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The new Ad-blocker message
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Posted 3/26/16 , edited 8/18/16
Personally, I think using an ad to convince people to turn off their ad-blocker is not well thought out. The idea is essentially to annoy people into... letting themselves be annoyed more. I understand why it's there (they need to eat and pay server maintenance, after all), and they could certainly have used harsher methods to combat blocking; however I don't think that this is really going to be very effective with people blocking ads on purpose. I'm not going to argue over the pros and cons of blocking itself, but I would be interested to hear what others think would be a more effective approach.
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Posted 3/26/16 , edited 8/18/16
Pay for the fcuking subscription if you don't want to see ads. Some ppl act like 5$ are too much too ask for.

More effective aproach? Notify ppl ONCE when they use adblock and IP-block them when they use it a 2nd time.
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Posted 3/26/16 , edited 3/27/16
To provide such an awesome service people are willing to throw money into your face. Or if it's not that awesome aks little enough to not piss people off by asking for money. CR barelly makes the cut for me. Wanting to run your service on ads only works for very big sites because even wihout adblockers they only get paid if users spend money on the advertised sites. Impressions and clicks are stuff of the past.
Posted 3/26/16 , edited 3/29/16
I wasn't the one who set up ad-blocker on my computer and if I take it off the internet becomes absolutely unusable.
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Posted 3/26/16 , edited 6/25/16
Well, it certainly is interesting to remember that when Crunchy decided to make the backlog of shows unavailable to Free Canadian members (that totally isn't a test run for any other market ) Crunchy made the claim that they aren't making enough money from Free users watching ads to provide the service.


So if North American Free members provide such a minuscule revenue stream for Crunchy, why even bother asking them to turn off adblock?





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Posted 3/26/16 , edited 6/25/16
Some sites have an unhealthy amount of ads on their sites that really really slow down the computer.
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Posted 3/26/16 , edited 3/26/16
I know I am not Premium (about to be though in the future) but Crunchyroll most likely understands your opinion, but that ad has a point in itself. Without ads and Premium subscribers, anime producers/developers cannot do what they are doing now. They would struggle to keep up with the latest software and equipment, and the employee's or probably even entire companies can go into the trash.
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Posted 3/26/16

ZavinRoyalheart wrote:

I wasn't the one who set up ad-blocker on my computer and if I take it off the internet becomes absolutely unusable.


You could whitelist Crunchyroll, so ads would be allowed here and not elsewhere.
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Posted 3/26/16 , edited 6/24/16

maxgale wrote:

Well, it certainly is interesting to remember that when Crunchy decided to make the backlog of shows unavailable to Free Canadian members (that totally isn't a test run for any other market ) Crunchy made the claim that they aren't making enough money from Free users watching ads to provide the service.


So if North American Free members provide such a minuscule revenue stream for Crunchy, why even bother asking them to turn off adblock?


Aaaaand, maybe they aren't making enough money from free users watching ads because too many free users are using ad-block. So this new Ad-block messaging may be an attempt to boost that ad revenue in regions where it can be a workable model, as long as more free users actually watch the ads.
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Posted 3/26/16
i sure don't appreciate when some sites have ad pop-ups and malware ads
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Posted 3/26/16 , edited 3/27/16

lorreen wrote:


maxgale wrote:

Well, it certainly is interesting to remember that when Crunchy decided to make the backlog of shows unavailable to Free Canadian members (that totally isn't a test run for any other market ) Crunchy made the claim that they aren't making enough money from Free users watching ads to provide the service.


So if North American Free members provide such a minuscule revenue stream for Crunchy, why even bother asking them to turn off adblock?


Aaaaand, maybe they aren't making enough money from free users watching ads because too many free users are using ad-block. So this new Ad-block messaging may be an attempt to boost that ad revenue in regions where it can be a workable model, as long as more free users actually watch the ads.




That is a legitimate position, but confirming it would require a level of transparency that Crunchy just isn't known for.



And that's outside those who may have, themselves, legitimate reasons for not directly financially supporting entities which may hold corporate values opposite their personal values, which is a reality that Crunchy has to acknowledge, just as any business must acknowledge, when they make public statements on controversial social issues.


Or just find fault with the thought of a business which began through illegally streaming videos chastising their audience for engaging in perfectly legal methods of watching anime videos.
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Posted 3/26/16
What new message? When I'm surfing on my usual browser it's still the same "Oops, you need to enable cookies in your web browser" on the main page. No mention of any ad block(which I do have enabled on that browser, with all the requisite lists)...
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Posted 3/26/16 , edited 3/29/16

Decibal wrote:

Personally, I think using an ad to convince people to turn off their ad-blocker is not well thought out. The idea is essentially to annoy people into... letting themselves be annoyed more. I understand why it's there (they need to eat and pay server maintenance, after all), and they could certainly have used harsher methods to combat blocking; however I don't think that this is really going to be very effective with people blocking ads on purpose. I'm not going to argue over the pros and cons of blocking itself, but I would be interested to hear what others think would be a more effective approach.


Is it really hard to throw out 5$/month to get rid of this? If you don't like ads then pay up you cheap


Gracias2 wrote:

What new message? When I'm surfing on my usual browser it's still the same "Oops, you need to enable cookies in your web browser" on the main page. No mention of any ad block(which I do have enabled on that browser, with all the requisite lists)...


You have a premium account, so you won't get any message I guess
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Posted 3/26/16 , edited 3/27/16
I would pay for a sub, but they took off the snail mail option which I always used for the past years to get an premium so using ad block cause I'm salty until they bring it back.

I did try a prepaid credit card I got from WalMart, but they didn't accept it and I have enough money on that for a three month so meh CRs loss I guess~
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Posted 3/26/16 , edited 3/28/16

ComboChrist wrote:

Pay for the fcuking subscription if you don't want to see ads. Some ppl act like 5$ are too much too ask for.

More effective aproach? Notify ppl ONCE when they use adblock and IP-block them when they use it a 2nd time.


5$ for what?
Removing ads and seeing anime faster; or you could just go to any other website to watch it in better quality and without ads.
WOW, sounds like a deal, here's 5$ crunchyroll(being completely facetious).
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