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[–] 1rash 3 points 21 points (+24|-3) ago 

It's an old Persian proverb.

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[–] 3853855? 2 points 18 points (+20|-2) ago 

It's an old Persian proverb.

Wrong. The closest relation to Persia is the story of Scorpion and Tortoise, which is conceptually similar but has a different ending and moral than the story of Scorpion and Frog, wherein both parties drown to illustrate not only how a vicious nature dooms those one relies upon, but one's self as well.

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[–] knightwarrior41 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

pretty apt for this case,upvoted

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[–] ForgotMyName 0 points 65 points (+65|-0) ago 

Every time a page tries to tell me I can't look at it because I have an adblocker, I just mash F12, delete the overlay, and go back to reading what I wanted to read. Sorry websites, you lost the privilege of showing me ads many, many years ago. Maybe take your responsibility to make sure that your site isn't distributing malware seriously and I'll consider adding you to my whitelist.

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[–] 3852594? 0 points 57 points (+57|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Unethical advertisers are exactly the reason why I run an ad blocker. Sometimes at the beginning of a new install, I won't add one right away. Inevitably, some advertiser breaks the social contract, and I reinstall it.

In exchange for offering my willingness to look at advertising, I'm supposed to be able to look at it useful website. I do not offer full use of a computer at all times in perpetuity because I looked at your website once. If the advertising effectively makes your website unusable, such as 25 ads that are green download buttons on a download site, then I'm going to block your stupid ads.

I'm not against advertising. I need advertising. There are times when I seek out specific advertising. As someone who has work with businesses, and someone who has their own brands to maintain, I have bought and paid for advertising. However, if I do create an ad, I'm very careful to try to follow my own rules.

As much as I can, I would like my users on my customers to be happy to see my Ad, and I want them to continue to be happy that they clicked my ad.

So how do I do this? First, I try to make sure that my ad shows up while they're looking for something related to my ad. Second, I will not word my ad in such a way that it made deceptively seem like a part of the site's actual content. Third, if I make an immediate claim or promise in my advertisement, I intend to immediately make good on that claim or promise, no strings attached. Fourth, I'm not paying anyone to hack my customers computers.

This is not rocket science. Its basic integrity. Companies complain about the use of adblock have absolutely brought the use of adblock on themselves by their unethical behaviour.

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[–] makedonomaxoi 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

i really doubt you 'need' advertising

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

That's just the thing here, forbes doesn't use an overlay, it has a splash page.

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

They're on to my game! Oh well, guess Forbes doesn't get my traffic.

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

We really need an extension that deletes certain HTML elements EVERY visit of a page/domain

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[–] the-gerbil-in-my-bum 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

ublock origin can do this but it requires a little experimentation

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[–] Deathstalker 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

News flash! People who bent over got rammed in the butt.

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[–] 0x5f3759df 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

Forbes still has users?

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[–] roznak 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

Who are the idiots that complied?

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[–] ThisIsntMe123 2 points 14 points (+16|-2) ago 

Your question answers itself.

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[–] Boyakasha 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yeah I got that screen earlier. I just chose to not read the article. Sorry...

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

Demonstrating one of the main reasons people use adblockers.

Fuck you Forbes. there's nothing you offer that i can't get elsewhere.

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[–] SO_TRIGGERED 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Anyone who's ever worked with salespeople or marketers know they only give a shit about one thing, getting the dollars flowing in, and they'll say anything to do it. And that really is their job, so it's understandable. But to trust anything they say is pretty fucking lol.

Hopefully these idiots learned a lesson, never trust anything a company says unless they're legally liable for it, if it's not in writing it's just air.

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