Ad Blockers?

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Tron
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Re: Ad Blockers?

Postby Tron » February 27th, 2016, 10:44 pm

I don't use ad blocker, but I tend to avoid sites that use them. Sometimes I suffer through gamefaqs, but I don't visit gamespot or informer much anymore. Thanks for keeping adds down I hate them. When I use YouTube I mute the sound on ads and TV for that matter

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Shapur
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Re: Ad Blockers?

Postby Shapur » February 27th, 2016, 10:52 pm

I adblock pretty much everything on the web. Ads are horrible, annoying, ineffective, misleading and insanely resource intensive. For the most part, I don't really feel bad because most sites I visit I don't even like very much and don't care if they disappear tomorrow.

But I got videogamecritic.com whitelisted because I like it here.

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Re: Ad Blockers?

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 28th, 2016, 8:47 am

I appreciate the Shapur!

Guys - if you see any misbehaving ads please alert me immediately!
I wouldn't want to tarnish the reputation of the site.
Thanks

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Re: Ad Blockers?

Postby SilveryFire » March 5th, 2016, 8:45 pm

I like the one that says "your phone is in danger, click to repair". Who in their right mind would fall for that? Pure clickbait garbage. I've not met one single person who has ever clicked on an ad of any sort.

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Re: Ad Blockers?

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 7th, 2016, 11:32 pm

Wow that's horrible. I assume it was on the portable site. Was it on the top or bottom of the page?

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Re: Ad Blockers?

Postby Herschie » March 8th, 2016, 12:17 am

Shapur wrote:I adblock pretty much everything on the web. Ads are horrible, annoying, ineffective, misleading and insanely resource intensive. For the most part, I don't really feel bad because most sites I visit I don't even like very much and don't care if they disappear tomorrow.


I hear you. I use an adblocker too, I especially like it on Youtube. I'm never going to buy anything, so why do I need to look at that crap?

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Re: Ad Blockers?

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 8th, 2016, 6:37 pm

If you ever see an ad that annoys you, please let me know about it.
I have ways of filtering certain ads, but I need to know specifics like:
- what page were you looking at?
- mobile or full site?
- top or bottom?
- a description of the ad
If you give me this much I promise I will try to take action. I don't want ads to ruin the site.

Apart from the ads, but would you guys support a subscription model for the site?

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Re: Ad Blockers?

Postby SilveryFire » March 9th, 2016, 2:27 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Wow that's horrible. I assume it was on the portable site. Was it on the top or bottom of the page?

Yep, portable site. Bottom. Looks like adchoice. Now it's a facebook ad. Not much I can say, can't tell someone else what to do with their sites.

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Re: Ad Blockers?

Postby scotland » March 9th, 2016, 3:03 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Apart from the ads, but would you guys support a subscription model for the site?


What did you have in mind?

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Re: Ad Blockers?

Postby Rev » March 9th, 2016, 5:34 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Apart from the ads, but would you guys support a subscription model for the site?


What do you mean?


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