Reply to post: Re: My heart bleeds

Blocking ads? Smaller digital publishers are smacked the hardest

Terry 6 Silver badge

Re: My heart bleeds

I did not start using ad-blockers the minute I discovered one. Nor for a long time after. I even click(ed) on ads to help the sites gain revenue, and sometimes because the ads were actually interesting*.

But when the flashing, moving, inane and obstructive ads started to get in the way I grabbed ad-block+

The right to earn money through a website is one thing. Eating bandwidth and making a visual assault on me to the point that the site ceases to even be accessible is another.

*n.b. "Interesting" is not the same as marketing droids' idea of "relevant". What they consider "relevant" appears to be something I've already searched for, so their poxy ads are pure annoyance. "Interesting" would be something I hadn't already thought of. And I don't think I'm that unusual in this matter.

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