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Journal by thousandinone
So I've been running noscript, adblock, et al for some time now, and recently I noticed a little box on slashdot, offering to allow me to disable advertisements on this site due to my 'positive contributions.'

For some UNFATHOMABLE reason, I haven't been seeing advertisements anyway. But you know what?

Having seen this, I have added exceptions for slashdot, and am now seeing advertisements on slashdot. Why? Because I don't truly mind advertisements that much- it is the fact that they drain my bandwidth and slow my browsing experience down without any kind of opt-out on my end.

Since slashdot has seen fit to offer me an opt-out, I've seen fit to begin viewing slashdots ads and generating some revenue for them.

I'll do the same for any site that offers me an opt-out for advertisements without requiring a paid subscription. I reserve the right to rescind this statement in cases where advertisements are excessive, as well as the right to redefine 'excessive' at my slightest whim.

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. -- Perlis's Programming Proverb #58, SIGPLAN Notices, Sept. 1982

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