I don't consider people who block ads thieves! I just find it totally disrespectful that they gloat about it and then come on here spouting off as if I owe them.
Neowin is in every sense of the word a 2 way street, the visitors ensure we can stay online by visiting and letting the ads display (ad blockers are detected by our publishers and we DON'T get paid for blocked ads) and it's our duty to invest the revenue back into the site as we've been doing for the past 3 or 4 years, which has in turn offered stability far beyond anything we had before 2005.
It's the most basic economics and people who reckon we'll do OK without the ads are living in a dreamworld.
* Previously I said that we would put gloaters in a "special group" (flood control and limited profile permissions such as no sig etc) this never happened! But maybe people would understand why I felt I should respond to people who gloat in that manner.
Edited by Neobond, 19 May 2008 - 10:27.
Amended from a later post that I made