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Quick Note: Ads on Web Sites

October 24th, 2009

I use ad blockers, like Pith Helmet for Safari. With Snow Leopard, SIMBL and Pith Helmet got disabled for the most part, so I added Click to Flash. Most of the ads show up now, but Flash is blocked unless I specifically allow it. And I confirmed something that I always knew:

I am perfectly fine with a web site full of ads. I might even click on one sometimes, despite a strong personal principle not to encourage them. But if any are moving or animated in any way, I bolt for the door. I can’t stand the damn things. If I can’t turn them off somehow, I never come back to that site. Ever. And I’m pretty sure that I’m not alone on this.

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  1. Leszek Cyfer
    October 24th, 2009 at 20:15 | #1

    I can’t stand them too. I have had a mild Turette symptom in childhood – when unnerved I kept blinking fast, raising head a bit up after each blink and being unable to draw breath while doing all that.

    Luckily this has passed, but I still have sometimes difficulty to breath when faced with blinking images so I purge them from websites as fast as I can…

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