posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 04:46 PM
I give up. It seems I cannot, as a news hound, permit sound to be enabled on my computer. Not even for brief periods. Why?
Well, it seems some webmasters and particularly those trolls of the major media organizations, believe that AUTO-STARTING a video with full sound
running is their right to everyone who crosses their website. It never crosses their pea brains, it seems, that not EVERY person on Earth who is on
the internet and curious about news is sitting in a location or position which lends itself to a any story from the best Chocolate Chip Cookies to the
horrible rape, torture and murder of the latest hapless victim to come down the wrong path to play for all around to hear.
Why is it some people who run or build websites feel OUR resources like sound, are THEIRS to play with as they see fit? Does it not cross their mind
that doing so pisses off the people their ability to make a living depend upon?
While I'm in a ranting mood anyway, I want to mention something else that drives me up the wall. Site plugs programmed into CTRL-C copy calls on a web
When I copy something to paste it elsewhere, I do not need or want the "to read more....." and another 2-3 lines of text and URL after that.
Especially when an article title may be all I was looking for. In fact, it's worth noting that not only do I strip EVERY bit of that code from every
site that does it? I tend to make a habit of SPECIFICALLY using those sites content at times out of sheer spite for making themselves SUCH a pain in
our butts. Oh... Everything still gets it's [SOURCE] tag...but I'll tell you something?
YOU WILL NEVER ...EVER...SEE ME POST FULL SOURCE DATA ON A SOURCE TAG TO ONE OF THE ABOVE TYPE SITES. NEVER!
"Best Web Practices" as many refer to them, aren't just a good idea to joke about or find ways to screw with. They really are pretty well thought out
and presented to the overall community so webmasters to not INFURIATE
their own users.
Thanks for the spot to blow off some steam. I just got external speakers for the first time in almost 2 years. I use high end surround sound stereo
muffs/headphones instead. I thought external speakers may be nice .......until the first really HORRIBLE story I opened the page for at a news site
started played unbidden for my son to over hear. DAMN them. If I WANTED sound...I'd have hit PLAY!
edit on 20-8-2013 by wrabbit2000 because:
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