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Old 11-07-03, 03:56 AM
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since when did the Lord of the Rings banner able be audible? it almost scared the bejesus out of me at 1 in the morn.
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Old 11-07-03, 04:01 AM
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I havn't run into it yet.

I can understand the freakiness factor.
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Old 11-07-03, 07:30 AM
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It was either that or 3 Fast 3 Furious samples.
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Old 11-07-03, 07:32 AM
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I hate audible ads. I generally skip Zap2it now, since just about every page you click on has some kind of promo coming up with very loud volume (lately it was "SKin", but I guess it won't be there anymore...before that, it was the movie "Mystic River").
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Old 11-07-03, 08:49 AM
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Old 11-07-03, 08:51 AM
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Yeah, me too.

Seriously though, not a good think to have talkin' at ya when you're at work.
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Old 11-07-03, 06:06 PM
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i don't have that problem...i disable sounds when surfing the net. some pr0n pages have annoying sounds (err...so somone told me)
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Old 11-07-03, 06:08 PM
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Gotta say it weirded me out when I heard it. Forgot my speakers were turned on....at work!
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Old 11-07-03, 06:18 PM
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The matrix add on Instant Messenger freaked me out the first time.

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Old 11-07-03, 06:59 PM
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is there any way to stop this type of ad? (with out turning speakers off?)
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Old 11-07-03, 07:23 PM
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This is a small run ad for the lord of the rings. You shouldn't see it any more frequently than 1x per 24 hours. There should be a STOP button on the ad... and we're not making this ad type a regular thing here, it was part of this campaign
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Old 11-08-03, 02:31 PM
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I use Pheonix, and the banner completely locks up my browser for like 2 minutes while it loads. Annoying, to say the least.
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I remember seeing a Texas Chainsaw Massacre banner ad on the IMDB page. Complete with sound, lol. The first time I ran over that, I thought someone was talking to me from across the room
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I use Pheonix, and the banner completely locks up my browser for like 2 minutes while it loads.
I'm also using Phoenix and while it doesn't lock up my browser the stop button doesn't seem to work.
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Old 11-10-03, 01:09 PM
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THIS AD SUCKS ASS.

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Old 11-10-03, 06:28 PM
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THIS AD SUCKS ASS.

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i told you i wasn't crazy and hearing stuff...
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Seriously, THIS AD SUCKS ASS!
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Old 11-11-03, 04:55 PM
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More audible ads please.
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Old 11-11-03, 05:29 PM
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More audible ads please.
Well, of course you want to see more of stuff like that... you're the reason we have this ad in the first place.
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Old 11-11-03, 07:55 PM
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Originally posted by gkleinman
This is a small run ad for the lord of the rings. You shouldn't see it any more frequently than 1x per 24 hours. There should be a STOP button on the ad... and we're not making this ad type a regular thing here, it was part of this campaign
Not to be a dick, but isn't that you're answer for every annoying ad? So can we gather that DVDTalk's approach to ads is to avoid invasive ones when they're not part of campaigns, but when they are bundled in bigger deals (as they often are) you're going to go with them?
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Old 11-12-03, 01:00 AM
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Worst. Ad. Ever.

Actually, I think the FearDotCom one was worse. But this one sucks too.

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Old 11-12-03, 04:49 PM
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No, the worst banner ad of all time goes to Ford for that damn thing with all the flying birds.



Thanks for the custom title
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Old 11-13-03, 10:01 AM
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Some of the ads on ESPN.com are REALLY annoying.

I don't mind the LOTR ad. I think I"ve seen it once. (It is pretty well done) It freaked me out because I wasn't expecting sound, but if it helps pay for the site, not a big deal.

Though the Fear.com ad got to me, but that is water under the bridge.

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Old 11-13-03, 11:53 AM
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Why can't you have ads where the default is sound off and you can turn it on if you so desire?
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Old 11-13-03, 04:00 PM
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It is kind of annoying- this particular ad makes you scroll up to it and click the speaker icon to turn it off every time.

Of course they're counting on this, that you'ld click the ad wrong and go through to their page. Ads like this do not engender good feelings from the consumer. I realize they're supposed to be annoying to get your attention, too bad they can't find a more unobtrusive way to sell their product.

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