What He said!!
Strikes me that Clockwork Orange had the right idea for "re-Neducation" for these advertising fuckwits, hook up thier eyelids and subject them to scrolling comment pages like this until they get the message.
Google and I parted ways years ago, search results tainted by top placed results being less relevant than my "exact" search". You Tube advertising - again its become intrusive and annoying and the content just isn't compelling enough, if I cant skip the ad Mr Adtard, I will avoid the site altogether which means you have lower traffic levels on which to base your ad sales pitch.
My Sister has low speed ADSL, its an infrastructural problem that Openjoke refuse to invest in to fix (knackered copper). As a result she has issues with sites where the advertising is a bigger payload than the content she is seeking, It consumes the meagre monthly bandwidth allowance she has and slows the page load to a ridiculous level, pages hang "waiting for xxxxxxxxx".
I agree advertising is a good way to fund some content, BUT there are limits and for far too long the Ad wanks have been indulging themselves in our bandwidth, spaffing our machines with nasty loud resource hogging crap, in some cases the content seems secondary to the site/page content.
We only have ourselves to blame I guess, this should have been a major issue long ago, and as a society we should have dragged these arrogant shysters to heel well before this, however the incredible arrogance displayed by Bezos and his ilk, coupled with the (almost) criminal negligence of advertisers who serve us malware infected data should now be a catalyst for action, ironically the day after reading the "theft" rant we see that even eBay.co.uk (amongst others who should know better) has been serving malware to some of its unfortunate visitors. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
"Interfering with business", that's an interesting phrase. Business has a responsibility to behave in a responsible manner and to have responsibility for its actions AND those of its agents and partners, so where an ad network serves Malware there should be DRACONIAN legal penalties, huge fines and jail time for directors who fail in their duty of care. Data protection should be expanded into the area of policing the distribution of tainted advertising.
For far too long the advertising fucktards have had a sense of entitlement, we have to suffer intrusive volume increases during ad breaks, product placement, and now they demand the right to take as much bandwidth as THEY choose often detracting from or even completely hiding the content on a site, all of this while being almost criminally negligent about checking content they serve to our machines.
Its time for a change - and some humility from these arrogant jackasses who contribute NOTHING useful to society.
You want people to watch your output? make it interesting or amusing, like the Cadburys' Smash aliens or the tea Chimps, or that clever Honda car ad from years ago where they played "music" on parts of the car. DON'T try taking over my machine with "screaming shouty flashing jumping up and down like a hyperactive puppy on caffeine" shit, and - if I try to click close - DON'T remap the page because I can guarantee you, That alone will give me a very poor opinion of the product and persuade me NOT to buy it.
Oh and a final thing, DNT means just that. Its MY data NOT yours, you have NO right to follow me around and use my browsing to try to second guess what I want/need, I don't need phony ads about things in "my town". keep it unobtrusive. small and quiet and I might.... might look at it, put it smack in the way of what I am doing, or assault my ears and eyes with crud, or slow my browsing with huge payloads and I can guarantee you that you will have the opposite effect to the one you are seeking.
I remain convinced that the cookie law sold us out, we should have a basic right to refuse to be tracked without being denied the content, you have maybe a right to look at my actions in YOUR site BUT NOT EVERYWHERE ELSE I GO! That is what the laws should have reflected.
You may think your latest and greatest ad creation is the mutts nuts but in truth you are in a very small percentage holding that view.
Now Mr adtard... please FOAD!