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Please consider disabling AdBlock

:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That message infuriates me!

I mean, I installed AdBlock for a reason. I hate seeing ads everywhere I go, especially on YouTube where it superimposes the advertisement on the video. But I have to say the ones that randomly start playing audio annoy me the most. :iconfuuuplz:

But still, some websites are all "We generate revenue due to ads, so please turn AdBlock off". No.

Not gonna happen. I really like my ad free internet. I get enough commercials from TV and the radio in the car. :icongrumpplz:
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:iconartisticaxis:
ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
After sitting through a minute long ad, I got adblock.
So fuck em all.
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:iconkinrift:
Kinrift Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I choose not to use Adblock. I want the people on Youtube I watch to get money from me, so hey.
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Abrigedfoamy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
but you need to know about this product that you think you won't buy but you will becasue are website blocking ads tells you to buy it because you need to buy it to live and buy this product
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Balaria Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The advertisers and site owners have no one else to blame but themselves. When you start pushing shit ads that slow down your site, distribute viruses, play sounds, hijack the screen and generally make your site look like a circus on heroine, why are you surprised people start blocking your shit?
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Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I could put up with it if they didn't suck down my processing power so much with bloated flash files, irritate the hell out of me with surprise audio, play audio without even a image to let me know which page it is on, or (the worst) have a great big "download" button on it on a page were I'm trying to download something. I've lost count how many times I've had to trawl through my programs to uninstall the sneaky shit that got access that way.
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:iconsinisterstick:
SinisterStick Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So you don't mind paying out of your ass every month to keep the site alive?
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconimhighplz::iconhypnolaplz: !!! CAPITALISM !!! :iconhypnolaplz::iconurhighplz:
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darkanddefiant Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
i love adblock.

now if those fucking popups will go away.
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Ashieepants Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I ended up getting in a fit of anger and installed Adblock after one of those banner ads with audio scared the fuck out of me. (RIP headphone user?)

I used a computer with no Adblock, and almost every fucking video I loaded had a 30 second ad right before it. When it blatantly gets in the way of my time and Internet usage, then I get pissy. Put them on the fucking side-panels, NOT before my video.
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PegasusQueen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Your contact lenses have arrived.
1-800 contacts? They can't have my brand.
I have special eyes.
Look! Look with your special eyes!
MY BRAND!

I have it memorized completely.
Adds don't have as much fun as they could have.
The thing is.... We can make them fun!

Question is: If adds were fun, would you watch them?
Here are some fun adds!
[link]
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't breathe. Laughing too hard. That Mass Effect one was the best.

Ads like that are funny and I will sometimes go searching for them on YouTube. Like this one for example: [link] (still the funniest one I've ever seen)

It's just the constant bombardment on the internet where they force me to watch an ad before I do anything else that annoys me.
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PegasusQueen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
BUT if every add was unique and funny would you watch them?
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:iconthe-uglytruth:
The-UglyTruth Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Its 'ad'. Short for 'advertisement'. Add is the action of combining things.
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PegasusQueen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
ohh okay
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Jellybean9000 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really mind the ads unless it's one of those Flash ads with sound. Gets quite annoying when you're trying to listen to music.
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redmarlin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Yeah, especially on DA. At first I played along and turned it off, because I like this site and I wanted to help them out, but then I got an ad that played audio, and I said, "well DA, you've lost your ad priveleges". Nowadays though, I have the membership, so.. :shrug:
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, no ads was the exact reason I got a sub to begin with. I had a stock account that didn't have one and dreaded logging into it because of all the ads that messed with the layout of the site.
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:iconatlantech:
Atlantech Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah with all these fucking ads, it makes you wonder why you're paying for the internet. It's pretty much like paying to be spammed to fucking hell and back.
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:iconthe-uglytruth:
The-UglyTruth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I have never once used adblock and probably never will. :shrug:
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well if you can live without it that's fine by me. We all have different tolerance levels.
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:iconpokey-bunny:
Pokey-Bunny Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I feel like the ads are there so the sites are free so I don't mind dealing with them too much.
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shobonimaster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Especially considering they don't make money unless you click, and those of use that use Ad Block wouldn't be clicking even if we could see the ads.
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:iconstaple-salad:
staple-salad Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I don't mind ads unless they are loud and annoying. But i also work in advertising...
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mind clever ads. I even took a course in high school that mainly dealt with media and advertising. Next to yearbook, it was the most fun course I took.

It's just when I see the same ad over and over and over when I'm trying to watch videos on YouTube I get annoyed.
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Do they really generate that much revenue though? I can’t remember the last time I bought something because I saw an online ad for it. Or a television one, for that matter. I change the radio station when the commercials come on.
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I doubt it. But then I don't run my own website so... :shrug:

When I go shopping on the Internet I usually have a good idea what I'm going to get and try to stick to it. I only resort to Internet shopping if it's something I know I can't buy anywhere else or the store that's selling it is only in the States or something.
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:iconmisterkhact:
MisterKhact Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
:iconmoneyplz: Capitalism! :iconmoneyplz:
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OmicronWanderer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
most ads don't other me.

the only ones that do are the horid malware/virus spreading ones.

and those horrid audio ones that play at a ridiculously high volume..
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly why I have AdBlock.
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:iconpakaku:
Pakaku Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
The problem with ads is nothing appeals to me. Targeted Advertising doesn't work either. Since they get no clicks from me, I don't add to the revenue. It's all a waste of bandwidth.
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
With targeted advertising I always just go "yeah, that's nice. Don't need it." and I move on.
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CelestialSheep Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I actually like blocking ads. If only there was a Stupid Blocker for the internet. The internet would be so quiet... So peaceful.
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:iconarvellas:
Arvellas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Ta da! [link]
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:iconredmarlin:
redmarlin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
A medal, for this great gift. :iconmedalplz:
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:iconcelestialsheep:
CelestialSheep Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May songs and accolades of your greatness be sung on the ground where you walk.
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:iconarvellas:
Arvellas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I didn't make it, I only knew of its existence. =P
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And at times, so boring.

Sometimes I get a giggle out of people's stupidity.
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:iconcelestialsheep:
CelestialSheep Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmmmmmm. You're right there. Without the lesser minds, the balance of the internet would be overthrown. For every smart existence, 10 stupid ones must exist.

Wouldn't want the interwebz to fail.
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's right!
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:iconprosaix:
prosaix Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I am like an ad, except there is no adblock for me. :la:
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I should invent ProsaixBlock and make millions! :evillaugh:
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:iconprosaix:
prosaix Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Maybe. :lol:
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but you haven't really done anything to annoy me, so I don't have the motivation. Plus I'm lazy.
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ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I use adblock to block out all of the ads on this decade old Win2k computer so I don't have a problem with that at all.

I mean, telling the end user to "turn off Adblock" in order for companies to generate revenue due to ads isn't going to help things and neither are the ads themselves. There's a reason to disable ads...to block any drive-by malware or viruses that might get onto your computer.
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true too. I've gotten viruses from certain ads. Especially those that spawn multiple windows.
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've gotten malware once when I was using Windows Vista on a laptop before it quit working.
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My internet security usually caught it and removed it, but even that happened too many times. AdBlock just seems like a nice additional safety net.
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what AdBlock does! :hug:
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SanguineLaw Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"STOP ASKING ME TO REMOVE ADBLOCK!"

1 year later:

"WHY THE FUCK DID SITE X CLOSE DOWN? WHAT THE HELL!!"
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
STOP USING ADBLOCK.
people stop using ad block.
Huh? people don't want to come to this site because of viruses? I don't have viruses here!
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