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October 10th, 2008


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08:11 pm - STUPID AUTOMATIC PLAY EMBEDDED MUSIC!!!
I HATE, let me repeat, HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE those stupid music/video embedding things that play automatically when you open a window.  Some people have been embedding them into their lj posts on communities so if I'm unlucky enough that I have my volume on fairly high then as I'm scrolling down my friends' page, skimming the subjects, I get this sudden loud music that starts playing and I have to frantically scroll around trying to find which post has this thing embedded in it so I can hit the stop button.  If I want to hear the damn music I'll hit play myself, don't stick it on automatic play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This last offence scared the crap out of my rabbit and made me spill my drink that almost frizzed out my goddamn keyboard.  ARGH!!!

Oh, and you know what?  Putting it on automatic play DOESN'T make me want to listen to the music, as a matter of fact, it pisses me off so even if I might otherwise have liked the musica just the fact that you tried to force it on my goddamn ears will turn me off from it, so as a promo-tactic?  IT SUCKS.

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From:sakitokun
Date:October 11th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
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I'm SORRY! I didn't know it would automatically play them. When people have them on my flist they don't play so I assume you would have to just press play.

*hides*
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From:koneko_desu
Date:October 11th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
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My rant wasn't aimed at you, don't worry. I don't think you've ever posted anything that auto-played on my f-page ^^;; It was just a bunch of people on several communities that were doing it, hence why I ranted on my journal since I knew it's not anyone on my f-list, lol.
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From:sakitokun
Date:October 11th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
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Oh no? I was afraid since not too long before you posted I put up a youtube vid (with music) that wasn't under a cut. It doesn't automatically play when I was on the page. I don't even know that you can put it on auto...

It's a relief that I didn't annoy you ^.^

Edited at 2008-10-11 02:20 am (UTC)
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From:koneko_desu
Date:October 11th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
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Haha, no, no, none of the youtube videos autoplay. I actually don't know where these people are embedding from (some of my friends' msn spaces pages have the autoplay too, and I know a lot of myspace pages have them embedded) but yeah, it just scares the crap out of me. Especially sometimes I have like, 10 tabs open and all of a sudden something starts autoplaying at seizmic volume and I'm flailing as I dash through all the tabs, scrolling up and down the pages like made trying to find where the stop/pause button is XD
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From:sakitokun
Date:October 12th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
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Ah that's really good to know. I haven't had random autopay yet on my flist. It must be bothersome though.

There is this "Tab Showcase" for Mozilla Firefox that can showcase all your current tabs in one page so you can see all of them at once.
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From:skye_fall
Date:October 11th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
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Ugh, I know exactly what you mean. It especially pisses me off when it's a website and EVERY.SINGLE.PAGE. has music playing... with no friggin way of turning it off. \_/ I just want to smack them around with the stupid HTML book that gave them the idea of doing that. :P
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From:koneko_desu
Date:October 11th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
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Oh god, those are the absolute worst. Usually if there's no way to turn off autoplays I just leave the page, I don't even care how much I wanted to see whatever's on the page because the autoplay just annoys me so, so, so much. I mean seriously, think a little people -__-
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From:ah_chung
Date:October 11th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
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God, that -just- happened to me and then I read your post. I was so freaked out at first and then annoyed because it was so damn LOUD rock music killing the speakers on my laptop. I seriously wanted to cut a bitch. Now I've pulled up my volume control so I can instantly mute the sound if music begins to play automatically :D
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From:koneko_desu
Date:October 11th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
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It...wouldn't happen to be from a post on the pretty_boys_love comm would it??
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From:ah_chung
Date:October 11th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
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I have no idea. I was just scrolling through the f-list and then the music hit and I closed the window in my panic, haha. Part of the reason I liked lj was because we couldn't put music on it before and it was awesome. Like you've said, it totally turns me off when it's forced on me too :/
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From:abomvubuso
Date:October 11th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC)

*grrrr*

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And i hate this silly Snap preview popup window that appears to every link in LJ! >:-[

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