Steam whistle sound when opening home page

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


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.

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

    0 vote(s)
  3. Not a steam whistle but another sound associated with trains.

    0 vote(s)
  1. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Obviously we would have to get the approval of the "higher ups" to make a change like this but, How many would be interested to hear a steam whistle sound when opening the home page to this site?
  2. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    TrainNut, I'm against it, so I voted No. I don't have any problems with waking up the neighborhood, but I have two other reasons:

    1. Loading a whistle sound adds to the loading time. I want to go to the posts without waiting for that. Even on a fast connection there's still time lost.

    2. While I LOVE the sound of a steam whistle, hearing the same sound over and over really gets on your nerves. First it's :cool::wave:, then it becomes :confused:, then :( and finally :mad::curse:.

    BTW, I have a nice collection of RR sounds which I captured on the net, but I want to hear them when I'm in the mood. So it's no for me. Just my 2¢

  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    That would only confuse me since I already have a steam whistle that goes off every time Thunderbird finds new email.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    As for whether it could be implemented, that decision lies with Peter as well as if vBulletin can support it if he does agree. As to recommendations, I'll leave it up to the poll results, but in my opinion, it would have to be a selectable option since it might also alert a few bosses that you're not working very hard... again... :oops: :oops: It would also tend to scare away some that want to browse in silence.:sleeping:
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I said no, primarily because of the reason you listed! ;)

    But if we end up witha sound... it should be steam, of course :D

  5. jcoop1

    jcoop1 Member

    Had to say no also.
    cute the first time, old after that.

    I hate waiting for anything to load too.
  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    announce1 NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Sorry, was that a bit too emphatic?:D:D:D:D:D

    Nothing personal, I just still have a Britney Spears midi file twirlin' in my gourd from the last blog I stumbled upon.:thumb:
  7. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    I say yes, but only if it is a really loud one!

  8. Catt

    Catt Guest

    I vote absolutely not in any way shape or form.Noise on a website is just a pure pain in the caboose.(by the way I would say the same about a diesel horn)
  9. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    All you have to do is read the "What You Won't Find Here" on my website to know how I feel. :D
  10. Roger Hensley

    Roger Hensley Member

    No. It adds to load time and soon becomes an irritation.
  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Nothing beats the sound of silence.
  12. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    I voted yes, but then I wished I voted no... for all the same reasons that have been stated, but mainly the novelty would wear off all to quick....
  13. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

    Well, the speaker volumn can always be turned down or off, but I voted no merely because of the additional bandwidth that would be involved in loading a wave file.
  14. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member


    I like to check in periodically while I'm at work, & I don't need to alert everyone else in the office...:oops: :rolleyes:

    (The office PC doesn't have external speakers, so I'd have to go into the control panel to turn off the sound...not too big of a problem i guess, but it would be easier to just go to another forum...:cry: )
  15. Joseph.m.

    Joseph.m. New Member

    I think it would be good, but people may get a shock and close the window!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
  16. NH 2525

    NH 2525 New Member

    I often visit this site during breaks at work. I would hate to forget to mute my PC volume before logging on.

  17. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I find that a lot of sites with noises produce the noises again everytime you go to the homepage. That's even more annoying than the noise the first time.
    Unless it can be turned off, I'm against it.

    STAN GRADSTAF New Member

    Know what a NIMBY is ?
    All of the above, except DOC HOLLIDAY.

  19. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Where I come from NIMBY means "not in my back yard", a reference to people who protest things that might affect them but have little concern for how it affects others in the same situation. Not sure what you're getting at here Stan. Personally I don't use my computer speakers unless I'm working on sites with sounds I want to hear so the opening steam whistle would be lost on me. I am concerned, however, about the possibility it might effect the speed of the site as it loads up, especially for dial up users.
  20. SouthernPacific

    SouthernPacific New Member

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