Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th May 2009 07:50 UTC
Internet & Networking As we happened to be talking about advertisements on OSNews yesterday, and the use of Adblock, I stumbled upon a blog entry by Adblock Plus' developer, who is trying to improve Adblock in such a way that it is less harmful to webmasters. His suggestion is surely intriguing, but will it fly wth Adblock users?
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RE: Advertising Opt-in
by Jon Dough on Wed 13th May 2009 08:56 UTC in reply to "Advertising Opt-in"
Jon Dough
Member since:
2005-11-30

I don't understand why advertisers feel the need to force ads on us, often for products we are not/will never be interested in, and often use underhanded techniques to harvest user information. It's stupid, it's wasteful, and it's ineffective.


Unfortunately, advertising (At least in the USA) is everywhere you look. The more there is, the more it fades into the background, and the more they have to SHOUT to be noticed.

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Advertising Opt-in
by rich97 on Wed 13th May 2009 09:26 in reply to "RE: Advertising Opt-in"
rich97 Member since:
2009-05-13

You think it's bad in the US or western countries you should try going to one of the far eastern cities.

I went to Tokyo not long ago, there was so much advertising it was actually tiring. In the most over populated city in the world compaines employ people with megaphones to attract customer attention. Tokyo is literally a real life version of a website covered from <html> to </html> in obnoxious banner ads.

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RE[2]: Advertising Opt-in
by Lennie on Wed 13th May 2009 17:16 in reply to "RE: Advertising Opt-in"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

The whole shouting business is just useless. I only read text-ads, sites with popups, etc. I just don't visit (again).

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RE[3]: Advertising Opt-in
by Johann Chua on Fri 15th May 2009 14:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Advertising Opt-in"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Likewise. I enjoy reading print ads, but website ads annoy me more often than not.

TV ads are okay, as long as the network isn't so greedy that it overstuffs the timeslot, making shows go off schedule. (I still use a VCR, so recording space is a bit limited compared to a DVR.) This is mostly a problem with the big two networks in the Philippines.

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