>Forbes starts demanding people turn off their ad blocker to view articles
>immediately starts serving up malware
Pic related. Don't browse the web without it.
Ublock origin is a deprecated piece of shit ran by a fucking douchebag.
Use Ublock Origin, actually gets developed (by gorhill) and isn't retarded
Read this if you think I'm lying
This is the result of something I have harked on about several times on /g/ about the problem with the Internet advertising model where companies have no control over the adverts that get served on their site.
They just dump in some elements and a script from the advertiser and count the advertising pennies. It's a terrible model. If the same thing was done in physical advertising spaces you would see pornography advertising showing up on TV during the middle of the day, or in the newspaper or magazines.
If you are going to advertise then you should be vetting what is going through to your users because it is YOUR responsibility. They are using your service because of what YOU provide.
>If the same thing was done in physical advertising spaces you would see pornography advertising showing up on TV during the middle of the day
I'd be more ok with this than half the ads on youtube. My wife's son would agree.
The split was in April, and uBlock Origin does a shit ton more now.
All those features added in uBlock Origin since then are not in uBlock. Hell gorhill neutered google analytics pretty much forver. And Forbes bows before the power of Origin.
Because without Stallman there would be no Gorhill.
>tfw i'm an animator and i make money from ads on youtube
>tfw i and other animators all have patreons but barely anyone donates for animation (like gonzosm 1.3 million subs patreon has a total of $417).
>tfw if i go work for a big animation firm it will be the same thing as now but instead i'll be making what someone else said and it will be put on tv for the same ad revenue
>tfw i hate ads too but no other ways to make money with it
Feels bad man.
I'd like to but it won't be viable sometime this year.
Bassicly due to CPM changes that go by watch time instead of views despite having millions of views per video, i and other animators can only upload once a month (often less) and the animations are 1-3 minutes long (or sometimes longer at a hit of quality).
Since this changed in 2012 every year revenue has gone down, i went from earning about $6000 a month for my 4 million views to about $900 now for the same views.
companies really fucking blew it with ads.
People gave them a chance and they totally went full retard with over the top ads everywhere and now its come to the point where people install ad blockers in droves and won't even give the most harmless ad a chance.
I say good, they fucked this up for themselves, they should have reigned in their shitty behavior years ago.
The downside to all of this is all this bullshit sneaky sponsored content that is becoming harder to distinguish from actual journalism - since that too took a nose dive when newspapers started to cut budgets.
>journos getting btfo
Fuck em. I don't feel sorry for them. All jounalists do is spin sensationalist shit from none stories. Real news channels and niche professiolnal publications will for ever endure.
I see this as a change for the better to be honest. Everyone is tired of clickbaiter shits getting payed and polluting the shit out of tags.
Maybe it's time to stol sucking the short skit shlong and develop something that doesn't revolve around flavour of the month.
I tried getting thru forbes yesterday, neither disabling JS or using a proxy or using a command line fetcher to get the page works, they probably use some sort of cookie? to see if you went thru the welcome page, what needs to be done is this cookie or whatever be added into ublock so we can bypass forbes adware
The thing I love about adblock software is that there's nothing they can do about it.
They plead, they beg, they scream, they slam their fists, they can't stop me from blocking their ads.
They implement some kind of "disable adblocker to view this page" feature? Well I've just blacklisted the site and it will never show up in a search engine for me again, enjoy.
You know what sites have the privilege of displaying ads to me? The ones that aren't intrusive.
Yeah I can agree with some of this, though I don't really do whitelisting of ads, I will try to correct some site breaking things but not whitelist just for ads. Also there are some anti adblocking killer filters that help with some cases of them trying to block you. Pretty much a giant back and forth war now.
>Pick career with few job opportunities
>Don't make porn because you're a faggot
>Make ads instead
>Complain about your job because there's few jobs and they pay little
You only have yourself to blame
It's destroyed the quality of previously good channels though.
See: any channel that previously produced high quality content that now just uploads 4 hour long Twitch streams because it doesn't require any thought or editing.
Doesn't work on mobile either. Fug
they seem to have something at the DNS level where if your IP didn't go through the ads in the database you get put into the welcome page, they put alot of effort into making you click their ads to get their low quality articles, jews lmao
>I recall someone entertaining an idea of unblockable ads that would make use of crypto provided by TPM
The Phantom Menace? 20 years later, this film still haunts us! FUCK!
>any channel that previously produced high quality content that now just uploads 4 hour long Twitch streams because it doesn't require any thought or editing.
None of the ones I watch, you fucking whiner.
>not using ublock origin
Jesus Christ mate, it's like you're asking for this shit.
And yes I can continue to the site.
Nice meme nigger, now go the fuck back to >>>/tv/ and don't come back till you learned some manners.
Is referring to the Trusted Platform Module.
I don't remember it exactly, but I used to let ads on here work until, like, 2 months or so ago, when it all went down and even moot-sama told me to better not do it.
And I even clicked thru on to J-list once or twice before the malware shit.
Not any of the people you were responding to, but I'm just wondering, why imply that anyone is "doing things differently just to say you're unique and compensate for a sense of inferiority ;D"? Were you intending to respond to a gentoo user rather than the user of the most popular os? Because if that was not the case, there were much more relevant insults you could've used; e.g. "at least not I am going along with the sheep persons to is a fit in because insecure."
The ads get served by script through some other network so there is always the possibility that a malicious ad could get inserted and served out of 4chan.
It would be much better if they just did that Nyaa does. They just use flat image files with hyperlinks. No scripts.