So do you block Ads?

So do you block Ads?

Yes there are some very annoying adverts out there and I can understand why people want to block them.

Likewise with the plethora of Flash based adverts out there that can kill a browser, likewise another reason why I can understand why people want to block them.


It must be remembered that many sites depend on advertising and blocking the  can “hurt them”.

Ars Technica in a recent post said:

My argument is simple: blocking ads can be devastating to the sites you love. I am not making an argument that blocking ads is a form of stealing, or is immoral, or unethical, or makes someone the son of the devil. It can result in people losing their jobs, it can result in less content on any given site, and it definitely can affect the quality of content. It can also put sites into a real advertising death spin. As ad revenues go down, many sites are lured into running advertising of a truly questionable nature.

I have to agree.

Despite all the issues with annoyance, I know I would be more annoyed if I couldn’t access sites like Ars.

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