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2014-01-05 01:25:44 PM  
11 votes:
And THIS is why so many people use Adblock.
2014-01-05 01:30:15 PM  
7 votes:
i42.tinypic.com
LOL, not going to happen.
2014-01-05 01:36:20 PM  
3 votes:
People still use Yahoo?

People don't use AdBlock?

/remembersparents
/remembersinlaws
/remembersclients
/remembersmostpeople

Ahhh.. figures.
2014-01-05 01:56:25 PM  
2 votes:

farkingbubbler: A simple banner is one thing. Full blown video w/ sound, pop-ups, pop-unders, click-throughs, animation overlays, side-banner wallpaper... entirely different.


Exactly.

If it were just banners or small things in the sidebar, sure. But hell no. Popups, popunders, things that cover the screen (loading five seconds after the page does), autoplay videos, and ad servers that aren't working properly and slow EVERYTHING down, I'll take AdBlock, thanks.

If you want to finance your site through ads, feel free to do as Fark does- park a small banner asking you to whitelist the site or take a paid option to support things. But if I whitelist you, I'd better not start seeing those damned jiggling ads about one weird trick or having the site load slowly because one of your adservers is running on a 286 located on a dialup connection in Ulan Bator. I see that, it's back on and go fark yourself.
2014-01-05 01:50:26 PM  
2 votes:

letrole: Mad_Radhu: And THIS is why so many people use Adblock.

Not really.

The reason so many people use adblock is that they're leeches who can't play fair with the most democratic and efficient manner of financing the web.


DIAF. A simple banner is one thing. Full blown video w/ sound, pop-ups, pop-unders, click-throughs, animation overlays, side-banner wallpaper... entirely different. Then there's that BuzzFeed crap...

JSOnline, regularly linked to here on Fark, recently logged 36 blocked ads on one visit, just on their home page. And that's not excessive for what reason? ESPECIALLY since they're now behind a pay wall?
2014-01-05 01:39:26 PM  
2 votes:
I run NoScript and AdBlock and still got nailed by something last week. If you happen to run across "Level Quality Watcher", or "Scorpion Saver", they are bad news. Needed the full bag of tricks to clean that shiat out.
2014-01-05 01:32:13 PM  
2 votes:

Mad_Radhu: And THIS is why so many people use Adblock.


QFT. I don't mind advertising (sometimes it even alerts me to products/services that are both relevant AND less expensive), but I loathe Java/Flash ads; they slow my browsing down, randomly get noisy, and can be malware vectors. No thanks!
2014-01-05 01:30:09 PM  
2 votes:
Mad_Radhu: And THIS is why so many people use Adblock.

Not really.

The reason so many people use adblock is that they're leeches who can't play fair with the most democratic and efficient manner of financing the web.
2014-01-05 01:29:31 PM  
2 votes:
Who the fark still has Java enabled in their browsers?
2014-01-05 01:26:45 PM  
2 votes:

Mad_Radhu: And THIS is why so many people use Adblock.


.
2014-01-05 02:37:11 PM  
1 votes:

Yankees Team Gynecologist: letrole: Mad_Radhu: And THIS is why so many people use Adblock.

Not really.

The reason so many people use adblock is that they're leeches who can't play fair with the most democratic and efficient manner of financing the web.

I actually like this trend towards inline sponsored content (marked as such) that takes the same form factor as a site's normal content, and hope it settles in as the standard going forward.  The traditional methods of Autoplay flash ads, popups, and popovers are shiat, plain and simple.  They're intrusive, slow down performance, exhibit utter contempt for the viewer, and of course are easy vectors for malware.

And I can't speak for everyone, but I still pay plenty of attention to TV ads even with DVR.  I probably pay more attention since I don't get up to leave and come back.  I fast-forward, but stop and watch if something catches my eye.  I wouldn't be surprised if DVR has had no negative impact on ad effectiveness, maybe even a positive one.  The only thing that suffers are syndicated/rerun shows spammed across the schedule that non-DVR channel-surfers get hooked on because they don't get to watch on their terms.


Drew is smart not to have comments available on sponsored links though. He tried that before and we trashed the company.
2014-01-05 02:34:37 PM  
1 votes:

poodebunker: Bslim: Dafuq is a "yahoo" ?

I think that's one of those duck dynasty guys


I thought it was the guy from the classic biopic Young Einstein?
2014-01-05 02:05:35 PM  
1 votes:
I never minded ads from websites because I like free content, but my girlfriend got two of these java malware exploits from the ads on a celebrity gossip website. After that it was adblock.

thisiswhywecanthavenicethings.jpg
2014-01-05 02:01:29 PM  
1 votes:
Whenever I have to use a computer without ad-blocking, I'm amazed at the level of crap people are willing to endure to browse the internet.
2014-01-05 01:57:25 PM  
1 votes:
Once upon a time when I visited a normal website and I heard Java spinning up from the harddrive, I got a toggle on my browser, so Java stays off unless needed. No need for Java, but the site wanted it on.

/Flashblock toggle
//Blacklist javascript on some sites that has some homeless squirrel begging for nuts, even though he has two between his legs.
///[post ad image of some high color flashing piece of crap that distracts from the actual article]

Up next: How websites steal your notepad(copy) contents and you biatch on help forums on how'd they get your personal information that you were copy/pasting only in your computers contents.
2014-01-05 01:50:41 PM  
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Why do people still have Java(not Javascript) on their machines?


Farkin Minecraft & such.

powhound: I run NoScript and AdBlock and still got nailed by something last week. If you happen to run across "Level Quality Watcher", or "Scorpion Saver", they are bad news. Needed the full bag of tricks to clean that shiat out.


Got attacked by some link off of fark two weeks ago or so even while running those too.  There is definitely a ramp up of that sort of activity on the tubes right now.
2014-01-05 01:50:04 PM  
1 votes:

BalugaJoe: What do people do on Yahoo?  dunno.


More accurate of what people do on Yahoo...

img547.imageshack.us
2014-01-05 01:48:59 PM  
1 votes:
"Clients visiting yahoo.com received advertisements served by ads.yahoo.com"

HAHA I have that crap blocked 6 different ways
2014-01-05 01:46:15 PM  
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: [i42.tinypic.com image 850x73]
LOL, not going to happen.


I get this and I don't even use adblock.  I just use Flashblock.

/Oddly enough, I'd pay a buck or two a month for an ad-free version of Fark that doesn't give me access to TotalFark.
//I just can't justify paying for TF when I can't afford to spend as much time here as I already do.
2014-01-05 01:45:43 PM  
1 votes:

AngryDragon: Quick!  SOmeone release another picture of the cute CEO!  Stat!


healthyceleb.com

/eh, close enough for FARK
2014-01-05 01:38:16 PM  
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: [i42.tinypic.com image 850x73]
LOL, not going to happen.


After a malware injection from the FARK servers, I get that image a lot too.  But only at home.  The computers at work are locked down, so I make do with just not viewing FARK at all from work.
2014-01-05 01:36:28 PM  
1 votes:

letrole: Mad_Radhu: And THIS is why so many people use Adblock.

Not really.

The reason so many people use adblock is that they're leeches who can't play fair with the most democratic and efficient manner of financing the web.


Yes indeed.  It's horrible how these people have the audacity to block ads and even run anti-malware software, preventing phishers from getting access to their credit cards and Paypal accounts so they can feed their humble familes and keep the internet running.
2014-01-05 01:34:48 PM  
1 votes:

letrole: Mad_Radhu: And THIS is why so many people use Adblock.

Not really.

The reason so many people use adblock is that they're leeches who can't play fair with the most democratic and efficient manner of financing the web.


Yeah.  That's it.

Big Merl: Wait, so you're saying there are people NOT running Adblock?


That's not as surprising as people actually still using Yahoo.

/I heard some sports fanatics and overseas folks and old people and hard core users of their first email and some misguided companies still do...
//missing anything?
2014-01-05 01:29:17 PM  
1 votes:
Wait, so you're saying there are people NOT running Adblock?
2014-01-05 01:28:40 PM  
1 votes:
Quick!  SOmeone release another picture of the cute CEO!  Stat!
 
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