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CoolCatBad

"Don't ask, Don't tell" is the idea, I surmise. Pretty simple.

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L3thal

^ Works in the military, should work here too.

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+vlsi0n
neobond and his admin stick :p

ive never had any plugins for firefox or whatever so... meh :p

You use Firefox and don't use plug-ins? :o That's crazy talk.

^ Works in the military, should work here too.

No it doesn't really work, it's just brushing it under the rug so everything looks okay.

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random

i'm confused, are we allowed to discuss adblocking software on neowin or not?

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Selecta

no, you aint allowed to do so... thats really hard, because it shrinks you in your personality in some aspects, but this board is public, so we have to keep rules, if not, everything would go nuts. imo this is not a good decision, but i will respect it...

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kinetix63
i'm confused, are we allowed to discuss adblocking software on neowin or not?

In a word - no.

no, you aint allowed to do so... thats really hard, because it shrinks you in your personality in some aspects, but this board is public, so we have to keep rules, if not, everything would go nuts. imo this is not a good decision, but i will respect it...

At the end of the day we cannot be hypocritical. We can't show how to whitelist Neowin adverts as that is then excluding our affiliates. If it were not for advertising then Neowin would not exist, and neither would a large majority of websites that you visit and enjoy every day. We understand that advertising revenue is critical for so many websites to be able to stay alive that we have banned discussion of the topic entirely.

If you think that's not a good decision, then really you need to look at why Adverts exist in the first place.

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Selecta

I did not want to critisize the way, advertisments are used, especially here on neowin. I think that the way, in which they are shown here, is tolerable and not to much for the eye of a normal user. But there is still a bad taste left about the fact that it is not allowed to discuss the whole topic, because it does shrink, in some way, the freedem of the users. Of course, most people do not think about this and it does not affect them at all too, so this discussion about the pros and cons is not necessary. I did not wanted to critisize the way, in which the admins do their work, because i respect most of them for their work they do, so i am happy with the status quo!

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*John*

Can the intellitxt ads be replaced with another 5 banner ads or something? They are the most annoying of the lot (N)

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Allan

I second the motion to do away with Intellitext ... if not for Reg members, then Sub and up.

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brandnewfantx
You use Firefox and don't use plug-ins? :o That's crazy talk.

No it doesn't really work, it's just brushing it under the rug so everything looks okay.

Brushing under the rug works, don't try to ruin that for the American people !

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metallithrax
Well, I block ads. But I also subscribe.

Well, I have just played around with my adblock settings, and now only intellitext ads are blocked - cannot stand them.

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+warwagon

ads are good for sight revenu but they can also be haserdous

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Samboini

I don't see any adverts when i'm signed in but I do when i'm not. I assume this is the way it's meant to be?

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Leo Natan
I don't see any adverts when i'm signed in but I do when i'm not. I assume this is the way it's meant to be?

Not really, no, as far as I know.

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metallithrax

Also, not allowed to post screen shots showing you have ads blocked even if the post has nothing to do with ad blocking.

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ViperAFK
Also, not allowed to post screen shots showing you have ads blocked even if the post has nothing to do with ad blocking.

Yes that annoys me because you know, everyone is going to look at screenshots of a browser layout or something and go OMG BLOCKED ADS!!11/sarcasm

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shockz
Also, not allowed to post screen shots showing you have ads blocked even if the post has nothing to do with ad blocking.

Your forgetting a keyword... blocking NEOWIN ads. Blocking ads is up to you... but its not a bright idea to post a screenshot of your Neowin account showing you have blocked ads.

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Nashy

Well we've been waiting for the new sub packages for how long?

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bangbang023
Well we've been waiting for the new sub packages for how long?

That really has nothing to do with blocking ads.

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IceDogg

There is also a problem with the screenshot theory. If the ads don't show up you ASSUME adblocking is being done, but that is not necessarily the case. At least not intentionally. If you disable javascript NO ads show up. I think that is a flaw on the part of the site's design. I know most allow javascript but some (for security reasons) don't. And it has been a security issue here before. So, I don't find it unfair to be worried about javascript being allowed here. Maybe that should be fixed? Then you can assume adblocking is taking place if ads are not displayed in screenshots. JMHO

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Nashy
That really has nothing to do with blocking ads.

There was going to be an ad free sub package. So yes, it has everything to do with blocking ads.

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Smigit
There was going to be an ad free sub package. So yes, it has everything to do with blocking ads.

I still think they should do it too. I'd bet that the people who subscribe would end up paying more than they would make neowin through ad clicks so it's a win win in my eyes.

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Nashy
I still think they should do it too. I'd bet that the people who subscribe would end up paying more than they would make neowin through ad clicks so it's a win win in my eyes.

Exactly. I personally have never once clicked on an ad on Neowin.

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metallithrax
Yes that annoys me because you know, everyone is going to look at screenshots of a browser layout or something and go OMG BLOCKED ADS!!11/sarcasm

Read this one and you will see it does happen.

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Steven P.

I'm still amazed at some of the people here who probably expect us to pay out of our own pockets for your community? We provide the service thats true but the current model is that the ads pay for that service, if everyone starts blocking them we will simply have to go offline because its too expensive to pay for 4 dedicated servers and the immense ammount of bandwidth per month (1 terrabyte average).

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