(Closed) Do you use an ad blocker on Weddingbee?

posted 8 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: Do you use an ad blocker on Weddingbee?
    Yup : (26 votes)
    39 %
    Nope : (36 votes)
    55 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I said “nope” but I do have a popup blocker but I don’t think that is the same thing?

    I don’t think it has ever blocked a popup on weddingbee though, it alerts me when it does.

    Post # 4
    Member
    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Nope, but I don’t have any at all… it’s never been a problem for me, most of the sites I go to don’t have obnoxious advertising. In fact, I think the only one that has pop-ups is time.com. Odd!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1109 posts
    Bumble bee

    No, IIRC chrome extensions don’t work in incognito mode.  I’m pretty hardcore in regular Chrome and Firefox, especially toward flash-based advertisements, so they would probably be blocked if I weren’t ashamed of my addiction… >.>

    It’s not a problem, though, WB doesn’t have those obnoxious intrusive ads that take up your page and randomly start yelling/screaming/singing/shilling crap.  At least not that I’ve noticed for the latter, as I tend to browse with my speakers muted.  

    Random, unrequested and intrusive advertising makes me angry.  I guess that’s why I stopped watching TV.  It’s one thing for regularly scheduled commercials, but then they started with the popovers and cut-ins and hey-I-was-watching-that-and-I-missed-what-he-said-you-jerks!…

    Post # 6
    Member
    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Yup, I have an adblocker on firefox, so it gets used for everything–I don’t turn it on or off. I feel bad that webpages are missing advertising money because I’ve blocked the ads on their page, but honestly, I’m not gonna turn off my adblocker–too much effort to remember to do so, plus I hate looking at ads. I just recently got on weddingbee on another machine that didn’t have an adblocker and was shocked to see all the ads!

    Post # 7
    Member
    3285 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Nah, and I actually like the WB ads.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1207 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Nope, no adblocker on my computer.  I don’t mind the WeddingBee ads.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Oh yes. Definitely yes. I can’t stand ads and will do anything in my power to block them. No exceptions for WB. 🙁

    Post # 10
    Member
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t think I’m blocking anything on Weddingbee, but I’ve also never seen any pop-ups.  So far, the advertising has been helpful/unobtrusive and I wouldn’t see the need for any adblocker.

    Post # 11
    Member
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Nah, as long as ads don’t pop up then I don’t mind putting up with them.

    Post # 12
    Member
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’ve considered it, especially when the site loads so slowly and it’s always the ads!  That gets annoying after a couple threads…

    Post # 13
    Member
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    The weddingbee pages have been loading slower than usual lately, and it seems to be the ads that are holding it up – if this trend continues I will be using an ad blocker.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2397 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I don’t use one.  I don’t mind the ads here, and I’ve actually clicked one here and there.  I’m on a wedding site, so wedding related advertisements are acceptable to me.

    Post # 15
    Member
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I don’t have an ad blocker; however, on principle, I wouldn’t use it anyway for a site like this. On the free community sites where I am a member, I make a point to click an (innocuous) ad every few days anyway. I mean, I am going to window shop at J. Crew anyway; I may as well get there through the Bee! Basically, I am under the impression that it helps keep the site going, yes?

    Post # 16
    Member
    1982 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Have to second the last two opinions–if it keeps going slower and slower, I’d be more apt to use an ad blocker.

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