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  • #16
    Hey man, I am going to start a competing site now. I have been considering it for a while because while I appreciate the contributions of this site, the writing quality is really, really bad, and I am super annoyed by the crazy excess of ads. There is a crazy excess of it.

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    • #17
      I understand your need. I subscribe to Phoronix, so I'm doing my bit.

      But I sometimes read Phoronix on my mobile phone, and on Symbian's horrible browser and Opera Mini there's no way of closing the ad. Annoying, to say the least. I'll have to see if I can log into the forum on my phone persistently so I don't get the ads.

      If you had a mobile site, that would be really good.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by 3rdalbum View Post
        I understand your need. I subscribe to Phoronix, so I'm doing my bit.
        Thanks!

        Originally posted by 3rdalbum View Post
        But I sometimes read Phoronix on my mobile phone, and on Symbian's horrible browser and Opera Mini there's no way of closing the ad. Annoying, to say the least. I'll have to see if I can log into the forum on my phone persistently so I don't get the ads.
        Check the premium section of the forums for details, but a new path was implemented this morning that should work out better for you and others as long as you are maintaining the same IP address.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #19
          I must say I used to run AdBlock on all sites(as the flash flashing and blinking ads were unbearable) but decided to turn it off and see what happens.
          The ads currently on Phoronix are better than those before (used to see some kind of ads for free to play games, ads were animated so I disabled them). As long as you keep using Google text ads that don't move and are based on Google's spying then I'm fine with that, I actually get ads that I need sometimes. There is that Forex ad that is animated but fortunately it's not a loop so I'm cool. Keep up the good work on articles and the PTS, they are both really useful for me at least. Disabling AdBlock on this site only, hope it helps a bit at least.

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          • #20
            Well you don't need adblock when you visit always the same sites. You check with the site information feature of your favorite browser the media urls and change your hosts file to point those servers to an ip without any http server like 0.0.0.0. All done

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            • #21
              Phoronix is one of the few sites I don't use AdBlock, jsut because I want to support the site.

              Unfortunately I have a different IP everytime I connect to my router and visit the site, so the new ad can get pretty annoying.

              Time will tell if it bothers me too much, but for now I it's ok.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Odin View Post
                Time will tell if it bothers me too much, but for now I it's ok.
                The ad expires tonight.
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #23
                  Well, then nevermind.

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