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This is by far the best please turn off your Adblock I have ever seen. I actually paused my ad blocker 😂

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  • 28
    Answer: no. Find a real way to make some fucking money or stop wasting both of our times.

    That’s what I’d like these people to hear me say anyway.
  • 90
    Me:
    > inspect element
    > changes "bad person" to "good person"
    > clicks on the newly created link feeling good.
  • 16
    @FrodoSwaggins but look at the cute and sad bear!
  • 9
    @n3xus Let's change that link to a bad image in Inspect Element too
  • 33
    The best one i saw was, that the ad's got replaced with images of nicolas cage when you used an adblock!
  • 5
    @hacker Or just inspect element and delete the overlay
  • 23
    Some sites take good care of their ads, I usually whitelist some independent blogging sites to support them with what little ads offer to them.

    Last year I whitelisted YouTube to support content creators.
    Needless to say, YouTube ads have become so annoying (especially Chinese mobile games showing for a non-chinese YouTube account) I had to remove YouTube from my whitelist, now I dedicate 5$ donations on patreon for 3 YouTube channels that I like to support.

    I think if websites owners cared about what and how ads are showing on their sites, users would care less about using ad blocking extensions.
  • 31
    I hate these childish mental black mail like this "I'm a bad person" button bullshit that sums up bad marketing that aims to weak people need to "be good ", they can suck my balls, I'd rather murder that fucking bear in front of his family to show them the same level of aggressiveness I perceive from this kind of shit.
  • 9
    @azous wow that became very dark, very quickly. I think it sucks but the psychology is quite admirable in a way.
  • 14
    @n3xus that is the problem, it IS fucked up.... But it is presented in a way you think its cute. Just like a bearded grow man dressed as a Geisha.
  • 23
    @FrodoSwaggins yeah gimme free content, and while you're at it, restructure your revenue streams and how you operate your business too, because I don't like ads! 😁 seems legit
  • 3
    Your name precedes you @hacker
  • 3
    What do folk think about a website with two main areas, one ad free, and one whose sole purpose is adverts ?

    Then if people really want adverts, they can have them. :-)

    After all, some of us do buy things from time to time, and like to see adverts.

    But we don't like to be bothered when we aren't looking for something to buy !

    Note: I've seen this implemented before, but I won't tell you have successful or otherwise it has been until I hear your views on the idea. :-)
  • 2
    Use coinhive
  • 1
    PUBG is literally everywhere these days lol
  • 2
    @lamka02sk fucking hypetards
  • 4
    Please, turn off ad blocker or we are going to mine cryptocurrencies in your computer
  • 3
    @mzeffect two can play at this game.

    Let’s make a website that has absolutely no earning potential and then patch up that gigantic oversight by just adding advertisements. That’s a valid way to make money! seems legit.
  • 2
    @Jop- easy. The paper gets delivered to me once a week and I pay for it. See above comment. We don’t need a billion websites that rely on people subjecting themselves to brainwashing to stay afloat and have absolutely no business value outside of that. If nobody’s willing to pay for your content then that pretty much sums up what it’s worth.
  • 4
    @FrodoSwaggins and I'm sure they'd respond: "Well then get the fuck off our website and stop wasting our bandwidth."
  • 2
    @DuckyMcDuckFace I blacklist these sites ip addresses in my router instantly when I find out they’re a waste of internet. I even made a firefox plugin to write out all the ips they used for content and then I have a tool that updates my route table. Don’t be an accessory to brain washing.
  • 2
    @cafecortado I actually blocked the coin mining sites with uBlock Origin.
  • 1
    @FrodoSwaggins do you have some online shopping self controle issue? I mean it sounds like you put in a lot of effort just to block out a couple of square inches of your screen.
  • 1
    @stevenliemberg moral reasons? Would have thought that was self explanatory. There’s a lot of smart people in the world and they are for the most part foolish enough to believe that their intelligence makes them immune to advertising. I know better than that and I block it indiscriminately on principal.
  • 3
    @DuckyMcDuckFace side note: if browsing their website with ads disabled is a “waste of bandwidth” I think that also says a lot about what the websites really there for. Hint: they don’t care about whether you see their content or not. I can feel myself caring less and less about whatever “mission” their site has.
  • 2
    @charlitos but... but... I wanna feel good!
  • 3
    @Jop- it’s a lot better then websites that were designed for the sole purpose of advertising; if you order the right paper it actually has things that are worth reading and advertising is kept to a minimum. There is still some degree of integrity in print.
  • 4
    Wondering what all u ppl are doing on those shitty sites that are just a "waste of bandwidth".

    If they were, you wouldn't be wasting your time talking about it, or even getting angry. You would just close the tab and move on.

    I smell hypocrites and freeloaders in this thread :^)
  • 4
    @Npstr I’m not on these sites... but there’s this thing called a search engine. So sometimes you end up on a site like this before you realize that it’s a website that just generates whatever content it needs to to generate search traffic and get eyeballs to look at ads. Once you’ve been there once, you block it and move on. But it doesn’t mean you’re happy that happened.
  • 2
    No.

    If I saw this, I'd block the pop-up without thinking twice.
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  • 2
    @Npstr another sidebar: I pay for my own hosting and host my own email, storage, and all of my own websites that are all ad free and front the bill myself because thats what it’s worth to me to have the info out there. There is no justification for the label freeloader. My loading is about as unfree as it gets and I’m proud of it.
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins you need to remember the quantity of traffic. This website probably costs upwards of 500 a month to keep up and it's non profit other than ads.

    Also what site?
  • 1
    @n3xus $500/month from ads alone is quite the accomplishment.
  • 1
    @n3xus and they also made it specifically to show you ads. It’s content is secondary. Which is the premise?
  • 0
    @Root I'm sure they get some hefty donations as well.
  • 0
    @Nanos do you also block your windshield while driving so that you don't see the ads?
  • 0
    @mzeffect I just moved to a small island where you don't see ads when driving. :-)
  • 3
    @FrodoSwaggins I think that your point of view is very synical. Most websites that show ads do so because that is what the market for content works like right now. The big public wants free content and if it’s not free they’ll get it somewhere else. For the most part, no one gives a shit if its worth it to pay, because they won’t even give it a chance. The papers you talk of are slowly dying all over the world because of this and while I agree that that’s sad, it’s just simple market forces at play here.

    It’s still no more than fair that content creators make money from their content though, and in the current market, showing ads seems to be the most effective way. Saying that they should all just find some magical other way is just unrealistic. I myself don’t even use an adblocker, I just visit websites that respect their users and keep the ads complementary in stead of obtrusive, because I want to support the creators of the content I consume.
  • 0
    @bashlord *cynical*

    Look if you give a starving man a free steak in exchange for his eternal soul he’ll accept the deal ten times out of ten.

    The reason ads are effective is because they’re there and sites have supported themselves off of them and people are now accustomed to free content and you can’t go back. The industry killed itself.

    So short story, ad companies won because they’ve reprogrammed you to think this way along with everyone else.

    I refuse to participate as people put up trashy websites thinking they’re going to make a fortune but really just make 100 dollars, but make google filthy rich, and subject me to brain washing in the process. Only to realize it’s a failure in the end anyway and wasn’t worth any of it. Sick.
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins supermarkets are designed to manipulate your shopping behavior, they all do it. Hell, every food manufacturer designs their package to look super attractive in a shelf.

    They're brainwash you and you're not getting anything in return... so on a scale of that, a guy making 100 bucks on a shitty blog and google making another 100 on the same blog, does not seem like the worst evil out there.
  • 2
    @stevenliemberg you’re right about one thing: it’s everywhere and it can’t be avoided. But you have to pick your battles, and I did.
  • 1
    I love how I'm still getting ++ on this. Five hundred skrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtttttt
  • 1
    That's cute!!!
  • 1
    If it's for RPS, i have no problem :)
  • 1
    @FrodoSwaggins I'm all for ads and supporting websites, developers, bloggers, content creators, etc. I have no issue watching adds, as long as they are not:

    A) annoying and popping up all over my screen.
    B) political
    C) violating my privacy
  • 0
    @JKyll well I have a huge issue with those things.
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