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...if a publisher is whining that ad blocker is killing off their revenue; maybe they should look in other sources of revenue.

Obviously they are: most of these sites are going to switch to a subscription service and offer zero free content. For example, Vessel has shown its worth as a premium content alternative to Youtube.
post #122 of 397
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There was a site very recently that posted an article about online security. They wouldn't let you view it with an adblocker enabled, but when disabling the adblocker you were served with a compromised ad network that would download malware onto your machine.

Hmm that's good to know.
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I don't watch TV anymore because of ads. I don't buy magazines because of ads. I don't even read the paper anymore because of ads. I think I can survive without random generic "news" website, and if it comes down to it without most websites.

There will always be people out there who don't sell their souls to fund their website.

Advertisers deliberately lie to and manipulate people in order to con them out of money for goods and/or services they don't need. The world would be better off without them.
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If we had to pay a $4 subscription for every site that I visit regularly, my subscription fees would be in the 100's or thousands a month!

Precisely, i hate this "whale hunting" get rich quick money schemes that most business and outlets are trying now a days.
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You mean until there aren't any left...Or the only one that's left is so biased, there is no original content - By which, you'll wish in hindsight, you had folded to their demands....

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Oh no, how will i ever survive without a very biased, blogger hiring, yellow journalism outlet? /s
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Until ads pay for the wire that contains the bandwidth they use and provide me some additional benefit, as far as I am concerned they have no business on the internet. As long as my data is my data, ads in every way, shape, and form can go to hell for all I care.
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I have ad blocker installed, but almost always have it disabled. I only use it when some ad is misbehaving on certain sites, and I will enable ad blocking only for that site. It's the fair and considerate thing to do.
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one of the reasons I stopped watching TV (5 years ago) was the excessive amount of ads, as for the Internet, during the late 90s early 2000s all that I would do is block popups (it was fairly common for ads to do that), but it didn't bother me much, but nowadays it's quite terrible, some websites are not usable without an adblock, even the time it takes to load some ads (and facebook, twitter integration) is a disgrace, not to mention the visual pollution and privacy problems... not saying is the case with wired, since I never visit the site anyway, also, $4 per month? is that how much they make per person with ads? (I mean a regular person, which probably never clicks the stupid ads, I think)
since 1997, I think I only clicked regular ads by accident.
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You mean until there aren't any left...Or the only one that's left is so biased, there is no original content - By which, you'll wish in hindsight, you had folded to their demands....

I can assure you, I will not regret not folding to the demands of a site I rarely, if ever, visit. The fact that you think the way companies should survive is by getting consumers to "fold to their demands" is a problem by itself. Luckily, for me and most other consumers this isn't the majority opinion.

Like I said, it's not up to me to figure out a new revenue model that works. This only works if every single tech site takes the same approach. Then there will be a few that survive, but most won't. So it's in their own best interest to figure out something that actually works.

Someone on overclock.net telling everyone they should fold now or they'll regret it isn't going to make a bit of difference whether they're successful or not.

Give me some content that is 1. Unique 2. Worth paying for. Then we can talk. There's a reason I pay a subscription fee for my satellite radio when there are free alternatives, there's a reason I pay a subscription fee for my Netflix when antennas work just fine, etc. Etc. Subscriptions only work when there aren't thousands of others offering the same service as you with the same quality of content.
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post #129 of 397
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Im more than willing to support sites i believe in. I pay for a couple subscription sites even though i already get access for free through my job. All you entitled freeloaders are the reason we cant have nice things.

And consumers like you are the reason consumers continue to get pimped.
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If given the option between 1) disabling my ad-blocker or 2) not reading a website I will almost always pick 2) not read the website.

Especially how some of the embedded ads redirect you to rogue websites/malicious software installs.

I see my adblocker as not just removing unwanted ads but being essential to my security.

Good luck with this. Wired is garbage anyway.
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