The sad thing is that "more is less" in this case. I used this site for many years without any sort of ad blocking. I'm one of those strange people who is actually ok with seeing ads, knowing that they provide revenue to the site I'm visiting, and can accept that as the cost of using an otherwise "free" site. The problem is that at some point, the format and type of ads got so obnoxious that it made viewing the site itself extremely difficult, and sometimes it just wouldn't load at all. They started stuffing ads in the top banner, then the side banner. And they all involved moving graphics and loads to multiple other sites, some of which might trigger corporate blocks on our firewall (and possibly questions as to why I'm visiting some site that's on the black list or something).
I think the final straw was at one point here it basically broke the format of the site if I didn't use ad block. The ads took up so much screen real estate that the text I was trying to read was literally in a tiny box in the middle, surrounded by ads. So yeah, now I use adblocker. I still end up with blank sections of screen, but it's better than the alternative.
If they'd just keep the ads to a dull roar, they'd make more money.
Edited, Jun 23rd 2017 4:45pm by gbaji
King Nobby wrote:
More words please