Originally Posted by Mrzev
I strongly disagree. Ads are not bad. Ads overly intrusive , memory leak, virus ads are the problem. As I am typing this, i see an add for Google Cloud saying "Get G Suite. Choose your own Domain". Its big, sure, but you know what it does???? It pays for this site. Granted that add probably only gives OCN $0.01, but at the same time, my resource usage cost is less than that. Ads are required for free content unless they beg for donations. Wikipedia doesn't have ads, but at the same time, i get a massive message at the top asking for donations. It's the same thing to me. I could pirate movies for convenience and to save money, but that's morally wrong. Disabling ads on a site is stealing from them too IMO. I really appreciate when free services offer paid subscriptions to remove ads. Twitch, Youtube, Spotify, even OCN does this.
Do you block ads from OCN?
*POOF* Ads are all gone.
The most basic safe browsing practices disable 99.999% of ads.
At the very least, anyone who doesn't have basic script-free iOS compatible ads is just practicing sheer ignorance and laziness... actually that's putting it too lightly, when we all know ad-networks are the #1 method of infecting computers, quite frankly anyone using these services should be fined for harming public safety, and the people who currently manage ad-networks should be criminally charged and put in jail.
The current state of the internet will be mocked for centuries.
I would be quite pleased if 99.999% of the Internet shut down tomorrow.