Interesting that his name has been prominently displayed for at least six months, can't beat that for good advertising.
Another reason to user an Adblocker, mine is Adblocker + for Firefox.
No ads. zero, none......
I don't buy anything based on an ad, so I don't feel bad as I would never be a customer. I know how to search for stuff I need so that how I shop.
was referring to the title of this thread. He was also referring to the people who post links to the "Thousands of Plans" scams. Don't click on those links. FrankC was not referring to the web ads and banners that appear around the website content.
: Websites like this one get their funding from ads. An ad blocker reduces the money available to pay for websites like this one.
I object to advertisements that do anything more than display a static ad, just like in a magazine. I seriously object to advertisements that automatically play audio, play video, or run active content (programs). I don't mind displayed links for me to click, but don't run anything active without my okay. Okay?
For a long time, the only ad blocker that I ran was was a minimal one in my firewall to intercept malware (viruses, etc.). Unfortunately, advertisers keep finding ways to get around my filters, so I was forced to install more active ad blocking, much more than I want. I don't like it, and I know that it hurts the websites that I value.
Someday I want to tweak my filters to allow more non-objectionable ads, but that's a lot of work on my part with little direct benefit. It gets bumped down below higher priority tasks.
I used to hope that websites would push back against such aggressive advertising, to set expectations and establish reasonable limits on behavior, but it never materialized. Money talks. Small websites like WoodworkingTalk have no power to alter the reality of the web advertising landscape. They wind up as "collateral damage" when people like woodnthings and me feel compelled to install ad blockers.
... and we have not even mentioned tracking yet.