dslreports logo

    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery


how-to block ads

topics flat nest 
Comments on news posted 2012-10-04 09:42:55: Microsoft continues to take heat on all fronts for enabling "do not track" as default in Internet Explorer 10. ..

prev page · 1 · 2

The Antihero

Enola, PA

The adverstisers have it backwards

If anything's "damaging the online experience", it's the damn ads themselves, not the ability to block them. The advertisers only have themselves to blame. They brought this on themselves. Most people were OK with a reasonable amount of ads, but they had to push things. Very few people complained about a simple banner, but when it mutated into those obnoxious flashing / shaking boxes, as well as the annoying pop-ups and boxes that take over the entire page and lock it up, then people started getting fed up and blocking the ads. And let's not forget about those damned fake virus scanners. It's getting to the point where it's dangerous not to block the ads.

The Antihero

Enola, PA
reply to JTR

Re: Unrequested advertising uses up subscribers data allowance!

said by JTR:

Don't complain about the tiny bit of bandwidth taken up by ads

I'm sure you wouldn't complain about someone taking a "tiny bit" of money out of your wallet from time to time, right?

random name

reply to nutcr0cker

Re: If corporations are people, Advertisements = freespeech

Going on the premise of free-speech, just because someone has a right to say some thing doesn't mean I have no choice but to listen to them.


Rosston, TX
reply to Metatron2008

Re: Here is the soultion for advertizers

said by Metatron2008:

... Unless it's gay porn they would be showing..

I still wouldn't want it. It would be boring.

Back in the late '60s, me and my boyfriend herded sheep in northern Idaho. I was Brokeback Mountain before color TV.