Steam whistle sound when opening home page

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by TrainNut, Mar 20, 2006.

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Would you like to hear a steam whistle sound when opening the home page of this site?

Poll closed Apr 19, 2006.
  1. Yes, that would be neat.

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  2. No, that would alert others in my household as to just how often I access this site!

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  3. Not a steam whistle but another sound associated with trains.

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  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Let's stretch a point and say that the Gauge is like home. Therefore, the NIMBY principal applies, or, "I don't care what railroad sites have sound, but not the Gauge." I hope I interpreted that right.:D

    As for sound, I keep my speakers on low all the time. I do have a steam whistle that goes off when I have new email.announce1 That's by choice. And yes, I do get a bit aggravated when I go to a site and start hearing sounds that I didn't expect to get or want, or worse yet, a video, scrolling banners or dancing chickens.:curse: :curse: As many times as I come here every day, and as many times as I click on the link to take me back to the main page, it would drive me nuts in no time. Well, maybe drive me futher nuts is more accurate.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    I would think that someone could write a small script file that would play a .wav file before taking them to the Gauge link or set it up at another site so you go there first, play your sound while you link to here.:thumb:
  2. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    I loathe, abominate and detest websites that play music or sound effects, forcing me to scramble for the volume control to preserve my fragile sanity!! :rolleyes:

    Val
  3. Livesteam45

    Livesteam45 New Member

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    All in good fun I'm sure, but, no.
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    I'm with you, Val, and, it would seem, the majority. There's already too much noise around us. However, I must take issue with your statement about your fragile sanity: I was under the impression that "model railroader" and "sanity" were mutually exclusive terms. I know that my family certainly thinks that I'm nuts.

    Wayne
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I always thought that the "hobby" keeps us sane :D :D :D