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Why I block ads

By Nicholas Rougeux, posted on August 18, 2010 in Web

Ever since I found out I could block ads, I have. I've even gone out of my way to download Firefox extensions like Stylish to let me write my own styles that block ads not caught by AdBlock. I popped over to NBC Chicago's weather page to see the forecast for tonight and was painfully reminded that I had forgotten to re-enable AdBlock after disabling it for another project.

With ads

NBC Chicago weather page with ads

My eyes! So much yellow…so much movement…such a loud video that I can't pause, stop, or remove…

Without ads

NBC Chicago weather page without ads

And people wonder why I hate ads.


  1. 1 Anand Mistry

    Posted on July 8, 2011

    I hate ads on unnecessary spaces. I am using Adblock plus but it seems to block my Google adwords ads during Google search. So, I just disable it & sometimes forget to enable it. Bombarding of ads can create irritation to users. What you think about it.

    Anand Mistry

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