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Why do people use adblocker?

Simple.

We use it because malicious code via "advertisements" is an extremely huge problem. Advertisers, and the websites that use them, made no attempt to secure their advertisement methods. Nor did they make any attempt to make the ads non-intrusive.

Ad blocking software was created as a response to the problems the advertisement industry created themselves. It is completely wrong for a website/advertiser to expect a person to risk physical and/or financial loss by visiting their website.
    
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Simple.

We use it because malicious code via "advertisements" is an extremely huge problem. Advertisers, and the websites that use them, made no attempt to secure their advertisement methods. Nor did they make any attempt to make the ads non-intrusive.

Ad blocking software was created as a response to the problems the advertisement industry created themselves. It is completely wrong for a website/advertiser to expect a person to risk physical and/or financial loss by visiting their website.

I'd wager most adblock users use it because they just flat out don't want to see any ads--not specifically because those ads are malicious. wink.gif
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I use it because those ads might be malicious, if I wasn't worried about the ads I wouldn't care. I am not going to intentionally click on them but without ad blockers it can happen by accident and the ad blocker keeps that from happening (most of the time at least). If the websites want me to turn it off then they need to start doing a better job providing safe unobtrusive ads.
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I'm reading tech new for a while now, but never have i heard of "wired". confused.gif I wonder how long they will survive or how long till they realise that one can't block the people that really want the goodies without ads.
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I am willing to whitelist a site for news if the site produces the best news articles. I have a pretty negative opinion of most news sites though.

 

Speaking of ads, while I'm on UESP (yeah, not a news site), I keep adblock off because... I kindda like seeing the clothing ads from JCP, lol. So yeah, if every site changes their ads to cute clothing ads, I'd keep adblock off. :D


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post #246 of 397
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Good luck with that Wired. How long before ad blockers have scripts to block your anti ad block? A day?

Here is an Anti-Adblock killer extension on GitHub. It works in Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari and is compatible with Adblock, Adblock Plus and uBlock Origin.
 
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Here is an Anti-Adblock killer extension on GitHub. It works in Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari and is compatible with Adblock, Adblock Plus and uBlock Origin.

Thanks! thumb.gif
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I wouldnt use an adblocker if the ads werent so invasive and annoying, by allowing ad agencies to use these strategies they have made their own bed as far as Im concerned.
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Here is an Anti-Adblock killer extension on GitHub. It works in Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari and is compatible with Adblock, Adblock Plus and uBlock Origin.

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Originally Posted by JKuhn View Post

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.

Local movies are worse. Around here they average 20 mins (no exxageration) of trailers and other crap. Whenever we went to the movies if it would start at 3:00 I would get in at 3:15. Actually it's rather nice if you know the trailer times. No lines at the food stands.
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Originally Posted by edgy436 View Post

I'd wager most adblock users use it because they just flat out don't want to see any ads--not specifically because those ads are malicious. wink.gif

This is the truth. I would bet a large percentage of all my money without worry, that the huge majority use it so they won't have to view it.

However, an adblocker is required if you ever partake in the viewing of nekked peoples. In regards to ads, those sites are the definition of a cesspool. And adblock is your level A grade Hazmat suit.
Edited by opi - 2/12/16 at 5:39pm
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