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SparkyTD
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The entire fucking internet is an unusable pile of shit. Why is it that every time I click on LITERALLY ANY link on google and I start reading, 2 seconds later the text shifts to an other location because the fucking font loads, 3 seconds later it fucking moves again because a god damn ad just loaded above it, and after all the loading bullshit is done it shoves a fucking cookie banner (that usually covers half the page) and a fucking newsletter popup in my face. This makes it literally impossible to quickly read someting on a website without interruption. It's fucking 2020 and we bout to put a fucking man on mars, yet the technology still isn't advanced enough to make the internet less fucking annoying.

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  • 9
    Oh yes it is...
    Block ads, install noscript, and add a pi-hole on top of it.
  • 9
    Over complicating a potentially simple solution is what we get paid for, no?

    http://bettermotherfuckingwebsite.com/...
  • 2
    @dufferz That site and the other one deserve an award.. 😂😂😂
  • 1
    Apparently it's the fate of all tech going mainstream. Look at TV. People believed it would be used mostly for educational pruposes. So cute...

    Now if you want to imagine how it will look like in 10+ years, look at the most viewed shows on TV : reality shows.
    Grrrreat perspective 😅
  • 1
    @react-guy I have once found myself watching YouTube on my TV, to watch videos of people reacting to watching TV.

    Welcome to the new millennium
  • 3
    All of those annoyances (apart from the images; that's from incompetent frontend wannabes) are from trying to squeeze money out of you.

    Font: basically guaranteed to be google fonts. Loading these tells google what you're viewing so they can correlate it with everything else you view, and can therefore better target ads, which they get paid for.

    Cookie popup: only required if there are advertising/tracking cookies. Both of which the site gets paid for.

    Newsletter: so they can get your email, duh. and thereby send marketing emails, and/or sell your email.
  • 0
    @Root Fonts? Really? I never thought of it in that way.

    Also the cookie thing could be integrated into the browsers themselves. This way websites could just use a meta tag or some javascript to tell the browser that there are ad cookies. Then I could just disable a global setting in chrome if I don't care about cookies. Otherwise leave it on, and the browser would show you the cookie message in a more elegant / non interrupting way.
  • 1
    @Root If they're a wannabe dev I doubt they get the correlation between the ad targeting and the fonts they're using. Fonts is just easy to use and there's a chance it may already be saved on the user's machine from some other website visit.

    Not saying it still won't help them if they happen to have adsense embedded into their page, just that they're as likely to use fonts without even having heard of adsense. Google doesn't really provide a clear roadmap of all their products you could be using on your site.
  • 1
    because: https://motherfuckingwebsite.com/

    Edit: Oh damn I guess I should read the other comments first!
  • 0
    We arent going to be on mars... why? You have posted the anwser.
  • 1
    That's kinda why I made my app to read from wordpress blogs. No ads, font already loaded, no banners, cookie policy and any of that shit.
  • 2
    Credit to morons who wrote GDPR. Now every site you visit, you have to push that annoying ok button for the cookie policy.
    To get rid of ads i use Brave Browser.
    Thanks to Brenden Eich who is committed to make internet less annoying.
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