I Heart AdBlock

Yeah, so do I--but not on AWD.com!

I’ve been lurking a lot lately and not commenting much due to my being relegated to surfing on my new phone, which is a PITA to type on (ah, don’t I miss my Blackberry physical keyboard). In any event, I have seen some commentary regarding the ads popping up on this here page. So allow me a word or two on the subject via a post now that I’ve got some time on an actual computer…

Let me start by saying I hate advertisements. Hate. With a passion. Before I read a single article in a magazine, I tear out all the ads. I hit the mute button whenever commercials come on the television or radio. I install adblock software on all my browsers. When ads circumvent the adblock software, I resize the window so the ad is off the screen.

In short: I feel your pain.

That said, let me also tell you that this page costs the Big Sexy a significant amount of money to keep up and running. Why? Well, because to have it hosted free on WordPress.com or something like that would require us to be politically correct stooges. I.e., sans a private, 3rd-party hosting facility, this page would be deemed a “hate page” and taken down—and thus we wouldn’t be able to revel in AWD’s (and BigTimer’s, and other guest contributors’) politically incorrect words of wisdom.

And given the popularity of AWD’s wildly politically incorrect beat-downs combined with the witty and well-informed repartee of the AWD community, the increasing traffic on this page is driving up the hosting costs.

Ergo, more ads.

So, my fellow dudes and dudettes, I humbly ask that you don’t be hatin’ on the ads (though they definitely deserve hatin’)—but rather embrace the obnoxiousness and even click on a few once and awhile. This is an easy (and cheap, you cheap bastids) way to send a few shekels to AWD to help offset the costs he’s single-handedly incurring to keep this site running.

Just my two cents (no pun intended).

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47 Comments

  1. LonelyinBaltimore says:

    Thanks for your $.02, but how can we donate those $.02 to the big sexy?

    I feel the site may benefit from some sort of subscription to premium content.

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  2. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    I see that GEICO has canciled their account to a company that makes gun parts TIME TO SQUISH THAT STUPID LIZARD

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  3. LonelyinBaltimore says:

    Brother Big Sexy,

    As soon as I get my damn laptop back! I left it in Central PA, which my wife and I will be returning to permanently within the next few months! Tha k gawd!

    And trust me, I am from the REDDEST part of PA. Baltimore is an effin’ blowhole.

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  4. LonelyinBaltimore says:

    Im not sure if he’s okay with the idea of being contacted or contacting someone he doesn’t know, but I am WIDE open to being contacted.

    Thank ya, sir.

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  5. RedState.
    It’s not all the ad’s that I be hatin, just the one that follows me up and down the page, in your face, as bad as being below the gnat line with the little bastids in your face all day long.

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  6. I don’t mind most of the ads……

    JUST THAT ONE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE THAT FOLLOWS YOU AS YOU SCROLL DOWN……….

    Can you put all of the ads on the right side?

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    • Ed357,

      I’m with you… don’t mind the ads at the right side of my screen, but that stinking bar from left to right at the top of my screen is very annoying. I figured it had something to do with this site, because it doesn’t show up anywhere else as I browse the net.

      HOWEVER!!!…….. I realize AWD has some cost involved by hosting this site, and since I love AWD like I would a brother (mainly because of his serious writing skills) I will put up with the top bar and maybe even click on it now and then if it will help the Big Sexy.

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  7. It is kinda irritating, but hey price of Freedom ain’t Free, say what ya want.

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  8. Just trying to help out again, so excuse the repeat. I had a banner ad at the top of the page,. It followed me up and down.

    I am using Firefox. I downloaded and installed “adblock plus”, last friday. No banner ads since.

    It’s a freebie. If it works you can send a couple of bucks to the good guys for coding it.

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  9. Big Sexy, Red, BigTimer, et al-
    Based on the advice of my resident IT professional, Dr Vinny…I am now using FireFox on this here ‘Puter as well as adblocker.

    It seems to work well, though when I access the site on my new fangled cellular telephone the ads are a slight pain in the arse.

    Usually only click on the penile reduction ads or those for the burqa brides…as that is the 1% of the population that I am in…I hope that helps with the sheckels!

    Other than that, site looks great and is stupendous…thanks for hosting…I understand the cost of overhead!

    Blistered, out!

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  10. I received 2 shirts today – LOVE them!!!! Thank you awd. Your hand writing looks like mine…weird!

    Funds: I think you should set up a way for people to contribute monthly – 5-10 bucks a month from 50 people would help, right? It’s well worth it – you’ll get contributors I think, it’s nothing per person, but would help pay for this site. Why not try?

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    • Rebecca, glad you like the AWD shirts!

      Anyone who feels so inclined can click on Rosie and throw a few bucks AWD’s way. It helps pay for the bandwidth. Thanks again for your contribution and those from other dudes and dudettes!!!

      awd

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      • The problem with clicking on Rosie is that I’m NOT SO INCLINED to give pay pay 1.75 a month for you to get 10 bucks a month. (and there is no way in hell im giving them my bank account number to avoid the charge, aint happening!!!) You need to set up a way for people to do that – a monthly subscription, basically nothing for the contributor, but will add up for you. I’d bet you’ll get a solid core support group. Charities do this – I’m sure you can too.

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    • I Think that’s a great Idea, I would glad subscribe for $5-10 a month! As long as I can get some kinda special extra’s that only subscribers get. Or not, I’ll be glad to support via donation. If I could pick I would go with having a subscription. Can you guys not have both? People like choices and not everyone likes they same thing.

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  11. You could write one of those stupid sob commercials…a funny one “for only 30 cents a day, you can give hope, support, and companionship to other rednecks like yourself. Your 30 cents goes entirely to…”

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  12. But you do need a song for the commercial…think SPCA ….lonely sad looking rednecks in cages. Crying. “the first time ever I saw your face….” a hello kitty bubble gun thrown in. boo hoo hoo!

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  13. Now that’s an idea! AWD, when you back in NYC? We’ll make a sally Struthers commercial!

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  14. Simple person…..get new hosting!
    geesh, surely without ads you can afford 5 bucks a month for hosting?
    So I for one do not feel any made up pain of your keeping up a page.
    As I have 3 blogs, I know about hosting and costs.

    Now dump the freaking ads, or at least that irritating as a muslim sucking obama off ad that runs across the top!

    Then go back to what I said….get some good hosting!

    Or not….

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  15. There are no ads on my AWD page, I don’t know what I did, but there are no ads at all.

    Molon Labe

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  16. Does AWD even write any of the articles on this site anymore? Very, Very few. I liked it much better a few years ago when it was all AWD, all the time.

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    • The candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long, S Shuel. But the center column is “all AWD, all the time” for your daily dose of dudeness. (I’ve been relegated to the bottom of the page since you’re not the only one who finds my tiresome tripe lacking.)

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    • S Shuel, thanks for the kind words about the Big Sexy’s posts. Sadly, AWD is relegated to his one to two posts per day (ppd in BlogSpeak) because I am being held down by the man who makes me slave for his greedy 1% ass Monday through Friday. Worse than that, he expects results!

      AWD is grateful to Bigtimer, RedStater and the other contributors who carry the weight when the Big Sexy is in the mines. I’m also thankful for all the dudes and dudettes who make this blog so great!

      awd

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    • Stop being a ridiculous big baby already. Awd writes, red stater writes, as do others. The comments are 40% of the info. Awd is a comedian – although what he says is true. (truth is what makes commedy funny!!!) Red is a more serious poster – I love reds articles too. The mix makes for an excellent page, no doubt.

      Red – you’re not tripe, although that is a buffalo delicacy. :-) perhaps that’s why I enjoy? (I’ve never eaten it, relatives have…)

      s, Just stop already- where would this place be without big timer and the other posters and comments???!!!

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  17. AWD:

    There is a hidden agenda in adverts…..
    see ‘Anti White Media’ blog.

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  18. The ads don’t effect my experience on AWD and I highly doubt they’re adversely effecting the experience of others. Not running ads on a site of this size would be downright stupid. And to the poster above – the hosting costs are $5 if you’re running a site that’s a fraction of the size of AWD. The cheap hosts also aren’t safe or reliable. People need to quit b*tching for the sake of b*tching. All the major publishers (look at businessinsider, forbes, etc) run more intrusive ads…

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  19. I STILL think a monthly subscription should be an option. Perhaps I’ll work on the and song soon…

    I’d pay to get rid of the adds, ala wwf. Plus I’d feel good to support.

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  20. Note to self: join the NRA, although a squirt gun is the only gun I’ve ever shot, I admit it.

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  21. But I am great with the super soaker: fill gun, put in fridge. Go to bed. Wake up at 4 am. Shoot unsuspecting victim, chase screaming victim around house with soaker…yep, I can learn!

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  22. ads shmads…a properly set up host file and they will all be gone!

    Making the web much more enjoyable…

    Paypal charges the payee not the payer…I dink? no?

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  23. This payment of 1.75 can be avoided by giving them direct access to deduct from your bank account. I think I’d rather not do that. Thanks, but no thanks!

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    • 79firebirdman says:

      Set up a bank account with at most $150 or $200 in it just for use with PayPal, Basically a throw-away bank account, so you don’t risk a whole lot if the site gets hacked. I did that a couple of years ago, works great. PayPal is owned by eBay, so it’s pretty secure. I’ve never had any issues and I’ve had a Paypal account probably 10 years.

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  24. Cinnamon Girl says:

    Although I can say that thus far the only site on the internet that I’ve ever seen which has the bar across the top is this one, I have acclimated and I am glad to see the subject of the necessity of ads addressed. Thanks! Nothing will stop me from looking at AWD! 😉

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  25. Bout had it with them Friggin ads following me. I ain’t looking for single men, damned Gay site.

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    • Michael, those ads following you around are paying the bills. Please be patient. If you’re not looking for gay men, don’t click on the ad. If something catches your eye, please click. AWD uses the revenue for ads to pay for the enormous bandwidth this page is using these days.

      awd

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    • I guess I have ad blocker I don’t see anything. But I would click on them, if they help you out Dude.

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      • MichaelT, it’s only fair to the advertiser if you click on an ad where you have interest. AWD does make money on ads but I want it to be fair to those who spend their ad dollars here. Thanks, Mike

        awd

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  26. Y’all, AWD was ranked yesterday as the 103rd most popular conservative blog. #1 was Fox News. #2 was the Wall Street Journal.

    If there was a $5 hosting solution as Joe suggested, I’d be all over it. But we outgrew our plan last year and they were going to shut us down so we had to move to a bigger plan.

    The thing at the top may be annoying to some but our ad revenue is way up since it was installed. So a lot of people are clicking it on ads that interest them.

    Bigleague is right. Go to some of the huge blogs like Hotair and you’ll have pop-ups to annoy you. I’ve kept them off although I do use a pop-under ad.

    Thanks for your patience. Yes, there are ad-blockers but they don’t do anything to help me generate revenue. I’ve never done a beg-a-thon and don’t see me ever doing one. I saw the other day that Free Republic has an annual budget of $360,000 and they do a fund raiser every year. So be happy you don’t have to put up with me doing that….although I do try to push a few AWD shirts on you every now and then.

    awd

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  27. 79firebirdman says:

    I hate the ads. Since there are no liberals here, except for the trolls, we realize there is no free lunch and somebody has to pay to keep this site from going dark. So, I tolerate them, and will click on a few to help The Big Sexy out. After all, I don’t have to actually buy anything since I am a cheap bastid.

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  28. I don’t mind ads in general, but I do mind the placement of the banner on top that STAYS THERE when I scroll down, reducing the amount of actual site content I can view at one time!

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