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post #21 of 397
does anyone actually read wired? I honestly didn't know it actually existed, thought it was just a fake magazine Homer Simpson read one episode.
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post #22 of 397
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Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post

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.

Forbes. I followed a link there just a day or two ago and got that message when on my phone. The article wasnt nearly worth my time to bother with any of that nonsense so I just hit back and continued about my business.
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I'm waiting for an ad-blocker groups to find a way around this blocking if you use an ad-blocker, especially if more sites start to do it.

Anyway, $4 dollar seems a bit steep for a month subscription on content that you would likely find else where. I know I wouldn't pay that for one site, and if others start doing it, those $4/site a month will start to get expensive if you subscribe to a few pay-to-remove-ads sites

The industry needs to change, not the customers, the mass adoption of ad-blockers should be a clear indication that people are getting fed up with the way ads are being implemented/forced onto the user.
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well as far as i can see is that ether people would just leave or continue to adblock with an anti adblock killer
post #25 of 397
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Originally Posted by EniGma1987 View Post

Forbes. I followed a link there just a day or two ago and got that message when on my phone. The article wasnt nearly worth my time to bother with any of that nonsense so I just hit back and continued about my business.

Yeah that sounds about right thumb.gif

I have subconsciously tuned them out ever since
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post #26 of 397
They should pay me to view their content. There is so much content and so many aggregated news sites out there, they should be offering me perks for using their service instead of milking me.

Wired can go get screwed for all I care.
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post #27 of 397
Guess I will never read Wired again. Not worth getting a virus over it. Already stopped reading Forbes and a few others that pulled the same stunt.
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Hey Wired...... wave2.gif
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post #29 of 397
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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.

Facebook is really doing ads right, on the Facebook app. They show up as if they were regular posts, they're very targeted to your interests, plus they give you the option to hide them, report it, etc. It's very unobtrusive and won't compromise your security. They're the only ones I can think of "who get it"
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I'm waiting for an ad-blocker groups to find a way around this blocking if you use an ad-blocker, especially if more sites start to do it.

There are a few I think, but it kind of depends on the type of block websites use.
     
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