Had a few contact requests slating me for actively blocking adblock users here on Neowin.
Here's the lowdown:
- I moved some ads around yesterday on advice from a fellow site admin to try and improve our click rates and placement;
- We don't actively target adblock users through site code at all, we just don't like people gloating about using it in our forums;
- We don't cater to adblock users, if we change our code (which we have every right to do) and it breaks the site because of the add on, tough.
- I prefer to cater to members and guests who don't disable portions of my site to view content that I have paid for, and pay a staff for monthly;
- ads enable us to upgrade our servers and keep everything running smoothly.
So, even though I find it baffling that I even have to make an announcement for something that drains revenue from our site, I'm also not going to do anything about it.
I forgot to mention that for members, there are no changes, except for the forum sidebar top ad which was moved higher up. All of the changes apply to guests, so register for the "old" experience.