[Softpedia] No love for their own ads

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by m00nbl00d, May 7, 2012.

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    No, for those thinking this was about the actual review... sorry, not exactly. :D You can talk about it, of course. But, are you noticing something rather odd in these screenshots:

    -http://news.softpedia.com/newsImage/Google-Chrome-18-Review-2.jpg/

    -http://news.softpedia.com/newsImage/Google-Chrome-18-Review-8.jpg/

    Yep... The author of that review is using Adblock Plus and Adblock. So, not supporting the very same company he/she works for? :D

    And no, there were no mentions in the review to the lack of a native functionality to block ads.

    Do as I say, not as I do. Or, something like that. :D
     
  2. kupo

    kupo Registered Member

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    lol. He even used two adblockers. :D.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Actually, if you're visiting your own site, you should block ads, as this is not ethical. I block both ads and javascript on my own site so that these visits are not counted in any way.
    Mrk
     
  4. kupo

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    Makes sense, I didn't think of that. I thought that the owners visit aren't actually counted in the ads.
     
  5. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    That was the idea I had too*. But you, as a author of some article/owner of some service, can still be "unethical" whenever you want, by using whatever other computer (for instance, a virtual machine with a different Internet connection) you want. ;)

    Anyway, the other side of the story/moral, is that he/she works for a service that displays ads to survive, but then doesn't he/she feel like he/she should allow ads for every other service? :) I mean, I have high doubts that person is using Adblock Plus, AdBlock and a few other extensions to block some other minor stuff, just for Softpedia. This would be 99% overkill. :D ABP alone would block Softpedia ads.

    Just saying... I just find it a bit ironic. :blink:

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    * They could very well be excluded from the counting, if the service(s) they have partnership with places cookies in their computers; they will track them, and exclude them. So... o_O Again... why wouldn't you, the author/owner, allow cookies? :D
     
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