Hey guys, ladies, robots and sirs.
I have an issue i would like to share with you. For anyone who enjoys Newgrounds, youtube, etc. Turn off your Ad Blockers if you have them.
1: You get to use your beloved websites (homes if you will) for free, in most cases.
Because of those things you feel are oh so annoying, "Ads"
Ads provide a means of support for the webmasters i.e Tom Fulp.
He would love to bring this collaboration of creativity and arts we share together but it costs money.
Have you noticed the option to buy a membership here on Newgrounds? Well eventually that might become the only option to enjoy the websites you love.
Apple has made apps that cost money in some cases, for games that you can play for free on the internet. Flash games cannot be played on apple mobile devices, so you usually have to pay for the games. BUT some apps have adds and provide free entertainment.
2. If we all turn the ads blockers off we will reverse the inevitable demise of free websites.
If we all eventually have ad blockers, the webmasters will realize one by one that it is not enough to run a website. They will have ask for donations and eventually limit use of the site to paying member only.
Gold membership is free here on newgrounds, Maybe not in the future.
3.Tom Fulp and his crew have made it possible to receive revenue through games, animations, user page ads even! The first time i noticed that i loved it, i learned how to implement the ads and even medals. (aside from my personal life preventing me from continuing my hobby is another story)
The point is, he is one of the first ones to offer fucking money to his users, we are Newgrounds, everything by everyone! Even shared revenue, and an awesome project system to collaborate! This crew has gone above and beyond doing what they enjoy and keeping in mind what we want, and what is best for us.
So turn your fucking ad blockers off kindly and enjoy the work of art Tom and his lovely crew, and most of all any one who has ever created something, discussed something, even just used the site as a means for games, or flash toons.
By generating revenue for Newgrounds through ads you are a part of the team for Newgrounds. Keep this ship alive guys, this isn't so much as a plea as much as it is information that should be talked about. This can affect the way we use the internet in the future.
Anyone anywhere can create and live off of what they enjoy doing, and some make it possible to give you a share of that pie. Not only are you throwing the pie in the trash, but you are throwing the one who provided the pie slice in the as well, along with the slices for everyone else.
Thank you for your time, discuss and think about the ramifications of ad blockers. :3