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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ADBlock is my friend too
by RichterKuato on Wed 18th Aug 2010 15:27 UTC
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I'm not afraid to use Adblock on sites with really annoying ads. With that said lately there's been this annoying hover ad on OSNews that covers content sometimes and I've never been able to click it off. So I've been tempted...

But OSNews is actually one of the better examples of a site that put's it's readers before annoying ads. I haven't found half the annoying crap I've seen on other news sites and blogs. (hover text/keyword ads, video ads with the sound on by default, hover ads that move across the screen, page redirect ads "skip to content" etc.)

I always see it as the webmaster/siteowners job to make sure the reader isn't annoyed by the ads. If they fail me badly enough I have no qualms about using adblock to reading another site altogether.

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