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Old 15-02-17, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
On the topic of websites that run a lot slower than they need to. Has anyone else noticed that PCGAMER has huge problems with this now?
Unfortunately with the age of adblockers being such as they are, there's an AWFUL lot of anti-ad-blocker stuff on webpages these days, there's some seriously javascript heavy pages. I almost miss flash at this point.. (almost). To the point where the blocker detects Ads on main page, and blocks them, but the page will purposefully detect that and re-run some other code, but then the adblockers pick that up, so then the page will try a third wave of ad blocker blocking.. it's really turned a lot of the heavier ad-serving sites into a sh!t-show if you ask me. It's a weird form of escalation.

If you scroll far enough down Facebook, because of their lazy-loading technique it slows the page to a god damn crawl. It's so badly coded. A lot of sites are using this whole 'don't load below the fold' technique, not sure if it's for click tracking or what but putting content behind tap bars and stuff is nasty.

Then of course most sites are built to have desktop ads on desktop, and mobile ads on mobile which all serve to add to the javascript nightmare.. There are some really poorly setup and implemented sites

I'm trying to keep this place as light on the ad-block gotcha stuff as possible, but will need to start coming up with polite "could you turn that ad-blocker off plz" stuff in the not-too-distant future. I know Tom is very anti-subscription/pay to view/donations etc which is kind of a shame, I'd love to offer a tiered service of 'pay x and skip all ad content period' or something.. dunno. I'm not really sure what the larger audience's opinion of that really is.
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