Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2007 11:07 UTC
Bugs & Viruses A lot of people have been emailing us about an issue we are having with one of our ads taking over OSNews. Thank you all for emailing us, the information provided is of good use to us. We are currently working on the problem, and will let you know once it has been fixed. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience. Update by DA: I think that I've tracked down the offender. Read more for details Update 2: This time I think we really fixed it.
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RE: Stop blocking ads!
by steviant on Sun 29th Jul 2007 04:27 UTC in reply to "Stop blocking ads!"
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2006-01-11

So when a website serves up ads that make my browser slow down or otherwise annoy the living fornication out of me, aren't they "charging" me more for viewing the site than other advertisers? How is that fair, or right?

Others might see a different non-annoying ad while I'm subjected to the annoyware version, so we are effictively "paying" different "prices" to view the same content.

If sites need to resort to pissing their users off in order to satiate their advertisers then the pendulum has already swung too far in the direction of the advertisers and website owners who recieve kickbacks for subjecting us to annoying drivvel surrounded by mock window facades and flashing backgrounds.

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