this so-called "free ______", whatever the lure du jour is. I doubt it. It's probably some kind of.....of......of.......conspiracy!!


Those ads are still babbling annoyingly, it seems more often now.
It makes me want to.......



Signatures:
1. subject x
2. thehumbleone
3. ben91069
4. Paresthesia
5. Badge01
6. Shadow Watcher
7. 7Ayreon
8. whaaa

Sign now! These horrid babblilng ads should be


Aaaaarrrrrrggggg!!!! I just previewed this post and got another one!!!:bnghd:



posted on Mar, 9 2007 @ 06:28 PM
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I would have to agree here, just got home from work and didn't notice my speakers were on and turned up, scared the crap out of my cat and I, so add my name.


[edit on 9-3-2007 by Slash]



posted on Mar, 9 2007 @ 07:12 PM
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according to those ads, I should already have a warehouse full of free Ipods and laptops. btw the banner of 'crazy videos' bothers the hell out of me. It's not entertaining in the least.



posted on Mar, 9 2007 @ 08:22 PM
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You know... I didn't even know this thread existed until I tested some new code on BTS.

There is a process for letting me know about offensive ads... and we have removed them in the past.

There's no need to rant-away... do something... let me know.



posted on Mar, 9 2007 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
You know... I didn't even know this thread existed until I tested some new code on BTS.

There is a process for letting me know about offensive ads... and we have removed them in the past.

There's no need to rant-away... do something... let me know.


Sorry. We got a little carried away.



posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 08:25 AM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
There's no need to rant-away... do something... let me know.

Oh, but ranting is so much more fun!
Besides, if I had just u2u'd you, it would only be one voice.
But if enough people respond to this thread, you might think it's a movement.
And that's what it is: The Alice's Restaurant Anti-Audio Ad Movement
(in nine part harmony).

So now that you know, are those ads gone yet?



posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 10:27 AM
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Originally posted by subject x

Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
There's no need to rant-away... do something... let me know.

Oh, but ranting is so much more fun!
Besides, if I had just u2u'd you, it would only be one voice.
But if enough people respond to this thread, you might think it's a movement.
And that's what it is: The Alice's Restaurant Anti-Audio Ad Movement
(in nine part harmony).

So now that you know, are those ads gone yet?


Yeah, I like the 'Rant' section and I think mostly -everyone- in this thread and in that section realizes, or should that it's GOOD to beyotch and moan about stuff (if you keep it light and humorous).

Like I HATE John Basedow.

Of course I don't really want a 10 ton weight to fall on his head.

I signed the petition, but not as a -serious- act, more as a playful thing.

Please MODs and SO, don't take the rant section seriously, just realize it's a fun place to rave like a lunatic.




posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 08:57 PM
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I was mad about my scripts errors, but I'm over it.
I just like to rant. I hang at commercials I hate.com and rant for hours. It feels good to purge the small stuff.



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