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unpacked robinhood
Feb 18, 2013

drak cornfields of the earht, my dearest moths

Sometimes i turn adblock off and its like suddenly turning autistic and being dropped in a carnival

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H.P. Hovercraft
Jan 12, 2004

there's a world that we know nothing about, that we can only imagine... and that is the world of books

Slippery Tilde

i like it when the porno streamers want you to turn off adblock and rawdog their content w/ your computer

yogizh
Oct 12, 2015

Whose face you're wearing today ?


At home 0. But I do my share for SA in work where we have Chrome, the major advertisement software with browser functionality. Got scripts off too and a thingy that murders the social network buttons. I just wish I knew how to kill off the suggested posts on Facebook, so I can read my friends shitposting.

fuck the ROW
Aug 29, 2008

by zen death robot


not a single rear end website in the world

unpacked robinhood
Feb 18, 2013

drak cornfields of the earht, my dearest moths

I have SA on my whitelist

Rambling Robot
Sep 13, 2011
Duggar Fan Club Superstar #1 LOL

unpacked robinhood posted:

I have SA on my whitelist

and what do u see? tell us please.

Quote-Unquote
Oct 21, 2002



i like when sites have a big fuckoff popup covering the page telling you to turn off adblock so you just adblock the element that has the popup in and lol hack the planet bitches

Clamps McGraw
May 6, 2009

The Deadliest Crotch



Grimey Drawer

I do whitelist non-intrusive sites but for sites that autoplay video or do massive popunders or animated banners taking up half the screen or whatever, I'll go to extreme and utterly petty lengths to gently caress with site owners

like I will dig out the script and figure out ways to stop certain bits of code being served to me when they block my blocker

I am so far and 5 back-and-forths (his ad is blocked -> he blocks my blocker -> I block his blocker blocker -> he blocks my blocker blocker blocker -> I block his blocker blocker blocker blocker) with a certain site who somehow repeatedly realises I'm thwarting him

The Dennis System
Aug 4, 2014

Nothing in Jurassic World is natural, we have always filled gaps in the genome with the DNA of other animals. And if the genetic code was pure, many of them would look quite different. But you didn't ask for reality, you asked for more teeth.


If everyone used adblock, the internet as we know it wouldn't exist.

Rambling Robot
Sep 13, 2011
Duggar Fan Club Superstar #1 LOL

The Dennis System posted:

If everyone used adblock, the internet as we know it wouldn't exist.

WHICH IS A GOOD THING, INTERNET AS WE KNOW IT IS NOTHING BUT ADS.

The Dennis System
Aug 4, 2014

Nothing in Jurassic World is natural, we have always filled gaps in the genome with the DNA of other animals. And if the genetic code was pure, many of them would look quite different. But you didn't ask for reality, you asked for more teeth.


Rambling Robot posted:

WHICH IS A GOOD THING, INTERNET AS WE KNOW IT IS NOTHING BUT ADS.

Someone has to pay for all those cool websites. I'd rather companies pay for them through advertising than them not existing.

Zorodius
Feb 11, 2007

EA GAMES' MASTERPIECE 'MADDEN 2018 G.O.A.T. EDITION' IS A GLORIOUS TRIUMPH OF ART AND TECHNOLOGY. IT BRINGS GAMEDAY RIGHT TO THE PLAYER AND WHOEVER SAYS OTHERWISE CAN, YOU GUESSED IT...
SUCK THE SHIT STRAIGHT OUT OF MY OWN ASSHOLE.

BUY IT.


nothing, but especially not Spotify.

Spotify gives me unlimited free streaming with no ads. Not really sure why, except I'm blocking all their poo poo.

Rambling Robot
Sep 13, 2011
Duggar Fan Club Superstar #1 LOL

The Dennis System posted:

Someone has to pay for all those cool websites. I'd rather companies pay for them through advertising than them not existing.

I DISAGREE!!!

Professor Shark
May 22, 2012



Pillbug

I adblock everything and laugh at the pathetic pleas to turn it off

Elfface
Nov 14, 2010

Da-na-na-na-na-na-na
IRON JONAH

Why is it that a pop-up blocker and spam filter are considered such vital parts of the internet toolbox that you have to actively disable them from every product worth mentioning, but companies feel like you using an adblocker is some terrible snub to them?

Stickfigure
Sep 4, 2011


Porn sites. Cause I wanna know when there are hot milfs in my area who are dtf.

Bruegels Fuckbooks
Sep 14, 2004

Now, listen - I know the two of you are very different from each other in a lot of ways, but you have to understand that as far as Grandpa's concerned, you're both pieces of shit! Yeah. I can prove it mathematically.

the people who make sites that do this shouldn't have jobs. i just use adblock because otherwise when i browse the internet, i'll see like 10 sites that pretend to be microsoft telling me i have a virus - i don't even give a gently caress about the ads, i just don't want spyware. i don't want a lecture about how i'm stealing money from your website because tbh, pop-up ads are a loving stupid way of making money anyway. sell a book or merchandise or something, i might buy that.

bitterandtwisted
Sep 4, 2006



I installed adblockers on all my dumb relatives' computers so I wouldn't have to keep removing malware from them.

bitterandtwisted
Sep 4, 2006



We have detected that you are using a firewall. Please disable it. Our business depends on installing poo poo on your computer without your knowledge or consent.

CJacobs
Apr 17, 2011

Be mindful of
psychological rejection.


Sites that use "Please disable your ad blocker we rely on ads to live/breathe" block text where the ads usually go make me laugh and I'm glad there is an extension for adblock to also block them

CJacobs
Apr 17, 2011

Be mindful of
psychological rejection.


Beef Turret posted:

The minor inconvenience of seeing an ad every now and then makes it worth it to stifle content creators and the free web.

The minor inconvenience of ad aggregator agencies trying to install malware on my computer

The Dennis System
Aug 4, 2014

Nothing in Jurassic World is natural, we have always filled gaps in the genome with the DNA of other animals. And if the genetic code was pure, many of them would look quite different. But you didn't ask for reality, you asked for more teeth.


CJacobs posted:

Sites that use "Please disable your ad blocker we rely on ads to live/breathe" block text where the ads usually go make me laugh and I'm glad there is an extension for adblock to also block them

Luckily most people aren't like you, or else those sites wouldn't exist. You're a parasite.

Quote-Unquote
Oct 21, 2002



a bloo bloo people are blocking my horrible malware laden adverts however will i fund my poo poo blog now?!

CJacobs
Apr 17, 2011

Be mindful of
psychological rejection.


The Dennis System posted:

Luckily most people aren't like you, or else those sites wouldn't exist. You're a parasite.

Yeah you're right I should turn adblock off just for the privilege of being annoyed and my computer potentially compromised

Turmoil
Jun 27, 2000
Forum Veteran

Young Urchin

SA is the only site I've whitelisted.

I recently updated my filters to allow me to go to Forbes and Wired without it complaining about my blocker. It makes me happy when the site thanks me for disabling my ad blocker while I watch the ad counter tick up.

Professor Shark
May 22, 2012



Pillbug

I hope the next step is Facebook posts berating me for not buying Arbonne and Epicure from my idiot friends

unpacked robinhood
Feb 18, 2013

drak cornfields of the earht, my dearest moths

When your site displays autoplay videos and moving ads you're loving done. It's even worse on mobile with limited data.

I'm glad there are olds and institutional ie users to watch ads though

reignofevil
Nov 7, 2008


The Dennis System posted:

Someone has to pay for all those cool websites. I'd rather companies pay for them through advertising than them not existing.

If everyone in the world would just put five pennies toward shitposting we could fund it until the universe collapses.

*I have not checked these numbers with NASA.

Arrhythmia
Jul 22, 2011


ah, finally, oblivion


yogizh posted:

At home 0. But I do my share for SA in work where we have Chrome, the major advertisement software with browser functionality. Got scripts off too and a thingy that murders the social network buttons. I just wish I knew how to kill off the suggested posts on Facebook, so I can read my friends shitposting.

FB purity is what you want

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007

gimme those gat dang candies



i don't even need to whitelist porn sites, because their lovely, lovely granny porn ads keep showing up anyway.

The Kingfish
Oct 21, 2015




I am ideologically opposed to advertisements.

rezatahs
Jun 9, 2001

by Smythe


ads gay, so block

Falun Bong Refugee
Dec 14, 2015

by FactsAreUseless


Absolutely none, but they all use native advertising now anyway so you can't block it.

PallasAthene
Dec 6, 2010

Why, vixen, have you again set the gods by the ears in the pride and haughtiness of your heart?


Do the sites get credit/money for you watching the ad, or do you have to click on it or even buy what's being advertised for the site to get paid?

a7m2
Jul 9, 2012


Clamps McGraw posted:

I am so far and 5 back-and-forths (his ad is blocked -> he blocks my blocker -> I block his blocker blocker -> he blocks my blocker blocker blocker -> I block his blocker blocker blocker blocker) with a certain site who somehow repeatedly realises I'm thwarting him

lol yeah im sure that this is what happened

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scuba school sucks
Aug 30, 2012

The brilliance of my posting illuminates the forums like a jar of shining gold when all around is dark

reignofevil posted:

I am pretty sure we should just make laws against advertising OP. I feel like it was a fine experiment but honestly the privilege has been abused and we should probably go back to a world where every surface we own ISN'T plastered with some commandment to buy poo poo and then see if we like it for half a decade or so.

I'd say, okay the Constitution has laws that say people get free speech. There's nowhere that says corporations are people, so who the Hell thinks corporations get free speech? (Corporations = People is dumb unconstitutional bullshit, the Constitution doesn't say for example that the East India Company totally counts as five thirds of a person.) So now the solution is to say corporations can have ads but each ad has to have a person's signature on it and then treat that ad as a check. If I write Wal-Mart a check that says I agree to pay them four hundred bucks for clothes, food, and guns, then that check turns out bad, I can be fined thousands of dollars and thrown in jail. So if Wal-Mart has a misleading ad or SomethingAwful runs an ad that installs BonziBuddy on my avatar, Sam Walton or Lowtax or whoever goes to jail as though they had wrote a bad check.

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