Ads. Where are we headed?

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  1. gobi_grey

    gobi_grey Tele-Afflicted

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    One of my other favorite forums just added more ads. Now it's become unusable for me. Sad to have to say goodbye but christ, enough is enough. Nothing but spam.. Youtube has gotten to where I barely even bother. No I don't want to sit through or click through two ads to watch a 2 minute video that I don't even know if I want to watch yet and then get hit with an on screen ad 20 seconds in and then another ad break at the 1 minute mark. I don't pay attention to the ads. I make a point not to do business with these people. I think others probably do the same so at some point that bubble is gonna burst. Then what? I think we're getting close to an internet dark age. Where you have to pretty much pay for every click. People will just stop using it. There's a change coming. What do you think?
     
  2. Harbinger77

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    YouTube Premium is worth it.
     
  3. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Poster Extraordinaire

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    I agree. When something is "free" it means you are being sold to something.
     
  4. Lucius Paisley

    Lucius Paisley Tele-Afflicted

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    Well, I just got home, so I'm done for the day. I'm not going anywhere.
     
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  5. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Problem solved in the first reply!

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    Chikubi Tele-Meister

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    You just need to get a decent ad blocker and then it all goes away. I have blocking on all my comps plus my phone as well. I never see ads on the web or Youtube, unless I’m watching Youtube via its mobile or Apple TV apps, which is rare.
     
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    telemnemonics Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I use adblock but many sites refuse me access unless I turn it off.
    So I don't use those sites.
    Could it be we all stop logging on to sites that require us to watch ads?
    IDK
     
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    its like drugs, first times are free, than your hooked, than you pay
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    kbold Friend of Leo's

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    Try using a better browser. Try 'Brave' ... you'll be glad you did.
     
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    I have noticed recently on youtube when I watch some boring history video an hour long infomercial pops up. I just back out and when you go forward again and the ads disappear. I'm wondering it they think I'm so old I won't notice a very long ad.
     
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    El Marin Friend of Leo's

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    THIS

    AND THIS
     
  12. DougM

    DougM Poster Extraordinaire

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    Do you think it costs nothing to run their servers, keep them maintained, and pay for their broadband service to get it to you?
    They have to make money somehow or they go away! Do you work for free? Of course you don't, but you expect them to? Grow up!
     
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    We have come to expect something that costs money to run being delivered for free. The very thing that pays so that we don't have to is becoming a pain. Two options. 1) Pay for the service 2) Stop using the service, less advertisers pay for the service, no service. Something for nothing is doomed, eventually.
     
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    Have you tried an Ad Blocker? I've found Adblock Plus (free) gets rid of about 95% of internet ads. Easy to toggle on/off too.
     
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    ping-ping-clicka Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    please name a good ad blocker , one that you use.
    thank you.
     
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    It always happened, and always will...
    Free things doesn't last forever. At least the way you like.
    It's all right for casual users, but a hell of a pain for intensive use.

    Same thing with music (Spotify, Applemusic...), Series/Films, Certain sports on Tv (MotoGP, F1, Champions League...).
    How can I refuse to pay 10 bucks/month for music?, I used to spend 100's until 90's.
    I've been watching YouTube for years "Gratis Total", but know this is kind of a daily tool for so many things.

    Sign of the times
     
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    You have to pay for free somewhere... cough up.
     
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    But it takes money to run a website and that the money has to come from somewhere. I think the first person to come up with a better, reliable source of revenue than ads could become very rich indeed.
     
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    If you're using Windows or Linux you can use a HOSTS file to combat intrusive ads and trackers. I don't know if this is available for Mac. For devices, you'll need to use an ad blocker plugin.
     
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