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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Used to have adblock
by bnolsen on Thu 19th Aug 2010 05:42 UTC
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

I went in the opposite direction. Early on I started with adblock. Then I killed gif animations, then any "marquee" scrolling text, then flashblock followed by noscript. After reading an article on here I was motivated to uninstall adblock.

At that point I realized that the ads weren't what bothered me, but all the stupid crap that grossly tried to get my attention...all the animation.

I do see thom's point though. On some pages the size of the ads gets in the way of getting to the information I want to really see.

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