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11 Oct 2005

Blocking Ads

There is an interesting discussion on slashdot: "Why Do you Block Ads?". There are all the obvious explanations, about sound or movement, bandwidth theft, and more recently spyware.

There was however a more philosophical comment regarding annoyance thresholds. If something isn't too annoying you just put up with it, as it gets more annoying you continue to put up with it, then suddenly it gets too annoying, so you react. I think that's what happened with me. At first I didn't mind the odd advert, then it got annoying (pop-ups), then I reacted, and I now block EVERYTHING, including text Google ads that never bothered me.

See also: Blocking Adverts and Malware.