At 1 day ago, Wolfos wrote:
Adblock users should be arrested. Are you against piracy?
Now using Adblock is different. Different, because it is worse.
Ads nowadays work based of information harvesting. Google Analytic. AdScene. Ad Plus. Bing spider bot. Yahoo bot. Countless other crawlers. Not counting tampering bots and shit yet.
All perform data harvesting upon unauthorized acts. If you call blocking ads is stealing. So as unauthorized data mining. Which is worse?
Oh wait! Newgrounds is getting paid by these companies to make shits legit. I see.
You see, hosting websites costs money. A LOT of money. The more visitors Newgrounds gets, the more energy the servers use and the more they need to pay. However, if all visitors see these small and (usually) unobtrusive advertisements, the website pays for itself and Tom can eat.
I understand that Tom, Wade and whoever running this site have families to feed. But transparency ads would do more fairness for the users.
Now when you visit the website with the advertisements disabled, you are using the content that costs Newgrounds money to make, you are taking the bandwidth that costs money as well, but you are NOT earning them the money they deserve.
This is theft.
Theft my ass. So betraying your user's info to the harvesters is legit too? Hmm, this world is so black and white. The last time I checked that NG was still a transparent site.
If you love Newgrounds, or if you love the internet. Stop using Adblock.
So I should stop using Greasemonkey too then? >.> I disable all the ad sections and user signatures.