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comment We're testing advertisements across the network
I love this answer and how it simply explain one of the central points here. Stack Exchange may be doing its experiment to see which provider is trustworthy, but at the same time the user are performing their own. Sorry, but being "reactive" to bad advertisements flags when it is MY machine that is risking to get infected.... is just a big no on my book.
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comment We're testing advertisements across the network
to be fair, apparently it has NOT been limited to fingerprinting. Like I said in my answer, there are reports of ads that attempted to download actual malware, but I couldn't gather any more precise info. See here for one of such claims.
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comment We're testing advertisements across the network
To be fair, I wouldn't mind ads if they weren't damaging. Damage include visual damage (ie: too much visual distraction, flashing colors, screen occupation percentage etc), audio damage (autoplay audio), privacy damage (tryes to fingerprint your machine), malware damage (the ads tries to install malware on your system) and so on...
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reviewed Leave Open Does Stack Exchange have an Accessibility Policy?
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comment Does Stack Exchange have an Accessibility Policy?
@Catija I think that the point here is that, objectively speaking, ads still impact the accessibility of the site that host them. Now, if that should be something that only the provider of the ads should care about, I am not really sure but I guess anyone has its own opinions on the matter. Be just aware that the users came there to visit a Stack Exchange site, not to watch the ads, so any discomfort they have from the ads, they will probably "thanks" Stack for, be it "simple" visual impediments or more serious issues.
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comment Archive Stack Exchange posts (or make them private)
@TinaJ then I am sorry to say that you should refer to ShaWiz answer - removing/hidding content anyone posted isn't allowed if there isn't a valid reason - moderation of bad content, removal of sensitive data and so on. If you don't have a "valid" reason for asking for removal I fear that is simply not possible - all the content you posted is licensed under Creative Common license.
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comment Imgur is over capacity - some user avatars fail to load
@ShaWiz I didn't retract anything, probably someone else did it or cleared it somehow. Clearer or not, I don't exactly like when an older question is closed as a dupe of a new one, especially if the new one is posted closely after the older one. I am pretty sure I didn't retract my vote.
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comment Archive Stack Exchange posts (or make them private)
Exactly what do you mean by private? Like... have a post visible only to yourself? Then.. how would other user be able to reply?
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comment We're testing advertisements across the network
and thanks to @jwenting for noticing too.
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comment We're testing advertisements across the network
@polfosolఠ_ఠ if it comes to that, please remember that the content was originally licensed under the Creative Commons license. That means that you are allowed to republish it (with attribution) on some other site that won't hide it behind a wall of any sort. I hope we won't have to come to that, but it is still an option if things get really ugly.
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revised Ads on SE sites are excessively animated, irrelevant, dubious and resource-intensive
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comment We're testing advertisements across the network
@peterh you are right -most of those points are "impossible" with the common "modus operandi" companies have imposed over users in the last years. But since apparently malware isn't a company problem since it comes from external sources and therefore is only an end user problem if browsing their sites infect you with some virus due to malwertising.... I guess one could selfish say it is not our problem if working with unreliable external ads providers makes adhering to this list impossible.