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chime sound???

post #1 of 28
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I keep hearing a little chime sound when I'm online, and I thought there was something odd going on with my computer - but I've noticed it seems to be only when I'm on MDC. Can someone tell me what it is? - Lillian
post #2 of 28
Um, I am not sure. I don't hear a sound?
post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by abimommy View Post
Um, I am not sure. I don't hear a sound?
- funny, I heard the chime right before opening your post. And I'm sure now that hear it nowhere but MDC! This is so strange... Lillian
post #4 of 28
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Okay, I've narrowed it down, and it happens only when I click on the Learning at Home forum - I don't think it happens anywhere else.
post #5 of 28
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Well, it's gone. No more chime now that I've asked about it, even though it had gone on for days. Sort of like when you take a car to the shop and describe a rattle, and the rattle stops. Lillian
post #6 of 28
I just heard this! Not on the learning forum, but on the TAO board. I would click on a thread, and "ding!". It doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes.
post #7 of 28
I'm pretty sure the chime is an ad. It's probably on rotation somewhere on certain pages. It used to happen to me on facebook and I was baffled too! Then I found the ad...

post #8 of 28
What about chiming every hour, on the hour, for those of us who spend too much time here.


Pat
post #9 of 28
Mine isn't timed, nor is it ad dependent. It's driving me NUTS!! Can a mod help us out? I hate hate hate the chime. It gives me away when I'm telling my husband "I'm just checking my email! *ding*" -husband: "Wait - are you on the forums?!"
post #10 of 28
Are you on Internet Explorer? It is going through some tough issues right now; maybe it has something to do with how IE is reading the code on those pages. PCs also will make ding sounds as notifiers, there is a chart somewhere that says what they mean, I'll look for it.
post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by wuwei View Post
what about chiming every hour, on the hour, for those of us who spend too much time here.


Pat
lol!! :d
post #12 of 28
The chime sound has been attached to users who have received too many warnings from the moderators. It alerts you to be cautious about what you are posting.
post #13 of 28
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The chime sound has been attached to users who have received too many warnings from the moderators. It alerts you to be cautious about what you are posting.
I've never received a warning from a moderator - or, I should say, not since years ago when a moderator didn't realize at first that my website is non-commercial, doesn't even have Amazon affiliate links, and costs me money rather than making any. Once she realized it was just a public service, she was fine with my links to it. And awhile back, a moderator had to reluctantly delete a post of mine because of some minor issue that she realized at the time I wasn't even aware of, and she was very nice about it, but there was no reason to give a warning - it was obviously just one of those things, and the only one that had come up in the several years I've been been a forum member. - Lillian
post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by DahlalLotus View Post
Are you on Internet Explorer? It is going through some tough issues right now; maybe it has something to do with how IE is reading the code on those pages. PCs also will make ding sounds as notifiers, there is a chart somewhere that says what they mean, I'll look for it.
No - Safari for Mac. And it never happens anywhere but on MDC. It happens every time I sign on now. Maybe I'll google it and see what comes up... Thanks! - Lillian
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
What about chiming every hour, on the hour, for those of us who spend too much time here.
My Mac has a feature where I can set it to announce the time every hour on the hour - kinda' nice, because it's all too easy to lose track of time late at night. Lillian

post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by Lillian J View Post


I've never received a warning from a moderator -

I believe it was written in jest.


Pat
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
I believe it was written in jest.
OH!

post #18 of 28
well, seeing as we so recently had the ad-hijack/virus problem here, I hope TPTB are looking into this seriously, since there is no telling what it might be associated with.
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by Calidris View Post
well, seeing as we so recently had the ad-hijack/virus problem here, I hope TPTB are looking into this seriously, since there is no telling what it might be associated with.
Thanks - this is good to be aware of in any case. - Lillian
post #20 of 28
Your sure it's not your own e-mail in the back ground? As I surf, I periodically hear a "chime" that is telling me I have new mail. I keep my e-mail open all the time and have it set to check every 10 minutes as well as chime when I get something.

Perhaps it is on your own computer rather than the net?
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