A quick word on ad blockers

DSC_0267If you’re using an ad-blocking plugin with your browser, you might have noticed that you are now invited to deactivate it when you visit World Warbird News. We believe an explanation is in order.

Ads on websites can easily become irritating, if not outright annoying. This is why the ads on World Warbird News are minimal: no pop-up, flashing, sound or video ads are to be found on this website. This has always been the case with us, and won’t change.

We don’t just keep our ads discreet and non-intrusive: all of our ads are validated by human beings, and only relevant, aviation-related ads are displayed on the website.

Since World Warbird News is entirely free for visitors and does need some money to pay for itself, we would appreciate if visitors using Ad Block or similar ad-blocking software would consider deactivating them for our website. There is no obligation to do so, and you will not be stopped from visiting the website if you choose to maintain the ad blocker for World Warbird News.

Sadly, more and more free websites with great content are shutting down since their only source of income has disappeared because of ad blockers. Most often, the users of such ad blockers installed it because of abusive behaviour by some webmasters and don’t even realize how the adblocker is impacting legitimate and respectful websites.

And, no: the picture of the Breitling Wingwalkers was not chosen randomly. Imagine the impact on classic aviation if advertising was to be suddenly banned? As with everything else, it’s a question of balance: advertising can be a good thing or a bad one, depending on how you do it.

Feel free to let me know what you think by commenting this article!


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