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Old 09-07-02, 12:06 PM
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Old 09-07-02, 01:12 PM
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I don't know whose worse, Al-Qaida or the company that made that.
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Originally posted by Mopower
I don't know whose worse, Al-Qaida or the company that made that.
The company that made that.
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Old 09-07-02, 05:11 PM
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That is evil. But, if that "product/script" ever became popular, you know it would take about 10 minutes for someone to figure out how to get past it, and we'd be back where we are now.
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Why is it evil? They try to force ads on the consumer. The consumer subverts their system and cuts off their revenue flow, they respond and try to find a way to recoup revenue, and this will just go back and forth. *yawn*
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Old 09-07-02, 07:23 PM
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If this gets popular, the only thing that will change is that ad blocking will become the same arms race that copy protection is. It'll be a bit of a hassle updating software every few months to block ads, but better than popups.
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Old 09-07-02, 08:34 PM
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In my case, I make a concerted effort to not buy products that are heavily advertised. Example: I don't drink much soda anymore, but when I do, I make it a point to buy something not made by Pepsi or Coca-Cola, (like Stewart's or Jones Colas). I like not being plastered with ads all the time by multi-millionaire spokespeople pitching a product. I try to support the smaller companies that don't heavily promote their products. If Pepsi can pay "Sports Star X" millions of dollars to pretend he/she drinks their product, they must not need my money, if they have so much to throw away already.
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Old 09-07-02, 08:49 PM
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Why is it evil? They try to force ads on the consumer. The consumer subverts their system and cuts off their revenue flow, they respond and try to find a way to recoup revenue, and this will just go back and forth. *yawn*
It's happening here already with some buttons being hosted on ads.kleinman.com instead of dvdtalk.com. I'm surprised I was even able to post this without turning off my ad blocker for 5 seconds to get the buttons to show up .
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Old 09-08-02, 01:44 AM
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I fail to see how this is evil. I run multiple websites and understand the costs required to keep websites going. If everyone turned off ads in their browser, I guarantee you many sites would either be forced to stop updating, or they would just make you pay for content.

I surf with ads on all the time - sure, I could block them and save some download time and annoying banners - but by doing so, I'm blocking a source of revenue for the sites out there and feel that products like this are viable and a great idea. If I were using PHP or ASP on my site, I'd add the code in a second.
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I don't have a problem with it, you want to see their site, you have to play by their rules. Just part of the game. I kill pop-ups, but leave banners alone, now if I was on dialup, that might be different...

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