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Subject: Re: Evil ads

Re: Evil ads

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_rockbox.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 09:34:19 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Jens Arnold wrote:

> I cannot remember when this discussion took place, certainly not this year.
> In fact I was very surprised to see ads on the front page, especially as
> they started appearing on April 1st...

I've talked to people on IRC and I've got feedback from a bunch of people on
the forums.

> Personally I think that ads are bad in general, and I'd rather go without
> the extra money than put ads on a website.

Of course not everyone is bound to agree with all decisions, but you are the
*first* person who says 12000USD/year to Rockbox should be turned down.

Personally, I can instead see how this money can be turned into a pretty cool
devcon 2009 or similar...

> These specific ads have an extra drawback - AdBlock Plus doesn't filter
> them. At least they're not eye-hurting flashing graphics.

There exist additional plugins for adblock plus that can block pieces of HTML
as well, so you can in fact block these ads too if you want to.

-- 
  Daniel Stenberg -- http://www.rockbox.org/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/
Received on 2008-04-18

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