Helloooo.. annoying ad

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  1. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

    DavidLeblond

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    #1
    There is an ad that started showing up at the top of the front page that drives me crazy! Its for smiley icons or something. Well the thing is, whenever you hover over it, it goes "Helloooo!" But it doesn't only do this when you hover over it. If it is off the page, and you put your mouse over Safari's tab bar it makes the noise as well! Gaahh!! Is this driving anyone else crazy?
     
  2. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    post a screenshot if you can. When you say it goes "Hellooo" you mean audio?

    thaks
    arn
     
  3. DavidLeblond thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yup, audio. At first I didn't know what it was, because my headphones were plugged in (but not on my head) so it sounded like my cellphone had dialed something. Anyway, here's the screen shot.
     

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  4. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Haven't gotten it yet but I hate it when when flash ads pop up with audio.
     
  5. Timothy macrumors 6502

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    Yeah...I came here to start a thread about this.

    Banner ads are one thing, but ads that use audio go too far.

    I don't want this to become a common element of banner advertising, and I think MacRumors ought to put their foot down on this one.
     
  6. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    This ad just freaked me out!

    But it's kind of amusing to move your mouse over it several times in a row - "hel hel hel hel hellooo" :D
     
  7. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    anyone have a URL?

    still having trouble tracking it down
    arn
     
  8. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    The link eventually ends up at smileycentral.com
     
  9. arn macrumors god

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  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Support MacRumors and become a demi-god and those ads go away....
     
  11. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    Same old, same old.

    Its not what you know, its who you know.
     

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