Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Mar 2012 21:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Because I've been spending days browsing through XDA, reading CM changelogs, and flashing nightly builds, I'm still in an Android state of mind, so excuse me for more talk on the subject. An interesting study has been performed which found that advertisements in Android applications are a huge battery drain - they account for up to 75% of an application's battery usage.
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RE[4]: websites?
by pandronic on Wed 21st Mar 2012 13:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: websites?"
pandronic
Member since:
2006-05-18

In what way am I attacking my users?

I'm offering some content that some people may need. In exchange I want them to look at some ads and if they find them useful even click on them. That's the deal I'm offering. They can accept it or not.

If you want all the content and none of the ads, just think of the reverse - maybe the site owners want all the ads and none of the content. What do you say we meet in the middle? Or maybe you think that we don't have any expenses and we do all this just from the goodness of our hearts?

Why do you feel that you have the right to take advantage of my work for free - in fact more than free because your very presence on my site costs me some money?

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RE[5]: websites?
by marcus0263 on Wed 21st Mar 2012 20:56 in reply to "RE[4]: websites?"
marcus0263 Member since:
2007-06-02

Unfortunatly the obscene amount of in your face banner, popup, etc ads that infest the net make adblock a necessity. Just like spam filters for email.

A a site owner myself I see no problems with adblock, fact is I encourage them. Then again my revenue model doesn't revolve around ads.

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RE[5]: websites?
by Morgan on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 02:27 in reply to "RE[4]: websites?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I will use an ad blocker for general web browsing i.e. random page searches and such. The sites that I frequent like OSNews, Engadget, Questionable Content, etc. I will whitelist as a way of thanking them for providing content I want to read.

For sites that already get my money, such as Amazon, Newegg, Geeks.com, and so on, I use the ad blocker because I'm already lining their pockets by purchasing goods there.

As for the accusation of "attacking" your users, I don't know about that but your language was quite inflammatory in the message in question. I know I can get a bit flowery when I get into a heated discussion but that was bad enough to make me wonder how you really see your site visitors.

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