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Too much of a competitive space for them to be able to twist the arm of their users like this. People will just go elsewhere.
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Not that I read much of Wired, but now they are getting my middle finger for sure! $4 a month for one website? How about nooooooooooope..

Ads can go die in a fire for all I care, same with sites that don't allow you to read without them. In todays world we have 100.000 alternatives anyways, so nothing of value lost thumb.gif
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Not that I read much of Wired, but now they are getting my middle finger for sure! $4 a month for one website? How about nooooooooooope..

Ads can go die in a fire for all I care, same with sites that don't allow you to read without them. In todays world we have 100.000 alternatives anyways, so nothing of value lost thumb.gif

Not only that, but it's always a good idea to read several sources. If it's only on one site, then I consider it unreliable.
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Not only that, but it's always a good idea to read several sources. If it's only on one site, then I consider it unreliable.

No doubt! For anything important I always try to read several sources, can't trust anyone blindly these days.
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I remember Adblock etc users allways said if a websites has to survive based of ads, they should look into a different way to generate revenue.

Now they happy biggrin.gif Every website will be behind a pay wall, then those ads werent that bad i guess rolleyes.gif
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A: Websites/companies get organized enough to put pressure on the ad companies, forcing them to clean up their act and tone it down. Ad blocker usage doesn't rapidly increase anymore, the web sorta stabilizes again.

Websites are not the victims here. It is not just the ad companies that need to be pressured.
Websites with huge ads, hidden pop ups, ads with sounds or video loading and hogging bandwidth, are the reasons for blocking ads. Small ads, simple banners, none intrusive ads, are fine but most people who already block ads.

Websites need to choose to use ad companies who provide none intrusive ads. They have the power, not the ad companies. If they stop using intrusive ads, the ad companies will be forced to give that option.

Making it sound like it the ad companies fault, is the wrong way to look at it.
The ad companies are only providing what is requested of them.
Arresting the person who sell illegal guns instead of the person buying illegal guns, will only make sure the person wanting to buy, will find another source. If There are no more buying, sellers will stop selling.
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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.
A lot of sites were detecting AdBlock Plus and denying access to content. I switched to uBlock Origin and those same sites stopped doing it.
    
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I remember Adblock etc users allways said if a websites has to survive based of ads, they should look into a different way to generate revenue.

Now they happy biggrin.gif Every website will be behind a pay wall, then those ads werent that bad i guess rolleyes.gif

And sites which don't adjust themselves and make sure their ads are not bandwidth hogging horrors, will disappear if their only revenue is ads.
Other sites which do not make their customers' eyes bleed from the amount of ads on the site, will survive.
Enough pay to view sites have fallen down or switched back to ads based free site, to show that hiding behind a pay wall is a failure.
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I have enjoyed reading Wired for 20 years, this sounds like things may be getting a little frayed around the edges there.
I will whitelist them and see what happens.
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If Wired along with several "old media" news outlets can stop parroting stories without verifying them, i'd be glad they stay afloat. Otherwise they can go die in a fire along with the rest of yellow journalism.
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