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#1 DrStool

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 09:06 AM

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#2 PDoody

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 09:53 AM

Keep the sounds! There's a key on the top left of my keyboard "esc". It stops the sounds immediately.

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 09:54 AM

I suggest 'sound bites' be allowed when embedded in a clickable link so that those who wish can 'scratch and sniff' while others who are listning to Bloomberg / other news streams / music / etc can safely ignore without interruption B)

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 10:30 AM

Don't know what the big deal is. As Doc said, turn your speakers OFF if you find them annoying!

I believe they break the same old-same old found on other sites, kinda stamp that makes it our own.

But alas, it's human nature to bitch and moan, so it is for this topic as well. B) :D

#5 Stutz

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 11:24 AM

I like a lot of refreshment, so I'd prefer linked sounds..

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 11:26 AM

I am not reading this thread now...will read it when the survey is complete. Dont want to be influenced by others.

Some waves are genius, some are crap...pun intended. But they usually make me laugh. The annoying ones are the excessively long ones (except for Animal House) that go and on and on.

Doc, I would try to make them snipets, but keep them.

You folks that dont like them are probably and work and shouldnt be trading from there in the first place. Get back to work!

Unless you have a trading platform with audio alerts, simply turn your speakers off.

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 12:12 PM

Part of what makes Stoolville a special place is the humor and the sounds are usually amusing. Of course, I work FURm home in my bathrobe, so I'm sure I'd feel differently if I was in a work environment. But if hittin' ESC key cuts em off, then that should be a workable solution for those who don't care for 'em. Yep -- just tested it out on my machine, and it works like a charm. Nice little trick, PDoody!
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Posted 10 December 2002 - 12:22 PM

Some of us are aurally challenged - due to the situation of the machine. Can't really be allowing such noises to emanate in polite company and all that. So, it would help if y'all annotate those sounds with a little clue - then I could be induced to turn on my speakers/headphones/etc... Otherwise, they're just lost on me :(

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 01:00 PM

For those of us who have our systems set up to listen to streaming audio during the day (I listen to BBC World Service), the sound bytes are annoying. I am not always right there to hit the escape key or whatever, I refresh a lot, and certainly don't want to have to turn off my speakers.

#10 ArdentGuy

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 01:49 PM

Sound effects interfers with streaming audio. They also waste valuable bandwidth when using a dial-up connection. Fun? Sure! But this site is about trading: sound effects are not a primary need for this mission. Sound effects are at the very least O.T. and at the worst, system troublesome.

The sound effects need to be in links so that users can enjoy them if they so desire and others are not incumbered. To force them on everyone is plainly, inconsiderate. [no offense intended]

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 02:02 PM

:unsure: I just don't know what I'd do, if you took away "DOWN GOES FRAZIER", it is the absolute greatest. BUT the rest I could do with or without. If DOC likes 'em that's good enough for me...

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#12 Charmin

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 02:05 PM

post a smart stool gif that once you pick it will play the sound - something like pull my finger and what do you get

maybe that will satisfy those that don't want to turn speakers off.
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#13 Fartpolio Manager

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 02:07 PM

Doc, there is a problem with the roster system, it does not show that I am logged in... and of course, I am...

#14 DrStool

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 02:07 PM

I like the pull my finger idea. :) Where's ano?

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 02:13 PM

Ok, I read the thread.

I think part of Stoolville is the humour. With that said...didnt know you could hit the "esc" key and kill the sounds. That is a good find, but probably not the solution for those with streaming audio.

I think I would agree with most....have the wave file as a link to the post and if the indivdual user would like or would not like to play the wave, so be it. Keeps everyone happy I would presume.

Finally, Doc, its your site. Do as you wish.





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