Advertisements that automatically play sound are annoying. Apple chooses to be...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Eniregnat, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    I really hate sites that automatically play movies with sound when I go to them.
    Any site that plays annoying music (often midi) or loud sounds automatically when I go to them is likely to steer me away.

    I thought Apple was smarter than that, but currently they have advertisements that automatically play with sound. I like the advertisements that they have placed on CNN, as they don’t play with sound automatically.

    Pro or con- Give Apple a quick bit of feed back here through their website.

    Rarely do I get so pissed off, but for some reason this rubs me the wrong way. So I figured I could see what the Mac Rumors people think about this, and perhaps, if anybody else was ticked off, you too could tell Apple.

    Correct me if I am wrong.
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    I changed my home page from Apple.com about a week ago for that very reason, but I can't blame them.

    Looking forward to seeing a new Mac Pro up there...
     
  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I don't like that, either. Also, even more annoying for me, is ESPN.com, which plays video automatically, as well. I discovered today that I could Adblock the ESPN Motion thingy. I wonder if that would work for the Apple.com homepage, without screwing up future front pages...
     
  4. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I hate that freaking page. I literally can't stand it. Usually when websites play music automatically I immediately go back. I've rebookmared apple so it now opens the apple store because I cannot deal with the front page.
     
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    I agree, why a commercial at the site now anyways? whats the point since your are there allready? annoying. Plus Apples commercials kind of suck now days.
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Yes, no uninvited noise when I arrive at a web page, please. I often hit the mute button as soon as I hit such a page, but pages with videos that start are also wasting bandwidth and slowing down my system whether I'm interested in their movie or not. Stop that! Bad webmaster! :rolls up newspaper:

    Sometimes I forget to unmute after stumbling onto an "auto-noise" site, and then I later miss something I did want to hear, like a chat invitation, until I happen to notice the sound is muted. Rather than blame myself for forgetting to unmute, I prefer to blame the site that made me mute in the first place.
     
  7. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, Apple needs to get rid of that. I'm just plain avoiding visiting Apple's main page until they change it.
     
  8. Johnny Rico macrumors 6502

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    Kind of reminds me of how the "manual" that came with os x.1 was an advertising pamphlet. I was like, I already bought the damn thing thanks, you don't have to try to sell it to me again.
    Apple continues to disagree however.
     

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