Er….Sorry but I’m not disabling my ad-blocking software for anyone.
I use the Adblock extension for Firefox, as I suspect most people are, and Adblock works using a set of wildcard filters. If I start fiddling with those filters no doubt I will be letting in advertising from the rest of the web too, it’s true I could just disable adblock when I’m viewing MoDaCo, but in the real world that’s a PITA and it just aint gonna happen!
As for the ads themselves, the banners at the top of the page I can live with, once you scroll down a thread they’re gone anyway, the Google ads again I can live with, as they’re only on the main page and don’t appear in the forum, except an occasional banner which is pretty unobtrusive. But those damn vibrant ads, now they are just one of the single biggest annoyances on the web IMO
One final point before I finish, isn't web advertising pay-per-click? and as I have never clicked on an ad. How does my not looking at something I would never use anyway do MoDaCo any harm?
Please don’t read this and think I’m just trying to be provocative because I’m not, MoDaCo is important to me and I hope it’s around for a long time yet, and I will continue to contribute to the community as much as I am able.
Edited by mandt, 14 September 2007 - 05:16 PM.