Solution1 - 8:28 pm on Mar 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
Every time I happen to visit websites without an ad-blocker, I'm appalled by the highly disrespectfull advertising that is around.
Sound and movement are highly distracting, and annoying when I'm not interested (which I usually am), and thus disrespectful. Ads that take up lots of space, and thus block what I am interested in, are disrespectful. Manipulative and deceiving ads are disrespectful, and yes, there's a lot of advertising in this category.
So, when I'm not respected, why would I respect websites that rely on ads for their income? I just use an ad-blocker.
In the country where I live, we have ad-supported newspapers, that are distributed mainly in trains, and are without any cost to the readers. You know what, the advertising in them doesn't bother me. I feel no need at all to avoid these papers because of the advertising. Because the ads don't move, don't make sound, and can be avoided simply by looking elsewhere.