I did the thing again where I turn off adblock for a few days so I can remember what it's like

It's not great

update on no adblock: i am already so so tired of the grammarly ad that's shot like a vlog, with piss poor audio, webcam angle, the works

i don't understand how they could be making any amount of money from these ads given that the site is impossible to browse with them on without constantly opening the inspector to delete an overlay or two

i am of course only going to btdb to check for ads. i would never download a movie without paying for it and then admit it on the public internet

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no ublock update: im getting preroll ads for a golf scoring app. the advertisers know me suuper well

codls "turning off ublock and then complaining about being able to see the ads" thread 

oh my god fandom is Bad

codls "turning off ublock and then complaining about being able to see the ads" thread 

hero wars has apparently pivoted to making compilations of their own ads with interspersed quirky stock footage youtube.com/watch?v=QghxRHNkhq

codls "turning off ublock and then complaining about being able to see the ads" thread 

as in, this is an ad i got

re: codls "turning off ublock and then complaining about being able to see the ads" thread 

@codl it's bad even with ublock enbled

re: codls "turning off ublock and then complaining about being able to see the ads" thread 

@ben yeah but for some reason i didn't think it would get worse

re: codls "turning off ublock and then complaining about being able to see the ads" thread 

@codl I think spy cards online is actually slightly worse with ublock than without because of how often it calls requestAnimationFrame

ublock is like "oh shit better check to see if they added any ads" 60 times per second

codls "turning off ublock and then complaining about being able to see the ads" thread 

@codl is this some kind of self parody. is a game being advertised here and is it any of the games shown in the ad

codls "turning off ublock and then complaining about being able to see the ads" thread 

@fennecs idk i didnt click

codls "turning off ublock and then complaining about being able to see the ads" thread 

@codl also this is making me think of the good old days, back when nobody had ad blockers and the runescape applet was flanked by titty ads or something on both sides. ads used to be so much better

codls "turning off ublock and then complaining about being able to see the ads" thread 

@codl and by better i mean at least they were blatantly trying to scam me into clicking a fake close button instead of providing a thirty second laser targeted unskippable video related to neither my interests nor the thing being advertised

codls "turning off ublock and then complaining about being able to see the ads" thread 

@fennecs come play my lord

to be fair mobile ads are doing the fake close button these days

codls "turning off ublock and then complaining about being able to see the ads" thread 

@codl advertising is a flat circle

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