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  • 12 months ago · Quote · #61

    andersgen

    I like this web site but i don't like ads. So I pay for a premium membership. It's as simple as that. I'm just sorry that I'm also paying for other people's free rides. The free generation is the mean generation.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #62

    kiwi

    This site was initially "free membership", you're not paying for others as you clearly stated you're paying on the basis to rid yourself of ads. I personally found that paying for a package wasn't beneficial to me, the resources available for free was more than adequate especially for those who play recreationally. The fact that this site offers so much for free is something to boast about (it's part of their viral marketing anyway).

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #63

    kleelof

    andersgen wrote:

    I like this web site but i don't like ads. So I pay for a premium membership. It's as simple as that. I'm just sorry that I'm also paying for other people's free rides. The free generation is the mean generation.

    If you were buying a membership just to prevent ads, why did you buy the most expensive one? Surly you must be taking advantage of other benefits as well.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #64

    Irontiger

    Punky81 wrote:

    When you made your account, you probably did agree not to block the ads in any significant way. I don't know because I don't read those things.

    I read the ToS and could not find such terms. Maybe they have changed though.

     

    The real point here is that if everybody blocks ads, then the free service will disappear. When I was a kid the local candy store offered free samples of their candies. When a couple bad apples ate all they could eat for free, then free samples ended for all of us. Do you really want to be that guy?

    So... You can have a free lunch, but only if you don't eat it? Sounds like a weird definition of "free" to me. Besides, the analogy is irrelevant because it takes one single big eater to bankrupt the candy shop but none wants to register millions of accounts and waste bandwidth.

    Answers in red.

    "You agree that the service may include advertisements" is saying nothing about ad blockers. I agree that tap water may include bacteria but it doesn't mean I cannot boil them to death.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #65

    andersgen

    kleelof wrote:
    andersgen wrote:

    I like this web site but i don't like ads. So I pay for a premium membership. It's as simple as that. I'm just sorry that I'm also paying for other people's free rides. The free generation is the mean generation.

    If you were buying a membership just to prevent ads, why did you buy the most expensive one? Surly you must be taking advantage of other benefits as well.

    Sure, I want it all. And I think it's worth the money.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #66

    kleelof

    andersgen wrote:
    kleelof wrote:
    andersgen wrote:

    I like this web site but i don't like ads. So I pay for a premium membership. It's as simple as that. I'm just sorry that I'm also paying for other people's free rides. The free generation is the mean generation.

    If you were buying a membership just to prevent ads, why did you buy the most expensive one? Surly you must be taking advantage of other benefits as well.

    Sure, I want it all. And I think it's worth the money.

    I agree. Even the cheapest membership has access to lots of great stuff.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #67

    Spiritbro77

    I paid for a membership for the Tactics Trainer, Chess Mentor and Video lessons. Well worth the money to me. Had nothing to do with the ads. I never thought them to be all that intrusive. But if that bothered me and forced me to buy a package, 29 dollars seems a small price to pay to get rid of them. And you get the added benefits of a Gold Membership.... Seems pretty reasonable. Guess it's just easier for some to piss and moan about how they are so put upon for having to support a site they frequent.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #68

    kleelof

    Spiritbro77 wrote:

    I paid for a membership for the Tactics Trainer, Chess Mentor and Video lessons. Well worth the money to me. Had nothing to do with the ads. I never thought them to be all that intrusive. But if that bothered me and forced me to buy a package, 29 dollars seems a small price to pay to get rid of them. And you get the added benefits of a Gold Membership.... Seems pretty reasonable. Guess it's just easier for some to piss and moan about how they are so put upon for having to support a site they frequent.

    +1

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #69

    RonaldJosephCote

                     I wonder if the OP watches television. Every 5 minutes, an ad from a drug company, or buy a car. When TV was balck & white, there were 3 commercials in 1 hr.  One at the beginning, one at the end, and one in the middle. PERIOD....

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #70

    Spiritbro77

    You are correct. It is your bandwidth and you are not forced to use it to see ads. So go play on one of the plethora of sites that are free to use and that also have no ads. There are lots of sites that want to lose money every single day just to suit you. They enjoy throwing all their money into a site so people like you don't have to see any ads or pay for the service. THIS site however, attempts to recoup the cost of doing business by running ads and selling memberships. If you're to damned CHEAP you can't pay 29 dollars to have the ads removed and you can't stand seeing them then go elsewhere. No one forces you to play here. Using THEIR bandwidth.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #71

    Snookslayer

    BasterdSonOfTal wrote:

    I'm not against websites having advertising.  I'm against the types of ads that chess.com runs.  Obnoxious animated flash ads.  These are third party ads from companies like Google and AddThis that wish to track you and monitor you.  Flash ads like these are a well known security risk.  Not blocking them in some way is irresponsible and inviting computer problems.  If a website has static, unobnoxious, relevant ads hosted on their own domain, I certainly have no problem with that.

    You make good sense.  Aside from being tracked by third parties, which is rather shady, the worst part is the animated flashing banners.  Annoying is puttting it mildly.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #72

    Spiritbro77

    So pay the 29 dollars for a membership. Problem solved.

    No more ads. No more lag. No more problem.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #73

    jurassicmark

    Imagine there's no adverts

    It's easy if you try

    Adblock protects me

    Cause I'm a real cheap guy

    Imagine all the people

    Playing chess for free...

    You may say I'm a dead beat

    But I'm not the only one

    I hope one day you'll use adblock

    And chess.com will be gone.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #74

    Irontiger

    BasterdSonOfTal wrote:

    (...) If a website has static, unobnoxious, relevant ads hosted on their own domain, I certainly have no problem with that.

    (...)

    I wonder how you would block ads hosted on the website's domain, btw.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #75

    AcidBadger

    BasterdSonOfTal wrote:
    Spiritbro77 wrote:

    So pay the 29 dollars for a membership. Problem solved.

    No more ads. No more lag. No more problem.

    Sounds like extortion to me.

    Oh my God! You're right! Chess.com is telling you that they won't give you their best product until you pay for it! That's extortion, alright. 

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #76

    andersgen

    BasterdSonOfTal wrote:
    Spiritbro77 wrote:

    So pay the 29 dollars for a membership. Problem solved.

    No more ads. No more lag. No more problem.

    Sounds like extortion to me.

    Extortion? Are chess.com going to kill your children if you don't pay? I couldn't find any information about that in the user agreement.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #77

    Spiritbro77

    BasterdSonOfTal wrote:
    Spiritbro77 wrote:

    So pay the 29 dollars for a membership. Problem solved.

    No more ads. No more lag. No more problem.

    Sounds like extortion to me.

    No one is forcing you to play here. You can and SHOULD go elsewhere where you would be happier. But of course you'll just continue to leach off others here while bitching about it. It's your nature. You believe Chess.com OWES you an ad free ride. *snicker*

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #78

    cornbeefhashvili

    There is always the power button.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #79

    Irontiger

    Spiritbro77 wrote:

    You believe Chess.com OWES you an ad free ride.

    Strawman. The internet owes me nothing but, since I have the technical ability to take such free rides, I need some reason to not take them.

     

    Let's put it another way. Imagine chess.com always places the ads at the same place on the screen, and I glued some paper on those places of my monitor so that I never see the ads. Do you consider this "ad-blocking" morally reprehensible? What about just ignoring the ads?


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