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 deathshadow on Sun 29th Jul 2007 06:28 UTC in reply to "Stop blocking ads!"
deathshadow
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2005-07-12

>> I really hate that mentality. Ads are your form of
>> payment for this and other websites and services.


You know, I'd love to be young, dumb, naive and willing to trust online advertisers, I really would.

Unfortunately I don't trust the average click-through advertising link-whore as far as I can throw them - I am SHOCKED this is the first time an advertiser has been a 'problem' for OSNews all things considered given what total sleazeball piles of filth RUN these online advertising firms.

To me, a good ad block is as important a part of my computer as a antivirus, antispy, or making sure that Java is NOWHERE NEAR my machine. (I don't trust that pile of crap either - probably because my machine has been raped by rogue java crapplets TWICE now... Never again). It is as important as disabling "raise/lower windows, change status bar, set window position" and all the other CRAP they let javascript to that it should NEVER have been allowed access to...

Adblocking has reached the point of being a necessity for ANYONE who needs their Windows based computer to work 24/7 and cannot make the jump to so called 'safer' operating systems due to the lack of basic functionality involved in actually getting work done or hardware incompatability sending you back on functionality to 1992.

If these sleazeball advertisers want to blame anyone, they should be looking in the mirror, not at the users who are smart enough to block their crap.

Edited 2007-07-29 06:38

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