Linked by David Adams on Fri 19th Mar 2010 21:07 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Online advertising has been a hot topic for the past week or so, with Ars Technica trying out an interesting, somewhat desperate experiment wherein they blocked access to their content for people using Adblock. Of course, if this were to become some kind of movement among publishers, it would probably just spark a technological cat-and-mouse game that would surely be reminiscent of DRM cracking or iPhone jailbreaking. But in their post-mortem, Ars states that it was a worthwhile awareness campaign, and I hope that's true. But I thought it would be a good idea to try to bring the collective OSNews brainpower together and crowdsource the idea of how to raise money for a web site in an age where advertising is increasingly un-viable.
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RE: Ads are ok.
by Kroc on Fri 19th Mar 2010 22:03 UTC in reply to "Ads are ok."
Kroc
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2005-11-10

I think the idea of letting a third party insert any old JavaScript they want into the page is insane. Where did this practice become acceptable? What happened to 'you send use a GIF file, and we’ll put that in place'?

I use NoScript because I will not have random third party JS doing what the heck it wants. That is a security disaster. If disabling third party JS kills ads, then that’s their problem, they didn’t learn how to do fallbacks properly.

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RE[2]: Ads are ok.
by Zifre on Sun 21st Mar 2010 15:53 in reply to "RE: Ads are ok."
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

I use NoScript because I will not have random third party JS doing what the heck it wants. That is a security disaster. If disabling third party JS kills ads, then that’s their problem, they didn’t learn how to do fallbacks properly.

Same here. I used to use adblock because of the insane CPU usage and slowdowns that ads would cause. Then I tried disabling JavaScript and Flash in Chrome. Everything is so much faster and I really don't mind ads anymore. I do wish there was a way to disable animated images though. Static ads and text are fine, but animated one annoy me.

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