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  1. Standard member GJB
    08 Jun '05 12:03
    I understand the need for ads on this site, but I get very annoyed by the Crazy Frog ad. This ad is, besides being ugly, for which it can be forgiven, making a lot of sound. This is destroying my concentration, or mixing with my mp3-music playing. Could the sound be turned off please?
  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    08 Jun '05 12:13
    Originally posted by GJB
    I understand the need for ads on this site, but I get very annoyed by the Crazy Frog ad. This ad is, besides being ugly, for which it can be forgiven, making a lot of sound. This is destroying my concentration, or mixing with my mp3-music playing. Could the sound be turned off please?
    Sounds like spyware.
  3. Standard member GJB
    08 Jun '05 12:30
    It is a side-banner on this site
  4. Standard member Toe
    08 Jun '05 13:30 / 1 edit
    In IE, Disable the options
    Play sounds in web pages
    Play animations in web pages
    Play videos in web pages

    (I've never found any of the above to hamper web browsing)

    Then disable flash if you have it installed (again, typically useless: if somebody's website insits on flash, find another website, or just turn it on for the few sites you have no option)

    Do this and all the ads will become static.
  5. 08 Jun '05 15:50
    Originally posted by GJB
    I understand the need for ads on this site, but I get very annoyed by the Crazy Frog ad. This ad is, besides being ugly, for which it can be forgiven, making a lot of sound. This is destroying my concentration, or mixing with my mp3-music playing. Could the sound be turned off please?
    Sorry, can't see the ad
  6. Standard member dfm65
    The Godfather
    08 Jun '05 16:20
    Originally posted by GJB
    I understand the need for ads on this site, but I get very annoyed by the Crazy Frog ad. This ad is, besides being ugly, for which it can be forgiven, making a lot of sound. This is destroying my concentration, or mixing with my mp3-music playing. Could the sound be turned off please?
    one of the many benefits of subscribing is that you don't see ads any more on this site...<hint, hint>
  7. Standard member GJB
    08 Jun '05 20:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Toe
    In IE, Disable the options
    Play sounds in web pages
    Play animations in web pages
    Play videos in web pages

    Originally posted by dfm65
    [b]one of the many benefits of subscribing is that you don't see ads any more on this site...<hint, hint>
    Toe: Thanks for the advice! Still i think RHP should better not place ads with sound

    dfm65: hint taken, but i just don't have the money right now
  8. 09 Jun '05 20:21
    Turn your speakers off. I don't know how to do that. I do not have speakers.
    Dan
  9. Standard member StrayJay
    I'm like a nerd
    10 Jun '05 04:30
    Originally posted by GJB
    dfm65: hint taken, but i just don't have the money right now
    The following solution is completely free:

    Download Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/) add the AdBlock extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?application=firefox&id=10) and you're set. When there's an annoying ad, right-click it, select "AdBlock Image", and you'll never see it again.

    You can even block Flash animations; they are only shown when you click on the icon that replaces it. I *love* it!! You can truly claim back the web from those obnoxious marketing drones.
  10. Standard member GJB
    11 Jun '05 08:12
    dant, thanks for the constructive advice

    strayjay, i'm already using firefox, so i'll certainly be installing that extension, thanks for the tip