for those who have a moral problem with ad blockers...

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by thekayman, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    #2 can get lost, in this day people, companies left & right are drooling for every penny, & act like theyll be exited off the planet if they cant spam u with ads, "nooo please support us we help u with "information etc" bla bla". so we have to "pay" for it with 2x ~ 10x loading time? eating our cell data or even wifi? battery life? get out..

    ads are out of control, invasive, annoying, spammed, not counting those that are questionably a privacy problem (& im not even one of the privacy paranoid either), maybe if online advertising wasnt abused we wouldnt need ad & popup blockers..THANK YOU APPLE FOR THIS FEATURE
  2. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    At work we use IE on Windows and obviously no ad blocks - unless you do something like that you forget how totally out of hand ads have gotten. There is often more ads than content. I have no moral issues with blocking ads - no more than ad agencies have in giving me ads. Putting garbage on people's screens is more morally wrong than blocking them
  3. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    If adverts weren't so invasive there would be no need for ad blockers. The ad industry has brought this on themselves IMO and I have no sympathy whatsoever
  4. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    they deserve no sympathy .... they are ruining our browsing experience by adding ads after ads, in a totally uncontrolled way.
    Very happy to have the capability to block them
  5. Zazoh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    We block Spam - same thing. They need to make ads that are targeted, minimal and don't take up more than content and they may be effective again.
  6. Orlaam macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2013
    I don't understand this "moral" dilemma with ads. Why should we be exposed to them? In reality, anyone who has spent a great deal of time online ignores them anyhow, so they're only eating up precious bandwidth. Every YouTube ad I am forced to have load on my phone is skipped and/or not watched. I completely tune it out and look for the skip button. Same for all ads that pop-up on the screen in Safari.

    I use FireFox on my PC and don't see ads normally. They are not effective. I have really learned in all these years to ignore what ads I do see.
  7. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    You do realise that this is precisely the reason why these websites load so slowly? The problem is often not the visual component of advertising, it is the intelligence in the form of extensive JavaScript and concurrent data connections that puts a burden upon your browser and violates your privacy. What we need are ads that are not targeted anymore, like they were before. Like TV commercials, billboards and ads in newspapers and magazines.
  9. emilioestevez Suspended


    Aug 25, 2015
    Ads loading use more bandwidth, draw more power, and cause more annoyance. They can die in a fire. I have no moral qualms about banishing all of them from my view.
  10. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    yea, the number of articles on websites trying to drag my interests in to line with theirs with regards to ads... they can do one.
  11. deviant macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2007
    "moral". lol. how about the morals of people who put 1000 ads on their sites that require more bandwidth to load ads than to load said site. nothanks
  12. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    The world needs AD channel...only ads are allowed to advertise it on Ad channel t.v. or create a channel MAINLY for Ads. *youtube
  13. sn macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2011
    Fully agree. And I work at an ad agency.

    I think we in the ad industry need to see this not as a threat but as an opportunity. The kick up the arse we need to get our sh*t together and take steps towards contributing positively to the consumer experience.
  14. Aston441 macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2014
    People in advertisement are some of the most immoral jerks on the planet. It is morally responsible to keep their evil out of my life.
  15. Aston441 macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2014

    i have no words
  16. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Yeah, pick out random things skipping a bunch of relevant things in between and try to make something out of it? Pretty much no actual words almost literally.
  17. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2014
    sitting on a beach watching a DC simulation ...
    I'd rather have an ad blocker that lets me select the ad type and block it going forward. The in your face you have tyo deal with me to continue and video ads.

    Targeted ads I can see. Gone are the days of Viagra, feminine product and male enhancement ads. Targeted ads help pay for some things. A targeted ad can take the place of email notifications about a certain class of items going on sale.

    However, there is a limit.
  18. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    The way I see it, ads cause me to use bandwidth for which I pay good money. I wouldn't mind ads so much if I paid a flat rate regardless of how much mobile bandwidth I use, but that is not the case.

    I will continue to fight against ads on my mobile devices until advertisers are wiling to help me pay for the bandwidth they waste.
  19. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended


    May 23, 2015
    Using or not using an ad blocker has absolutely nothing to do with morals.
  20. Ormuz macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2015
    Of course it does... I want the ad companies to keep giving money to Google while the websites load slower...
  21. Jimmy James, Oct 20, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2015

    Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    I wonder how many people opposed to blocking web page ads use a secondary email address to avoid ads.
  22. canesalato macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2010
    mackeeper anyone?
    those kind of ads should be illegal!
  23. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    This is not a moral issue. If advertisers want us to view ads they should consider paying for our phone and internet bills. The way I see it is I pay the bills, I choose what I want to view or not view. Leave it to the ad industry and web sites that steal our privacy and data to try to make this a moral issue. I guess thats their only argument because otherwise I'd call it theft on their part.
  24. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2015
    Pune, India
    I think ads should be restricted to genuinely new products or services, which won't be known to people unless you advertise. And that too should be completely non-intrusive, non-bandwidth hoggin simple text ads. what really is the point of say Coke advertising to me? I know they exists..i know pepsi exists, and all their sub brands. When I want to buy a soda i goto a soda machine and pick one. Why would they need to advertise to me the whole day? I'll anyways pick the one I like.

    Same with established companies with established products. If you have nothing new to offer, whats the point of advertising it.

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