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Someone posted this on their Facebook today, I found it interesting, and thought it would be relevant to share with the community.
For those who find it too long to read right now, the gist of it is that by blocking ads when on websites, you are hurting those sites financially. The author compares the act to eating at a restaurant and not paying. The site has expenses, and those expenses go up when you use the site (sites pay for the amount of bandwidth they use), but, they are getting nothing in return if you block the ads that they put on the site to support their staff/hardware.
good point thanks for posting
I don't mind the ads except one, I'm getting really annoyed with the one that pops up and then I can't scroll down the page, my scroll bar disappears, I have to refresh the page or go back to come forward again. I guess I can't complain as I play free. If I was going to sign up to a Chess website it would be this one.
Some ads I don't get bothered by but if the busboy starts swinging breadsticks in my face I won't exactly be happy about it...
While I appreciate and fully understand the advertisment driven business model, I still object to some of the methods employed by the advertising companies. Many will deposit files on your computer and your internet activities will be tracked, then ads will be shown to you based on your behaviour. Imagine if this happened in the real world. People sneaking around following you during the day to see where you go, making notes on what you do, essentially stalking you - and then trying to sell you things based on that information. I doubt many people would feel comfortable with that.
Non-targeted advertising is fine. Targeted advertising is bodering on something a bit fishy
For the record, I have been a paying member of every chess site I've ever played on, I'm just new here.
Ahh, well, you can block cookies, and only allow ones from like chess.com itself, as that lets you get back on with out logging in every time. Blocking cookies won't hurt the site.
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