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 Post subject: Another Gripe - Noisy Web Page Ads
Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:56 am 
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You might think that companies would know that every poll ever taken shows that website visitors HATE it when ads appear on the page that automatically generate sound. Uninvited music is bad enough, but having a voice start speaking is enough to make you want to wring the neck of the person responsible for it.

Why a professional engineering-related company would do something like that is a complete mystery. Some electronics companies have been running ads on engineering magazine websites that play totally obnoxious sounds while the video runs. Often it never shuts off. You have to leave the page to get rid of it (and I gladly do so). This cannot be good for the company or the host site.

Maybe they subscribe to the old politician's yarn that any publicity - even pad publicity - is good publicity. If you hate these ads, please contact any company that does this and let them know. I have sent a couple e-mails already. The only way to make them stop is if enough of their potential customers tell them to stop.

Send them an e-mail and just use this for the Subject line - no note necessary:
"I hate your website ads that play audio when the page loads!"


- Kirt Blattenberger :smt024
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 Post subject: Re: Another Gripe - Noisy Web Page Ads
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:45 pm 
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Firefox + adblock + noscript = bliss :thumleft:

 Post subject: Re: Another Gripe - Noisy Web Page Ads
Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:50 am 
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I instantly leave the website and if it is one I had bookmarked I delete the bookmark

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