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AdBlock Starts Full-Fledged Ad Campaign

Postby dandymcgee on Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:09 pm

The creator of AdBlock has come up with arguably the most ingenious plan of action to eliminate internet advertising that I have ever seen. He is starting a crowd-sourced fund to fund a $25,000 ad campaign to raise public awareness of the existence of the AdBlock plug-in. Using ads to defeat advertisement, it's brilliant!
https://campaign.getadblock.com/adblock-it-s-time-to-spread-the-word

My only fear is that this will prompt advertisers to come up with even more painfully intrusive ways to invade our everyday lives with advertisement for completely useless shit. Even so, I will continue happily enjoying the lull until they manage to break though my trusty AdBlock wall.
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Re: AdBlock Starts Full-Fledged Ad Campaign

Postby eatcomics on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:42 am

dandymcgee wrote:The creator of AdBlock has come up with arguably the most ingenious plan of action to eliminate internet advertising that I have ever seen. He is starting a crowd-sourced fund to fund a $25,000 ad campaign to raise public awareness of the existence of the AdBlock plug-in. Using ads to defeat advertisement, it's brilliant!
https://campaign.getadblock.com/adblock-it-s-time-to-spread-the-word

My only fear is that this will prompt advertisers to come up with even more painfully intrusive ways to invade our everyday lives with advertisement for completely useless shit. Even so, I will continue happily enjoying the lull until they manage to break though my trusty AdBlock wall.

I noticed the other day that pandora was getting around this by making their background a giant advertisement that shuffles every couple of songs. It was agonizing to look at...
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Re: AdBlock Starts Full-Fledged Ad Campaign

Postby dandymcgee on Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:00 pm

eatcomics wrote:
dandymcgee wrote:The creator of AdBlock has come up with arguably the most ingenious plan of action to eliminate internet advertising that I have ever seen. He is starting a crowd-sourced fund to fund a $25,000 ad campaign to raise public awareness of the existence of the AdBlock plug-in. Using ads to defeat advertisement, it's brilliant!
https://campaign.getadblock.com/adblock-it-s-time-to-spread-the-word

My only fear is that this will prompt advertisers to come up with even more painfully intrusive ways to invade our everyday lives with advertisement for completely useless shit. Even so, I will continue happily enjoying the lull until they manage to break though my trusty AdBlock wall.

I noticed the other day that pandora was getting around this by making their background a giant advertisement that shuffles every couple of songs. It was agonizing to look at...

1) I've never seen this with AdBlock installed (just tested a second ago).
2) Why would you LOOK at Pandora?? Just minimize it.
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Re: AdBlock Starts Full-Fledged Ad Campaign

Postby eatcomics on Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:17 pm

dandymcgee wrote:
eatcomics wrote:
dandymcgee wrote:The creator of AdBlock has come up with arguably the most ingenious plan of action to eliminate internet advertising that I have ever seen. He is starting a crowd-sourced fund to fund a $25,000 ad campaign to raise public awareness of the existence of the AdBlock plug-in. Using ads to defeat advertisement, it's brilliant!
https://campaign.getadblock.com/adblock-it-s-time-to-spread-the-word

My only fear is that this will prompt advertisers to come up with even more painfully intrusive ways to invade our everyday lives with advertisement for completely useless shit. Even so, I will continue happily enjoying the lull until they manage to break though my trusty AdBlock wall.

I noticed the other day that pandora was getting around this by making their background a giant advertisement that shuffles every couple of songs. It was agonizing to look at...

1) I've never seen this with AdBlock installed (just tested a second ago).
2) Why would you LOOK at Pandora?? Just minimize it.

They've removed it already. I have it open on my other monitor all day at work, I'm bound to see it eventually. :P It was only for a 2-3 day period that this was going on. Or maybe they didn't remove it and adblock got updated to block it, I'm not sure.
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Re: AdBlock Starts Full-Fledged Ad Campaign

Postby dandymcgee on Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:22 pm

eatcomics wrote:I have [Pandora] open on my other monitor all day at work, I'm bound to see it eventually

That's a really inefficient use of an entire monitor, haha. I have VS on one monitor, Outlook / web browser (documentation, ES forums) on the other.

eatcomics wrote:Or maybe they didn't remove it and adblock got updated to block it, I'm not sure.

That seems more likely. ;)
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Re: AdBlock Starts Full-Fledged Ad Campaign

Postby eatcomics on Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:38 pm

dandymcgee wrote:
eatcomics wrote:I have [Pandora] open on my other monitor all day at work, I'm bound to see it eventually

That's a really inefficient use of an entire monitor, haha. I have VS on one monitor, Outlook / web browser (documentation, ES forums) on the other.

eatcomics wrote:Or maybe they didn't remove it and adblock got updated to block it, I'm not sure.

That seems more likely. ;)

Yeah, I don't just use this monitor for Pandora, it's just where my browser is. I have enough shit open to make me not want to split up browser tabs :P
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Re: AdBlock Starts Full-Fledged Ad Campaign

Postby bbguimaraes on Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:09 pm

Man, I would literally kill to have a second monitor at work...
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Re: AdBlock Starts Full-Fledged Ad Campaign

Postby dandymcgee on Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:38 pm

bbguimaraes wrote:Man, I would literally kill to have a second monitor at work...

I didn't have one and my boss did.. i mentioned to him and the next day when I came into work my boss's monitor was sitting on my desk. Haha.
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Re: AdBlock Starts Full-Fledged Ad Campaign

Postby Light-Dark on Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:50 pm

dandymcgee wrote:My only fear is that this will prompt advertisers to come up with even more painfully intrusive ways to invade our everyday lives with advertisement for completely useless shit.


I share the same concern, no doubt they will find ways to intrude even more than they already do just so they can have the satisfaction of knowing that they have tried to get at the wallet of every last possible consumer.
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Re: AdBlock Starts Full-Fledged Ad Campaign

Postby bbguimaraes on Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:48 am

dandymcgee wrote:
bbguimaraes wrote:Man, I would literally kill to have a second monitor at work...

I didn't have one and my boss did.. i mentioned to him and the next day when I came into work my boss's monitor was sitting on my desk. Haha.

We are close to fifty devs and ops guys in a single room, so I think it would be a little difficult to convince my boss to double the amount of monitors.
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Re: AdBlock Starts Full-Fledged Ad Campaign

Postby dandymcgee on Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:50 pm

bbguimaraes wrote:
dandymcgee wrote:
bbguimaraes wrote:Man, I would literally kill to have a second monitor at work...

I didn't have one and my boss did.. i mentioned to him and the next day when I came into work my boss's monitor was sitting on my desk. Haha.

We are close to fifty devs and ops guys in a single room, so I think it would be a little difficult to convince my boss to double the amount of monitors.

You don't need to convince him to get everyone a new monitor, just convince him to give his to you. ;)

In reality, this only happened after I had been using my own second monitor I brought from home for a few months. I had a laptop at the time so I just used that when I was home.
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