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How about all you on OCN? Do you think your cookies are typically a good representation of you as a consumer? I certainly do not think so.

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No. I am a very poor consumer, but my searches and click throughs would say otherwise. I would NEVER buy something from an online ad. I treat them the same as the spam I get in my inbox.

I also agree with the comment that if I search for a patio umbrella, don't show me ads for patio umbrella's on every site I visit. Show me something unique or interesting (99% of the online ads are NOT for interesting products) and I may consume a bit more (but probably not).

I run ad block and still get ads on all sites.
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Good job on Mozilla's part. They have my eternal respect. I don't feel threatened at all, just download AdBlock Plus = problem solved.
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Lé Firefox user: "-What ad industry?"
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Now Youtube ads have become terrible, one ad at the start and one at the end of the video, which is especially anoying if you're watching a playlist in your couch/bed and need to get up to skip them, especially when some ads double or triple the sound volume.

It's actually agains the law for advertisments to be much louder than other content ( or so I've read, and this is in Europe)
There is currently and effort to create adopt a new way to measure loudness ( LUFS) and this problem might be allot better (in tv and radio, and Europe only, USA did not sign the agreement) ln a few years.
I don't think the internet is regulated yet, but it should be.

And I cannot remember the last time I bought a product ( besides music in form of a concert) because of advertising.
Oh wait.
NEVER
post #65 of 173
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Now Youtube ads have become terrible, one ad at the start and one at the end of the video, which is especially anoying if you're watching a playlist in your couch/bed and need to get up to skip them, especially when some ads double or triple the sound volume.

It's actually agains the law for advertisments to be much louder than other content ( or so I've read, and this is in Europe)
There is currently and effort to create adopt a new way to measure loudness ( LUFS) and this problem might be allot better (in tv and radio, and Europe only, USA did not sign the agreement) ln a few years.
I don't think the internet is regulated yet, but it should be.

And I cannot remember the last time I bought a product ( besides music in form of a concert) because of advertising.
Oh wait.
NEVER
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ad companies have ruined tv, radio, dvd's, movie theaters, roads, hockey arena's, baseball stadiums, major athletic events, the sky, highways, trains, buses, subways...

i have control over what i see on the internet, thanks abp thumb.gif
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ad companies have ruined tv, radio, dvd's, movie theaters, roads, hockey arena's, baseball stadiums, major athletic events, the sky, highways, trains, buses, subways...

i have control over what i see on the internet, thanks abp thumb.gif

Well...how else do you guys want to pay for these thing?

I'm not against ads...I'm against the stupid fullpage or security risky cookies that I have heard (but this should be taken as rumor) are a nice way to "hack" things. Hell...the ads in programs on my new Nexus are less intrusive than the majority on websites and they're plenty visible.
     
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Bring it on you ad whor*s!
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I'm sure someone has already mentioned it, but I'll say it again.....

Advertising in it's many annoying forms exists for one reason and one reason only..IT WORKS!

I still say kudos to Mozilla. Options are nice, even if they already exist.

Oh....btw, I've clicked on one of those ads before. It's not often, but every once in a blue moon something catches my eye. I think a lot of you are lying to yourselves if you say you've never done it. It's kind of like that other thing you do shortly after puberty. "Yeah....sure pal. Sure you don't do that." biggrin.gif
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Well...how else do you guys want to pay for these thing?

I'm not against ads...I'm against the stupid fullpage or security risky cookies that I have heard (but this should be taken as rumor) are a nice way to "hack" things. Hell...the ads in programs on my new Nexus are less intrusive than the majority on websites and they're plenty visible.

A friend of mine went to the US to study. He made the mistake of attempting to watching Terminator 2 on TV. The film itself is two hours but it took FIVE damned hours to watch on TV because of three hours of advertisements. Do they need 1.5x the length of the film to earn whatever it is you say they need to earn? No wonder TV viewing is plummetting to the depths of hell, where TV belongs.
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