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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Kivada
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2010-07-07

Oh please, every other week now some site I go to decides to add more crap like intelitext or some massive box that is impossible to close as the close button scrolls with the page and is visible for such a short amount that a Quake twitcher hooped up on enough caffeine to kill an entire herd of moose couldn't click it.

It's better to use a scorched earth policy to the ads and judge them by actual content and community. If the greedy site owners want to get butthurt about adblock they are welcome to block adblock users in return if we really are leeching them of sooo much money.

It would have never become a problem if they had any sense about it they wouldn't have gotten the ire of anyone that has figured out hoe to google "advertisement blocking", what makes them think anyone on say HardOCP would care about an ad for Tide on a motherboard review page? Fun fact, this is what you actually get there.

If they want something less stupid they could use the IP address and the page content to find the product or equivalent competing products and their prices from shops that ship to the country that your IP is allocated to.

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