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Apr 4, 2014 06:36 AM

Shut up Noah!

That ad for the Noah movie - it plays on every page and the "turn off sound" option is broken. When you click, nothing happens and it continues to yell at you. Please, please fix or remove this.

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  1. we keep saying this, but no one seems to listen (maybe we're being drowned out....)

    Install Adblock Plus -- it's free, it's safe, and it eliminates **everything**.

    No shouting, no flashing -- just Chowhound.

    (and no, I have zero affiliation with Adblock Plus, other than being very, very happy that I have it installed on my computer)

    7 Replies
    1. re: sunshine842

      I appreciate the info, but I'm not allowed to install 3rd party software on my work computer. And I have to have the sound turned on for various work-related reasons. I'm just going to have to avoid CH for a day or two, or at least until the flood, I guess.

      1. re: NonnieMuss

        I asked my IT department to install it for me -- I don't do CH at work, but there are plenty of other sites where ads are a pita.

        They were happy to comply -- flashy, noisy ads eat bandwidth and local storage, and can be a back-door entry point for hackers and viruses.

        1. re: sunshine842

          Probably rather do that for you than have you spend their time playing on CH!

          1. re: c oliver

   IT department thinks frozen corndogs are good eats...they'd mostly look at me with a blank stare and "chow-whut?"

        2. re: NonnieMuss

          Ooooooohhhhhhhhhh NonnieMuss is playing at work!!!!! I'm telling!!!!!

          Yeah as Sunshine explained I would think of a "work related" reason you think would be good to have them install adblock! If not I suggest bringing a pillow to put over your speakers at work.

        3. re: sunshine842

          just installed Adblock and the difference is night and day, thanks for the suggestion!

          1. re: BeeZee

            you're welcome -- as above, I have no ties to them at all -- but the difference is too good to keep to myself!

        4. If chowhound continues to permit these intrusions, I'm outta here.

          11 Replies
          1. re: escargot3

            So you've installed Ad Blocker Plus or equivalent and the problem continues? Yuck.

            1. re: c oliver

              No. All advertising of every kind is gone with Ad Blocker Plus. It's rather amazing actually.

              I don't mind ads, I know they pay the bills, but like you I mind the sounds that start up with no warning or easy ability to shut down. And the scripts that hang up the browser and the computer were making me crazy.

              1. re: c oliver

                I installed the ad blocker after I got fed up with the banner taking "a moment" to load just above the threads, and that "moment" was just enough such that my click was constantly going in the wrong thread.

              2. re: escargot3

                with the existence of programs like AdBlocker Plus -- YOU have the option of permitting these intrusions.

                1. re: sunshine842

                  Nobody should have to download any ad blocking software to keep loud talking ads off of a site like Chowhound. They just are not OK. I have to believe this is an unapproved ad. It's been mentioned before that some sneak through.

                  1. re: Chris VR

                    As above -- blocking flash (and Flash) 3rd party ads isn't a bad idea, because loading the ads taxes bandwidth and memory, and can be a security vulnerability.

                    and it's not just Chowhound, and it's not just talking ads.

                    1. re: Chris VR

                      Nobody *should* have to do anything. But if the ads are enough to bother you, it might just be a great solution.

                      1. re: linguafood

                        Another great solution is for CHOW to exclude the ad from its rotation. Ads with sound are just not the expected standard on most websites these days.

                        1. re: Chris VR

                          but it's way, way easier for me to just download a small program than to hang out waiting for CH or the flash company to change.

                          1. re: sunshine842

                            For no good reason, I resisted this for the longest time. Silly me.

                            1. re: c oliver

                              I did too. Until I was complaining about the banner ads and my 20 year old daughter said "Ma om....." you know the way they do.