First, I would like to say that I didn't know sound files were causing people problems. And further, that if I caused anyone problems by using sound files in my postings, I do sincerely apologize. It was never intentional.
Secondly, I would like to say that I have never used graphics in my poetry, but that I have had to wait for some graphics to display. It may be a wait, but it's hardly a problem to me. Also, many graphics add greatly to the quality of the poem.
Finally, concerning sound, I find myself agreeing with Mysteria. I think an icon for sound that gives the viewer a choice is a very good idea. I have tried to do this myself, but it is at best a maybe. Yamaha has a code, for instance, which does work for a sound icon, but it puts the code on display (not very poetic). I have asked for help with this, but so far have received none.
Perhaps the best solution would be to give the viewer a choice, with both graphics and sound. An icon, that is, that would only load the files on request. There will always be people who will disagree with whatever you do, and I agree with those who only want to read poetry, but at the same time disagree that it is better without multimedia.
Thank you, Ron, and good luck to you and PiP.
[This message has been edited by mirror man (12-19-2001 07:50 PM).]