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Why shouldn't we use ad blockers?

#11SneakiestNegPosted 5/3/2014 9:22:54 AM
True but tracking you for commercial purposes involves ads. Also I don't use social media and use a different computer to book flights and hotels.
#12ni12345pPosted 5/3/2014 9:24:57 AM
If tracking is what you're worried about, then may I suggest Ghostery? It shows you all of the trackers and lets you block them. Adblock + Ghostery = win
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#13MithrilMonarchPosted 5/3/2014 9:30:05 AM
Pokenub posted...
They just want money, however alot of ads install spyware and are a waste of time, so I adblock everything

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#14SneakiestNegPosted 5/3/2014 9:34:00 AM
Pro tip ni.
#15YuniuninuniunPosted 5/3/2014 9:34:59 AM
I don't like being tracked so I don't use the internet
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#16TropicMoon10Posted 5/3/2014 9:55:26 AM
I don't use ad block on my tablet and I try to disable it on YT channels that I like.

They really are obnoxious and awful though. But some content providers simply need that money
#17LMTTNPosted 5/3/2014 9:59:04 AM
Because self-indulgent YouTube/Twitch gaming channels will complain if you do.
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#18LazyyAmericanPosted 5/3/2014 10:19:36 AM
If I.feel a's two right.turns down dark uninhabited alleyways then a left and a're anonymous again.
Quite the coexist in a world that ostracizes you into obscurity
#19thedude3514Posted 5/3/2014 10:21:59 AM
Seriously, does anybody think here at all? How do you think sites like GameFAQs run? You do realize hosting and maintaining websites, especially that generate this much traffic, cost money. You already use this site and many others like it all for free. They need to generate revenue to keep alive. You blocking ads essentially blocks the money coming in to pay for such things.

On the point of the paranoia tracking complaints: really? Out of the billion+ users of the internet, do you really think there are people out there who are focused on tracking you and your torrenting of porn? No, nobody cares, they have bigger fish to fry.
#20DerPancakePosted 5/3/2014 10:45:45 AM(edited)
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.

Lol if CBS doesnt see profit on this site they will close it down. So pretty much by using adblock you are sending the message that you want gamefaqs or other websites to be shutdown, or for them to add a subscription fee.
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