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Those Drums Are Driving Me Nuts!

what were they thinking?

     
4:55 pm on Oct 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

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What was av thinking when they added that stupid jungle/drum sound to the site. This better disapper quick before it drives people away (I know I'm already more reluctant to go to AV).
4:59 pm on Oct 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

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We should vote them off the island. (sorry, I couldn't resist) :)
5:02 pm on Oct 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

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??

I didn't get the drum sounds.

**G pats Seth's hand**

But if *you* hear drums...than I believe you.

**pat pat pat**
-G

5:10 pm on Oct 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Mystery solved! It's not AV, but the banner ad urging you to vote in the largest online vote ever. Let's vote to ban banner ads with annoying drum sounds.
5:12 pm on Oct 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I think that it depends on what you search for.
Search for kids clothes - you get a banner and no music
Search for music or mp3 - you get no banner but you hear music.
It appears to be an AD driven thing.
5:15 pm on Oct 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

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it appears to show up for music related searches. You can turn it off by clicking on the bottom right hand corner of the ad. There is a little speaker icon there.

Stupidest thing I ever seen.

5:17 pm on Oct 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

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G - *L* See, I'm not Crazy :) try a search for jamaica vacation and you'll hear the drums too.

Thanks guys, it does appear to be that stupid banner, you can shut it off, but as soon as you go to the next page it turns back on.

5:21 pm on Oct 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I powered the speakers through the "Aux2" switch on the powerbar. Everyone else surfs with javascript disabled, I surf w/ speakers disabled.
5:26 pm on Oct 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Looks like they plan to sell a lot of BOOKS in November

Powered by [againstallodds.com...]

7:34 pm on Oct 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

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>>Everyone else surfs with javascript disabled, I surf w/ speakers disabled.<<

Me too. Ever since I first used WSFTP, I learned that I don't want to hear sound effects.

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3:02 am on Oct 6, 2000 (gmt 0)

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>Ever since I first used WSFTP, I learned that I don't want to hear sound effects

tedster, truer words were never spoken :)

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I think that it is to show bad respect for the surfer. I listen to radio through the net most of the time. When I get to that page, it stop my radio and some times even crash my system.
Wonder if that is what they wanted to achieve? If they did some serious quality measurents they would find that sound banners are not better than mute ones.

jilly

12:06 pm on Oct 6, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Well I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that travels the net in silence! I very rarely turn my speakers on as all the beeps, bangs and whistles (not to mention the "uh-ohs" of icq - ACK!) that go along with many programs and web sites drive me nuts!

I guess if I was just cruising through sites it wouldn't be so bad, but when you spend 18 hours a day online it gets to be a little much!