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


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    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


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    I changed my home page from 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


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I don't like that, either. Also, even more annoying for me, is, 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 homepage, without screwing up future front pages...
  4. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    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

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    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

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    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


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    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

    Feb 17, 2005
    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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