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#16 ArialBlue


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:15

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.

#17 soldier1st


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:17

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

Nobody is forcing you to use an adblocker. if i am forced to view ads then they go "Blocked". Give users a choice.

#18 Hasan Tan

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:36

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!

#19 Xoligy



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:51

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

#20 Mark


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:14

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.

#21 Richard C.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 20:10

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.

White list your own site, and implement an anti-adblock script?

#22 Silpheed2K



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:31

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.

#23 n_K


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:36

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?

#24 Ryoken


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:49

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..

#25 freak180


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:54

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

#26 +Yorak



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:28

Unless you have a great amount of traffic on your website, you will not make enough money from the advertisements for them to be worthwhile. Honestly, depending on the type of site I was running, I would probably just have a donate option. That way people can donate what they want and when they want. In the end, if you have just moderate traffic, you will probably make more money that way than from annoying, intrusive and pointless advertisements.

Statistics for Ad Muncher v4.93.33707/4352
Adverts Removed: 48,667
Bandwidth Saved: 1,432 MB
Counter Started: October 4, 2012

Oh, and I was away from my desktop from travel for about two or three weeks total in that time or I would have had a good bit more removed.

#27 Guth


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:41

is ad muncher counting every single Ad view, or does it account for cached copies.
Everyone's stats seems a little high to me and I wonder if the program is counting every single view of an ad as xxKB.