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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I just checked and ...
by wazoox on Wed 18th Aug 2010 14:55 UTC
wazoox
Member since:
2005-07-14

OSNews is the only whilte-listed website in my adblock installation. Why? Because they asked kindly ;)

I've used adblocking tools for most of the past 10 years now (I used a local filtering proxy back then). I hate advertisement.

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RE: I just checked and ...
by Eddyspeeder on Thu 19th Aug 2010 14:31 in reply to "I just checked and ..."
Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

Yep, David Adams (on behalf of OSNews) asked the readers this about a year ago: http://www.osnews.com/story/21476/A_Note_About_Ads

Never before or since have I seen such a polite request to voluntarily consider ads, and even to contribute.

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RE[2]: I just checked and ...
by Mr.Manatane on Fri 20th Aug 2010 20:48 in reply to "RE: I just checked and ..."
Mr.Manatane Member since:
2010-03-19

Ars deserve to keep ads a lot more than OSNews in my opinion ...

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