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[–] PhilbertFlange 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

Not to mention page load speed and bandwidth usage. If you're on mobile with a lesser monthly data cap, a "rich" ad may blow through a significant amount of your monthly cap (HD video + audio ad). I'd rather have the page I actually want to see load in a decent amount of time and not use up more of my phone's data than necessary.

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[–] firex726 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I read a while back that the reason many mobile sites suck is that they are wanting to push you to their app, so that they can collect more data and get you to see the ads on their app.

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[–] ForgotMyName 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

You can run FireFox on mobile. It allows extensions. E.g. - uBlock Origin, noScript, etc. I don't see ads on mobile anymore either.

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[–] Wolfs_claw 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm amazed Apple still allows mobile web ads which force open the App Store.

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[–] ForgotMyName 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

They shot themselves in the foot. They enabled advertisers to do this and now we've had no choice but to block everything. The final straw for me was a music streaming site that had banner ads that would occasionally play their own audible ad. Not between songs, not during an ad segment. It would play over the top of the song. Once I had the music paused and I was in the middle of a meeting and then an ad randomly started screaming. I gave up on being nice and supporting sites at that point.

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[–] luddite 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The last straw for me was about the 2nd time an otherwise legit website I go to served malware through the third party ad channel.
I don't like ads any more than anyone else, but I do believe in letting the content owners get paid.. ..right up till I start seeing viruses.

Now, I don't see a 3rd party advert unless I white list a site.

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[–] LittleBobbyTables 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Exactly! I didn't and don't mind ads to a degree. They saw the $$ and got hooked on it like crack and suddenly they decided to shove ads every single place possible as if they could push the ad revenue on up to infinity. No one is ever satisfied thay they're making a decent profit it's always about trying to turn it up to eleven. MBAs ruin the world with this kinda thinking.

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[–] Drenki 1 points 125 points (+126|-1) ago 

COSTING THEM

They claim it will COST them $21 billion in lost revenue for 2015.

Guess what, you can't lose what you never had.

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[–] sq8 1 points 94 points (+95|-1) ago 

the lottery costs me millions each weekend in non-won prize money

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[–] oooooo 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

You're needed as the next headline writer at the Onion.

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[–] Drenki 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

You, sir, are a deep thinker. Please stay here a while.

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[–] Zkv 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Microsoft seems to be trying to fix that.

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[–] LordHumongus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Not to mention it looks like they're using cop math.

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[–] TheBeesTrees 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's this idea that we shouldn't be able to block them if they have the desire to advertise to us. Like their rights are more important than ours. It's a shitshow.

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[–] HexTq 0 points 85 points (+85|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Guess people dont want ads take up 80% of the content of a page. What a surprise

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[–] FreeSpeachRocks [S] 0 points 61 points (+61|-0) ago 

or spying on them... or consuming their data...

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[–] In_Cog_Nito 1 points 27 points (+28|-1) ago  (edited ago)

In the age of bandwidth caps, ad blocking can save 25% to 40% of your total traffic!

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[–] Troll 0 points 77 points (+77|-0) ago 

Good. Let it all crash and burn. You don't get to brainwash me, and then expect to make a buck by showing me ads for stupid shit I'll never need.

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[–] oooooo 5 points 9 points (+14|-5) ago 

At first, I said to myself, "self, why is this person calling this nice commenter a troll?", and I was quite prepared to tell you to be nice to others.

Then I read the username. You both get upvoats.

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[–] pizzaazzip 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

What is worse is I look at something on eBay and I see an Ad for the thing I was looking at. My thought is "eBay, I'll get to it when I get to it"

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[–] SteelKidney 0 points 48 points (+48|-0) ago  (edited ago)

First of all, and I can't stress this enough, I don't care! I also don't care that I fast-forward through ads on my DVR, mute ads with Hulu+ or just get up and do something else if I, God forbid, have to sit through ads on non-streaming TV.

That said, I noticed something interesting:

Surprisingly, using an ad blocker to improve the speed and performance of web pages was not listed as one of the responses in the [PageFair] report. In a survey of British internet users conducted by the Internet Advertising Bureau UK earlier this year, 54% of respondents said they block ads because they slow down web browsing.

But:

But PageFair's Ryan said performance is not as much of a key motivator as some people might think. Just 8% of respondents in PageFair and Adobe's report last year cited performance as their main reason for installing an ad blocker.

In other words, "8% of respondents bothered to write in an option that we didn't give, thus skewing the results." Sounds like someone has an agenda.

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[–] Fact_Checking_Alien 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Nevermind the fact a significant portion of us literally will never buy, or be persuaded subconsciously to pay attention to, the ads shoved in our faces. I've never bought anything advertised on TV. I've never been unconsciously persuaded to. If I am to make a purchase, I will evaluate its cost and how well it does relative to that cost, and I will be doing it empirically. Ads. Don't. Work.

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[–] SteelKidney 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Oh, ads work. In fact, a friend of mine used to work for a company that measured the impact of ads on a company's bottom line. Net result is that ads offer value to a company- which is my definition of "working", at any rate.

That said, I feel no moral obligation to experience increasingly intrusive ads mucking up my web browsing. Especially when you consider the fact that most articles aren't valuable enough to wade through the ads to see what it has to say.

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[–] zondor 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Commenters on Reddit continuously post studies showing that ads work. I think they just don't work on skeptical/cynical people. I won't buy something just because I saw it in an ad, I buy things based on reviews or because I already like them. It is possible that the reviews are gamed though.

I will remember an ad that annoys me like KFC's recent ads and not buy things because of them though.

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[–] HamsterSlayer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm shocked that people still even use hulu. A paid subscription that still feeds you ads? Why are people falling for that shit? If Netflix implemented ads then people would riot. Hulu's ads aren't even just once before the video like youtube either, they CONSTANTLY INTERRUPT YOUR SHOW to give you ads. It's as bad as cable. I'll never use hulu.

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[–] SteelKidney 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's a pretty decent way to get shows that you can't through other streaming services. I'm going to be cutting the cord soon, and Hulu will let me watch quite a few of the shows I'd be missing. But I wouldn't bother if I was still going to use cable. Well, Uverse, but that's not really the point.

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[–] DoctorShitlord_MD 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't believe ads work. I don't know anyone who has ever clicked on an ad intentionally on one website to purchase a product on another.

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[–] recursive 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I do. And in any case, most of the power in ads is brand recognition, not directly creating a purchase. It might manifest in a purchase months or years later. I know plenty of people who claim ads don't work on them. I think they even believe it. I just think they're wrong.

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[–] Gigan 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

If your mobile site auto-redirects to the App Store I hope you die in a fire.

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[–] zondor 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Websites don't need "apps", that's what bookmarks are for.

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[–] CaptSpify 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

As mentioned elsewhere: Apps aren't about presenting you a better experience. They are about tracking more data about you to send to the owner. mobile.example.com has a limited number of things they can find out about you, while the example.com app can find out a lot more info.

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[–] whisky_cat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Better yet, it's what responsive web design is for. One code base that transforms for all devices & monitors.

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[–] luddite 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

maybe vet your fucking ads first before just airing them for goddamn once!??!??

No shit. This is exactly why I block.
There really needs to be a move back to plain-text and/or self hosted adverts. I have no issue with the site owners getting paid. I do have an issue with accepting potentially * anything * from some unknown 3rd party ad channel every time I load a page.

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[–] MonitoredCitizen 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I love how the Yahoo article about why people block ads doesn't mention that people might not want the viruses that Yahoo has been serving up with their ads over the years...

2008: http://cyberinsecure.com/yahoo-banner-ads-infecting-visitors-with-malware/
2014: http://news.yahoo.com/yahoo-ad-malware-hijacked-computers-bitcoin-mining-233507468.html
Last week: http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/08/04/1714245/hackers-exploit-adobe-flash-vulnerability-in-yahoo-ads

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[–] zondor 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Not to mention that Yahoo accounts get hacked every 6 months or so.

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[–] ElectricParkour 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Who even uses Yahoo

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