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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.


This is the reason I use Adblock...

Whenever I go watch any shows on Crunchy, I always pause my adblock, so commercials do run and I "support" the Crunchy people. However, this is the only time I pause my adblock
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When its so bad i cant even read the webpage or it doesnt even load to to the freakin ads >.>



This ad follows you as you scroll down the page. Its outragious that they would allow something like this i wish adblock were for phone too.
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Posted 6/2/15 , edited 6/2/15
I use adblock: i's more safer surfing the internet that way and, also, many web sites have so many adds or the adds are too intrusive.

Furthermore, I don't think I'm stealing anything because nobody is losing money; at most you could say that they are losing the opportuny to ear (more) money but nothing more. On the other side, even if I hadn't have adblock I wouldn't click on the adds anyway, so is not like someone would ear much money from me.

I had disabled it on Crunchyroll, but I'm a premium user, so I don't have to watch many adds here anyway. However, I'll keep using it on the rest of internet without caring if some people don't like it.

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You're both right and wrong. First of all let's define a add blocker, what is a add blocker? And let me tell you, there are two types of add blockers out there. The first one is using a method called script away which makes the computer ignore all advertisement scripts and therefore the add won't execute, thus meaning the host doesn't earn any profit since the add didn't run successfully on your computer. Then we have the other type of add blocker that executes and runs ads but just hides them away from you to see, these types of ads make ad revenue to the website host and therefore they make a profit. You just don't see the ads.

Then you have to look at it from both independent sites and mayor sites, a small business who is using their own advertisement engine have security holes that malware and malisuas groups can use to install viruses and other such software on your computer. Heck, even youtube had problems whit this a few years ago... And you can protect yourself from these sort of attacks whit an add blocker that doesn't run the advertisement scripts. However the website isn't earning any profit on your visit. But independent sites can also use commercial advertisement engines such as google's engine. If they use these then both you as a visitor and web host are protected by Google and their security thus meaning it'll get much harder to crack. However many people use add blocker to protect themselves

So what does this mean? Well, it means that people who tend to use the "add blocker destroys our income" argument are just telling you half of the story since there is a add blocker that does in fact give them money.

Then we've also got the fact that mayor youtubers and independent website use other income sources then just ads. One such income is a subscription fee through sites such as Patreon and many people including myself rather pay then see bloody ads. Another source for revenue is what's called sponsorship deals and they not only can but are giving you more money then just running ads since companies first of all then pay for a place on the actual website or video. This means that add blocker won't be able to block it.

So conclusion, what I think we need more of is brand sponsorship's and pay to use services
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longdanzi103 wrote:
This ad follows you as you scroll down the page. Its outragious that they would allow something like this i wish adblock were for phone too.

It exists. Google it.
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I use adblock and nothing will convince me to not use it.

I even use two different adblocks for the hell of it.
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Posted 6/2/15

DarthSomebody wrote:


longdanzi103 wrote:
This ad follows you as you scroll down the page. Its outragious that they would allow something like this i wish adblock were for phone too.

It exists. Google it.


Add blocker for phones is just slow...
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I pay for Crunchyroll but I also use ad block and I wont stop using it because ADs often come entangled with Malware and keeping my device safe is always going to be more important to me than helping joe blow make a buck when I make minimum wage, I give out absolutely no feels. I pay for what I get and ads can suck it, not my fault they choose that as their method of payment just like it ain't their fault I make minimum...
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Posted 6/2/15
My annoyance comes when you do actually pay for a membership and still have too many ads. *cough~HULUplus~cough* It is annoying when you are watching a 3 minute video and you spend 6 minutes doing so because of ads. I do not use adblock though, just cancel my subscription and continue.
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Posted 6/2/15 , edited 6/2/15
I wouldn't mind but I'm constantly bombarded with advertisements all day, and some of them are pretty annoying. I pay for a membership here so I can watch ad free and support CR.
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I have always and shall always use some form of adblocking for three main reasons:

95% of internet ads are disgusting, deal with things I don't need to see and downright porn in many cases. Those involved in adsense and demographics don't screen what the graphics and/or ads link to. I'm tired of checking my email or facebook ony to have an ad with a woman's tatties falling out of her bra or a giant blinking ad for Dr Porkenheimers Boner Juice.

Just like the first point, they don't try to protect the user from malicious software and hijack codes embedded in some of those ads. I don't have the time or money to fix my computer because there's an unknown silent program or popup messing with my hardware.

Data mining! I REALLLLLLLY hate data mining.

If companies and adsense actually took the time to screen, or actually care, about those three main issues then I'd happily leave off my ad block. Now here on CR it's much better than average but still, I am very strict about what I see online, offline and media in general. There's stuff I don't need clogging up my brain meats. And I certainly don't need to brick my computer because someone else can make three dollars a month off of me.

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I'll also throw out that Hulu WILL allow you to ad block IF it's a block like AdBlock Pro that just screens the physical ad but allows for the scripting to ding as being viewed. You'll just get two to three minutes of dead air or perhaps an ad that runs of a verified embed code that doesn't have possibly malicious scripting.

I have huluPlus but I'm happy enough to just block the ads. Makes it annoying BUT it's better to have dead air than the latest Papa John's ad running through the back of my head for a week because it was playing in the background as I did work.
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I use adblock because I'm also paranoid of malware. I don't want to be entering card details or passwords online with the risk that my laptop has been infected by an ad. Secondary to that I don't want to deal with annoying pop-ups all day and auto-play videos which annoy me more than those flashing seizure inducing banners, the content isn't worth me going through that much hassle. If I am forced to remove adblock to visit a site, unless the content has serious value to me, I leave instantly. I pay for Crunchyroll, it's really the only decent place to watch anime in the UK.

Before I got adblock I once got a virus that blocked my internet access to every site other than their own, telling me I had a virus and that I'd need to buy their software to remove it or my bank account details and everything would be hacked. I'm not clueless when it comes to computers and I was able to remove the whole thing going in safe mode. This was about 5 or 6 years ago, malware and viruses are more advanced now and even more malicious.

Don't blame the adblock users for protecting themselves, blame the people who we have to protect ourselves against.
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Posted 6/2/15 , edited 6/2/15
How a bout a premium's premium membership which you pay the double and do see ads on Crunchyroll not even on the homepage... Oh wait.... Its called!...
But most of you folk use Chrome or firefox which get adds and its is nice for them
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Posted 6/2/15
I steal all the time, I've been taking my brothers bag of chips since we were kids, too bad he wised up
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