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#1 Phoenix

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:49 PM

Hi there!

We've been hesitant to write a post like this as we believe in the ability for our visitors to choose how they consume our content (and wider content on the web). For this reason we work to ensure that our website works across as many browsers as possible - including smartphones and tablets. However, as we have a lot of technologically-minded people like yourself, we're seeing record high uses of ad-blocking browser plugins.

So what we would like to ask of you, is that if you believe you get real value from visiting and using our site, that you consider white-listing nzgamer.com and forums.nzgamer.com in any ad-blocking software you may use.

Why? The reason is fairly simple. We rely on advertising income to support the company financially. How much we charge for advertising is based on the number of impressions that we're able to deliver to our clients.

There's a lot of advertising-laden, malicious, and disruptive websites out there - so we completely understand blocking ads. Our promise to you is that we'll only ever show adverts that are relevant, secure and safe.

Thanks,

The NZGamer.com Team


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#2 Xenojay

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:51 PM

I use Ad-Blocker in Chrome and I believe you guys are the only page I have it accepting connections for, because I love your work :)

 

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#3 Ubercuber

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:21 PM

Not sure how Lily Allen's new single is relevant... But sure.

I usually visit on my ipad which I don't think has an ad blocking plug in. Not that I've found anyways. Plus the width of the browser blocks out those offensively huge ads you sometimes have. So everyone wins.

Edited by Ubercuber, 05 March 2014 - 02:21 PM.

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#4 nimrod76

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:13 PM

I installed ad blocker and never thought about flagging sites as safe, I'll be sure to do it next time I'm on my pc.
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 04:37 PM

I don't even have Ad Blocker, and have no problems with NZG adds. Generally subtle and relevant or completely ignorable.
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:58 PM

I originally had it turned on here because it made the page break up and go weird when scrolling down when there was a background advertisement. But I turned it off again :)
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:01 PM

I don't have it, I wonder, would it block all the pretty background or just the banner ads? 

(Don't worry Phoenix, I'm not considering using it, I just wonder stuffs)


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:13 PM

Might be worth too, someone posting a quick "how to" on whitelisting, for those who have managed to install adblock/adblock+ but are not literate enough to do the finer things like whitelisting 

I would but I'm not using windows, so while I'd probably be bout right I might miss/mistake a step thus confusing the user.

However if you're on Mac/Safari here's a quick how to - 

1. Click that hand icon next to the URL bar (the website address bar) on the left

2. Click "Don't run on pages on this domain"

3. ...

4. [NZGamer] Profit!!!

 

 

if you're on Mac/Firefox here's a quick how to - 

1. On main NZG site Click "Tools" > "Adblock Plus"

2. Click "Disable on nzgamer.com"

3. ...

4. [NZGamer] Profit!!!

 

 

NOTE:  Through trial it appears DNT (Do Not Track) may also need to be disabled for ads to work? someone else might be able to confirm my findings? 

To do this, click the DNT icon (+ in a circle)

Click the red banner "# trackers blocked at nzgamer.com" (this will expand the menu)

Click the "Google" items & change them from "blocked" to "unblocked"


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#9 stupidlikeafox

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:44 PM

done. pretty sure i originally started ad blocking cos of nzgamer ads lol...


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:49 PM

I don't use Ad Block, but about that Windows Phone support...
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:36 PM

If I knew how to whitelist on windows...


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#12 Octavious

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:41 PM

I see the point, trouble is for those stuck with slow internet, adds sometimes slow down the loading of webpages, making life miserable. Maybe as a trade off for turning off ad blockers, we can keep all of our VIP points? :P


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:59 PM

Well, I have disabled my adblocker on NZGR now.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:08 AM

I try not to block you advertising and will check my settings...I do look away when I get the big fat German staring at me though


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:09 AM

I try not to block you advertising and will check my settings...I do look away when I get the big fat German staring at me though

yeah, i block anything kimdotcom immediately.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:39 AM

Also, I've seen a lot of commentary about and/or requests to not use Ad Block lately. Jim Sterling and Boogie just had things about it, too. Coincidence, or is there some kind of reason this would suddenly be a thing?


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#17 AudaciousGnome

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:46 AM

Also, I've seen a lot of commentary about and/or requests to not use Ad Block lately. Jim Sterling and Boogie just had things about it, too. Coincidence, or is there some kind of reason this would suddenly be a thing?

This is a good point. Wonder if they have some kind of viewership review or something coming up soon that decides how much advertisers pay. 

 

Its not like everyone just switched on ad blocker last week either, people have been using them for a while now, so why only address this now?


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:59 AM

I don't actually use adblocker anyway so..... done!


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:14 AM

 

Also, I've seen a lot of commentary about and/or requests to not use Ad Block lately. Jim Sterling and Boogie just had things about it, too. Coincidence, or is there some kind of reason this would suddenly be a thing?

This is a good point. Wonder if they have some kind of viewership review or something coming up soon that decides how much advertisers pay. 

 

Its not like everyone just switched on ad blocker last week either, people have been using them for a while now, so why only address this now?

 

 

A coincidence as far as I know. It's just been in the back of our minds for a while!

 

I think a lot of talk has come up recently around Do Not Track, alongside the greater security and privacy issues, so I guess it's just creating these discussions.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:23 AM

 

A coincidence as far as I know. It's just been in the back of our minds for a while!

 

I think a lot of talk has come up recently around Do Not Track, alongside the greater security and privacy issues, so I guess it's just creating these discussions.

 

Thanks. Seems fair enough. 


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