That's exactly my viewpoint on it. I just hate those ads that cover the page/make noise/say "free [insert item here]!"/ or are incredibly flashy (including any Adobe Flash ads). If ad companies just showed a little more courtesy and didn't try to shove it down your throat, I'd be happy to not block their ads.I block ad servers with a custom HOSTS file and I use adblock plus on firefox.
if all ads were discreet, showed some effort to keep their text in context and did not make me risk having porn show up when I'm looking for underwear, I'd be happy not to block stuff. since this is not an ideal world we live in, I prefer to block this content and guarantee some control on my browsing sessions by restricting pop ups to the maximum.
Right, a "simple motion" which is annoying. I generally don't have Flash turned on in the first place (and yes Flash ads are annoying), and I block pop-ups because they are, in fact, annoying. Just like if you were walking down the street and people constantly jumped in front of you, yelling and screaming for you to buy various products...that would be annoying, even though it would be a "simple motion" to just step around them.It's a simple motion of moving the mouse and clicking, people.
I thought most ads only counted if they were clicked (not that it would make a difference in your case).Yes.
(As I understand it)... I don't think it matters if you block them or not. It's a page hit for the site either way; it doesn't know it's being blocked. Even if I could see the ad, I am not going to click it so the result is the same, and a win-win for me and the site.
I think both can be true. I think clicking an ad is their ideal but I would imagine some sites have a deal with the advertisers that simply displaying their ad on their page would at least partially 'count' (by hits). I really don't know for sure but it seems logical.I thought most ads only counted if they were clicked (not that it would make a difference in your case).
With TV, the networks still get their money whether or not you skip past them. The only way anyone will get more money from you viewing the ad is if you actually go out and buy everything you see on TV....I don't block ads, I feel like I'm "stealing" content from webpages if I don't see them. Same as why even though I have a TiVo, I don't skip the commericals on my recorded programs. The ads pay for the site, the least I can do is look at them.
EDIT: Realized I already posted here. Oh well.
That's why I love my TiVo. I record programs I watch, start watching them about 10 minutes after their scheduled start, and can skip right past all of the ads.As with many others, I black pop-ups and find Ads becoming more and more distracting.
I want to BLOCK Ads on CABLE, I've seen them ALL a hundred times before, or do I watch to much TV?
Well I feel like I'm ripping off the people who paid to put the ads on TV. They paid good money to put it on there, and I feel like they at least deserve to be watched, even if I'm not going to buy whatever it is they're selling.With TV, the networks still get their money whether or not you skip past them. The only way anyone will get more money from you viewing the ad is if you actually go out and buy everything you see on TV....