Puckdropper
The web is pretty much unusable without uBlock.
Wed May 04, 2022 5:19am
73.51.27.215

I get that things cost money and that ads give them money to pay for things, but throwing those things in my face and hopefully under my mouse click (would they be that evil? Slide an ad right under the mouse? Yep.)

I wish that Google would derank sites that behaved so poorly. I'm usually gone within 2 seconds of a "subscribe to our newsletter popup."

You can create a custom filter, but it's not always easy to figure out what to filter. It's not like you have to name it "newsletter_popup" or anything.

    • I'm sure there's all sorts of metrics on it... - Erik_, Mon Apr 25 2022 1:18am
      to help make it as annoying as possible. I'm sure BI reporting and marketing are working in step to maximize the amount of user interactions and sign ups. If that equates to annoying the ever loving hell out of the users to the point that they get the most sign ups, they'll do it. Bleh. I wish uB... more
      • The web is pretty much unusable without uBlock.- Puckdropper, Wed May 04 2022 5:19am
        • Completely agree. - Erik_, Mon May 09 2022 11:16am
          I get that pages get paid x amount for ad clicks they display, but how many people that accidentally (or the very few on purpose) click on an ad actually then proceed to spend any money on the sites they get sent to. What's worse, it's sometimes just a pyramid scheme of ad sites. Ex: start at on... more
          • There's a few ads that require someone to do something - Puckdropper, Sat May 14 2022 4:17am
            like actually make a purchase before they pay out. They pay a lot per action because the action is so rare. Most are per-click, though. I'm just not sure I'd even trust a site I go to because of clicking on a banner ad. They just seem so sketchy. It's kinda interesting how there's all this mo... more
            • Or is it one of those things where they just host SO many pages that even if each site only gets them a small amount of ad money, the number of sites makes up for it. Also, I wonder if you get paid for a click done by a web crawler? I get those on this site clicking buttons and links all the time. M... more
              • That's a good question, and I wonder if that's how it works - Puckdropper, Tue May 24 2022 4:21am
                Maybe the ads and clicks are so cheap they can't make any money with just one thing, so it takes a whole host of them to make things work. It's kinda like phone and e-mail scams, the message is so cheap they don't lose any money but if they just get one sucker it pays for annoying hundreds of thous... more
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