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#1 Posted by Matthew (1914 posts) -
#2 Posted by Matthew (1914 posts) -

Simple enough question I'm pushing your way.  Some people make waaaaay too much of an issue about ads online.  I'm more of a whatev kinda person when it comes to it.  The one thing that does irk me a bit are pop unders on youtube...and they always come up like 13-15 seconds in, right when you're getting comfortable and settled in...

#3 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I don't need to use it on GiantBomb. Canada never gets the ads.

#4 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Yes and I use it everywhere....no exceptions.

#5 Posted by JellyFish_Gsus (769 posts) -
Nope, ads are ads, they don't really bother me, just learn to ignore'em
#6 Posted by Karmum (11519 posts) -

I don't use AdBlocker. Most of the sites I go on don't have pop-up ads.

#7 Posted by mordecaix7 (657 posts) -

I use it, but for sites I really like (like Giant Bomb) I turn it off.

#8 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

Not many ads here in Ireland but even if there was I wouldn't use it have to support the Bomb the only way I can.

#9 Posted by MattyFTM (14424 posts) -

Nope. I'm more than happy to view ads on websites. They pay for the goddamn website. And after using the internet for so long, I barely even notice ads.

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#10 Posted by DanielJW (4915 posts) -

No adblocker, and even if I did it wouldn't be on Giant Bomb. 

#11 Posted by xMP44x (2193 posts) -

I always have AdBlock Plus running, but after reading the announcement from Jeff, about the new office and stuff I am suspending use of ABP on this site as of now. Hooray for Giant Bomb :3
 
On other sites though, I always block ads. I find that the site loads faster, and therefore I'm happier to be using the site. With Giant Bomb though I'm willing to endure any advertising on the site if it means I can edit the wiki some more.

#12 Posted by EpicSteve (6495 posts) -

I don't use it on GiantBomb because I trust that it wont be some ridicules and offensive ad.

#13 Posted by eroticfishcake (7787 posts) -

American users get ads? Huh. You learn something new everyday. Even if I got the ads I don't use ad blockers since I barely notice them. It's just the pop-up ads that irritate me a little but I haven't seen much of those on most of the sites I visit anyway.

#14 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3710 posts) -
@MattyFTM said:
" Nope. I'm more than happy to view ads on websites. They pay for the goddamn website. And after using the internet for so long, I barely even notice ads. "
Yeah I don't even see the damn things.
#15 Edited by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

 That text is a lot harder to see than I thought it would be, Giant Bomb's the only site I exclude on AdBlock
#16 Posted by TheBeast (1931 posts) -

Nope, I don't block them at all. The internet wouldn't be how it is today if it weren't for advertisements. 
 
If a site uses overly obnoxious ads, then I will avoid that site and find my information elsewhere.

#17 Posted by btman (1038 posts) -

C.  But I have yet to see ads on Giant Bomb.

#18 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" I don't need to use it on GiantBomb. Canada never gets the ads. "
#19 Posted by Zidd (1857 posts) -

I use my adblocker on sites that have intrusive ads I define intrusive as 

  • Ads that expand over page content
  • ANYTHING Malicious
  • Ads with sound
  • Ads that autoplay video
  • Anything that pops up/under.
  • Interstitial (between page) ads that IGN-Gamespy seems to love.
If there are any ads like that on a site those sites get blacklisted.
#20 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4981 posts) -

After reading Jeff's article I have turned off ABP for Giantbomb only.

#21 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

no

#22 Posted by Tahnit (140 posts) -

I just added a filter for giantbomb.com on my adblock plus. This means adds will show up on giantbomb.com for me. I want to support this website cause i believe it is the most trustworthy of all the game review news sites.

#23 Edited by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I turn it off on Giant Bomb and several other sites. I had ads for the most part...

#24 Posted by Zidd (1857 posts) -

I also have exceptions in adblock for all whiskey media sites even the ones i don't visit all the time.

#25 Posted by OneManX (1693 posts) -

Wait... Giant Bomb has ads...?
 
*takes apart computer... I cant find them...*

#26 Posted by ThatFrood (3377 posts) -

I only use it for livestream.com because when my buddy is streaming himself playing a game I don't want to be interrupted every minute with an AXE commercial.

#27 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2128 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
" After reading Jeff's article I have turned off ABP for Giantbomb only. "
Same. 
 
I actually noticed a difference with blocking and unblocking sites. With block sites it was faster to load up.
#28 Posted by empfeix (774 posts) -
@ShaunassNZ said:
" @OllyOxenFree said:
" After reading Jeff's article I have turned off ABP for Giantbomb only. "
Same.  I actually noticed a difference with blocking and unblocking sites. With block sites it was faster to load up. "
what article?
#29 Posted by illmatic19 (964 posts) -

I turn it off for giantbomb, there really is no difference because there are no ads on giantbomb.

#30 Posted by Fish_Face_McGee (475 posts) -

I whitelist all of my favorite sites.  They provide me with knowledge or entertainment, so I make sure they get paid for it.

#31 Posted by MadeinFinland (839 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" I don't need to use it on GiantBomb. Canada never gets the ads. "
yeah, I've never seen any.
#32 Posted by Damien (1384 posts) -
@TheBeast said:
" Nope, I don't block them at all. The internet wouldn't be how it is today if it weren't for advertisements.  If a site uses overly obnoxious ads, then I will avoid that site and find my information elsewhere. "
Correct answer is correct.  Ads are fucking EVERYWHERE in life.  Learn to ignore them or leave civilization.
#33 Posted by BaconGames (3545 posts) -

I use no-script which blocks Java or flash based anything on a site until I approve it.  I could easily change the settings if I want to and I might do it now.

#34 Edited by l3eaudacious (29 posts) -
@Zidd said:

" I use my adblocker on sites that have intrusive ads I define intrusive as 

  • Ads that expand over page content
  • ANYTHING Malicious
  • Ads with sound
  • Ads that autoplay video
  • Anything that pops up/under.
  • Interstitial (between page) ads that IGN-Gamespy seems to love.
If there are any ads like that on a site those sites get blacklisted. "
By the time you known an ad is malicious, its all ready accomplished its task. 
 
 Adblocker also accomplishes much more then blocking  visual adds, i wont be moralized into using or not using adblocker. The level to which marketing has been taken by society is disgusting. If you believe marketing is part of society then hurrah, and i respect your opinion. I simply do not support marketing out of social ideals. I apologize if i reduce your revenue, or if you even would like to say i " steal" from giantbomb. I'd gladly subscribe to giant bomb and  support you fellows.
#35 Posted by JJOR64 (19052 posts) -

"Yep, use it everywhere and anywhere"

#36 Posted by Fish_Face_McGee (475 posts) -
@l3eaudacious said:
" @Zidd said:

" I use my adblocker on sites that have intrusive ads I define intrusive as 

  • Ads that expand over page content
  • ANYTHING Malicious
  • Ads with sound
  • Ads that autoplay video
  • Anything that pops up/under.
  • Interstitial (between page) ads that IGN-Gamespy seems to love.
If there are any ads like that on a site those sites get blacklisted. "
By the time you known an ad is malicious, its all ready accomplished its task.    Adblocker also accomplishes much more then blocking  visual adds, i wont be moralized into using or not using adblocker. The level to which marketing has been taken by society is disgusting. If you believe marketing is part of society then hurrah, and i respect your opinion. I simply do not support marketing out of social ideals. I apologize if i reduce your revenue, or if you even would like to say i " steal" from giantbomb. "
There's no quotes, there.  You are stealing from Giant Bomb and from any site you visit while running an AdBlocker.  It costs money to host a web site.  Many (i.e. most, if not all) sites use ads as their primary revenue source.  By using an AdBlocker you are costing them money to use their service without paying them back.
#37 Posted by canucks23 (1087 posts) -

Seeing as i haven't seen an ad on giant bomb since late last year... there'd be no point in me using it on gb anyways.

#38 Posted by Zidd (1857 posts) -
@l3eaudacious said: 
By the time you known an ad is malicious, its all ready accomplished its task.  
Mac users are less vulnerable to malware than Windows users due to our smaller numbers. When I'm running Windows I run a firewall and I keep my OS and anti-virus up to date so unless its 0-day I'm not gonna get infected.
#39 Posted by AndrewB (7686 posts) -

Why do these threads always pop up? If you don't use it because you have a moral objection, why do you want to spread knowledge of it to people who may not know? Why do you care what other people do? It's about as bad as asking about religion.

#40 Posted by Fish_Face_McGee (475 posts) -
@AndrewB said:
" Why do these threads always pop up? If you don't use it because you have a moral objection, why do you want to spread knowledge of it to people who may not know? Why do you care what other people do? It's about as bad as asking about religion. "
Because AdBlockers are used by a large number of people, and on sites with a more geeky audience, that percentage gets really high.  You end up screwing the people (who you apparently like enough to regularly visit their site) out of money they deserve.
#41 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i always have my adblockers on. i'm to lazy to turn it off. i will turn them off if they are entertaining like the ads that people made for dragon age origins.

#42 Posted by Keenblaze (471 posts) -
@Zidd said:
" I use my adblocker on sites that have intrusive ads I define intrusive as 
  • Ads that expand over page content
  • ANYTHING Malicious
  • Ads with sound
  • Ads that autoplay video
  • Anything that pops up/under.
  • Interstitial (between page) ads that IGN-Gamespy seems to love.
If there are any ads like that on a site those sites get blacklisted. "
I don't have an adblocker, but all these types of ads should be banned from the internet. If there's something off on the side to help pay for the site, sure, that's fine, but I hate it when I'm FORCED to look at some stupid ad for cleaner, whiter teeth when I just want to watch a thirty-second video or something. Or when I click a link and all of a sudden "CONGRATULATIONS, YOU JUST WON A FREE IPOD TOUCH" blasts on my speakers.
#43 Posted by Bennyishere (1685 posts) -

I use NoScript with Firefox. I have everything allowed on GiantBomb and I will allow any ads they add to their site in the future that have other domains.

#44 Posted by Mmmslash (2169 posts) -

I used to use AdBlocker everywhere, but then it started prohibiting me from watching ANY videos here.

#45 Posted by AndrewB (7686 posts) -
@Fish_Face_McGee said:
" @AndrewB said:
" Why do these threads always pop up? If you don't use it because you have a moral objection, why do you want to spread knowledge of it to people who may not know? Why do you care what other people do? It's about as bad as asking about religion. "
Because AdBlockers are used by a large number of people, and on sites with a more geeky audience, that percentage gets really high.  You end up screwing the people (who you apparently like enough to regularly visit their site) out of money they deserve. "
But I never commented on that... yes, I understand the reasoning. I do a bit of web development myself, so I'm sympathetic to the cause of getting ad revenue. I just don't see the need to ask people about it and possibly make the problem even worse, because you'd better believe that once most people hear that they can block advertisements on websites easily, they're going to do it. A gaming site doesn't necessarily have an audience that geeky. I see people here all the time asking some pretty basic tech questions you wouldn't see a "geek" needing help with.
#46 Posted by l3eaudacious (29 posts) -
@Zidd said:
" @l3eaudacious said: 
By the time you known an ad is malicious, its all ready accomplished its task.  
Mac users are less vulnerable to malware than Windows users due to our smaller numbers. When I'm running Windows I run a firewall and I keep my OS and anti-virus up to date so unless its 0-day I'm not gonna get infected. "
You seem like you know your stuff a firewall and anti-virus. You must be new to the Internet.
#47 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2058 posts) -

I use it everywhere. I don't like ads.

#48 Posted by l3eaudacious (29 posts) -
@Fish_Face_McGee: I'm glad you see it that way, then in your eyes yes i steal from gaintbomb and i do it with a smile. I did forget to post the last statement there but i doubt that would change your opinion.  So in short i'll keep stealing from gaintbomb, and make sure you let tv tell your child or future child what he likes so you may purchase said item for him/her.
#49 Posted by SoothsayerGB (1468 posts) -

I only block Flash ads on Youtube and auto-script. The ads before the video you can't skip and the pop ups while you watch videos.  Got rid of those quick. 
 
Everything else is fine.  Doesn't really bother me unless it's a flashy out of place product.  Like car insurance on a Halo Reach page.  
 
Ads don't seem like a reliable source of income for websites anymore.  They should really be looking else where.  Sponsorship of some sort, wares, subscription fees for people to upload their own Quick Looks and GB related content.  So on.  I am sure they have other ideas, I just don't think anyone, these days, should be heavily dependent on ad money. 

#50 Posted by Blueman (753 posts) -

I didn't even know i had them on. I've jsut disabled them for Giantbomb after i read Jeff's article.