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  1. 1. Do you block ad's on nsane?

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Don't feel obliged to say no, this is a private poll :)

If yes, why?

You might think: I never click on those ad's, so what's the point in having them there. Well, that's true :P

(Never click on ad's that don't interest you and also never repeatedly click on ad's!)

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No, I support your cause, if it means disabling AdBlock Plus on your site and forums, then be it! :) (fortunately the Google text ads aren't that annoying too, ^_^)

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Everywhere else but at nsane down and forums :) I feel that you all deserve it, and as stated the ad's aren't that bad.

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Come on, someone, break my day (yeah, not make, but break :P), tell me you block ads because you're just a rebel :D

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Good poll. Sometimes yes, sometimes no, depending if I remember to turn off KIS's Anti-Banner. As it's usual with latest Kaspersky stuff, it doesn't work OK, and the whitelist functionality is broken, so I have to disable the module while on site. Too bad, since this is one of the most useful KIS modules. Sometimes when I cross read/visit many sites I'm just too irritated by the ads so I turn it on and that's it. I'll vote yes in these conditions.

If I'm correct, the clicks is all that matter... so.

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Okay so yeah.. I block everything...everywhere.. not just here... If I am working on something like the Logos and stuff for the Holidays or w/e I usually turn them on to get a balance in appearance and in how the average person will see them and sometimes the wrong colors or shades in the incorrect balance are not as appealing and do not feel right.. and of course it must look right with it off as well.. But it can be a huge difference in design..

Now the next thing I want to make a point of is that due to malicious site building and BS in the past... back in my more noob-ish days.. I quit using ads.. especially ads that lead to more cyclic ads.. and more random BS.. I can smell a S ad a site or two away usually..or even targeted demographics... I am also usually not the guy that meanders around in the store.. I am target oriented.. I walk in to get what I want .. get what I need .. and I leave.. Ads online remind me of coupon cutting bargain shopping, mixed with the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes fanaticism... and % off sales ( which are BS ) .. its very compulsive... ( for me the blocks don't fit the round hole ) ..when something is of interest to me, its something that is too new... usually specialized to even have an ad yet.. and by that time I have become disenchanted or I have addressed the issue.. ( or gotten the facts ).. So between the past experience and the type of individual I am.. the ads would never get clicked, unless I was sitting down to create revenue for the site.. and even at that some clicks won't matter as IPs logged and tracked accordingly with referral headers as well.. I instead learned how to use a search engine and find one that was to the point... I go directly to what I want.. and yes a dry whole site always shapes your browsing behavior and likely hood on pursuing a link or even a search result..

Technically it would not matter if I unblocked them or blocked them.. now if it was done by the amount of traffic and loads of the ads then it would definitely matter.. Un-hiding it in hopes that there is something of interest is a nice idea.. to at least get a customer to look at a product.. BUT.. still with me its a bit different... Most advanced Blockers actually don't even load them.. however adblocking in Chrome based browsers is not quite that advanced and for w/e reason they have yet to accomplish this.. though they don't show, you still waste the load time and bandwidth, cache space as if you did... which lead me to the now known advantage ( actually pre-XP days ) ..of using the adblockers and why they stuck with me.. Less load time, less resources, and with some overloaded ad servers... proper function of the browser...and system... Was always extremely helpful in squeezing all that I could out of a cut-rate second level broadband connection... or dial-up

The last point as to why I run them most of the time is that everyone is doing the ads.. Some are like Crazy Bob the Car Salesman.. Neon flashing suit sweaty and bouncing up and down on the side of the freeway.. screaming about deals... it helps and its a good initiative especially when done for good causes.. However when you load a page that has more ad content .. then actual site content .. flash ads.. PHP based floating ads and even some Javascript based popups.. there is usually only one actual way to keep it from taking 3-5 minutes to load and overloading your PC..sitting still.. to even be able to navigate the site.. ( especially when other things also try to hijack control of the application and lock you out of navigation or other context menus..this is by using an adblocker...and an element blocker... I never liked hitting a link and running in to the problem nor having all of my tabs and browser crash because of the crap slung up on the page...Improper system function brought on by that is out of the question... I also, alongside that use filtering which disallows other forms of data-mining to my system such as PeerBlock.. accessing other ports which do not belong to my browser.. in which I have not warranted.. Firewalls and several others ( which cause much less trouble than the other )..

I have always considered these to be evils of using the Internet which I disagreed with.. and something without the absence of I would have no reason to be online.. as what I want is filled with what I don't... and it become inefficient, and problematic.. not user-friendly but corporation driven... greedy and obvious that either a site is in trouble financially or looking to have a free-ride on in each month... Its better to have something someone wants or change to improve your profitability and actually break-even or make some money outright... to me it always seemed off... especially for the GNP for people to even be throwing money at product that doesn't exist.. something tangible.. something that creates a commodity.. otherwise the balance would be upset over time... ( Just IMO.. ) Many things of this nature which seem to be quite the bandit and useless to any cause of facilitating a real future... offsetting the value of the dollar and spreading it too thin ( and in places it shouldn't be.. rather then putting it in places it would be useful - such as in things that would allow you stepup and offer more advanced services .. you get the idea.. ) without investment return...

The staff, and admin here on both the site and the forums have used careful placement and discernment when it comes to things of this nature.. This I will vouch for.. and will also note that if you use ads... This site would be one to unblock because it is done tastefully and correctly...

Snap.. crackle... pop... shought.. :P Threw your day to the meat grinder.. bones and all.... :D

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Sorry but YES.

Why? I never click on ads. NEVER.

Why? Ads are very, very nervous for me and I'm doing everything to banish ads from my life. I'm just allergic to them. Kill all fu**ing ads. :angry:

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i am so sorry but yes...i always keep adblock plus turned on. i know how to add exceptions but probably i am too lazy...i promise you that i will add exception to it ASAP!

cross my heart! :D

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@tipo - Using Firefox, load the main page for the site, go to Status Bar.. hover your AdBlock icon.. and right-click.. then " disable on '<--insert site here -->'.." easiest way to add exclusions... Results could vary from OS to OS and placement of ABP Icons... :P I wanted to add they get a lot of loading when I am working on something .. LOL.. and using Vidalia.. coming in from from a thousand directions at once...

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Supremo Phantom

well, just like tipo, i had ABP enabled on all sites and never changed anything set on it by default.. but that is up till now.

effective immediate (even before typing this) i have added exceptions to nsaneforum and nsanedown in ABP. I would certainly like to support in any way I can.

EDIT:

But now I see the ads it just struck me, I also have the "change referer" addon installed that blocks referer header. Should I unblock that too while on nsane ? Please do let me know if that would help.

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Hmmm, it's nice to see some peer pressure at work :P :rolleyes:

@Supremo Phantom

The change referrer addond will probably mess up our frontpage downloads for the proxy (as they require the referrer to be nsanedown or nsaneforums). I don't think it will matter for the ads though...?

@heath

The staff, and admin here on both the site and the forums have used careful placement and discernment when it comes to things of this nature.. This I will vouch for.. and will also note that if you use ads... This site would be one to unblock because it is done tastefully and correctly...

Snap.. crackle... pop... shought.. :P Threw your day to the meat grinder.. bones and all.... :D

Why, thank you kind sir :P

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Supremo Phantom

I disable the "send referrer blocking" only when a download requires it, otherwise i keep it enabled. as for the ABP, I leave it on by default for all my internet activities. but nsane is now in its exception list. :)

Thanks for all your support and hard work here.

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I never block ads on sites that I visit often and use them regulary. For me it's like a "pay" to the authors and I feel good with it.

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i disabled it and here is the result

i don`t really care as long as i`m helping nsane.forums//nsane.down. :D

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Supremo Phantom

Could someone pls clarify this for me ....

Do I have to scroll up and click on the ad that I see at the top in the "Ads by Google" section each time I visit nsane, or just keeping the ads unblocked is enough?

Staff Note: No, never click on ads just for the sake of clicking on them!

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I block them because they are not alien on animal porn. We all know that's the best kind of ad anyways. :alien:

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Thats no alien.. thats just that tall skinny kid from the back of the class... j/k... :P

@SupremoPhantom - load about:config in FF and then type/copy/paste ' network.http.sendRefererHeader '... Now I have noticed that certain extensions actually have this setting changed... its usually at 0 or 2.. 0 value sends headers all the time no matter what... 2 sends no header at any time.. and 1 will only send headers for links you click on.. ( I think the Tor extension is what changed mine but it could have been Better Privacy as well.. Not for sure which extension your talking about for sure or not or what it enables yo to do.. but this really the only thing I had to remember.. or mess with.. 1 works well with most things.. and you can change this setting on the fly and have it take effect... except I just remember to use a search term for ' refer '... with t off it seemed to break a few things.. but I always just dealt with it... Things is.. my browser says that a settings of 2 is default which is cool... Possible mine has a few odd aspects however..LOL

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Could someone pls clarify this for me ....

Do I have to scroll up and click on the ad that I see at the top in the "Ads by Google" section each time I visit nsane, or just keeping the ads unblocked is enough?

You should never click on ads for the sake of clicking on them.

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Supremo Phantom

@heath28m,

i think you got it slightly mixed up .. :)

0 Never send the Referer header or set document.referrer.

1 Send the Referer header when clicking on a link, and set document.referrer for the following page.

2 Send the Referer header when clicking on a link or loading an image, and set document.referrer for the following page.

and 2 is the Default.

I have an add-on installed that keeps it set as 0, so when i click on a link, it will not send the info where it came from.

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Well like I said.. mine could different.. as Per Tor as well.. when I set mine to 2... it screws it up, downloading here at the site specifically... and few other places... I am using it at 1 for now anyways..

What i odd is that I find conflicting settings information all over.. not just for FF but in the OS as well... so I dunno... LOL :P I change I test.. that is all I know..

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Supremo Phantom

the details i shared are the way it works by its original design in FF. more info here:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Network.http.sendRefererHeader

not checked how it works in IE though.

some multi-site download links require the referer info before they allow downloads, e.r. mir.cr links, so I set it to 2 at that time, otherwise leave it at 0.

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