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Old 01-15-2014, 12:11 PM
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This is getting out of hand. I pay money to use the internet and i pay money to watch tv. I just saw an ad on pandora that covered up the entire page. It said "I hope this doesn't cover anything important up." Plus there was no little x to close it...

You cannot hardly get on a website without there being ads down the side or across the top. Many will almost open themselves....

Tv is really bad too. Almost more commercial time than shows. There's even channels of nothing but commercials. While watching a show you will likely see the same ad more than once...

I understand normal radio. You don't pay to use it. However I pay good money every month for internet and tv and they have more ads by far....
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:19 PM
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What you're paying for is the service of the provider and their upkeep cost from equipment. Same with the internet. You're not paying for those specific channels or website or you'd be paying ALOT more. Yes the cable company has contracts to provide that channel but the channel is paying for their cost with commercials. Just be glad they don't make you pay 5x more to cover their cost instead of giving you the option to watch commercials.
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:21 PM
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For the internet, AdBlockPlus FTW!
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:21 PM
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When it comes to the TV side of things: DVR baby!

Shoot right past those commercials....

I almost never watch anything live anymore.

Hell, if something is on live, I'll go do something else on purpose just to watch it on my DVR after a few minutes - so I can just skip them alllllll.
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:27 PM
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Couldn't agree anymore. Our lives are revolved around marketing. If you don't believe it, why hasn't the biggest game in the world caught on here in the States, because they can't advertise in a 90 minute straight soccer match.

Sad to say, it's only going to get worse. Everything we look at markets or brands itself in some way.
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:30 PM
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This, it blocks all ads on pages.
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:48 PM
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Well Pandora is only $36 a year commercial free and also if you become a contributing member here for $15 it will also remove the ads just saying
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:58 PM
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I prefer slacker to pandora personally, but I get what you are saying
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:15 PM
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You can't pick up anything anymore without a ad on it,surprised they haven't put ads on your toilet paper sheets.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:28 PM
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:52 PM
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:52 PM
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I believe AdBlockPlus comes with the EasyList filter. Make sure to get the Fanboy'sList filter too.

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Old 01-16-2014, 04:12 AM
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This is getting out of hand. I pay money to use the internet and i pay money to watch tv. I just saw an ad on pandora that covered up the entire page. It said "I hope this doesn't cover anything important up." Plus there was no little x to close it...

You cannot hardly get on a website without there being ads down the side or across the top. Many will almost open themselves....

Tv is really bad too. Almost more commercial time than shows. There's even channels of nothing but commercials. While watching a show you will likely see the same ad more than once...

I understand normal radio. You don't pay to use it. However I pay good money every month for internet and tv and they have more ads by far....
Use firefox + Adblock Plus + flashblock for interwebz.

On the TV, use a DVR, trims about 20 minutes of bloat out of 1 hour of TV. Would be nice to be able to eliminate the garbage some channels put around the borders of the pic, like the lame tweets and the advertising.

Radio is free, use it, enjoy. If commercials are annoying, use CD's, mem stick, etc etc.

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You can't pick up anything anymore without a ad on it,surprised they haven't put ads on your toilet paper sheets.
Oh no, I hadn't thought of that, corporate America advertising right under my nose while sitting on the can. You have a future in marketing!
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:37 AM
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Ads on toiletpaper...it has already been done.
Companies didnt like people wiping their asses with their logos...

Hell i would love to wipe my ass with a chevy logo/ad..



And marketing and advertising is a good thing....i have my small business of doing web design, vinyl decals and shirts and hats...right now most of my business is from this forum and friends. The only way i can ever make more money and go full time with it is if i invest in advertising...and open up a local storefront shop.


And as for tv commercials..they havent changed...for your normal 1 hour show theres 42-45 mins of show and 15-17 mins of ads...its been that way forever.

Dont get me wrong..i hate annoying ads that block stuff.
Specially during a movie or show and they block stuff when there are subtitles and u cant read them.
I hate ads during the movies and shows....hey we have ads during the commercial break but we can make more money to sell ad time during the show too! Wtf!!??
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:04 AM
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Use firefox + Adblock Plus + flashblock for interwebz.

On the TV, use a DVR, trims about 20 minutes of bloat out of 1 hour of TV. Would be nice to be able to eliminate the garbage some channels put around the borders of the pic, like the lame tweets and the advertising.

Radio is free, use it, enjoy. If commercials are annoying, use CD's, mem stick, etc etc.

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Oh no, I hadn't thought of that, corporate America advertising right under my nose while sitting on the can. You have a future in marketing!
They could put ad on the stalls in public restrooms or in the lights in operating rooms in the hospital or the eye chart at the eye doctor,Lol!
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