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Cow Poke
12-13-2016, 07:35 AM
I've noticed more and more sites - particularly news sites - are having a pop-up announcing "you have an ad blocker...." and forcing you to turn off ad blocker for their site, or pay a subscription. Some of them let you visit their site 3 times or so, then start the blocking.

I HATE their ads, because so many times, you're trying to read the text, and the screen keeps jumping around as ads are inserted here and there, reformatting the page in the process.

There.

I ranted.

Sparko
12-13-2016, 07:54 AM
Please remove your ad blocker for this page if you wish to post on Theologyweb.

Sparko
12-13-2016, 08:15 AM
Normally when I get the ad blocker or pay wall thing, I just google for another source of the article. Everyone copies the same stories from each other nowadays anyway so you can find the same story on at least half a dozen sites or blogs. If they want to stop me from reading their article because I have an ad blocker, then fine, I won't read their site. They just lost my patronage and I can go somewhere else.

One Bad Pig
12-13-2016, 08:41 AM
Normally when I get the ad blocker or pay wall thing, I just google for another source of the article. Everyone copies the same stories from each other nowadays anyway so you can find the same story on at least half a dozen sites or blogs. If they want to stop me from reading their article because I have an ad blocker, then fine, I won't read their site. They just lost my patronage and I can go somewhere else.
I recently posted a link to a site with an ad blocker message, because the other source was Breitbart and I didn't want the loyal opposition to have a fainting spell.

Sparko
12-13-2016, 08:50 AM
I recently posted a link to a site with an ad blocker message, because the other source was Breitbart and I didn't want the loyal opposition to have a fainting spell.
That's half the fun! You post an article from a site that you know they will complain is fake, then to shut them up, you give them the same story from a source they can't dispute.

Christianbookworm
12-13-2016, 09:26 AM
If ads weren't so obtrusive and full of malware, we wouldn't block them! Newsflash! If your ads are well behaved, they will pass the adblock!

Cow Poke
12-13-2016, 09:34 AM
Normally when I get the ad blocker or pay wall thing, I just google for another source of the article. Everyone copies the same stories from each other nowadays anyway so you can find the same story on at least half a dozen sites or blogs. If they want to stop me from reading their article because I have an ad blocker, then fine, I won't read their site. They just lost my patronage and I can go somewhere else.

EGGzackly, and I figure their analytics detects that, and maybe they'll get a clue that their "readership" is actually down because of their greed.

Cow Poke
12-13-2016, 09:35 AM
That's half the fun! You post an article from a site that you know they will complain is fake, then to shut them up, you give them the same story from a source they can't dispute.

What are you - some kind of troll magnet or something? :glare:

Sparko
12-13-2016, 09:55 AM
What are you - some kind of troll magnet or something? :glare:That would be ACTUAL trolling, thenk yew very much.