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Why shouldn't we use ad blockers?

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1 year ago#1
I have visited many forums and I noticed that most of them warn us not to use any ad blocking software. Is there any specific reason to not use them or they just want their advertising revenue from adsense coming in to them?
1 year ago#2
They just want money, however alot of ads install spyware and are a waste of time, so I adblock everything
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1 year ago#3
For sites like these, you can just lol since they have no fear of closing down due to not enough ad revenue (being owned by CBS and all). It really only matters on smaller sites where they'd be hosting out of pocket otherwise. And there are actually a scant few sites round the net that have relevant/useful ads, apparently.
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1 year ago#4
Pokenub posted...
They just want money, however alot of ads install spyware and are a waste of time, so I adblock everything


Yes, you're right, but I have heard that a new ad blocker called adguard/adguard.com (something like that) is free from such hazards, but others do track your activities and has links with giant advertisers like google. Is that true?
1 year ago#5
aak57 posted...
For sites like these, you can just lol since they have no fear of closing down due to not enough ad revenue (being owned by CBS and all). It really only matters on smaller sites where they'd be hosting out of pocket otherwise. And there are actually a scant few sites round the net that have relevant/useful ads, apparently.


Maybe you're right, but I don't think Escapist is a small site. Isn't it?
1 year ago#6
Tried internet with ads. Was not amused. Nothing gets through now.
1 year ago#7
Trust me: they track you. They record everything you do on the web. If you use adblock what Google and others do will not affect you in the slightest and you can browse safely. Ever wonder why Google removed adblock from the store? Ever wondered why they want to guilt trip you into allowing ads and cookies?
1 year ago#8
If there's one site I'm proud to use adblock in, it's gamefaqs.
1 year ago#9
If you use adblock what Google and others do will not affect you in the slightest

false. there are other ways of tracking you that do not involve ads, come on now
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1 year ago#10
What warnings? I haven't seen this with my adblock software.
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