reply to post by Walkers
I'm no stranger with such practices, NoScript on FireFox does the job as well - but as strange as it may seem, I'm actually following the T&C
(which states not to do so). Also, I'm sure SO appreciates our feedback: ignoring the problem = not attempting to solve it. Thanks for the suggestion
reply to post by BlackPoison94
Not a particularly bad idea, but take this example: I was reading an ATS thread with an embedded YouTube video. The audio of the video itself
was too low, so I had to turn up my system's volume. After watching the video, I continued reading the thread - forgetting to lower the volume again.
Of course, the timing was just right for another WoT ad.. So that's what came up, on - of course - one of the other tabs.
Yes, I should've just remembered to durn down the volume - but what if the ad started playing during the video? And besides that - of course we can
find solutions to this particular problem (while adhering to the T&C). I could
- have just 1 ATS tab open at all times
- watch videos in one browser with audio enabled, and browse ATS in another browser
- have the browser's audio disabled and download videos & playing them manually instead of in the browser
- disable the browser's audio and just not watch videos at all
etc. But then again.. would it really make sense to let an ad change our ATS / browsing / computing experience? I contend that it does not!
My apologies for such a sincere reaction to what probably was intended to be humorous
- just thought there were some valid thoughts applicable to
the rhetorical suggestion.
reply to post by BIGPoJo
As suggested by octotom on the Worst Ads Ever! (SkepticOverlord's Ad
, you can disable the sound of the ad by clicking the speaker icon in the lower right corner. Alternatively, you could take the
chance of refreshing the page and getting a different ad ;]. The ad doesn't remember the speaker setting though, so you'd have to click it each