Adblockers are not allowed on YouTube

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PostRe: Adblockers are not allowed on YouTube
by Moggy » Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:35 am

Carlos wrote:Genuine Q: why bother?

Whilst I know most creators make money from sponsorships rather than ad money surely by blocking commercials you’re depriving them of funds?

With a video medium comes video ads as well which actually fit together. I can 100% understand why you’d block video ads on a text based website because they don’t belong there.


Why do ads belong in video but not text?

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PostRe: Adblockers are not allowed on YouTube
by Vermilion » Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:20 am

Carlos wrote:Whilst I know most creators make money from sponsorships rather than ad money


Really? I dont get any kind of sponsorship and nor do any of the other channels I know.

All our revenue comes from ads.

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PostRe: Adblockers are not allowed on YouTube
by Photek » Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:36 am

I pay for YT Premium and it's by far the up there with GP as the best subscription service I use.

I watch/listen to a lot of long form documentaries, podcasts and content so having this with no adverts and having the app in the background is fantastic. The only down side is the in video advertising where the channel/person you watch tries to sell me a VPN or Hello Fresh nonsense.

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PostRe: Adblockers are not allowed on YouTube
by Knoyleo » Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:40 am

Photek wrote:I pay for YT Premium and it's by far the up there with GP as the best subscription service I use.

I watch/listen to a lot of long form documentaries, podcasts and content so having this with no adverts and having the app in the background is fantastic. The only down side is the in video advertising where the channel/person you watch tries to sell me a VPN or Hello Fresh nonsense.

Sponsorblock is your friend for that

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PostRe: Adblockers are not allowed on YouTube
by Photek » Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:41 am

That won't work on an iPhone of Xbox I presume.

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PostRe: Adblockers are not allowed on YouTube
by Knoyleo » Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:48 am

Photek wrote:That won't work on an iPhone of Xbox I presume.

Doubt it, at least not through any official apps. Not sure if the Xbox has a browser that allows for custom extensions? That's the only thing I can see that would work there.

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PostRe: Adblockers are not allowed on YouTube
by Carlos » Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:11 pm

Moggy wrote:
Carlos wrote:Genuine Q: why bother?

Whilst I know most creators make money from sponsorships rather than ad money surely by blocking commercials you’re depriving them of funds?

With a video medium comes video ads as well which actually fit together. I can 100% understand why you’d block video ads on a text based website because they don’t belong there.


Why do ads belong in video but not text?


Static adverts belong in text, just like the ads in a newspaper or magazine. Absolutely nothing wrong with that.

If I was sat reading the Metro on the bus and somebody shoved their phone in my face with a video on it every time I turned the page I’d probably lamp them. This is what video adverts and even more specifically content feels like when I’m trying to just read an article. Eurogamer are one of the worst for this.

I’ll happily watch video ads during video content because I’ve been doing this on TV for 40 years.

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PostRe: Adblockers are not allowed on YouTube
by Carlos » Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:13 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Carlos wrote:Whilst I know most creators make money from sponsorships rather than ad money


Really? I dont get any kind of sponsorship and nor do any of the other channels I know.

All our revenue comes from ads.


I watch a lot of tech YouTube. Some of those creators I also follow across Medium and listen to their podcasts. They make most of their cash from sponsorship deals. Eg MrMobile, Tech Spurt, Mark Ellis Reviews, Mrwhosetheboss etc

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PostRe: Adblockers are not allowed on YouTube
by Knoyleo » Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:44 pm

Carlos wrote:
I’ll happily watch video ads during video content because I’ve been doing this on TV for 40 years.

Have you considered a DVR so you don't have to?

pjbetman wrote:That's the stupidest thing ive ever read on here i think.
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PostRe: Adblockers are not allowed on YouTube
by Winckle » Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:10 pm

Carlos, you know things can improve? You don't have to put with gooseberry fool things because they've happened for many years.

We should migrate GRcade to Flarum. :toot:
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PostRe: Adblockers are not allowed on YouTube
by Moggy » Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:12 pm

Carlos wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Carlos wrote:Genuine Q: why bother?

Whilst I know most creators make money from sponsorships rather than ad money surely by blocking commercials you’re depriving them of funds?

With a video medium comes video ads as well which actually fit together. I can 100% understand why you’d block video ads on a text based website because they don’t belong there.


Why do ads belong in video but not text?


Static adverts belong in text, just like the ads in a newspaper or magazine. Absolutely nothing wrong with that.

If I was sat reading the Metro on the bus and somebody shoved their phone in my face with a video on it every time I turned the page I’d probably lamp them. This is what video adverts and even more specifically content feels like when I’m trying to just read an article. Eurogamer are one of the worst for this.

I’ll happily watch video ads during video content because I’ve been doing this on TV for 40 years.


Yes, but a website isn't a physical newspaper.

I understand the need for ads to fund things. But I don't think I'll ever be happy about them.

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PostRe: Adblockers are not allowed on YouTube
by Carlos » Thu Apr 04, 2024 1:26 pm

Moggy wrote:
Carlos wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Carlos wrote:Genuine Q: why bother?

Whilst I know most creators make money from sponsorships rather than ad money surely by blocking commercials you’re depriving them of funds?

With a video medium comes video ads as well which actually fit together. I can 100% understand why you’d block video ads on a text based website because they don’t belong there.


Why do ads belong in video but not text?


Static adverts belong in text, just like the ads in a newspaper or magazine. Absolutely nothing wrong with that.

If I was sat reading the Metro on the bus and somebody shoved their phone in my face with a video on it every time I turned the page I’d probably lamp them. This is what video adverts and even more specifically content feels like when I’m trying to just read an article. Eurogamer are one of the worst for this.

I’ll happily watch video ads during video content because I’ve been doing this on TV for 40 years.


Yes, but a website isn't a physical newspaper.

I understand the need for ads to fund things. But I don't think I'll ever be happy about them.


Which is why I will continue to blacklist websites that pivot to video and white list those that don’t.


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