Wired Is Launching an Ad-Free Website to Appease Ad Blockers

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  1. ronjor

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    Thanks again lone ranger. I wonder how accurate or not the below underlined in red really is.

     
  3. J_L

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    "Appease" is definitely the right word... Rhymes with "BS".
     
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    Without doubt. Talk about brash n brag. Who runs these lame outfits anyway, grown up script kiddies?

    Here's one user's take. You do something lame like throw up a block on your website right after just landing on it for a fee or subscription?, I treat it as if it doesn't carry anything of real worth anyway. Smart and Intelligent run website services don't DEMAND that you immediately BUY to read or drive the potential customer or reader away so soon with a get lost juvenile attitude.
     
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    "[...] or go away" :)
     
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    Too many fish in the sea NOT to just go away to better shores where you're wanted :isay:
     
  7. Arthfael

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    That's okay, Wired isn't the magazine/website it used to be. I have no issue leaving it, if they are forcing me to choose between not getting malvertisements and viewing the increasing amount of junk they post these days. They aren't the only game in town.
     
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    LOL, I'm giving them 2 choices: Serve only static/non-animated ads plus disable tracking or go to hell! This is getting ridiculous, and it's not the sites that are to blame, it's the ad companies. I think this will simply result in a lot less page views, because not a lot of people are willing to pay for online content.
     
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    I'm not sure I'm ready to let websites be blameless. But I agree that text/static advertisements are a decent alternative. However, I don't see advertising companies feeling the same way at any near point in the future. I also doubt very much that tracking is going away.
     
  10. Rasheed187

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    Seems it has gone active, no more Wired for me. It's truly ridiculous when you think about it, I disabled ABP and Ghostery, and guess what happened. The site became very choppy and slow to load, no wonder since it's spiked with trackers. And the Expedia.com ad is animated, these guys really don't get it do they? People don't block ads for fun, but because of the annoyance of distracting ads and slow loading pages.

    https://www.wired.com/2016/05/4-ways-protect-ransomware-youre-target/
     
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    And... to keep from being infected by malicious ads carrying bad payloads.

    For me, the safety is the biggest reason. But I also agree with an earlier post. Make the ads non-tracking and clean. Then I'd consider allowing them.
     
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    Yes, this is true, but I think the safety issues related to the online ads system can be fixed. I have also tried to disable ad-blocking on another popular Dutch news site (The Telegraph), and you already guessed it! The site became very slow to load, and the ads annoyed me.
     
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