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post #181 of 397
People still go to Wired.com? Seriously, it hardly talks about tech anymore. It's turned into a gossip and political agenda site long ago. I've no need for them. You can get their magazines from PCH for less than a weekly subscription.
Edited by SpeedyVT - 2/10/16 at 6:17am
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post #182 of 397
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Originally Posted by looniam View Post

my isp allows me 10mb of web space that i've neglected . . i want in on the goldmine.

daddy wants a rolls royce. biggrin.gif

Sorry bro can't help you out, I'm the only special one that will have 124 companies monitoring my internet usage and providing ME with targeted ads.

How awesome is that? It's all about ME (My Enjoyment)
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post #183 of 397
I am against a lot of things companies do with advertising, but it's not like they are making you pay the $4 a month. You wither pay or stop blocking the ads. They are giving you a choice.
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post #184 of 397
Wired...people still read it and think of its a publication that knows stuffs about the interwebs?
post #185 of 397
I'm not going to hate on them for trying this. It won't give them any kind of large revenue stream but maybe it can fund keeping on a couple of writers. A lot of newspapers and magazines at least have inertia from the years when they were the standard that they can live off a slowly winnowing down sub base. They can also lean on their history for prestige interviews and articles. Yet websites like Wired and a bunch of other tech blogs have nothing to keep them unique. It's all press release regurgitation that hundreds of websites are doing. There is no group of people conditioned to pay for a ad-less website and they don't offer anything other websites have. Famous technology figures don't think about a website like Wired when they want to make some big announcement. They'll go to one of the few big national print publications left or they'll hold a press conference where Wired would be one of the dozens of other news agencies to report immediately. Then there's another thousand blogs out there that will take the Wired article or the press release and write an article on it.

Big tech news blog/sites will continue to winnow down like it has been happening with the gaming websites and blogs. Eventually one will emerge as the big brand IGN and then you'll get websites like Polygon and Kotaku which have to mix a bunch of click bait and low effort articles to fund their occasional high quality features.
post #186 of 397
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Originally Posted by Mega Man View Post

does this remind people of this ?



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

You make a very valid point. Legitimate owners of digital media have to jump through hoop to use the media they paid for. And god forbid you want to consume it on a different device. Pirates on the other hand don't have to. It's ridiculous.
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Ads are really something these days. Sometimes they take up an entire page. You can't proceed until you click on it. Or you have to fill out a survey. It's ridiculous.

Agreed. I want to support sites that need the ad revenue, but when site use full page adds, click to continue, or those (insert bad word here) ads with audio/video that start playing and you can't figure out where in the ever loving hell on the page its coming from and it starts playing right over whatever else you might be listening, that's when I've had enough.
post #187 of 397
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You make a very valid point. Legitimate owners of digital media have to jump through hoop to use the media they paid for. And god forbid you want to consume it on a different device. Pirates on the other hand don't have to. It's ridiculous.

The right way is often the hard way. People who work legitimate jobs have to work a lot harder to get their money than someone who just steals someones money. Ridiculous isn't the right R word... Reality maybe???
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I wouldn't mind turning off adblocking for a site, like OCN, but I also use NoScript for the security and I've found unless you allow everything most sites, like Forbes, will still act as if you are blocking their ads. If I have to allow all of these sites to run whatever plugins they want than no deal.
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post #189 of 397
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Originally Posted by Mrzev View Post

For those crazy enough to read through all of these comments.... I am glad that someone is doing this. There users are doing nothing illegal by using adblock, but its kinda like going to an ice cream shop, trying a few flavors and leaving having no intention of buying anything. Not illegal, but ...yeah... rude. At the same time... if you got food poisoning from that place... it would feel 10x worse if you had PAYED for the food that made you sick.

I am intestested in seeing how this pans out. adblock is getting worse and worse and companies need to do something. At the same time... sites that only have 1 paragraph of text with a next page leading to 10 pages where 80% of the page is ads... not cool either. Then there is the security aspect, which seems like there should be repercussions if your site has some malware on it. Either way... it feels like this is a step towards an understanding. This is not some problem that can or should be held in a courtroom, but an unwritten agreement with society. There needs to be an accepted norm.

 

 

Its not rude when the Ice Cream shop intentionally puts its samples out for everyone to try. Its even less rude once you find out the ice cream had roaches on it. Can't enjoy the flavor once you notice the vermin.


Adblock is not getting worse. Ad companies are getting worse. On top of that, they are not heeding the words of people who consume the media. People look for solutions when they are presented with a problem. This time the problem is unruly ads that inject malware and disrupt the user and track them across the web claiming to personalize the experience. On top of that, website owners are not curating the ad networks that they use. Its just fill in all of the blank spaces with graffiti, and tell the user "tough luck". Well now the user can do what it has to since they can't be bothered.

post #190 of 397
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Its not rude when the Ice Cream shop intentionally puts its samples out for everyone to try. Its even less rude once you find out the ice cream had roaches on it. Can't enjoy the flavor once you notice the vermin.

Adblock is not getting worse. Ad companies are getting worse. On top of that, they are not heeding the words of people who consume the media. People look for solutions when they are presented with a problem. This time the problem is unruly ads that inject malware and disrupt the user and track them across the web claiming to personalize the experience. On top of that, website owners are not curating the ad networks that they use. Its just fill in all of the blank spaces with graffiti, and tell the user "tough luck". Well now the user can do what it has to since they can't be bothered.

I find it particularly interesting that you don't see the irony here.

Ad companies are getting worse because they're struggling for revenue.
They're struggling for revenue because Ablock is getting //BETTER// at blocking adds.
Thus, there's no reason to heed the words of consumers because if they don't make enough money to survive, they'll have no consumers.
Thus, this is their solution.

See the cycle yet?

One begets the other. Can't have it both ways.
Edited by Masked - 2/10/16 at 12:12pm
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