who hates all the adds on instructables?

please tell me if you hate all of the ads on instructables because i will send a pm to the instructables robot with all of the names

sort by: active | newest | oldest
jrh0656 years ago
I love the ads! They mean I don't HAVE to pay to access this amazing site. If you're smart you'll click a few every once in a while to support the site without having to pay directly(I'm totally not supposed to suggest that).
The nerdling (author)  jrh0656 years ago
rickharris6 years ago
Use ad blocker or go pro. the ads pay for the site - these things are not free to operate you know.
The nerdling (author)  rickharris6 years ago
what is ad blocker?
A neat programme that prevents pop up ada appearing on your screen.


is what I run in firefox.
I've been using NoScript instead, which works pretty well at blocking ads too since most of them are using client-side scripting. That lets you decide which scripts, on which sites, are allowed to run.

Of course if too many of us block the ads but don't sign up as pro, Instructables may not be able to afford to continue operation. In fact I do let at least some of the ads on Instructables come through (there's a Digi-Key ad on screen right now).
The nerdling (author)  rickharris6 years ago
Kiteman6 years ago
If you want *all* the ads to disappear, why not send enough cash to HQ to pay for the costs of site hosting, office rent, wages...
Mirime6 years ago
While sometimes they can be annoying a lot of them are fun to look at such as to my right there is a "Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems" ad that is kinda of interesting and gives me ideas for any future 4-H projects
kelseymh6 years ago
If you hate the ads (one "d", not two), why not help support the site directly rather than indirectly?
+1. They've gotta pay for the servers, the electricity, the Internet connection and the staff. If you don't pay for what you use, ads have to.
Vyger6 years ago
The adds disappear when you log on to your pro account. Except for adds from Instructables and those aren't really adds.