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  • MWisBest
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Maybe they wouldn't if you didn't use the worst ads?
    Who gonna bear with Flash ads, audio ads, video ads, auto-playing videos, and contextual links that insert them everywhere?

    AdBlock Plus whitelists Google AdWords and other sane advertisers who are not too intrusive and in-your-face with attention-grabbing animated ads.
    Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
    btw I don't mind the scale 12x whatever ads but I have seen everything from microsoft to single ukrainian whores ads on this site so no wonder people are blocking them
    This.

    I had done a fresh Gentoo install, so Firefox didn't have any add-ons or whatever. I browsed the web for a week or so without AdBlock, there wasn't any issues. Then I visited Phoronix, and instantly went to install AdBlock.

    And FYI, as uid said, AdBlock does allow for non-intrusive advertising (which is enabled by default (aka opt-out)), so if you are mad about AdBlock start using some non-intrusive advertising, in the end you'd probably make more money from advertising. You could probably log how many visitors use AdBlock and see what the difference would be.

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  • Sidicas
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    Wow, some people on this site.
    I pay phoronix money..
    And I still view the website with ads (I dont log in unless I post, and I don't turn on ad block).

    Some people are good at making a big deal out of nothing.
    Last edited by Sidicas; 13 February 2014, 02:46 PM.

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  • computerquip
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    I'll actually amend my previous complaint. There are a couple people other than Michael who post. Their articles are not anywhere near as grotesque or self promoting.

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  • the303
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    The last paragraph of this article, like many others, does not let me turn AdBlock off on this site. You should pay me money because you made me read a paragraph of your own utter BS opinions that don't even combine to a valid logic system. You are way too time stealing.

    Your nonesense argument can go many ways. Like did you get permission for reporting other's work (that they do for free) and earning money over it with loosely written articles? They making the news public does not mean that they let you use it. I can steal all your website's data and republish it with that logic. And as counter-argument: your site is public and I can do whatever I want with it, AdBlock or not.
    Last edited by the303; 13 February 2014, 02:25 PM.

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  • the303
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    Only a few, like 3/20, of articles interest me in this site and even they are worthless because of your low quality, opinion based text. Although I do turn off AdBlock for some sites, NO, there is no way I turn off AdBlock for this site. This site only hints me to do research and get proper information about something, and it is too painful to choose that something out of numerous BS. And NO, this is definitely not my sole source, it is down bottom in the list. You don't deserve to earn money with Ads, earning money is not that easy with these low quality articles.

    I once turned off AdBlock for this site though. One of the articles themed FUGNU made me switch back on.
    Last edited by the303; 13 February 2014, 02:15 PM.

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  • Sidicas
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    Originally posted by curaga View Post
    Valve keys are OS-independent, no? So while there's always jerks on any OS, these 12 could have well been Windows gam0rz.
    They are not. Buy it on one platform, it runs on all platforms that the game is available for in Steam.

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  • Sidicas
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    Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
    I don't get how cheap people are... The games are so cheap today, since they're fairly old, that it's probably more costly to waste your time trying to fake yourself into getting key than just buying the games at a steam sale or something like it.
    Well, I know with the windows users grabbing the tux hats. More often than not, they're just teenagers that go to school everyday and don't have a job. Some of them can't even get a job because of child labor laws and such. So they don't have the money and so they just get stuck waiting for the next holiday before they can get games from their parents. If they can spend a few hours a day for a few days to get around that, you can bet they will try. Especially if there was a game in there that was released between holidays that they absolutely have to have..

    I know because I've done it before. I used to sign up for all the chances from game developers to get free games... and I ended up with quite a stockpile of free games, some that I even got on release-day..

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  • Sidicas
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    Originally posted by Eduard Gotwig View Post
    Well, I think I am not any better, as I tried to request access with my Ubuntu Member status... Shame on me

    Of course, only "Ubuntu Developers" have access (Dafuq?!)...


    Why do packagers get access, and Unity developers (like me), Mesa devs etc. not?
    Hmm.. It sounded to me like Debian package maintainers don't get access as Package maintainers are still a notch below a Debian Developer (DD). Or maybe I'm wrong on that?

    I think it's an interesting idea for Valve try to create more incentive for people to become developers. It's a lot of work, sometimes with little thanks and with very little rewards.

    I laugh at the people that pretend to be Debian Devs just to get free games though.. With the bullet-proof way distros like Debian do security and authentication,with the keysigning parties and such, good luck with that! (Grabs popcorn).

    Originally posted by log0 View Post
    So some individuals have tried to game the system, how do you even know that they are Linux users? Are this keys somehow bound to an OS?
    Chances are, they *AREN'T*.
    When valve did the in-game tux hats, there were hundreds of people coming to linux forums.. Learning how to run Linux in a VM so they could get their hat and then go back to windows..
    I don't really care though, if they want their tux hats, let them have their tux hats. At the very least, it helps promote linux when you join a game and see so many people wearing tux hats. Even if these people don't actually game with linux.


    Originally posted by Eduard Gotwig View Post

    It is Valve who started giving away games for free, afaik nobody asked them for it, or am I wrong?
    I think Valve is aware of the manpower difficulties some distros have, especially in Debian where resources are sometimes spread a little thin (one person, 50+ software packages). Encouraging more people into dev work can't be a bad thing. The only thing I worry about is all the Debian devs dropping everything to go play some games. Haha~. We might not see Jessie for years! /joke

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  • Dukenukemx
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    Didn't see this happening. Nope. Not at all.

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  • andyprough
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    33.3333333333% guilty

    I'm guilty one-third of the time. I get the Phoronix ads in their full glory on my phone and tablet, but I do use adblock and ghostery on my laptop.

    Does that make me a good person 66.666666666667% of the time, or a bad person all the time?

    Not sure which smiley to use:

    or

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