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    Ads with sound

    Is this something that is being worked on getting rid of? It's pretty awkward at work when a random ad just starts blaring unexpectedly. Not complaining, just a question. I was away from my computer and apparently my whole office is now aware of something about M&M's.



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    Re: Ads with sound

    Turn your computer's sound off. Problem solved.



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    Re: Ads with sound

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Turn your computer's sound off. Problem solved.
    People often like to listen to iTunes or streaming radio, etc, while working/browsing Cyclone Fanatic. Any website that appreciates people visiting should avoid unwanted sound. It's pretty bad for business, especially when a good percentage of users browse while at work.


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    Re: Ads with sound

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnhicks03 View Post
    People often like to listen to iTunes or streaming radio, etc, while working/browsing Cyclone Fanatic. Any website that appreciates people visiting should avoid unwanted sound. It's pretty bad for business, especially when a good percentage of users browse while at work.

    Agree - please do something about these ads with sound



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    Re: Ads with sound

    Cascade is the ad for today! Let's all go get the dishes done!



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    Re: Ads with sound

    I just noticed the ads today for some odd reason. I don't like them. I know that you have to have ads to pay the bills but really?


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    Re: Ads with sound

    I was just about to start this exact thread yesterday. I listen to streaming music all day, and these ads come up when I'm surfing CF. Honestly, it makes me less likely to check the site because it is a PITA to have to change my volume all the time just to check a website.



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    Re: Ads with sound

    I finally gave up on this after the last round of ads with sound and installed the adblock add-on for Chrome on my work computer. My work phone runs through my computer, so I wasn't able to visit the site when these stupid things would pop up. I haven't had an issue with it since.



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    Re: Ads with sound

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Is this something that is being worked on getting rid of? It's pretty awkward at work when a random ad just starts blaring unexpectedly. Not complaining, just a question. I was away from my computer and apparently my whole office is now aware of something about M&M's.
    This whole problem could have been avoided if you were a good employee and didn't check CF at work...



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    Re: Ads with sound

    Quote Originally Posted by BasedClone View Post
    This whole problem could have been avoided if you were a good employee and didn't check CF at work...
    ?



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    Re: Ads with sound

    I'm pretty sure adds with sound are NOT allowed on this sight yet they often manage to get through.



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    Re: Ads with sound

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Turn your computer's sound off. Problem solved.
    This doesn't always work if were looking at other sites at the same time.



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    Re: Ads with sound

    So, not only are there ads with sound (Honda civic was the latest), in some cases the ad is followed by a short celeb interview from hollyscoop.com (and there was a different hollyscoop.com type site earlier today).


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    Re: Ads with sound

    Quote Originally Posted by BasedClone View Post
    This whole problem could have been avoided if you were a good employee and didn't check CF at work...
    Agreed.



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