Originally posted by DMBand0026
I pay for internet access just like everyone else does, it's not like I'm receiving a free service. Since I pay for this service, it is mine to do with as I please (within legal boundaries.) If I chose to block ads, it is my right to do so. How am I stealing if you offer this as a free service. Would it not be free without the ads?
I don't understand how you can call ad blocking stealing. It just doesn't add up for me. If the staff (Editors, administrators, moderators) of AI wants compensation for their efforts, they probably shouldn't be staff here. I was under the impression that it was assumed there would be no compensation for a staff position here. I'm not taking from anyones livelihood.
Also, just a quick FYI, I don't block ads, I was just offering a solution for those who would like to. It's not based on ethical or moral concerns, rather, I don't find them as annoying and intrusive as others do. And if one person would like to block the ads here, that one less penny in your pocket won't be the death of you.
A web site, cost money and can only survive if :
- some mighty donators give money, the owner included
- with ads
When you paid for internet acess, you pay for the network acess. It do not give you the right to enter freely in any web site. Some of them are not free and you have to pay for them.
AI has choose to be a free web site with advertising : you are free to block this ads, although this way of acting do not look like a big proof of support of AI. But promoting ads blocks of AI is a sort of call of Boycott of this site, and as we don't see the death of this site, we have the right to protect it. Now if you know some mighty donator, ready to give money wich will allow to compensate the disparition of ads you are welcome.
Kasper is ready to block the worst adds, and did it in the past even if he has a life outside AI (very recommanded indeed
). Problems occur, but the Suggestion forum is here to check them.
Last note : Kasper is the only person in charge of the front page, and is the only one to have some compensations.
Thanks for your understanding.