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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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Hi ATS, for the past couple of days, I get audio ads on a lot of your pages. Which pisses me off as I have to stop listening to my music and press pause on all the bloody ads before I can resume my reading.

The ads are from Auchan, a French supermarket.

If you could do something, it would be great as I can't enjoy the website like this




posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 05:09 PM
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I had one nearly punch me in the face yesterday, my speakers were loud and it came on out of no where.

so yes, if possible, no audio. at least if there is, have it start muted or something, or a little warning.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by oniris
If you could do something, it would be great as I can't enjoy the website like this


Turn off your speakers. There, fixed that for ya!



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 05:30 PM
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Turn off your speakers. There, fixed that for ya!


And then turn them on everytime you want to listen to a video or some other sound...

I don't think that fixed anything...you just broke something else!
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 06:14 PM
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Originally posted by jerryznv
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Turn off your speakers. There, fixed that for ya!


And then turn them on everytime you want to listen to a video or some other sound...

I don't think that fixed anything...you just broke something else!


Perhaps your computer is different than mine. There's a little button right above the keyboard. Press it to turn off. Press it to turn on. I know that is very onerous for some people to accomplish. After all, it takes a very valuable second or so to accomplish, but I've found it a pretty easy way to control sound. Further, it means I don't have to demand other people fix my little world to my specifications because I "don't like" or am "offended" at something they're doing on their own web site I chose to come to and am using for free. Instead, I can control my own environment and leave them alone. I'm pretty sure they appreciate that a lot.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 09:22 PM
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Originally posted by schuyler

Originally posted by jerryznv
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Turn off your speakers. There, fixed that for ya!


And then turn them on everytime you want to listen to a video or some other sound...

I don't think that fixed anything...you just broke something else!


Perhaps your computer is different than mine. There's a little button right above the keyboard. Press it to turn off. Press it to turn on. I know that is very onerous for some people to accomplish. After all, it takes a very valuable second or so to accomplish, but I've found it a pretty easy way to control sound. Further, it means I don't have to demand other people fix my little world to my specifications because I "don't like" or am "offended" at something they're doing on their own web site I chose to come to and am using for free. Instead, I can control my own environment and leave them alone. I'm pretty sure they appreciate that a lot.


You said "turn off" not "mute"! Maybe you meant volume down instead of up...either way...wouldn't it just be easier to do without sound altogether...I mean who needs it? It only makes up 35% of the senses that we use when in a fight or flight situation anyway...I say cut me down to 65% and call me disabled! I cant hear you!


But whatever...ya...turn off your speakers...mute them...turn them down...whatever...just quit complaining about the ads...it's getting old! (sarcasm intended here)

The world specification says you need to hear the ads and if your offended...well thats your problem...you have control over that! Just shut off the offending source and shut up! (sarcasm again)!

It is their website not yours...so deal with it member...it's how we say it is going to be and if you don't like it leave! (more sarcasm)!

It's our constitution...our policy that you not complain anymore...now go back down you hole and never mind this ever came up...it is not your concern (yep more...).



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 09:31 PM
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My laptop is the same as your keyboard. There's a volume up and down button, and a mute. I use the buttons when I watch a video, and gosh if it only takes a second to adjust the volume, you're exactly right there. Of course, I do have an external sound system with mad crazy bass for listening to music that I plug into my sound jack, but that's only if I'm listening to music.

In fact, until this thread, I hadn't noticed audio in the ads at all. My bad.

Note to the OP: Save your hearing. Keep your audio preset to a normal listening level. Volume control works both ways.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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Okay...I have to ask...does not ATS constantly try to improve the site for its members?

So if something is amiss...is it wrong for a member to bring it up?

Ya damn...there is a mute button...there is an off button too...if you don't like what is going on...log off and shut it down right?

On the same note...if something is amiss on the site...do we not bring it up...do we not give ATS the benefit of the doubt in correcting what they may not know is occurring?

If an ad is pornographic for instance (hypothetically) should I not say "Hey there is porn popping up on your home page!"...and let ATS address it as they see fit...or should I just hit the off button on my computer?

I would suggest that ATS would like to know if something is amiss...and let them decide how to deal with it!



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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Sure they should. This particular post wasn't about a problem with ATS, however. From the OP:


Hi ATS, for the past couple of days, I get audio ads on a lot of your pages. Which pisses me off as I have to stop listening to my music and press pause on all the bloody ads before I can resume my reading. The ads are from Auchan, a French supermarket. If you could do something, it would be great as I can't enjoy the website like this


Every knows that ATS is ad driven, and due to some squirmy metrics that god knows only SO can understand (lol), ads are tailored to your own websurfing habits.

ATS has NO CONTROL over the audio on the ads, nor does the Advertiser. Seriously.

Audio is CONTROLLED by the individual's PC, believe it or not. There's no coding for audio levels in the current RFC's. It's either audio on, or audio off. The volume level is determined by the end user, and the sound card in that individual's system. The signal is digital until it hits the user's hardware, and it's ONLY controlled by either the manual volume control or a software volume control.

The OP was complaining about an inconvenience. Not all ATS users experience the same problem, because some of us know to turn our volume to an acceptable level. Therefore, it's not a board wide problem, simply an end user one.

Get my point?



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 10:16 PM
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Get my point?


No...I don't...in the simplest terms!

I have ads pop up for all kinds of things that have nothing to do with anything I have browsed and nothing that I am interested in!

And how do you know it is just this one member inconvenience?

What do you say if I have the same thing happening?

Of course we know how to turn down and regulate our sound systems...whether external or internal...(well most do)...but if an obnoxiously loud ad is popping up...well I for one would let ATS know about it...that's just me!

If you are okay not reporting a problem and/or asking the advice of other members about a problem...well then that is you prerogative...me...I feel comfortable asking other members about issues they might experience with the site...and using that to determine whether a annoyance is normal!

And most certainly I would not expect to be bashed for it...although some think it is appropriate...I don't feel the same way!

If you asked in a post or thread about a problem or annoyance...wouldn't you expect some kind of meaningful response (along with the others)?

I for one do not have a problem adjusting my audio to accommodate some of the ads on ATS...and obviously you don't either...but this member was concerned if others might be experiencing the same thing...should I not take it a bit more serious than "turn of your speakers"?

You should...as an accomplished member yourself...I think it is due!
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 10:40 PM
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Originally posted by jerryznv
reply to post by Druid42
 


I have ads pop up for all kinds of things that have nothing to do with anything I have browsed and nothing that I am interested in!

Webmetrics are complicated. ATS code is proprietary. I cannot tell you how they work. Their source code is a carefully guarded secret.



If you are okay not reporting a problem and/or asking the advice of other members about a problem...well then that is you prerogative...me...I feel comfortable asking other members about issues they might experience with the site...and using that to determine whether a annoyance is normal!


I've posted in BBQ before, no biggie. Usually when you post here, your questions are answered. I thought I posted the explanation.



And most certainly I would not expect to be bashed for it...although some think it is appropriate...I don't feel the same way!


ATS is a complicated place. Not all members have the grace of a ballet dancer. Sometimes, you just have to take other people's posts with a grain of salt, and move on.

However, I do get your point. The OP posted a complaint. Another member responded brashly. I'm not one to tell people what to say, or how to post carefully, but I did see that the OP only had 102 some odd posts, so I knew he was a newer member, and tailored an informative answer to his thread, so he'd be able to understand in the future. That's all I can do.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 10:49 PM
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but I did see that the OP only had 102 some odd posts, so I knew he was a newer member


Pretentious much? I have more posts than you so your opinion doesn't count anymore. That 'new' member has been registered on the site longer than you. I don't like your tone in this thread at all. If a member is having a problem, and wishes to voice it what does it matter to you? If I got an audio ad I would be freaking furious. I hate them and I'm usually watching something/listening to music when I post. getting my speakers wrecked because ATS decides to host crappy ads is not OK with me.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:13 PM
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Oops, my bad. I only glanced at the post count. Didn't even look at the registration date.

However, I do view the post count to be more a more accurate measurement of a poster's knowledge of ATS than their join date. The more a member posts, the more they are ripped apart by their peers. Such activity causes you to adapt to the system.

I've seen a lot of people that have a 3 year or older join date, but with few posts. Those people aren't the ones contributing to ATS, we are. If someone with a low post count complains, (and sorry for being pretentious) it should be the responsibility of other members to help them out. The time you actually signed up on ATS has nothing to do with how much you know how ATS works. ATS has evolved in the past three years, aye? If that person was a lurker for that period of time, well, it would seem that they would have observed by then how it works. If not, then see the bolded text above.

Well, I went way off-topic there.

Domo1, to be on topic, do you agree with my assessment of the OP's problem? I'd like your on-topic input to their original complaint. Care to add anything?



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:17 PM
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Pretentious much?





Hey Druid...you have no problem talking out your ass, yet, you have less than 1705 posts. Normally, you need 1710, so you have already set a poor example.





The more a member posts, the more they are ripped apart by their peers. Such activity causes you to adapt to the system.


Your subjective nature could use some fine tuning, or at least more creativity than that...if you're gonna troll, at least put your game face on rook.



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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:26 PM
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Here is the answer to the OP's complaint:


ATS has NO CONTROL over the audio on the ads, nor does the Advertiser. Seriously. Audio is CONTROLLED by the individual's PC, believe it or not. There's no coding for audio levels in the current RFC's. It's either audio on, or audio off. The volume level is determined by the end user, and the sound card in that individual's system. The signal is digital until it hits the user's hardware, and it's ONLY controlled by either the manual volume control or a software volume control.


Doesn't anyone else have anything to add that's on-topic, or is it attack the Druid night tonight?



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:34 PM
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Webmetrics are complicated. ATS code is proprietary. I cannot tell you how they work. Their source code is a carefully guarded secret.

 


So you cant say a thing about it except you don't know!




I've posted in BBQ before, no biggie. Usually when you post here, your questions are answered. I thought I posted the explanation.


Yep...you thought...explains it all!




ATS is a complicated place. Not all members have the grace of a ballet dancer. Sometimes, you just have to take other people's posts with a grain of salt, and move on.


So move on...I am going to stick around and defend what I think is right for manners and such!

reply to post by jerryznv
 
Originally posted by Druid42


Sure they should. This particular post wasn't about a problem with ATS, however. From the OP:


Hi ATS, for the past couple of days, I get audio ads on a lot of your pages. Which pisses me off as I have to stop listening to my music and press pause on all the bloody ads before I can resume my reading. The ads are from Auchan, a French supermarket. If you could do something, it would be great as I can't enjoy the website like this


Every knows that ATS is ad driven, and due to some squirmy metrics that god knows only SO can understand (lol), ads are tailored to your own websurfing habits.

ATS has NO CONTROL over the audio on the ads, nor does the Advertiser. Seriously.

Audio is CONTROLLED by the individual's PC, believe it or not. There's no coding for audio levels in the current RFC's. It's either audio on, or audio off. The volume level is determined by the end user, and the sound card in that individual's system. The signal is digital until it hits the user's hardware, and it's ONLY controlled by either the manual volume control or a software volume control.

The OP was complaining about an inconvenience. Not all ATS users experience the same problem, because some of us know to turn our volume to an acceptable level. Therefore, it's not a board wide problem, simply an end user one.

Get my point?


Okay season veteran and the only one not having problems...do you understand what ex-text means and quoting a post...you did a fine job pulling mine apart...so you obviously understand how that works...and in the future if your going to use an outside source...cite it...which you didn't because it wasn't an outside source!

Speaking of trolling..thats what you just did to my post...now how do you think you stand?

I am not the only one reading it...trust me...maybe you should let this be answered by someone with a touch more understanding!
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ETA: On topic...now that we all know how to turn our speakers down and such...are these ads a thing that we need to adjust to and act accordingly...or has ATS taken a position on ivestigating this occurance?
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 11:50 PM
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This thread is closed pending a staff review of the behavior of members.

This sort of thing is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

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