You know, His Majesty has been trying to stay gracious about this since quite a few of the worst offenders are among his favorite websites, but no more. We won’t name names, though. They know who they are.
Listen, we know (more than most) that blogging doesn’t make you rich and that websites cost money to keep running, no dispute about that. Heck, we run an ad bar on this very site because of that, so we’re not trying to be all high and mighty about it.
But it seems like anymore some site admins out there just can’t stop loading up their sites with ad bars, banners, popups, pop-unders, pop-sideways and a giraffe on a frackin’ pogo stick. Some of the sites you have to go through with a fine-toothed comb to find where the actual content is but hey, at least you’ve got no shortage of bogus Acai-promoting blurbs to stare at, in between spam for “make $87,459 a minute working from home on your laptop, no education or even an IQ required” and blah, blech, yuck, somebody shoot me all-fucking-ready.
Solution? Ad-Blocker, of course, BUT A) I don’t really like using that since I like to support my favorite sites and B) it doesn’t work in my RSS reader’s internal browser which means that it locks up more often than not to the point where some sites are just plain unreadable in it.
Oh, and then there are all the fucking “fancy” scripts that get loaded on sites these days. Don’t even get me fucking started.
Bottom line is that those sites take so fucking long to load and cause so many crashes that I’ve quite often lost interest in them before the first page of text appears.
So really, could we all just back off a little on the gee-gaws, gizmos, doo-dads and fucking filler? Just asking.
Oh, and one more thing: Pop-ups? Lose them. That is the ONE thing that will put a site in my shit filter forever. I can deal with the static on one page, but if I have to close 49 windows and tabs every time I click over to your site…
Damn. Feel much better now. Thankyou.