So, in light of HH's article with regards to the effect adblocking has on G3D and pretty much, any kind of web journalism, his proposal to have us disable or whitelist G3D while honest enough, I personally feel (to put it politely) isn't optimal. As we can tell, G3D is using an ad content provider and while HH has set the adverts to deliver related advertisements to the content on G3D, this doesn't always work and varies significantly from region to region, sometimes even giving malicious content without people realising (so, the worst kind). Now from our point of view, the end user, adverts pretty much as a scourge. Many people find adverts ruin the overall experience, can cause detrimental performance issues, unnecessarily increase bandwidth, contain potentially compromising content security wise or be irrelevant, so more often people block ads whenever and where they can and as such has knock-on effects which as detailed in HH's article are now proving evident. With all that in mind I simply want to explore possible solutions that would be worth considering hence why I've created a poll, it'll at least give everyone an idea of what is needed or not. I've at least tried to give a good range of opinions that can be reflected in the poll too. My idea would be to have a simple subscription in perhaps quarterly, bi-annually or annually that would remove adverts from the website for that account holder and perhaps other incentives such as full forum access (where no minimum post count would be required for posting of links and such) it would also give people a responsibility to look after their account on the forums too such as not flaming, causing harassment etc as it would mean they would lose their subscription as a result. Others have suggested they'll donate - I don't think this is enough, especially with donation page that is out of the way, it's not reliable and people can easily forget to donate another time. Paywalls however will only obfuscate articles, I wouldn't think this would be an option but it does protect articles from being abused. Otherwise leave everything as is, but as we know the status-quo is an issue so it seems to me at least that there needs to be some way to explore other options and avenues. What would you guys say? Edit: I hope this thread is ok and that I'm not stepping on any toes, I do feel it is important to consider though.