Originally Posted by GingerJohn
Rather than look at the root cause of the problem, let's try to fight the symptoms. Because that always
works well, doesn't alienate your customer base, and is ultimately cost effective.
Is it just me or does the ad industry sound remarkably like MPAA / RIAA?
OK, I understand that ad revenue provides income for a lot of sites to function. It is often a necessary evil. However when the ad obscures content, slows down loading of the site, masquerades as content, plays sounds, or detracts in any way from the experience, that is too much.
As much as I don't like looking at intrusive ads, this is nothing but my preference
. It is not sacred, and it is not "my right" to have it my way...the only "right" I have is having the preference, not enforcing the preference.
The system of content creators / hosters / owners is setting the stage for the experience. The consumer's "right" is to turn off the whole thing and walk away if he/she doesn't like the experience, not to directly alter it. If you as a content creator, you feel you are harmed by the way FB hosts your content, just find another platform.
Ad blockers are "cheating the system". Have I been using them? Sure. But I don't brag about my l33t sh33t or "wonder" how "greedy" the companies ad blockers are harming and they fight back.
Sorry, but if you are using ad blocker, you (and I) are not on the moral highground.