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Thu Dec 31, 2015, 12:37 PM

I know to expect some ads when i go to a newspaper article

or even routine click-bait, but it's getting out of hand. Some articles are impossible to read because the print keeps jumping around to accommodate a new ad popping up at the top of the screen. Others try to load so many video ads that it locks up my machine!

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Reply I know to expect some ads when i go to a newspaper article (Original post)
hedgehog Dec 2015 OP
Rex Dec 2015 #1
enough Dec 2015 #2
Buzz Clik Dec 2015 #3
SamKnause Dec 2015 #4
hunter Dec 2015 #5
Name removed Dec 2015 #6
underahedgerow Dec 2015 #13
shraby Dec 2015 #7
Old Codger Dec 2015 #8
SwankyXomb Dec 2015 #9
Logical Dec 2015 #11
Logical Dec 2015 #10
Logical Dec 2015 #12
justiceischeap Dec 2015 #14
hedgehog Dec 2015 #16
Logical Dec 2015 #17
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2015 #15

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 12:39 PM

1. Was just thinking about that, some news website practically begged me to close it.

 

Just to much crap popping up while I am reading and to many floaty ads for car insurance and russian brides.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 12:42 PM

2. It doesn't take too long before you get conditioned never to click on those sites again.

There must be some point where the ads become counter-productive.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 12:43 PM

3. Some newspapers will kill the ads if you buy a subscription.

 

The ads are how you pay for content.

However, I know exactly what you mean, and it makes some websites impossible.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 12:48 PM

4. I installed AdBlock.

It is free and it works very well.

If you visit a site that has mandatory commercials, you just pause AdBlock

and refresh the page.

I no longer have to watch commercials when I watch videos on YouTube.

It has increased my speed a small amount.

I have a lousy internet speed, so every little bit helps.

It is free to install.

Just type in AdBlock and all the info will come up.

I run mine on Google Chrome.

I hope this helps.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 12:54 PM

5. I blacklist sites that do it, just in case I accidentally click on links to them again.

Saves time.

Oh, yeah, them. Worthless.

I don't watch television either. I have zero tolerance for advertising that moves.

A few static ads don't bother me. The ads in paper newspapers and magazines don't move, and that's the way ads ought to be on websites too.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 02:02 PM

13. The internet is not functional without Adblock! I can't manage at all without it....

crazy not to use it. It's free!

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 01:09 PM

7. Particularly loathsome are the ones that cover the screen so you cant see it until

you click it out.
When are the advertisers going to realize they are killing the source of their paychecks.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 01:26 PM

8. it is

 

Especially irritating to some of us on really slow dsl, some of the ads cover stuff up and they have gone to cheating by putting to X's as in closing window and one, the most obvious is usually one that takes you to the ad..

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 01:52 PM

9. uBlock Origin and NoScript on Firefox

No ads, no problems.

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Response to SwankyXomb (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 01:58 PM

11. That is great, take the profit away from the website. Nt

 

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 01:58 PM

10. Well unless you subscribe to the website how do you expect them to pay the bills? Nt

 

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 02:00 PM

12. It amazes me how many people here are too clueless to understand the site....

 

Make income off ads to keep the site available.

We love raising mininum wage but hate web sites making a profit.

What a joke.

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Response to Logical (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 04:49 PM

14. Yes but they need to figure out a way to do it without it making their websites unusable

I'm a web developer--that's how I've made a living for over 10 years now. I want websites to be profitable but they lose profits when you visit the site and can't get the content you want to get to because of ads causing people to leave and not visit again. There has to be a better way to generate revenue from a site than annoying pop-up ads/videos that make sites unusable for some people. This is even worse on smartphones.

Making a site inaccessible is not a good business model and it's not a good user experience.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 05:25 PM

16. Just what i think! The ads pay the freight, but they shouldn't block the road!

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 05:26 PM

17. I agree, but people are free to ignore the website. Instead they bypass it and get it for free. nt

 

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 04:53 PM

15. I know! It is horrible. But I know they have to pay the bills. I have begun to pay

 

Subscriptions to some newsites

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