Originally Posted by MapRef41N93W
Originally Posted by incog
people who use adblock are hurting the content producer
i watch a lot of professional starcraft and sometimes i watch streams and i will watch every single ad that's thrown at me because that "helps". not a lot, but it still helps. if you adblock what you're doing is pretty comparable to piracy, only it's legal. you think you might be entitled to block the ads but in the end someone out there put some time and effort into making content. they tried to make good content regularly to get exposure and views because hey, their efforts not only get rewarded because they get views but they can also make a few monies on the side.
all you need to do is just wait a few seconds before you can skip the ad, it's not that difficult. i said it nicely but people who use adblock are basically showing a nice middle finger to any content producer with ads enabled. it's not like you're paying to see the content, you're literally just using up 3 seconds of time to skip the ad.
i'm surprised people still admit they use adblock
I'm sorry, but the ONLY people out there who say this are people with a vested interest in getting people to watch your ads. No one will take a post like yours seriously. If you want people to support your channel then give them other means and don't bash them for wanting to enjoy the internet without malware infested ads and popups on every other site.
i don't run ads on my non-existant youtube channel, rofl. i'm just not leech to the community that i'm a part of, which is why i don't use adblock.
as i said before i watch professional starcraft 2 and i've done since 2010. adblock has been an issue that was brought up in the community more than once. maybe it's because i watch people play video games as a profession and i'm more aware that the success of esports as a scene partly depends on the viewers watching ads and seeing advertisement for sponsors. every bit helps. it literally only costs a couple of seconds to watch ads, maybe 30 seconds on twitch. as idra once put it so eloquently:
if you think for one second that i'm the ONLY PERSON EVER who says that you shouldn't use adblock, you're kind of wrong.
it's literally just some time (which you can spend to go get a snack or go to a different tab in your browser), it's not even money out of your pocket. and you still want to use adblock. if someone made content interesting enough that you as an individual should come to it when browsing the vast, vast Internet, then they should be rewarded, even if it's a small reward, for that. ads help do that.
not running adblock is courtesy, you can use it if you want but don't whine when people call you out for it, since it's pretty much the same thing as piracy. you're denying content producers (youtubers, musicians or game developers) their revenue (ads, money from albums, money from gaming) because you can (thanks to adblock, thanks to torrenting, thanks to torrenting). only it's legal to block the ads, so suddenly people think that they're entitled to it. it's even more stupid since watching ads doesn't even take money out of your pocket.
if you use adblock and block ads, you're a leech, get over it.
and no i'm not talking about noscript or something like that, you can use noscript since you never know what to find on the internet but sites like youtube and twitch are legit so there's no reason to block ads there using noscript. internet safety is legit, blocking ads is not.
edit: rofl even oc.net runs ads. why would you openly admit to using adblock on a site that actually runs ads? people these daysEdited by incog - 12/10/14 at 2:36am