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Seeing a trend whenever a discussion like this comes up... People don't block ads because they're ads... They block them because:

1) They're an increasingly-popular malware vector
2) Audio/Video ads are incredibly annoying and need to die
3) Ads that pretend to be part of the site are annoying and need to die

The mobile data argument is somewhat valid, but only really matters when category #2 above also applies, since a static image usually isn't that big a deal, assuming it's compressed properly.

So if sites would just go back to static images that don't try to trick you into clicking them, people probably wouldn't block them as much... Like some other geeks, I whitelist the sites that show reasonable ads, like CP...
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