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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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I only use it for torrent sites...

Or do I? Hehehehehehehehehe!

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

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[quote name='littleneutrino' timestamp='1354931662' post='595376414']
and is exactly why there is a white list function built in.
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I'm talking about random sites you visit. I'm pretty sure you don't whitelist all sites you visit?

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[quote name='Eddie7' timestamp='1354931704' post='595376416']
I'm talking about random sites you visit. I'm pretty sure you don't whitelist all sites you visit?
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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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lol adblockers, Secure Gateway FTW block them from any device on the LAN

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[quote name='Eddie7' timestamp='1354931421' post='595376406']
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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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?


[quote name='Eddie7' timestamp='1354931704' post='595376416']
I'm talking about random sites you visit. I'm pretty sure you don't whitelist all sites you visit?
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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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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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The problem is ad providers. Adblock wouldn't be necessary if the ads were un-intrusive.
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[quote name='DavidM' timestamp='1354938034' post='595376630']
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?

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

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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.
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[quote name='Andrew Lyle' timestamp='1354949252' post='595376896']
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.
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Yeah was thinking about that, thanks for the reminder!

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

:rolleyes:
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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.
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[quote name='Eddie7' timestamp='1354949057' post='595376890']
I'm talking about I'd rather have no adblocker at all and make everyone see the ads.
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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.

[quote name='Lord Method Man' timestamp='1354950413' post='595376900']
^ Yeah excellent way to make people avoid your site entirely!

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

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I love adblockers because they
speed up site load times, (Modern advertisements are essentially videos)
decrease CPU use, (No need for browser to render some animated flashy thing)
create a better distinction between content and advertisement, (Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between content and spam)
don't waste bandwidth on a video about some car/Viagra/Lenovo/etc, (I don't care)
protect my computer from malicious scripts, (De-facto #1 infection vector are advertisements)
make my head hurt less (flashy, annoying, etc).

I hate adblockers because,
Hulu doesn't work as well as some other websites.

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[quote name='Eddie7' timestamp='1354949057' post='595376890']
I'm talking about I'd rather have no adblocker at all and make everyone see the ads.
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Nobody is forcing you to use an adblocker. if i am forced to view ads then they go "Blocked". Give users a choice.

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I use admuncher to block ads, i wouldn't be clicking them even if i could see them so they are of no use too me. The gigabytes of data i save monthly by NOT loading them is of actual value though given the bandwidth constraints we australians contend with!
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Another admuncher user here though i also have adblock installed for the ads that admuncher will not remove (facebook).

As said ads are nothing more than bandwidth eaters, i never click them so there is no need for them to be on the page, making a website look ugly and slowing down its overall response time because its loading some crappy ad! Plus as bitbucket said not everyone is on unlimited internet like myself, for example my grandad is on 2gb a month and is finding it hard to keep under that limit and he barley uses it other than ebay, email and searching for holidays and checking out what the areas look like.

Here are my stats for this month, normally higher but ive been on xbox.




Statistics for Ad Muncher v4.93.33707/4341
Adverts removed: 42,289
Bandwidth saved: 1,244 MB
Counter started: November 16, 2012
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I have never in my life seen an ad and thought "yes, that is interesting" and clicked through. I haven't even considered it, nor has it made me go for a product after the fact. Therefor I love adblockers.
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[quote name='Eddie7' timestamp='1354931421' post='595376406']
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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White list your own site, and implement an anti-adblock script?

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And be forced to get one of those annoying pop-up ads that blocks you from closing the windows with javascript or even the ones that redirect you and block you from hitting back, then open another window with the same thing and irritate you?
No way. There's better ways of monetizing web content on the internet that annoying ads. I mean some sites punish users for blocking ads by making it inconvenient but those sites end up driving people away.

Some websites have gotten ridiculous (like Salon I believe) with whole page ads that block the article when you visit the site. Those sites just end up not being visited. If you really need the revenue then maybe you should rethink your strategy.
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I pay for my electricity usage, I pay for my internet.
Adverts make my RAM and CPU use more power, and obviously download a lot more crap.

Why should I pay to be advertised to?
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I use a hosts file to block most of mine.. But I have limited bandwidth.

Normally I don't care about adverts, only time I hate them is when they break up the flow of a page, or popups/full screen ones..

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Your site has to be complete crap if you are in need of ads to keep it alive...js

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