For starters - let me say this post is not intended to be confrontational or provocative in any way. Just explaining my position on things. Also - not looking for a bunch of back and forth. Please don't quote me and then blast me.
Chuck, I wish you would not infer from my post that I'm not educated. I'm educated plenty. If you don't have the same experience that I do then it seems that you have no idea what I am "complaining" about. Maybe that is something to be Educated about.
All I was intending to do with my post was give feedback to the admins about the decline in the site based on my experience. Let me be clear - I get ZERO pop-ups. The problem is pages that won't load because of huge volumes of ad sites attempting to load and grab browsing data. I have no issues with ads on a page. I don't care if there are 10, 20 , 50 or 100 (I just won't look or click). I just desire the site be managed so that the pages will load and the usability is decent. At the time of my post it was not usable.
I don't have an issue with any post informing others about how they deal with this except when the post infers that because I that don't want to load free Adblock software that I am uneducated or stupid or don't want my experience to improve. This is the ONLY site that I visit that I encounter this experience and I don't want to alter my PC's configuration just for VTXOA. Again, THIS IS THE ONLY SITE (for me) that presents these issues.
And about the preaching that ads are a necessary part of making our experience free... Every time you successfully block something you are defeating the so-called revenue that you think is required to support the site. To then claim you acknowledge the need for the ads or some allegiance to sponsors is hypocritical. Doesn't that mean that us idiots without the Adblock and Education are the ones paying for your free experience. If everyone blocked all ads, then wouldn't the site have no revenue an subsequently no longer exist?
I wonder if people would feel differently about the solution to this problem if Adblock was not free? Would you pay $20 for it? $30? $75? What if things get to a point where your experience would not be possible UNLESS your bought an Adblock solution for $100? How would you feel then?
By the way.... the site works great tonight (no changes in my configuration). Can't help wondering if maybe someone may have taken action based on my post.