Germany’s largest newspaper forces adblock users to pay for content

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Germany’s largest newspaper forces adblock users to pay for content[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/10/myce-bild-adblock-95x75.jpeg[/newsimage]

One of Germany’s largest online publications, the tabloid Bild, forces adblock users to pay for using their website.

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#2

[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2761871]We’ve just posted the following news: Germany’s largest newspaper forces adblock users to pay for content[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/10/myce-bild-adblock-95x75.jpeg[/newsimage]

            Read the full article here: http://www.myce.com/news/germanys-largest-newspaper-forces-adblock-users-to-pay-for-content-77533/

            Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.[/QUOTE]

Cool at least with my hosts blocker they can kiss my sweet (&(&( as I don’t and will never need adblockers.


#3

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2761881]Cool at least with my hosts blocker they can kiss my sweet (&(&( as I don’t and will never need adblockers.[/QUOTE] Maybe, maybe not. I know of a Norwegian Tech site (tek.no) which blocks access to articles if you block/redirect certain DNS names in your hosts file, so that kind of anti-adblocking is already in place at some sites.


#4

First of all, in my opinion bild.de is one of the most useless sites around (just like their newspaper “Bild” is pretty much the crappiest newspaper around to me) but if you you’re using AdBlock and still want to read on bild.de, you can simply add the following filter rules manually:
||bildstatic.de^
@@||bildstatic.de^*.css|


#5

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2761882]Maybe, maybe not. I know of a Norwegian Tech site (tek.no) which blocks access to articles if you block/redirect certain DNS names in your hosts file, so that kind of anti-adblocking is already in place at some sites.[/QUOTE]
Put this short if they are legit and have no problem with reasonable ads on their site I doubt users really care but going over board and you can expect users to revolt.

As for tek.no I just tried it and it did after a bit stop and expect me to login or something else. But then again doing that just makes users go to other Norwegian sites to read those stories. They aren’t helping themselves but rather making users go to other open free sources for the same information.


#6

Little misleading this headline - they want people to turn off the ad blocker to see their contents… no need to pay for it.

Liggy is right Bild is what we call in Australia a “village-vomit” publication only read by the bogan class of people.


#7

This will have no effect when one or two sites do this in isolation because users can simply go elsewhere, but if several major or popular sites all did it en masse, people would have to sit up and take notice.


#8

It’s been said before, but I’ll say it again anyway: if web owners want to stop users from blocking ads, they need to get to understand why ad blocking has become so popular. Then, they can use that information to consider how they can create/host ads that users don’t want to block. Preventing users from accessing websites won’t stop them from accepting ads: rather, it will only prevent them from accessing the site. Gee, who would have though that inaccessible sites wouldn’t be accessed?


#9

[QUOTE=TSJnachos117;2762003]It’s been said before, but I’ll say it again anyway: if web owners want to stop users from blocking ads, they need to get to understand why ad blocking has become so popular. Then, they can use that information to consider how they can create/host ads that users don’t want to block. Preventing users from accessing websites won’t stop them from accepting ads: rather, it will only prevent them from accessing the site. Gee, who would have though that inaccessible sites wouldn’t be accessed?[/QUOTE]
Couldn’t agree more with ya. I used to remember the early days the internet there was no ads and you could surf all you want but now surfing is just more of a pain to remove the ads just to see the content that is valid to get to.