I've just attempted to post on a thread, and in doing so, someone walked into my office. I minimised my screen, to protect the illusion of diligence I've carefully crafted and then, from nothing at all, "Intel jingle" and then someone in a hollywood trailer voice started prattling on about an Asus ultrabook.
I know you need adverts to raise revenue, blah blah etc., but:
(1) unsolicited pop-ups; and
(2) unsolicited sound files,
are both very annoying and (in my opinion) a bit ill-mannered. There's precious little I can do, save that I can make sure the advertising has the opposite effect to that desired.
*adds Asus to the "brands to avoid" list, alongside Samsung*