i never have found the need to block ads on neowin as they are not in the way and work with the site design
this is a good desicion on your behalf neobond
My too.. I never notice the ads anyway.
Neowin ads are not very large or slowing the site very much. I've even had good enough speeds on a 56k modem.
The only reason people block ads is not the ads itself but the slowness of them. Most of the time it takes 10 seconds for me to load a page in Neowin, and I've tracked it down to the ads server. With no ads pages load instantly.
I disabled my adblock, but you are only hurting yourself with this since the ads slow things down considerably (at least for me they do).
Will v5 have a option to subscribe and have a site without ads? That would be a good solution.
I don't see how it will hurt them when it is the ads that pay for the site.