Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Aug 2010 14:02 UTC
Internet & Networking We're still in the slow news period, so let's talk about something we discussed before: blocking advertisements on websites. Up until, well, today, I didn't block ads - not because of some ethical objection or whatever, but simply because I couldn't be bothered to setup AdBlock. Today, after taking a closer look at some of the websites I frequent, I decided to take the plunge and install AdBlock on all my machines. The following set of screenshots should pretty much explain why.
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I don't mind ads IF ...
by Sabon on Wed 18th Aug 2010 21:45 UTC
Sabon
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2005-07-06

I don't mind ads IF they take up less than 25% of the width of the screen.

I don't mind ads IF they are not animated.

I don't mind ads IF they don't try to steal information from me (meaning anything I don't explicitly say they can know about me.

I don't mind ads IF they don't cause something to pop up on the screen.

I don't mind ads IF they don't block any content for even a millisecond.

If you have a website and it meets all the above, then I don't mind ads and I don't block ads on your website. If you web site does NOT meet all the above, then I DO block ads on your website.

It's as simple as that.

PS: I also use the Safari Reader so that I have a clean experience when reading articles.

If the ads meet my criteria and are actually possibly something I would be interested in, I will click on them. But not if they don't meet all the above.

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