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does this remind people of this ?



* this is just an example i do not in any way support pirating !!!!!

Exactly. I'm all for supporting the makers, but this (and also the DRM on modern games) is a matter of "let's punish the people who buy our stuff". I refuse to buy a game that I can't play (that also goes for being able to play off-line).

Local movies often aren't that bad though.
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I like how they think people will subscribe to this or turn off adblock. More likely that nobody will use their website
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This will be a growing trend throughout the internet.

Then they will include packages to certain sites where it will be ad-free for a monthly fee, there will be different tiers and...wait a minute...

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When your Ads stop compromising my security, and certain levels of privacy, we can talk.

All these websites talk about us being the "responsible consumer", yet seem to show zero interest in being responsible advertisers and content producers.
    
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When your Ads stop compromising my security, and certain levels of privacy, we can talk.

All these websites talk about us being the "responsible consumer", yet seem to show zero interest in being responsible advertisers and content producers.


hahaha...there is no privacy on the internet or the world.
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Ads are malicious, annoying bandwidth-hogs which detract from my browsing experience. So no, I will not turn off my ad blocker.

It looks like Wired is about to become a ghost town...
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McClusky believes that the portion of Wired's readership that uses ad blockers (roughly 20 percent of its readership) are likely to be receptive to a discussion about their responsibility to support the businesses they rely on for information online

It's not consumer responsibility to help creators survive. It's respect and the ability of the target audience to express it in monetary terms, that'll serve as a guide to which creators will end up making how much money.

I'm sorry, but if you want to be a good journalist, you'll have to make choices that don't involve shooting for the maximum profitability at times, you'll be having to rely on sources outside of market income (since your readership might not have the money to support you, and increasingly so, looking at current trends.). Unless you're some superstar of a journalist. Anyhow, investigative journalism costs money. And it gives less money than writing articles that serve as marketing of stuff to rich people. (isn't that some lovely indirect coercion)

If you want to make journalism (and many other fields) a dignified field of work, might as well start fighting for an unconditional basic income. Puts some money into all kinds of target audiences, and makes the struggle for success a little less desperate.
Edited by Tivan - 2/9/16 at 2:08am
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I can't remember which site it was that did this, they flat out said turn off your Ad Blocker or don't view our content. So I closed the window and found the same article somewhere else.

With that said there have been other sites who ask politely, and did it in a way that I ended up turning off my ad blocker. That's only happened twice as far as I can remember.

Wired's attitude is gonna backfire on them, no one likes to be given ultimatums.
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When your Ads stop compromising my security, and certain levels of privacy, we can talk.

All these websites talk about us being the "responsible consumer", yet seem to show zero interest in being responsible advertisers and content producers.

exactly this, i like places being able to pay bills, i dont like suddenly listening to stuff at FULL VOL when nothing was playing, security /malware risks, full page interruptions ect....


when they are reasonable and can vet themselves we will talk, otherwise it is on you
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I don't buy anything that is advertised to me. So they aren't making money off me anyways if there was a service that made nearly all Google ads go away from any and every site I used, I might be willing to pay $10 a month but honestly this just seems like extortion at this point. Since I don't buy the junk they try to shovel down my throat.

I tend to avoid sites that require me to turn off adblocking. If the content is worth it and that site is the only source I will the it off. Though I use an up address blocker to block connections to ad servers. . .
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