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Originally Posted by TopicClocker View Post

Seriously?

I don't exactly hate ads, as for small websites/businesses that provide you with videos, news, and more content, ads can be their main way of making income, to support the people who run the website and to keep the website running.

What I do hate is when they go crazy with ads, having them everywhere left and right all over the website, and also ads which redirect you to things you were not looking for and so on.

Ads are a ponzi scheme, every time you click, you are just making it worst.
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I didn't suggest that at all, you've read between the lines. Putting it another way, I wouldn't say most websites are entirely dependent on ad revenue but that it does in all likelihood form a significant part of their revenue. Once a critical mass of ad blockers is reached things can only change, and I don't think the change will be for the better.

The easiest way for overclock.net to make money is to sell sponsors spots. Intel forum, sponsored by Intel. Asus forum, sponsored by Asus. AMD forum, sponsored by blind faith. ect...

Each forum gets a thread in which the sponsor gets to put specials, coupons, and other stuff. This allows the website to make money and the seller to directly contact its customer base.
Edited by RiverOfIce - 10/2/15 at 12:19pm
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uBlock for life

Bingo was his name-o.
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The one man who looks over you while you're sleeping and keeps your packets fresh.

Santa?
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uBlock for life

This. I switched to uBlock a few months ago. 2nd best decision I ever made. Second only to switching to Avast from AVG. My browsing experience is so much faster with uBlock.
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I honestly don't mind non-intrusive ads, especially if it supports the sites and content creators i enjoy.

We still have the option to completely block everything if we want.
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With adblock plus I think I've seen ads once. No complaints.


I don't think ads are evil either, I just think the state of the online ad industry is absolutely abhorrent. If popups, audio/video ads and malicious virus propagating ads had never existed then ad-blockers wouldn't have either.
post #37 of 105
Quite frankly I think the way online ads are handled right now is bordering on criminal. I'm actually surprised websites aren't getting sued for spreading malicious code. People play the blame game (file was not hosted on my server) but if I punch in your URL and I get a virus that harms my computer, as far as I'm concerned the website owner is responsible.
Edited by ILoveHighDPI - 10/2/15 at 2:03pm
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I find it funny that this has just become an "issue" in light of Apple's iOS 9 now supporting adblocking features. I paid $1 on the app store for crystal and enabled it for safari on the iphone 6 and i was literally amazed at how much faster everything loaded. I won't ever not use an adblocker on a mobile device simply because of how much of a resource hog ads are on a device with limited resources. On a strong pc ads don't really bog it down nearly as much, but then if you don't run an adblocker you run into some really nasty intrusive ads.
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that's weird i've never used AdBlock just AdBlockPlus.
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Big deal... there are like, billions of other extensions for any kind of browser. For example, I am now using "uBlock Origin" (the non-fake one) for Chrome - it's pretty "fast", pretty customizable (much more than any "most popular" Ad blocking extensions, like the one created by Wladimir Palant) and so far it doesn't try to assume which Ads would be "non-intrusive" for me wink.gif And if some idiot will buy out this worthless extension - I'll just switch over to next best alternative biggrin.gif
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