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posted on Aug 19, 2011, 07 pm

My Comments:

psudonym, Aug 19, 2011, 07 pm

No joke, but I am considering adding Project Wonderful links to the site. Fan art and comics returning next week. Happy Weekend Everyone!

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Your Comments:

Squid (Guest), Aug 19, 2011, 08 pm

I personally don't care if AdBlock is considered "fair". I personally would rather have a choice whether to have advertisements slammed in my face on every website or not.
I do disable them for webcomics I read, though, since I want to support them.

Hunterkirizaki, Aug 19, 2011, 08 pm

I would disable adblock for this site. I forget to unblock sites I like sometimes, but I try to make a habit of it.

I still have Firefox installed for the sole purpose of blocking Livestream ads. Those ads just make me want to break heads.

BM03 (Guest), Aug 19, 2011, 08 pm

I Say You Should Ad It To The Website

Project Wonderful is pretty cool I think. Found a few cool webcomics through it, mostly on Manly Guys and Oglaf.

I'm not sure what's people's beef with ads anyhow, unless they are placed in a manner that distort the site's look horribly or make enjoying the content uncomfortable, like those ads in the middle of the paragraphs on news that make a few lines three words long.

Guest, Aug 19, 2011, 09 pm

@BM03

Plus those ads that cover the page so you can't even see it. Personally, if an add is off to the sidebar I don't even notice it unless it's paricularly striking.

Karadom, Aug 19, 2011, 10 pm

When it comes to massive sites like YouTube that practically abuse you with ads, I Adblock away. But if it's a small time site, I have them off.
I turned mine off for my Zelda fansites and for the website for the Minecraft server I go on.

Twentydragon, Aug 20, 2011, 12 am

I don't personally use AdBlock, but I do have a Flash blocker.

I wouldn't even say that what I'm using is fair, but you know what? Neither is loading down web pages with Flash ads that hog all your system resources even when they're not on-screen.

Even less fair is probably that one extra step that DeviantArt is going: Not even my Flash blocker can block their Flash ads now.

I don't really mind ads, as long as they're not intrusive or misleading ("Click here to download", anyone?), but so few ads anymore seem to fit those criteria anymore that I just might pick up AdBlock for safe measure.

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Kellysterhabit, Aug 20, 2011, 01 am

I have a paperweight that looks just like that... o_O Minus the duck.

Gunwild (Guest), Aug 20, 2011, 03 am

Kellysterhabit, wouldn't that be awesome WITH the duck? Hmm...

Ghost (Guest), Aug 21, 2011, 11 am

I love his expression. He's like, "Now that I've got the terrifying power of a lion statue on my side, let's see you rationalize THIS one, Guy!"

Elastikid, Aug 21, 2011, 03 pm

Love the duck's facial expression!

robybang, Aug 28, 2011, 08 pm

I've had bad experience with ads. Yahoo puts on ads that take up the whole screen and won't let you do anything until they finish. And sites like SmackJeeves occasionally have times when viruses are in the ads, putting my computer at risk. Mind, I unblock sites like SmackJeeves and other websites that don't have intrusive ads and need the revenue, but I can see why it would be unfair to websites and newspapers that are having such a hard time justifying putting all their articles online when they aren't even getting the meager ad revenue because of AdBlock.

Ishtar (Guest), Jul 03, 2014, 04 pm

I don't think it's inherently unfair to use adblock, especially in cases where your computer may be compromised, I do think it's fair for sites to ask you to disable adblocker, or even to deny entry to adblocker users, though.

To answer a question above, there are essentially four common ways ad revenues are paid. The most common is pay-per-click, where each person who clicks the ad generates a pre-decided amount for the host site. The second is pay-per-impression, where every time a specific advert is shown it generates revenue for the host site. Per impression ads tend to have a lower individual item revenue, but don't require click throughs to make money. The rise of adblock and similar utilities has reduced how common this is, however flash adverts at the beginning of flash videos are bringing it back, like moshi-ads. The third type is pay-per-time, where a specfic advert is shown for a specific amount of time regardless of the number of impressions or clicks the advert gets. Project wonderful uses this method, I believe. The final method is block selling. This is where an agreement is reached that an advert will be shown until it reaches a specified number of impressions, or clicks.

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