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  • lttexxanlttexxan Member UncommonPosts: 429
    I can wait 10 secs to view site...no big deal to me.

    It will be a cold day in hell when shills for this or any other site will tell me what I should or should not run on my personal computer.

    The greed is real.

    Perhaps you wouldn't need to do this if you would stop throwing good money after bad trying and failing to modernize your outdated web site.

    It's better to lurk in forums and be thought a fool...than to endlessly "Quote" and remove all doubts.

  • ThaneThane Member RarePosts: 3,461
    edited August 2016
    try to put that notice to adblock, and u cant use the dam site anymore ill give them a week -14 days and if its not gone im going to look for another site, ive been a member for years now but this is a little to over
    yea, who are they to dare and actually request some money for their work!
    god damn lazy bastards, better work for free or i go and look for another side (PS: gl with that, rofl)! 


    seriously, this page is financed via adds, and the add's are actually not very spammy or anything, the space they would take is EMPTY anyway, not like it's used by your browser with useful stuff instead when using ABP.
    there are quite alot of people working on that page, and this ain't no fanproject, where 20 people work from their mom's basement. some have family, most have lives.... they actually DO need to get payed, aye?

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  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 2,912
    Kyleran said:
    Nilden said:
    SBFord said:
    waynejr2 said:

    What alternate websites do you suggest?  Anyone else want to list site go ahead!
    Thanks for your support. Google will work for that. Must we be insulted on our own site? For Pete's sake.

    The hard fact of the matter is that the tiny staff of this site is paid by the revenue it generates, NOT, by the way, by game companies as my bank account can attest. Without revenue, no more staff and no more site and it's one less independent niche site down the tubes as the homogenization and "Walmart-i-fication" of the Internet continues. Welcome to the American Strip Mall of Sameness.

    I'm saddened to see some long time site members threatening to leave, to refuse to support a place they've enjoyed without issue for years simply for asking to help us keep afloat. 

    I'd warrant many of you would feel differently if YOUR livelihood were being threatened.

    Score one for the corporate machines.
    Your livelihood is being threatened and you have to put a poll up to ad a 2.99 membership and don't have a donate button, while pushing people away with both the ads you run and the measures to run them.
    This is a business, not a charity. Use the service regularly? Pay for it, one way or another.
    Yeah a business that is just now clued into paid memberships, donations, patreon or other forms of revenue.
    They complain about livelihood being threatened and have yet to explore any alternate revenue streams. I would gladly pay for a membership or donate to a patreon, it's not my fault they don't have it.

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  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member EpicPosts: 1,891
    I run both adblockers and script blockers. Been burned more than once by simple "ads", both from this site in the past as well as others. The blocks stay on.


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  • ReizlaReizla Member RarePosts: 4,079
    try to put that notice to adblock, and u cant use the dam site anymore ill give them a week -14 days and if its not gone im going to look for another site, ive been a member for years now but this is a little to over
    Kinda thinking the same way. It's not that I'll be missing out much from MMORPG.com these days anyway with all the bots grabbing keys and dropping SPAM on a daily basis. Not to mention the change of general MMO news being replaced by single-player RPG news...

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  • itsoveritsover Member UncommonPosts: 350
    my ad blocker still on and alway stay on lol,

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  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    Burntvet said:
    I seem to recall a SS someone posted in here of MMORPG.com with no fewer than 43 different ad streamers, trackers, data capture tools, and other widgets shown by ghostery or a similar app.

    I don't care what is "needed for ad revenue", you can't tell me that isn't excessive.

    (Anyone who can find it, feel free to post the pick.)

    So, no... I don't feel at all bad about using Adblock, Noscript, Ghostery et al.

    If this place was reasonable, I would be too.

    So you believe everything some third party software and random internet user says?  If it isn't safe then why are all these people's computers perfectly fine right now?  According to a lot of people right now then my computers shouldn't even boot up.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    try to put that notice to adblock, and u cant use the dam site anymore ill give them a week -14 days and if its not gone im going to look for another site, ive been a member for years now but this is a little to over
    You have 159 posts bro.  Yes I am getting irritated because bunch of people are crying because they are too damn lazy to click the close button on a popup window.  If you don't want to click the close button then turn off the adblock.  I promise you won't die.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • Veexer_NuiVeexer_Nui Member UncommonPosts: 196
    Already submitted a new commit to ublock, your popup will be blocked within 12 hours~

    block it manually by adding these rules

    ! 8/3/2016, 2:46:38 PM http://www.mmorpg.com/
    www.mmorpg.com###ct_gumshoe > .ct_gumshoe_inner > .ct_gumshoe_rightpanel > .ct_gumshoe_header
    ! 8/3/2016, 2:47:15 PM http://www.mmorpg.com/
    www.mmorpg.com###ct_gumshoe > .ct_gumshoe_inner > .ct_gumshoe_rightpanel
    ! 8/3/2016, 2:47:29 PM http://www.mmorpg.com/
    www.mmorpg.com##.cointent_modal_dark

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  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    I'm torn. I understand the site needs to pay the electric bill, however, I reserve the right to determine what content I allow on my screen. I use Adblock, and it has a list of "acceptable ads". It also has a list of "malware" ads. Since both are checked in my options and I see ads on this site as well as a high list of blocked ads, I can conclude that some of these ads that I have listed as blocked do actually contain malware. Unless someone has a brief rundown that can explain otherwise and that what I have listed as blocked are actually benign, the Adblock stays.
    Is it possible that the adblock is using their ads in place of the ads the websites would be using?  Therefore giving the adblock credit for putting ads on the screen.  Giving them the money for advertising and taking it away from the website's you are using.  So naturally every add that isn't paying them will be replaced with an ad they are being paid to use and they allow it making you think they have blocked dangerous ads when all they are doing is scamming you.  I mean really if these ads are dangerous then why does the spyware get recognized by some third party software and not the software that mmorpg.com uses to scan all their files before they post them?  You know that every file is scanned nowadays before its just randomly thrown up on a website.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • Whiskey_SamWhiskey_Sam Member UncommonPosts: 323
    If you come to a free site and can't figure out what they're selling, YOU are the product.  Tracking where you've been, where you go, what you view, none of it with your permission, and refusing to be upfront about it.  And then got snotty when people tell them to pound sand?  One less site to go to now.

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  • donger56donger56 Member RarePosts: 443
    SBFord said:
    Thanks for your support. Google will work for that. Must we be insulted on our own site? For Pete's sake.

    The hard fact of the matter is that the tiny staff of this site is paid by the revenue it generates, NOT, by the way, by game companies as my bank account can attest. Without revenue, no more staff and no more site and it's one less independent niche site down the tubes as the homogenization and "Walmart-i-fication" of the Internet continues. Welcome to the American Strip Mall of Sameness.

    I'm saddened to see some long time site members threatening to leave, to refuse to support a place they've enjoyed without issue for years simply for asking to help us keep afloat. 

    I'd warrant many of you would feel differently if YOUR livelihood were being threatened.

    Score one for the corporate machines.

    Ok, I'm sorry but you can't play the victim card on this one. I have seen this site gradually go down the road of censorship and over moderation for quite some time now. The selling out is real here too. The fact is people are sick of being spammed with massive amounts of ads, some containing malicious content. The days of using ads as the only revenue source have been over for awhile now. It is the same for Youtube and Twitch partners. I have no problem with you guys doing some type of optional subscription or set up a patreon or whatever. Frankly this is your fault for letting things go for so long without adapting to the new reality of the internet. This is your business after all, don't blame us. The fact that you thought adding another layer of annoying pop-up garbage was the solution kind of shows your mindset and laziness as well.  Maybe it's time for some new management. 
  • MadocDesMadocDes Member CommonPosts: 3
    I don't run adblockers to keep your site from generating revenue.  
    I run adblockers to stop malicious and intrusive content, which you do not control, from being loaded to my browser.

    No, I will not turn it off and expose my system to ad-farm content you do not control just so you can make 0.03 on the views.

    I've visited this site for years, but the quantity of ads on the site, the content of the ads themselves, and the more intrusive the adblock removal begging becomes, the less apt I am to visit.    When over half the 'content' on the page is ads, why would I want to support that?     At some point, why would I continue to even visit?

    Forced site view ads is an intrusive, dieing revenue model.   Time to find a new one.
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member EpicPosts: 7,785
    MadocDes said:
    I don't run adblockers to keep your site from generating revenue.  
    I run adblockers to stop malicious and intrusive content, which you do not control, from being loaded to my browser.

    No, I will not turn it off and expose my system to ad-farm content you do not control just so you can make 0.03 on the views.

    I've visited this site for years, but the quantity of ads on the site, the content of the ads themselves, and the more intrusive the adblock removal begging becomes, the less apt I am to visit.    When over half the 'content' on the page is ads, why would I want to support that?     At some point, why would I continue to even visit?

    Forced site view ads is an intrusive, dieing revenue model.   Time to find a new one.
    None of the ads on this site will cause harm. They are not intrusive, as in auto opening a web page or playing video or audio. This is one of the few places left that has independant voice. Where its not owned by a corp spin. By whitelisting, you are supporting a mom's and pop's business here. SMall handful of people supporting their families by giving us enjoyment and great reviews and time to time free gifts like beta keys. Little eye clutter is all you are giving up. They would not be doing this, unless they needed our help. 



  • Ir1shguyIr1shguy Member UncommonPosts: 68
    If you want people to pay for the site then stop pissing around and make it subscription only and see how well you do. The reason these ads are a big deal is because no one here clicks them and everyone here blocks them so it is bullshit these ads are revenue from your subscribers.
  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,972
    I don't use an adblocker, never have. I visit this site daily, as well as many other sites that feature ads as a source of revenue. My PC is std free. This is how I picture some of the people in this thread:


  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    I wish one of these people would post me a link to a website that will infect my computer without my permission.  Please just give me one link.  I promise I won't blame you for what happens and I will be honest if it did anything.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member EpicPosts: 7,785
    filmoret said:
    I wish one of these people would post me a link to a website that will infect my computer without my permission.  Please just give me one link.  I promise I won't blame you for what happens and I will be honest if it did anything.
    They are out there. Normally its places you should not be on the web anyways. 



  • someforumguysomeforumguy Member RarePosts: 4,042
    edited August 2016
    Nanfoodle said:
    filmoret said:
    I wish one of these people would post me a link to a website that will infect my computer without my permission.  Please just give me one link.  I promise I won't blame you for what happens and I will be honest if it did anything.
    They are out there. Normally its places you should not be on the web anyways. 
    Bunch of naieve rubbish. The point is that you have no control over malicious ads. Not even website owners if they go with certain ad networks. Most serious news websites have served malicious ads because of this outsourcing. If you ever follow news on tech websites, you should have seen articles about this.
  • someforumguysomeforumguy Member RarePosts: 4,042
    edited August 2016
    filmoret said:
    I wish one of these people would post me a link to a website that will infect my computer without my permission.  Please just give me one link.  I promise I won't blame you for what happens and I will be honest if it did anything.
    It doesnt work like that. Its the advertising networks that is to blame when it goes wrong. But those malicious ads never stay online for long after those ads get reported. We are talking less then a day most of the time. But for many visitors the damage is done then already.

    Most of you clearly have no clue how this works. MMORPG.com has barely if not any control over the ads that get served on their website. They have to trust on the ad network. So if the fault is there, mmorpg.com would serve malicious ad until somoeone notices it and reports it. This is how the most serious and respected websites have served malicious ads in the past.

    And if its 0day, your virusscanner is useless too. Without adblocker, you are simply not protected, unless you stop visiting websites that use ad networks.
  • BoudewijnsBoudewijns Member UncommonPosts: 162
    edited August 2016
    well just for the fun of it i disabled ABP and look what i got for it


    no offens to you guys but if i like to watch ecchi stuff ill go to a manga/hentai site



  • LeFantomeLeFantome Member RarePosts: 592
    I run both adblockers and script blockers. And they will both stay on.

    ps: I can wait 10 secs..

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  • AoriAori Member EpicPosts: 4,167
    Nanfoodle said:
    MadocDes said:
    I don't run adblockers to keep your site from generating revenue.  
    I run adblockers to stop malicious and intrusive content, which you do not control, from being loaded to my browser.

    No, I will not turn it off and expose my system to ad-farm content you do not control just so you can make 0.03 on the views.

    I've visited this site for years, but the quantity of ads on the site, the content of the ads themselves, and the more intrusive the adblock removal begging becomes, the less apt I am to visit.    When over half the 'content' on the page is ads, why would I want to support that?     At some point, why would I continue to even visit?

    Forced site view ads is an intrusive, dieing revenue model.   Time to find a new one.
    None of the ads on this site will cause harm. They are not intrusive, as in auto opening a web page or playing video or audio. This is one of the few places left that has independant voice. Where its not owned by a corp spin. By whitelisting, you are supporting a mom's and pop's business here. SMall handful of people supporting their families by giving us enjoyment and great reviews and time to time free gifts like beta keys. Little eye clutter is all you are giving up. They would not be doing this, unless they needed our help. 
    Completely wrong, the ads on this site have caused harm in the past. I wouldn't know anymore as I finally had to block it. I've had Malwarebytes block ads and redirects a couple years ago. I've had MMORPG.com using 2-3gb of ram causing my browser to halt and having to force it closed in task manager.

  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    Aori said:
    Nanfoodle said:
    MadocDes said:
    I don't run adblockers to keep your site from generating revenue.  
    I run adblockers to stop malicious and intrusive content, which you do not control, from being loaded to my browser.

    No, I will not turn it off and expose my system to ad-farm content you do not control just so you can make 0.03 on the views.

    I've visited this site for years, but the quantity of ads on the site, the content of the ads themselves, and the more intrusive the adblock removal begging becomes, the less apt I am to visit.    When over half the 'content' on the page is ads, why would I want to support that?     At some point, why would I continue to even visit?

    Forced site view ads is an intrusive, dieing revenue model.   Time to find a new one.
    None of the ads on this site will cause harm. They are not intrusive, as in auto opening a web page or playing video or audio. This is one of the few places left that has independant voice. Where its not owned by a corp spin. By whitelisting, you are supporting a mom's and pop's business here. SMall handful of people supporting their families by giving us enjoyment and great reviews and time to time free gifts like beta keys. Little eye clutter is all you are giving up. They would not be doing this, unless they needed our help. 
    Completely wrong, the ads on this site have caused harm in the past. I wouldn't know anymore as I finally had to block it. I've had Malwarebytes block ads and redirects a couple years ago. I've had MMORPG.com using 2-3gb of ram causing my browser to halt and having to force it closed in task manager.

    At least you think it came from mmorpg.com  Really you don't know where it came from.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,780
    filmoret said:
    I'm torn. I understand the site needs to pay the electric bill, however, I reserve the right to determine what content I allow on my screen. I use Adblock, and it has a list of "acceptable ads". It also has a list of "malware" ads. Since both are checked in my options and I see ads on this site as well as a high list of blocked ads, I can conclude that some of these ads that I have listed as blocked do actually contain malware. Unless someone has a brief rundown that can explain otherwise and that what I have listed as blocked are actually benign, the Adblock stays.
    Is it possible that the adblock is using their ads in place of the ads the websites would be using?  Therefore giving the adblock credit for putting ads on the screen.  Giving them the money for advertising and taking it away from the website's you are using.  So naturally every add that isn't paying them will be replaced with an ad they are being paid to use and they allow it making you think they have blocked dangerous ads when all they are doing is scamming you.  I mean really if these ads are dangerous then why does the spyware get recognized by some third party software and not the software that mmorpg.com uses to scan all their files before they post them?  You know that every file is scanned nowadays before its just randomly thrown up on a website.
    Is it possible? I suppose it is. But that's not my concern.
    Why does an ad need to run scripts on my browser?
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