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#1 Eddie7

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:50

I hate and love adblocker at the same time.

Love reason: Because it gets rid of all the messy ads on the web page.

Hate reason: Because if you own your own site, it decreases your chance to earn money by A LOT.

Damn, I wish the internet would remove adblocker.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:52

I only use it for torrent sites...

Or do I? Hehehehehehehehehe!

#3 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:54

and is exactly why there is a white list function built in.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:55

and is exactly why there is a white list function built in.


I'm talking about random sites you visit. I'm pretty sure you don't whitelist all sites you visit?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:03

I'm talking about random sites you visit. I'm pretty sure you don't whitelist all sites you visit?


All ads can **** off, if there is a blocker, I`ll block them

If a site deserves supporting (such as Neowin which I will be re-sub'ing to soon) then they'`ll get my money, ads will not.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:14

lol adblockers, Secure Gateway FTW block them from any device on the LAN

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:40

I hate and love adblocker at the same time.

Love reason: Because it gets rid of all the messy ads on the web page.

Hate reason: Because if you own your own site, it decreases your chance to earn money by A LOT.

Damn, I wish the internet would remove adblocker.


You can't have it both ways, YOU block sites to get rid of the messy ads, then complain about it costing YOU money on your site?


I'm talking about random sites you visit. I'm pretty sure you don't whitelist all sites you visit?


I don't trust most of the people I know to put things on my computer, why would I trust some random website to have my best interest in their minds/hearts/site?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:45

I'm of the mentality of block everything. I get that you won't earn much money, but as said ads are not the only way to make money.
Ads drive people away IMO. Good content brings them in and possibly makes them pay if good enough.

I use adblock on everything (except my own sites for testing - just in case it blocks something it shouldn't. The sites i've made have never had an ad. Not one put there by me anyway!)

Also, do people really click ads nowadays? I always tell my computer-illiterate family members/friends "NEVER click ads, especially ones that say you win something"

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:53

The problem is ad providers. Adblock wouldn't be necessary if the ads were un-intrusive.

#10 OP Eddie7

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:44

You can't have it both ways, YOU block sites to get rid of the messy ads, then complain about it costing YOU money on your site?


I'm talking about I'd rather have no adblocker at all and make everyone see the ads.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:47

Do what buyandsellads does.. Disable the CSS for pages with Adblock. Cell your CSS file "ad.css" and I bet it disables it. You can also include a message that you shouldn't use Adblock on your browser to view the site correctly.

#12 OP Eddie7

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:04

Do what buyandsellads does.. Disable the CSS for pages with Adblock. Cell your CSS file "ad.css" and I bet it disables it. You can also include a message that you shouldn't use Adblock on your browser to view the site correctly.


Yeah was thinking about that, thanks for the reminder!

#13 Lord Method Man

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:06

^ Yeah excellent way to make people avoid your site entirely!

:rolleyes:

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:16

Ad blockers are a must-have for me - it's the first plugin I install. They save bandwidth, and reduce browser/plugin CPU load. And no more annoying animated ads on web pages.

Seriously, who clicks on ads? I've never seen the reason to. And a lot of them, I wouldn't trust anyway - especially how they track users.

I even tape shows on TV so I can fast forward the ads. Ads and myself - we just don't mix.

#15 DavidM

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:03

I'm talking about I'd rather have no adblocker at all and make everyone see the ads.


I'd rather have adblocker and avoid all the flashing/blinking/loud/moving/distracting/ and on and on... and let's not forget all the security problems that go with them. Ads probably drive people away from sites faster than bad content, broken links and bad layouts combined.

I understand why sites need ads, but if you can't survive using text ads, then ads aren't going to save your site from extinction. The more you try and force ads onto people, the more they try and figure out a way around them. Avoiding ads has been going on since the remote control was invented, think about it, listening to the radio or watching TV - ad comes on - station changed. It will always be that way, I don't want to buy what they or you are selling, so I don't want or need to listen/see your ad.

^ Yeah excellent way to make people avoid your site entirely!

:rolleyes:


No kidding, ask Ars how breaking their site for the ad blockers went.



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