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 turned AdBlock off some months ago
by Neolander on Wed 18th Aug 2010 22:49 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

For me it's the contrary. I used to run AdBlock since I knew about it (I think it was in firefox 1.5's days), but some months ago I decided to stop running it.

Why ? Because...
1/Using AdBlock is stealing money from the website's income.
2/It can (rarely) accidentally block legit content or damage a page's visual structure.
3/When I use AdBlock, I have a false opinion of websites which use ad. I only judging them by their content, not by things like the kind of ads which they allow. Now, if a website is so full of ads that it is unreadable, I just leave it. Much better this way.

Edited 2010-08-18 22:50 UTC

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