I Will Be So Glad When These "Butterfly Effect" Ads Are Gone!!

Andrew_Sch

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I can't tell you how many times I've scared the shit out of myself scrolling over these and forgetting about the damn broken glass sound effects, especially late at night!!! Anyone else have similar experiences?
 

Gary->dee

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Funny, I can't hear anything even when I run my pointer over it. When I right-click and hit rewind it just keeps repeating the glass breaking though.
 

Carl Johnson

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The ad startled me the first time I heard it because the sound on my girlfriend's computer was cranked. Since then it hasn't bothered me because I just avoid that area with my mouse.
 

NickSo

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hmm.. viewing the page in both FireFox and IE i can't hear anything from the ad.
 

Seth--L

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For a reason not worth going into, the speakers on my computer at work are always turned way up. You get the rest.
 

Scott L

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I hear it only on the main page on the big flash. There's a glass crash after several seconds.

Not a fan of ads but if they help keep HTF afloat I'll live.
 

Keith_R

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I personally hate these new Flash ads floating around the web. They get ridiculously annoying quickly.
 

Steve Felix

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I've deleted a few sites from my favorites because they used sound ads. I used to hit these sites several times a day, and now visit once or twice a month. I can't drop HTF, but sound ads simply don't work on the Internet and undoubtedly make many angry. Pop ups are annoying, but sound ads are infuriating, at least until my heart stops pounding.
 

Scott McGillivray

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Agreed that the sounds are annoying. I have seen others where sound is optional.

Brings up another point (not to hijack this thread) that it seems there are new popups that beat common popup blockers. Frustrating!
 

Jason Harbaugh

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Gotta love Avant browser and a simple button to disable all flash on a page.

Annoying flash ads, a thing of the past.
 

Mark Shannon

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Regarding pop-ups, they don't bother me with Opera. they open in the background, I right click on the active page, and press "close all but active". They're all gone in a second.
 

Rob Speicher

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Install Firefox. Install Adblock Extension, and just block the ad (a tab/button will appear near the ad, just click it). Normally I wouldn't block an ad on HTF, but I think this one is a worthy exception
 

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