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Poll: To block AdBlock, or not to block, that is a question

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Many of you may not have noticed, but I recently implemented a javascript based pop-up message that affects visitors that use AdBlock Plus. The message would pop-up every 3 minutes and ask them to disable AdBlock in order to support this site. However, I recently received an e-mail (below) from a visitor who didn’t like the new message.

I don’t want to annoy my visitors, so I’ve change the way the message works. Now, visitors will see a bar across the top of the site. If they click on that bar they will see a message. This bar will only load if you’re using AdBlock, visit at least 2 pages, and will stop loading after you visit 5 pages. The new bar requires cookies.

However, I’d like more feedback, so please take the time to fill out this poll.

Poll closed.

1 Comment

  1. Jamest555

    Hi,
    We’re still in the slow news period, so let’s talk about something we discussed before: blocking advertisements on websites. Up until, well, today, I didn’t block ads – not because of some ethical objection or whatever, but simply because I couldn’t be bothered to setup Ad Block. Today, after taking a closer look at some of the websites I frequent, I decided to take the plunge and install Ad Block on all my machines. The following set of screenshots should pretty much explain why.

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