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The current notification sound for the Super User chat, while rather effective can often quite startling, especially when you're doing something else, or just not expecting it. Could we have some way of choosing a less.. THUDdy sound, or volume control for it, for systems with no per-program volume control?

marked as duplicate by Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard, Austin Henley, Toon Krijthe, Lance Roberts, hims056 Apr 11 '13 at 17:45

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    Which chat? There are different notification sounds for different chats. – Oded Apr 11 '13 at 12:32
  • Super user, never trying drinking juice while in there. – user88311 Apr 11 '13 at 12:33
  • How about this sound? – user164207 Apr 11 '13 at 12:36
  • @ShaWizDowArd That's not a dup. It's about volume. This Q is about the actual sound – Doorknob Apr 11 '13 at 12:36
  • The massive thud I've heard on rootaccess (SU's main room), comms room (SF's main room), and nearly every other chat I can recall being on. I suppose its the default THUD, though other rooms may have different sounds, maybe less THUDdy than this. – Journeyman Geek Apr 11 '13 at 12:37
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    @JourneymanGeek Stack Overflow's is just a little plink sound. :P – Doorknob Apr 11 '13 at 12:37
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  • ... BIAS!... Thats exactly what I mean by a less thuddy alternative! – Journeyman Geek Apr 11 '13 at 12:39
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    @JackManey that's PING, not plink. – MikeTheLiar Apr 11 '13 at 12:55
  • @mikeTheLiar - How about one ping only? – user164207 Apr 11 '13 at 13:05
  • @JackManey no, those are the measurements of the playmate of the month. – MikeTheLiar Apr 11 '13 at 13:09
  • I've always heard it as more of a "bowmf" – Ben Brocka Apr 11 '13 at 14:27
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Once again quoting myself:

Oh, and regarding the discussion about the sound choice [...], I'll say what I've said time and time again: Anything that is not constructive is in vain. Opinions on particular sounds are more subjective than on Jarrod's toe socks, so to change a notification sound, you have to a) offer an alternative, not just "the current one is bad, give us another one", and b) there has to be reasonable agreement that the new choice isn't worse than the old one. In such a case, we're happy to change notification sounds. The sounds for the no-longer-existing sites are still there, so you even have some suggestions to start with (1, 2, 3, 4).

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