If you're trying to keep me off this site by using more and more intrusive advertising, congratulations it's working.
adblock works like a charm, thanks!Download adblock.
I had enough when the starbucks ad was a small video that wouldn't leave me alone, here and elsewhere with the videos.
Adblock, free and wonderful.
I understand that the suppliers of this web sites need the ad money.
BUT when the ads overwhelm the site, then its too much.
Or when the site is slowed BECAUSE the ad needs to load first, then the content I want to see is allowed to load.
Some sites wont let you in if they detect an ad blocker, well I can go elsewhere if that's the case.
No one has exclusive info monopoly.
Some of the ad hosting companies even admit that the system is eating itself. The more reputable ad hosting companies try to keep scam and malware ads out, as well as the slow loading and resource hogging ads out, but some will get by. Less reputable ad hosters don't even try.Online advertising is a vicious circle, even without getting into the non-existent ethics. Site owner can't afford to pay the hosting fees, so accepts "minimal" advertising. Users are extremely put off by irrelevant and intrusive ads and blacklist the advertiser; ad revenue falls to near zero; site stacks up the adverts to make up the apparent shortfall; and on it goes. Eventually the site becomes an abandoned wasteland of malware and spam accounts.
Don't look at me like that, I've seen it happen times without number.
If folks didn't click on them, or respond to "Nigerian bank" emails, etc. they wouldn't keep throwing them out there, sigh. But it is not the malicious ads that are the problem that started this discussion, it is the slow loading, resource hogging video based ads that make it nearly impossible to use the forum.Ads CAN be ok.
BUT no web site looks at itself and checks out the ads.
There can be ads that are ok.
BUT a lot of them look very suspicious, and who clicks on them anyway?
We all know NOT to click on these ads - right???