[thelist] uninstalling flash plugin because of ads was: embedding (?) audio

T. R. Valentine trvalentine at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 11:22:39 CDT 2005

On 22/07/05, Markus Staas <markus at staas.biz> wrote:

> Sorry but I have not heard of one single user who uninstalls his or her
> flash plugins because of abuse of flash in ads.
> Is that really an issue? What do others say? Is there evidence supporting
> it? Would be interesting to know more.

Some of my browsers do not have Flash installed -- deliberately. With
Firefox on my primary PC, I use the Flash blocker. Even when I use
Opera with Flash installed, I typically hit 'Skip Intro' when I run
into Flash.

In my experience, the 'noise to content' ratio of Flash material is so
high it isn't worth the bother.

T. R. Valentine
The only excuse for using IE is ignorance (or testing)
(stupidity is a reason, _not_ an excuse).

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