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mathdebator
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9/8/2013 9:36:03 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I've come across huge debates on this. Some say it allows content providers to make a living. Others say it devalues their content, and that they should sell actual services or products.

This is especially true on YouTube. I've come across money hungry YouTubers, and others that their audience would willingly donate their life to them.

AdBlock Plus is a nice add-on that disables most ads. It really makes website look much better.

Should we strive to go the route of ads, or strive for a beautiful, ad-free environment that is supported by people who enjoy the content and are willing to pay for it in the form of donations?

I'm supporting no ads, and Leo here provides my argument:
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slo1
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9/9/2013 8:06:46 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/8/2013 9:36:03 PM, mathdebator wrote:
I've come across huge debates on this. Some say it allows content providers to make a living. Others say it devalues their content, and that they should sell actual services or products.

This is especially true on YouTube. I've come across money hungry YouTubers, and others that their audience would willingly donate their life to them.

AdBlock Plus is a nice add-on that disables most ads. It really makes website look much better.

Should we strive to go the route of ads, or strive for a beautiful, ad-free environment that is supported by people who enjoy the content and are willing to pay for it in the form of donations?

I'm supporting no ads, and Leo here provides my argument:
http://mnmlist.com...
http://mnmlist.com...

I don't really understand the argument. The guy who built and distributes Adblock provides a service of blocking ads for those who choose to download it. It can be downloaded for free or a user can choose to give a donation. It does not get more capitalistic than that and highlights why internet freedom is important.

Any restrictions, such as forcing consumers to use a browser which could not carry out add on programs like ad block would be a form of facism where governments are colluding with corporations to force an environment that benefits the corporation at the detriment of capitalism (as in this example forcing people to view internet ads)

I give a donation on every computer I load ad block on because that guy is pure genius.
Lordknukle
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9/9/2013 8:19:19 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
The first article reads like a capitalist's wet dream.
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DanT
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9/9/2013 9:34:06 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
While internet ads work in generating a revenue; they work best when they are non-intrusive. The only sites that can pull off intrusive ads are sites with allot of traffic, like youtube, facebook, or pornsites. When ads are intrusive people are more likely to get annoyed than intrigued. I can only think of one time I didn't get annoyed with a youtube ad, and that was because it was advertising a youtube video relevant to what I was searching for.
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anomalous
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9/12/2013 6:40:07 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
It's funny. If I like a game on my phone, I will almost always pay the 99c to unlock the ad-free version. It's an almost insignificant amount of money, it supports the developer and it, at the very least, removes ads from the game if it doesn't unlock additional content. I spend time daily on Steam Greenlight, going through the infinite (not really) number of games developers are trying to get out there. I love the Humble Bundles and almost always donate a generous (though not excessive) amount. I give Louis CK his 10 bucks when I could totally download a torrent of his stuff.
But, when my favourite vlogger or certain other sorts of developers ask me for money, I almost always shrug it off. It's weird. I could totally give AdBlock a couple of bucks. I don't know why I don't... I could totally donate Wikipedia a couple of bucks. I don't know why I don't.
Wallstreetatheist
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9/24/2013 7:01:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
AdBlock no longer blocks YouTube advertisements. I had to download "YouTube Ad Free" to get that same feature.
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Wallstreetatheist
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9/24/2013 7:02:59 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I hate ads, which is why I do not watch TV. However, advertising that sponsors things I love doing I consider to be a good thing. Ultimate tournaments, events, and private charity are all sponsored by companies that do it out of their own self-interest and brand identity, but help people out.
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