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: I don't mind ads IF ...
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 19th Aug 2010 01:57 UTC in reply to "I don't mind ads IF ..."
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"I don't mind ads IF they take up less than 25% of the width of the screen."

What the hell is "25% of the screen"? I would think that would vary widely based on the aspect ratio, size, and resolution of a given screen... never mind the fact that some people (myself included) never maximize windows any more, due to the increased overall resolution of modern displays and the advantages of having different windows in different locations of the screen for easy switching.

Small or not, ads still get in my way. Period. They're all blocked, have been for years, and will likely be blocked for as long as there are ads. In other words, as long as I'm using the Internet, since they're likely to only get worse.

And what if they start taking up 25% of the vertical space of the screen (once again, whatever that is...)

Edited 2010-08-19 02:01 UTC

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