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articuno1au    1,264

There are no ads on my Neowin at work but thats due to work blocking the, :(

 

at home they are therein there full glory

 

 

Also regarding Malware in ads i found a solution for you, use a decent malware scanner. As Neobond says the ads are provided by a 3rd party so they have no control over what comes out but it is always resolved very quickly when there is an issue

 

Pick your toys up off the floor and put them back in your pram

Yeah, because just avoiding the ###### entirely through blocking the ad is a much less intelligent answer.

 

I run decent anti-malware; I still don't go visiting sites I know have malware on them. Blocking ads is not an unreasonable extra step.

 

 

Even leaving that aside, you've still disregarded the primary point that is reinforced in the quoted post below:

Considering the following, I added a whitelist for Neowin (never really thought much of it to be honest until I read this thread).

 

1. Neobond is awesome.

2. I respect him for wanting to make sure ads are non-intrusive.

3. Neowin is awesome.

4. I don't want him to think of me as a thief. <3

This is a typical user on this subject. He has no interest in ripping off Neowin (as per his 1-4 actions). As soon as it occurred to him he made a change.

 

Until that post of yours (@ Haggis) the entire thread was perfectly civil. For reference, this kind of horse ###### is the reason I dislike Neowin now days -_-

I got banned from adsense for placing adverts in between content on my website ages ago, like how it is on Neowin apparently its against there rules.. :s

It's to stop click throughs from people who just Ctrl + click the entire way down the page.

 

Also to stop tricksy click throughs by dishonest admins (not calling you that btw >.<).

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Eric    1,605

There is only one place that I use adblock on NW.  That is on the main page for the new forums post box.  There is sooo many times where non-tech posts out number the tech posts and I cannot stand when I see real-world posts about political posts, religion, guns, or something like that.  Fix that and I will no longer use adblock on NW at all.

 

You can turn off non-tech related posts in the spy and mini-spy in your profile.

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Shaun N.    569

For less than the price of your cup of coffee a day you can support the folks here at Neowin, subscribe!

 

Oh look another in line ad - oh wait its the subscribe link :D

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AJerman    761

Well, I'm guilty of blocking ads. I had an exception list at one point, but with swapping between computers and devices, OS reinstalls, browser reinstalls, etc, I never keep up with that anymore.

 

That can only mean one thing... Time to resubscribe!

 

Edit: Ahh, feeling mighty orange again!

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NathanLiu    0

The site has been slow for quite some time for me, and I always wondered why. After seeing this post, I unticked 'do not run on this page' in Adblock (an option I choose for most sites I often visit) and everything's back to normal.

 

So now I have 2 options. Have adblock enabled on Neowin, or uninstall it completely....

 

Strange.

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DaveLegg    1,012

The site has been slow for quite some time for me, and I always wondered why. After seeing this post, I unticked 'do not run on this page' in Adblock (an option I choose for most sites I often visit) and everything's back to normal.

 

So now I have 2 options. Have adblock enabled on Neowin, or uninstall it completely....

 

Strange.

It could just be coincidental timing with all the upgrades going on behind the scenes?

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metallithrax    522

I use Chrome, with click to play on for plugins.  I see the box for adverts, but have to click if I want to see one (yeah, right).  Does Neowin get money for the non view, or do I have to click for Neowin to get any cash?

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articuno1au    1,264

They should get a small payment for "Impressions" which is just you viewing it.

They should get more if you click >.<

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Steven P.    14,245

Ads pay when viewed/loaded and more when clicked yeah.

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metallithrax    522

They should get a small payment for "Impressions" which is just you viewing it.

They should get more if you click >.<

 

 

Ads pay when viewed/loaded and more when clicked yeah.

Yeah, but does it count as a "view" if all I see is the click to run plugin box, and don't click to see the ad?

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articuno1au    1,264

Unlikely.

 

The click to play block likely doesn't reach out and download the content until you click it.

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Steven P.    14,245

Some ads don't even load until you scroll to them (if they are lower down the page).

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illage3    100

even before I was a subscriber i would whitelist neowin as i have done with many other websites. I want to support the sites that I use. I do not see much of a problem seeing an ad every once in a while.

I agree. Although I'm not a neowin veteran, the fourms and news are really good.  I'm willing to support Neowin because of the experience I've had so far :)

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Steven P.    14,245

I also want to point out that if you do whitelist Neowin, some ads display an option called "AdChoices" with an X meaning you can disable the type of ads you don't want to see, this may require either cookie store or being logged into Google to work correctly. When I "mute" an ad, I see options to configure my ad options in my Google Account.


Example of what I mean:

 

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dreamsburnred    14

Adsense/ad choices is all CPC. I once ran a Adwords campaign and got 1 million impressions with 25 clicks. 'twas sad. Anyways I see no need to block ads. Adblock I've found usually horribly slows down the browser and most ads you ignore due to 'banner blindness'. I vote with my page views, if a site has bad ads (and the owner doesn't fix them) I simply don't visit anymore. Donating does help though. I donated $10 to neowin a few months back. I may get a subscription in a few months though. Or a t shirt :p. I <3 Neowin.

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Steven P.    14,245

Adsense/ad choices is all CPC. I once ran a Adwords campaign and got 1 million impressions with 25 clicks. 'twas sad. Anyways I see no need to block ads. Adblock I've found usually horribly slows down the browser and most ads you ignore due to 'banner blindness'. I vote with my page views, if a site has bad ads (and the owner doesn't fix them) I simply don't visit anymore. Donating does help though. I donated $10 to neowin a few months back. I may get a subscription in a few months though. Or a t shirt :p. I <3 Neowin.

Thanks :) Subscribing is worth it, that's all I'll say :)

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Shaun N.    569

Thanks :) Subscribing is worth it, that's all I'll say :)

 

Not to sound rude but...

 

You would!

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Steven P.    14,245

Not to sound rude but...

 

You would!

True, but we don't ask the world for ad free experience either (yes I know you can get it for "free" as well)  :p

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TyRidian    16

I understand all the hard work that goes into Neowin, So I turned off adblocking.

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Tha Bloo Monkee    591

One of the reasons I don't subscribe is because I've received warnings and had my account temporarily suspended in the past, and I would be extremely annoyed if I paid money for something just to have it suspended.  So I don't chance it.

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The Evil Overlord    18,442

Sub or scroll past the ads, my god it's not rocket science!

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JJ_    127

Sorry Neobond if I ###### you off. I think your vent is kinda aimed at me somewhat because I remember mentioning in a post or 2 about using Adblock on Neowin in reference to the 2 reported issues in the past month or so.

Although I understand your plight that ads keep Neowin running, I feel uneasy with them tracking me everywhere online and then creeping me with targeted links or even back to the tech stores I've just visited so I've just blacklisted everything.

I don't spend much time on Neowin but when I do, it's mainly to help out in the computing/network forum so hopefully the ad revenue which you don't get from me for using Adblock can hopefully be recouped back from search engine hits for solutions I post.

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Growled    3,880

Although I understand your plight that ads keep Neowin running, I feel uneasy with them tracking me everywhere online and then creeping me with targeted links or even back to the tech stores I've just visited so I've just blacklisted everything.

I don't spend much time on Neowin but when I do, it's mainly to help out in the computing/network forum so hopefully the ad revenue which you don't get from me for using Adblock can hopefully be recouped back from search engine hits for solutions I post.

I understand how you feel completely because I feel the same way. A solution for me is that I visit Neowin (and most other places, including Gmail) in Chrome and in Incognito Mode.That way, when I close the browser the tracking stuff is gone as well. I can whitelist Neowin and not have to worry about it now.

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Shiranui    1,916

Are we expected to actually click on ads, or do you get money even when they just appear on our screens and we don't look at them?

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-Himanshu-    123

Whitelisted, I appreciate the work you do and that you take care that ads are not obtrusive.  :)

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