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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RE: Dumb Comment
by umccullough on Wed 18th Aug 2010 17:32 UTC in reply to "Dumb Comment"
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I pay an annual fee to have no ads on OSNews. I wouldn't mind doing the same on some other sites. They could even band together and creat a "premium" ticket that allows you you visit a whole group of sites with no ads. I'm just saying.

On a similar vein - Slashdot for example provides a complimentary "Ad-free" mode once you've "contributed" (moderated, commented, submitted stories, etc.) - I think this is a nice idea for sites who are largely driven by user-generated content.

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