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charlieg23-Dec-15 11:54
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charlieg26-Dec-15 5:47
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Redgum28-Dec-15 11:45
professionalRedgum28-Dec-15 11:45 
I think you're reading more into this than there really is.

Nobody I've read so far is advocating (or as you put it, poisonously demanding via a sense of entitlement) that ad's completely disappear forever and we all bask in free everything. Don't get me started. Those advocating for free everything haven't quite graduated from school yet.

What we are pointing out, are the real Philistines -- the advertisers and their slimy ilk who are hijacking browsers, depositing tracking cookies and stealing personal information from your computer and generally giving legitimate ads a really, really bad name. Any advert company that seeks to create ads that trick, dupe, steal, exploit or otherwise cheat their way into my PC and attention deserve to be stuck with a cheap 300 baud acoustic modem dialing into an HP-1000 time share service with an ASCII scope to get their weekly data feed from tape for the next 20 years.

Them, company that hired them, their aunts, uncles, siblings and the two Siamese cats next door.

What we are seeing is the natural evolution of things as they are. Measure, countermeasure. It's an engineering thing, and nothing to get uptight about. Ad-blockers will be around as long as these tricksters are.

Pop-up ads, browser hijacks, tracking cookies and their ilk were born out of greed, not necessity.

Also, I might point out that I'm old enough that I used the internet before it was public. Even back in the 1980's it was forbidden to advertise products openly on the 'internet'. Newsgroups routinely banned the emergent spammers and nitwits posting under fake accounts. It wasn't until several of the pay-to-access sites showed up in the early 1990's that "legitimate" pay-for advertising started rearing its ugly head.

I have faith that the industry will work things out. Measure and countermeasure is always going to be the order of the day in the roadrunner and coyote world we inhabit.



And, personally, I'm rooting for the roadrunner. Cool | :cool:
The madman is not the man who has lost his reason; the madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason.

--G.K. Chesterton

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Nish Nishant25-Dec-15 6:24
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