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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RE[3]: Ars Content
by Karitku on Thu 19th Aug 2010 06:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ars Content"
Karitku
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2006-01-12


I'm extremely tolerant when it comes to these things, but at some point, a limit is reached. When my web browser shows NO content above the fold, then something's wrong. Plain and simple. It'd be like going to the movies, and have 3/4 of the screen permanently covered in advertisements. You'd be pretty pissed, right?

I simply draw the line here. Good sites will be unblocked, obviously.

How about not just going those sites, instead of ripping them!

Nonsensical comparison. Engadget isn't a small endeavour contrary to OSNews, Engadget is part of a rather large company, owned by AOL, with boatloads of funds on their side. The same goes for Ars Technica.

You're basically comparing the local bakery (us) to WalMart (Engadget/Ars).

FFS these analogies, firstly Wall Mart is a fucking store not bakery but that's not important. Are you just silly or blind? Engadget might be part of big company but it's valued as individual part, make no profit and they are cut out.

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