The Wall Street Journal is the Latest Publisher to Go After Ad Block Users

The Wall Street Journal has become the latest big-name publisher to ask people to turn off their ad blockers. Visitors to the financial news publisher’s site are being greeted with a polite message asking them to turn off their ad blockers and to subscribe to the publication.

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2 thoughts on “The Wall Street Journal is the Latest Publisher to Go After Ad Block Users

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    I may or may not be using an ad blocker. I actually have no objection to ads as they are presented on this particular page.–NEWZWARE, Editor & Publisher, Photo of the month, Editor’s Pick and, Data Page, are on this particular page.
    What I DESPISE are ads that flash, play a short movie, or in general, steal a lot of my 3 Mb bandwidth, which is to support a Netflix unit, a couple of wi-fi connected phones, a (relatively high-power) desktop computer. With nothing but basic maintenance running somewhere, the reduction in my bandwidth by ads is very objectionable.
    Your ads do not even make my computer blink and, I accept all those without any irritation. (Thank you for being considerate of my limitations.)

  • May 6, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I use ad blocker specifically to deal with the ads that auto-run short movies. They are beyond annoying. And no matter how many times I turn off the auto-run (regardless of browser), they run, slowing down my computer, playing music/noise when I’m trying to do something else. I will continue to use ad blocker and WSJ can just deal with it or change their ads.


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