The Devastating Effect of Ad-Blockers for Guru3D.com

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  1. lmimmfn

    lmimmfn Ancient Guru

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    the problem generally is ads are soo intrusive and have been for years that most techy people just used ad block to blanket avoid the problem. I use ad blockon my pc( disabled on guru3d now ) but dont bother with my work PC's, tablets or phones.
    When im using my android tablet and browsing forums( particularly boards.ie ) those ads midway down the forum( havnt experienced this on guru3d i dont think ) are an absolute head wreck because and im sure this is deliberate by google but scrolling normally will end up opening the ad.

    At the end of the day if the advertisers didnt f**k the whole thing up in the first place there wouldnt be an issue, its more users pushing back until the ads themselves are at least acceptable. If you disable ad block and browse the net going to random sites its absolutely horrible with flash trash everywhere.

    Im just saying and this isint directed towards issues with ads on guru3d, just the abuse of ads on the net in general is horrendous and needs a balance, glad everyones moving away from flash trash.
     
  2. Mr.Bigtime

    Mr.Bigtime Ancient Guru

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    i mostly surf via mobile devices. they no have ad blockers. but guru is not mobile friendly :(
     
  3. AndreasGuido

    AndreasGuido Ancient Guru

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    AdBlocked is disabled for guru at home, ads dont bother me as long as they stay fixed, dont float and muted. I have to enable add blocker at work since work policy.

    Also thanks for turning off "underlined" words Hilbert, that was very annoying. Either way im happy, ads or subscription. Season pass anyone? :D
     
  4. Ryu5uzaku

    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    Weird that it is a minefield there's total of 5 ads which all are just either banners or animated ads. 1 on top, 1 on bottom and 3 on the right side of the site. And there was that huge asus ad as background but that is gone now.
     

  5. Toss3

    Toss3 Member Guru

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    How much do you need in donations a year to keep everything up and running? Already donated and whitelisted the site on my main PCs (laptop + desktop). Pretty sure if you put the donate-link in the OP and on the main page you would get even more money!
     
  6. gx-x

    gx-x Maha Guru

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    You have a right to your opinion as do I.
    As it has been mentioned, I visit Guru3D.com, not google tracking, analytics and slew of other lurking domains which are not owned or controlled by G3D. Even if G3D did not wan't to allow them they would still insert them selves because - internet. So it's backwards of me to to block unwanted sites? OK.
    You just keep going with the company flow, that brought you limited monthly bandwidth, fair usage policy and all those "progressive" things that you, as a user benefit from. I'd rather stay "backwards" with none of that and protesting every time they try to impose that on my "backwards" a$$ :)

    Have a nice day.
     
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    Dch48 Ancient Guru

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    I see nothing on the right side. I get a banner and 2 or 3 other ads inserted seemingly at random in between posts. Nothing is animated.
     
  8. Dch48

    Dch48 Ancient Guru

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    I use the Dolphin browser on Android and it does have an addon to block ads that works very well. Since ads in Android cause me major headaches like trying to read a page and having it jump or scroll every time a new ad is finally loaded and displayed, I will not turn the blocking function off on any site for my tablet (Nexus 7 2013).
     
  9. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    Yeah this is a big letdown for me personally too, the Guru3D app is also not really an app at all, it just links to the webpage.
     
  10. Toss3

    Toss3 Member Guru

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    No ad-blockers? Huh? Even iOS supports ad-blockers these days.
     

  11. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    If Hilbert wants to track me, that's fine. However, it's not Hilbert or G3D tracking us. It's 3rd party ad servers who are tracking us and selling the data they collect. At no point have I ever given these 3rd party companies consent to track me or collect data on me.

    Google is an advertising company. They profit from collecting and selling user data. They'd be slitting their own throats by allowing users to block them from collecting and selling every bit of data they possibly can.
     
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    Toss3 Member Guru

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    I know this, but there are apks available for Android that allow you to block ads. Personally using a modified hosts file for ad-blocking on android (I buy the apps that I use or donate!).
     
  13. Corsairz

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    i already aware the effect of using adblocking, thats why i whitelist every website that i visit very often.

    thanks for make this article :)
     
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    That's awesome news. The forum looks so much better with IntelliTXT turned off. Since you were willing to compromise with us, i'm willing to meet you halfway and whitelist your site. Thanks a bunch.
     
  15. Evildead666

    Evildead666 Maha Guru

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    I just whitelisted in ghostery, and adblock, and allowed google in Privacy Badger, and now I have "Windows Driver Download" Banner ads.

    Going to do a full scan of my machine to check it.
    Then try again.
     

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    Whitelisted.
     
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