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If you use Adblock you're stealing
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Actually, everyone who doesn't click the ads and purchases products is hurting someone. Users simply have the power to decide if they hurt the site or the advertisers.
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I would be fine with the ads on crunchyroll if they weren't in the fing middle and end of a episode. What's the point of ruining a moment with a stupid ad for a car i won't get in the middle of the episode? just put them all in the beginning or the end so i can watch plastic memories and get feels without having to watch a stupid commercial about cars! Still don't use adblocker though.
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I'm also on the malware bandwagon.

The problem with ads is that they are generally embedded as external content (content from another website). For hosted content (think personal webpages or videos on YouTube), the host of the content is often the one who picks the ads, meaning the content provider has little to no control over what ads do get served. In all cases, it's highly likely that the host and/or content provider is not even aware that they may be serving ads with malware.

So what do you think is more unethical? Paying someone to unknowingly load malware onto the computers of unsuspecting users; receiving ad revenue from shady sources either knowingly or unknowingly; or blocking ads when you know they might be harmful to your computer? Keep in mind that by boycotting ad blocking software, you are supporting ad services that may or may not be loading malware onto your computer.

I think Crunchyroll has the right approach. Offer free content with the potential for ad revenue, but also offer a store for buying things as well as incentives to upgrade to a fully paid service. Hopefully, they're also screening their ad services and choosing wisely. If Crunchyroll was hurting for ad revenue from users with ad blockers, I would suggest playing to sympathies, attempting to garner the trust of their users regarding their selection of ads, and/or disabling site functionality based on the presence of ad blocking software. The fact that they haven't done any of this suggests to me that they are not bent out of shape about my use of an ad blocker.
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Posted 6/2/15
I don't mind ads, though I do use adblock on the laptop because websites load up slower otherwise.
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Posted 6/2/15
Addblock? what's that?
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The youtubers I watch are already rich as hell. Why would I feel they need my "ad revenue" rofl.
Posted 6/2/15 , edited 6/2/15
I use adblock and I will never stop using it. Those sites where it doesn't play the video? The easy way around that is to disable adblocker start the video and then enable adblock again. It then prevents future ads from appearing while avoiding the check to stop adblockers.

I could be wrong but the way I see it is that companies pay sites to host their ads. The site will get money just by having them present. The companies only get money back from those ads if people click on them and/or buy something from them. I won't be clicking on them anyway so there is no point in them being there. I don't really think it hurts the site hosting the ad to block them.
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They have different way of making adds and the ones that are 5 mins long for example only have to pay CR for hosting the add if you watch the whole thing.
So sometimes when I get a really annoying add: I'll get vindictive, trigger all the add points to fire up, put the kettle on and restart the video without adds.

As for youtube: Adblock all the way.
I gave youtube content, if they want me to watch adds they have to take down my contributions first.

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Posted 6/2/15 , edited 6/2/15

Em0SceneStabr wrote:


iamtheredseven wrote:

For me, it's more of a paranoia thing. I work in the IT field, and I know that malware can piggyback on ad space. I've seen it happen quite a few times. And trying to clean out a PC is never a fun thing. So, I'm going to keep using it regardless.


I understand what you're saying but what do you think about them embedding the ad in a video like how some Youtuber's in the middle of a video take a second to do a ad read.



if an ad is in a youtube video, as in it's a part of the video, there's very little chance of something being malicious about it, as it falls on youtube to patrol that kind of thing. At least I've never heard of anyone picking something up from a youtube video. I'm all for youtubers who put adds and stuff in their vids, I see a lot for crunchy roll and naturebox ect. Now if you're talking about the ads that can pop up during a video, that's another thing altogether. I block those as well.
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Posted 6/2/15
I use Adblock... Of course I have a CR membership so even if I didn't I would get no ads.
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Posted 6/2/15
Adblock??? Is that real and free? We can block ads? I did not know such thing exist.

Thanks for advertising it. I gonna look up and get my adblock on.
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Posted 6/2/15

justanotherguy_2005 wrote:

I use adblock and I will never stop using it. Those sites where it doesn't play the video? The easy way around that is to disable adblocker start the video and then enable adblock again. It then prevents future ads from appearing while avoiding the check to stop adblockers.

I could be wrong but the way I see it is that companies pay sites to host their ads. The site will get money just by having them present. The companies only get money back from those ads if people click on them and/or buy something from them. I won't be clicking on them anyway so there is no point in them being there. I don't really think it hurts the site hosting the ad to block them.


It does hurt the site. If the ad is never viewed, the advertiser gets no reach which would cause the advertiser to pull ads and any funding it gave the website. You really should use ad block in moderation. For sites you like, or youtubers you like, I would disable it on that certain site.
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Posted 6/2/15
Then call me a thief, cause I change for no man. Nobody can guilt trip me into changing my ways, least of all someone on the internet.
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Posted 6/2/15
If you drink water from a water cooler in building that you don't own, you are stealing.
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Posted 6/2/15 , edited 6/2/15
Adblock is so old. I use Ghostery. I don't like to be hijacked/bandwith feeding/trackers with giving other companies with my info.

The ads in the beginning of the shows generate enough $ for Crunchy, believe you me.... I don't watch enough shows to warrant a premium tho.

Did you know there are 19 trackers working on this site right now? Some aren't bad but there are currently 12 advertising trackers working on your browser right now.

Ghostery, a free app addon, the option to disable all ads= faster dl speed.
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