Ads are killing the internet!!!!

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Theclamshell, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    Greetings,
    I am disgusted at modern websites. The amount of flash animation and pop ups really makes me sick. I really think something needs to be done before the internet turns into a g*d dam billboard.

    Today i was on boston.com and a huge symantec ad pops up covering the whole page! i had to reload just to get rid of the dam thing. I am disgusted what it has come too, do i need a quad core desktop just to browse?? because my SR macbook gets the beachball on certain pages even.

    Yes i know there are add ons for firefox which i use and love but it makes me sick to know that you have to download stuff just to make a computer usable on the internet.

    Now what really angers me is that some of my old macs are unusable, yes i know things get old and it is time to upgrade but it makes me sick when i have to do it because some F****** company wants me too see their new product.

    What do you all think of the internet and its ads?
     
  2. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    If it weren't for such heavy amounts of flash on the internet, I have no doubt many people would still be perfectly fine using MUCH older computers. Its insane how much the internet has "grown up" over just the past 3 or 4 years. I would bet that for most computer users, the internet has become the "application" with the highest system requirements.
     
  3. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    I agree with you entirely. Ads have been getting more and more bothersome online in the last couple of years.
     
  4. eyefoniac macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I must agree. There was one I came across today (I believe for a free laptop, haha), it took up the entire screen and couldn't be closed just by hitting the "x" in the window. Once has to click the x, then hit two additional windows confirming one wants to close the ad. Not difficult in the least bit and I understand they pay to advertise. . . but c'mon guys!
     
  5. johnhw macrumors 6502

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    Get Safari Adblock It blocks all ads, MacDailyNews is fast without the ads. :D

    I do agree though, ads just kill the internet.
     
  6. windywoo macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately advertising is the reason you usually don't pay anything to read a website. However I don't think this is an excuse for them to plaster their obnoxious, animated, bandwidth eating bollocks all over the page.

    With magazine advertising its static, and you can happily read what you like without being distracted. Web advertising deliberately sets out to stand out from the rest of the page, making browsing a more complicated experience than it needs to be.
     
  7. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    At least Macrumors is ok, actually one of the better websites ad-wise,

    and yes, add ons are a godsend because without them it would be much worse. One thing that also really bothers me is i cant browse well on my clamshell :p
     
  8. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Ads? What ads? Try Firefox + AdBlock Plus. It rocks. It's the first thing I install on any install of Firefox. I actually didn't know there was something similar for Safari. I may have to check that out. I have also used NoScript for Firefox, which really kills ads. My gripe is that it also kills stuff I want to see. I hate playing "which one of these sites will actually let me watch this video?" with it.

    But, yeah, ads suck and they are getting worse.
     
  9. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes! i use adblock plus on my macbook its awseome.
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    No doubt, way too many ads are in your face, flashy and obtrusive. Sadly, a fact of life. We all want free content.
     
  11. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Safari Adblock is a necessity on my 3 year old computer which can do everything else short of video editing completely fine. Pisses me right off. It's the flashing ones disguised as games which annoy me most, followed by the whole screen fiascos. Enough of them on one page and I have to force quit Safari :mad:

    Then again I should be happy with what I have, tried to browse the internet on my parents' 8 year old PC last week. That was unbelievable.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    ads? what ads on the internet?

    that add on is a godsend
     
  13. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    I use firefox with adblock+ and NoScript. Adds are no longer an issue. Heck, I havn't seen an add in a looong time.
     
  14. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    My grandma uses a 433Mhz celeron on dialup :eek:

    I wish a law could come into effect that bans some ads but i sure dont want to pay someone to acess their webpage on top of cable fees
     
  15. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    I regularly use a 7 year old G4 for web/email and aside from heavy flash sites or playing back h.264 video I really don't have a problem.


    Lethal
     
  16. windywoo macrumors 6502a

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    Click2flash would be another useful app. Flash doesn't even download until you click the link. Might be called clicktoflash.
     
  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i use the flashblock add on
     
  18. windywoo macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I do too, but clicktoflash does the same for Safari.
     
  19. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i wish i had the skill to make a browser with all those included like an adblocking browser, that would be awseome!
     
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  21. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    is there anything toblock the banner ads that dont move? like on facebook even to block the frames all together
     
  22. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    for FF, adblock plus. for safari. safariblock. done. ;)
     
  23. talkingfuture macrumors 65816

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    Got to say that recently I have started to dislike the adverts everywhere. Some websites are ok but others go way over the top. I used to think any adverts were great as long as the content was free, now I am swinging round to the idea of paying for stuff I really want (like TV and Films via iTunes) rather than being bombarded with ads (YouTube or Hulu etc).

    When it comes to sites like this or newspapers, I would rather look at ads than pay a subscription. I just hope they keep them tasteful.
     
  24. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    yah when I was without DSL for two months last year I thought I would lose my mind loading news sites on a 56k dialup. I put NoScript into super lockdown mode and just removed bookmarks to sites that wouldn't show me a news article without flash. I was :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Eventually I couldn't take the slow crawl. Fortunately around then Frontier had backed off their idea of implementing a 5GB per month cap on DSL accounts, so I went back to it on a promotional discount, but -- looking at you flashy advertisers here-- I didn't ever go back to those sites that I had dropped while I was on dialup!
     
  25. D A macrumors regular

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    The title of this thread should really be "Flash is killing the Internet". It's the biggest piece of **** ever created. I wouldn't surf the net without AdBlock and NoScript. Those two extensions make the net a lot more usable.
     

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