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[2]: Fogot about osnews
by bitwelder on Thu 19th Aug 2010 06:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Fogot about osnews"
bitwelder
Member since:
2010-04-27

They better host some unique content, as otherwise I wouldn't have any regrets in removing their website off my bookmark list.

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RE[3]: Fogot about osnews
by google_ninja on Thu 19th Aug 2010 13:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Fogot about osnews"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

If you are blocking ads, I am sure they would be glad to see you gone, since you cost them money every time you visit.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Not necessarily. If you link to the site from social media, other non ad blocking clients will visit, making them money than they would have gained from the ad blocker alone. But in general, you're right you should do something to help the site owner prosper.

Add comments, share with friends, something.

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