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Deletion of edits[edit]

Who deleted this page??? Hypocrites

The benefits of ad filtering are listed, but the negatives are not listed. I inserted a sentence explaining the negatives, including the impact it can have on the viability of free websites, and it has been removed. Congratulations, another biased article on Wikipedia. Someone justify why the negatives of adblocking should not be including in this article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.45.210.51 (talk) 12:29, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

There likely was not as much advertising in the net in 90's but there was still free content. But trying to make that comparison is already bit biased since the whole thing was new and people where more excited and enthuastic about putting up content. Some might have been motivated by possible future advertising profits and some even maybe just latched on advertising when they saw other people do it and talk about getting money of it.

Anyway, what the article lacks is information on automated filtering of ads from sound stream or atleast making them less obnoxiously loud. Since ads tend to air in radio/tv perhaps slightly louder (with less dynamic range) than the rest of the content it should be possible to detect this. I'm primarily interested in a program/vst/directshow codec to do this in PC but haven't found any. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.181.47.65 (talk) 04:18, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Ad blocking saves energy[edit]

Ad blocking can save energy. See- http://www.informationweek.com/news/internet/ebusiness/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212201818

Don't know how to add it in, so can someone else do it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 113.34.82.29 (talk) 04:33, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Went ahead and added it, although I'm not sure about the comprehension of the study. BreachReachtalk 20:08, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Avoiding manipulation[edit]

One issue that is not mentioned here is the freedom from psychological manipulation by advertisers. Avertisement is designed to appeal to emotion and subtly bypass the rational decision making process. Protecting oneself from that is a valuable effect og adblocking. Nobody likes being manipulated. 92.40.253.234 (talk) 11:30, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Personally, I agree with you but
  • I suspect that the topic belongs more in the Advertising article than here.
  • Do you some reliable sources about the matter as it pertains to ad filtering?
Mitch Ames (talk) 00:15, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Please title it properly.[edit]

Please delete "Ad". Replace it correctly with the proper word "Advertisement" Do not fall in the vulgarity of bad English. Thanks. 75.237.124.103 (talk) 22:48, 7 March 2015 (UTC)MBexternet

The most important topic MISSING![edit]

What percentage of people today use ad-blocking software when they browse the internet? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.147.135.3 (talk) 19:44, 8 April 2015 (UTC)