The ads have gotten pretty bad recently.

I am an advant users of Adblock, but disable it on sites that i truly care about. The Verge is one of them, I always found it's ads pretty tasteful. The internet explorer ones were great and the hair for men stuff is relatively low key. It's never been the ads themselves that bothered me but rather their content. If I knew it was advertising something real and useful, then it was understood why it's there.

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But lately, I've felt like I was on the Comcast or MSN homepage with these kind of ads.

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and this

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and this

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I know this is such a small thing to whine about, but I mean, this is why I use adblock. I know those are scams. There is nothing legitimate about that. So I like others won't click on it because we know it's a scam, and thus The Verge isn't exactly making cash for it's ads.

My question is, is this a trend that is going to continue? Like I said, I am all for ads, but only if they are meaningful.