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Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads 978

6 writes "Destructoid, one of the few remaining bastions of independent game journalism online, wonders what to do now that nearly 50% of their users run ad-blockers."
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Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 10, 2013 @08:20AM (#43130017)

    Post a Slashdot article about the site and boost its page-views x100. Jackpot.

  • by alen ( 225700 ) on Sunday March 10, 2013 @08:43AM (#43130121)

    Have the game publishers pay for good reviews

    Site gets money
    Readers get content

  • by Type44Q ( 1233630 ) on Sunday March 10, 2013 @09:30AM (#43130377)

    Your cost of living is 9% to 12% higher because of Marketing. I think that if we took the money spent on ads and gave it to content creators instead, we would have more and better quality content.

    Not to mention all the marketing and advertising people starving to death (which surely solves a few additional problems). :)

  • by David Gerard ( 12369 ) <slashdot&davidgerard,co,uk> on Sunday March 10, 2013 @10:12AM (#43130587) Homepage []

    I appreciate the ads that get in people's faces pay more. Until they're blocked.

  • by Opportunist ( 166417 ) on Sunday March 10, 2013 @10:19AM (#43130619)

    Dude, get with the times. It's Web 3.0 now, we're way past "build the content and make money". We're at "let your viewers make the content and make money".

  • by White Flame ( 1074973 ) on Sunday March 10, 2013 @10:25AM (#43130665)

    Web surfing is about finding specific information and quite frankly polluting it with ads is like limiting Formula One teams by making them tow a RV and putting a ferret in their helmet.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 10, 2013 @10:39AM (#43130749)

    By the way if anyone here is in advertising or marketing kill yourself.

    No, no, no it’s just a little thought. I’m just trying to plant seeds. Maybe one day, they’ll take root – I don’t know. You try, you do what you can. Kill yourself.

    Seriously though, if you are, do.

    Aaah, no really, there’s no rationalisation for what you do and you are Satan’s little helpers. Okay – kill yourself – seriously. You are the ruiner of all things good, seriously. No this is not a joke, you’re going, “there’s going to be a joke coming,” there’s no fucking joke coming. You are Satan’s spawn filling the world with bile and garbage. You are fucked and you are fucking us. Kill yourself. It’s the only way to save your fucking soul, kill yourself.

    Planting seeds. I know all the marketing people are going, “he’s doing a joke” there’s no joke here whatsoever. Suck a tail-pipe, fucking hang yourself, borrow a gun from a Yank friend – I don’t care how you do it. Rid the world of your evil fucking makinations. Machi Whatever, you know what I mean.

    I know what all the marketing people are thinking right now too, “Oh, you know what Bill’s doing, he’s going for that anti-marketing dollar. That’s a good market, he’s very smart.”

    Oh man, I am not doing that. You fucking evil scumbags!

    “Ooh, you know what Bill’s doing now, he’s going for the righteous indignation dollar. That’s a big dollar. A lot of people are feeling that indignation. We’ve done research – huge market. He’s doing a good thing.”

    Godammit, I’m not doing that, you scum-bags! Quit putting a godamm dollar sign on every fucking thing on this planet!

    “Ooh, the anger dollar. Huge. Huge in times of recession. Giant market, Bill’s very bright to do that.”

    God, I’m just caught in a fucking web.

    “Ooh the trapped dollar, big dollar, huge dollar. Good market – look at our research. We see that many people feel trapped. If we play to that and then separate them into the trapped dollar”

    How do you live like that? And I bet you sleep like fucking babies at night, don’t you?

    “What didya do today honey?”

    “Oh, we made ah, we made ah arsenic a childhood food now, goodnight.” [snores] “Yeah we just said you know is your baby really too loud? You know?” [snores] “Yeah, you know the mums will love it.” [snores]

    Sleep like fucking children, don’t ya, this is your world isn’t it?

  • by mabhatter654 ( 561290 ) on Sunday March 10, 2013 @01:05PM (#43131667)

    That sounds way more interesting than just driving in a circle!

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