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[–] 2cents 2 points 28 points (+30|-2) ago 

Or until you get rid of ads, which are just supplemental income anyways. We do not actually need ads, but comanies are greedy and they riddle our user experience with them because "without them we couldn't provide this 184th version of Angry Birds!"

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[–] CrudOMatic 3 points 7 points (+10|-3) ago 

Ok, we get rid of ads. Best whip out your credit card, because a lot of your favorite sites are going to go paywall. Ad revenue keeps free services free.

Please tell me what ingenious ad-less revenue stream you'd have for a service you provide for free.

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[–] CaptSpify 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

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[–] 2cents 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

ingenious ad-less revenue stream

Selling products that are worthy of being sold, and charging a fair price?

for a service you provide for free

Ideally, no service would be free, eliminating the need for ads that interrupt the user experience. But ensuring that services are priced fairly and reasonably is paramount. Advertising is a form of mind control as-is...the power of suggestion is being monetized by corporations.

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

So having to sit through a couple minute video / audio crap, wacky gifs, and immersion-blocking format breaks is worth it for the half a cent or so? Fuck that shit to hell. I could make more than that by working at any job for 1 solid minute and consider it a much better value than have consumerist garbage constantly shoved into my eyes. I'd gladly agree to a paywall if I feel that the content was enjoyable to read and worth the money they're asking for.

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

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[–] 2cents 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I had no idea that was a thing...and I wish I still didn't. That's literally one of the stupidest things I've ever seen.

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

"Will it go numb?" she asked.

"It'll go as numb as your brain," Brouse [Tattooist] replied.

Priceless

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

If some of the ads that sites use didn't slow stuff down to snails pace and make browsers unstable (especially when there are several of them embedded in the site), then I wouldn't use any adblockers. As it stands, it interferes with the browsing experience in a major way, at least for many of the bigger, greedier sites.

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

I block ads because I know what I want, and I'm trying to save on my data usage. If I need a product, I'll go to the store and browse the aisles until I find something I like. Force feeding me ads about a product I do not want/need is going to make me dislike that product, and not recommend it to friends or colleagues.

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

Totally agree with you on this. Being forced to watch ads can breed an annoyance that has the opposite to intended affect. I will boycott products if the ads selling them have been forced on me or are particularly annoying.

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

Well said CMOT_Dibbler, that's exactly what I was after. Have an upgoat friend!

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

Yup. The biggest argument for ad blockers is the unfiltered web.

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[–] twitch1982 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Every time i start a new job i get about an hour in before I run screaming to ad blocker. Most ad's are the same ugly click bait flash scams they were running in the late 90's. No innovation what so ever.

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[–] 2cents 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Hear, hear!

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

Everybody knows the solution to this is to start charging people to view web pages, and when they get enough of you paying, they will start showing ads again.

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

Look the can do what they want, but I avoid pages that bypasses ad blocks. The reason why I installed ad-block is because I am fed up with advertising. It is also the reason why I stopped looking at TV, stopped listening to radio and only go to Netflix.

I actually stopped using google because the first 30 search results is paid advertising and noting interesting.

I also kicked out every single social media and apps on my phone because it is so much advertising notice. I am actually at a point where my next phone won't be a smart phone anymore.

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

I'm right there with you. I run full ad blockers all the time on my PC. I avoid mobile sites that have ads since I haven't rooted my phone. I don't have any TV service at my house (except for an antenna for emergency broadcast stuff in case it is ever needed). I don't listen to the radio and I haven't in years. I will listen to free Pandora but mute it as soon as an ad comes on.

However, even without TV / Radio and running ad blockers I STILL feel like I'm bombarded with ads everyday at every corner. I can hardly stand going to Amazon since as soon as you open the page it's BUY THIS BECAUSE YOU BOUGHT THIS! OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE BUYING THSI! BUY BUY BUY!!!!!!

Before I cut the cord and quit listening to the radio I never noticed how many ads there are every day being pumped through those services and on top of that. It wasn't until I cut all that crap out that I realized just how intrusive advertising is and how much of it goes on every day.

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[–] cat-dildo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I am actually at a point where my next phone won't be a smart phone anymore.

is that possible anymore?

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

Yeah, I've found a couple places already doing that. I've been able to configure AdBlock to block them by element class name. So far.

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

Make it happen and then see how it gets blocked.

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

if the content comes from a different domain/ip than what's on the current URL a plugin like "RequestPolicy Continued" can block these. Though the plugin is a mess and kind of infuriating to use/setup.

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

Many sites offered both advertising models because no one was really sure what direction would pan out. And, simply put, the views model won because it was often hard for advertisers to verify what they were getting with the "space" model.

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