posted on Jul, 10 2006 @ 06:45 PM
Bright Lights And Loud Sounds
We do ask that members not use adblockers on ATS, though I very much understand the sentiment.
Ads suck, but they still beat getting shaken down for donations or -- God forbid -- subscription fees every time you log in. So I see enduring the ads
as "paying my dues" for using the forums.
ATS is expensive to keep running, and the ads help keep the lights on around here.
As for the obnoxious ads, I agree that there are limits to what we should tolerate -- especially when my nice soothing music is interrupted by talking
clowns, talking smileys, keyboard clicky sounds I'm not making or even a cool hip-hop riff or two.
has been very accommodating of member requests to remove the most irritating ads -- after all, he has to put up with them
A similar thread involving pop-ups and "page hog" ads discusses the best way to report annoying ads:
Ads popping up over thread?
Members who want to find out more about how to report these sorts of nuisances may want to check that thread out.
[edit on 7/10/2006 by Majic]