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April 25th, 2013 - 12:21 pm

I clicked on a CSM story about Japanese Prime Minister Abe, when I found this challenge/survey blocker keeping me from reading the story. My first reaction was to quietly mutter “F— this,” only I didn’t say any dashes. My second reaction was, “Maybe this isn’t such a bad way to keep the paper free.”

My third reaction was just like my first one. I don’t like being data mined.

How do you react?

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I also like lying to them
50 weeks ago
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Same as you.
50 weeks ago
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RE: what to do?
Don't read the article, leave the site. Don't go back for some time.
Itsa trap -- the code deposits a cookie.
50 weeks ago
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This one, I probably would have answered honestly -- I don't see how the answer is useful to them for selling me anything -- but if it keeps happening I'm gonna get creative.

How many cars do I own? 47.

What's my annual income? Ham sandwich.

What's my highest level of education? KGB Academy; I majored in "wet" with a minor in "honey trap."
50 weeks ago
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How do I respond? F___ this. I don't like being data mined.

Buit catch me after another coupla drinks and I probly won't mind (or notice) so much.
50 weeks ago
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FTS
50 weeks ago
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If I am visiting the site, I don't mind so much. It's payment for a product. But if I surfed in through someone else's blog, I go no further. We're done.

It bugs me just the same way as when I get asked to download the app every single time I follow a link to a site with an app. No, I'm not visitng your site, I'm following a link from a site I do visit. And I shouldn't have to tell you this every single time.
50 weeks ago
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"How do I adblock this crap?..."
50 weeks ago
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I never give them my data, unless it is just to register to comment.

I have tried responding to some ads by calling the number, (e.g. insurance). If they ask for all kinds of information before I ever get to talk to a person, I just hang up, because it infuriates me. I might have to give up that info after I decide to buy, or in the process of pricing, but I refuse to give it up before then. I am calling for info, not to give info. Besides, I am old-fashioned. Give me a person, right away, with whom I can talk, or I shall never buy your product.

(Yes, I know the argument is that it saves the company salaried time, so reduces the cost of the product, but it is not so. That salaried time is how you make the sale, by spending time talking to the customer and getting him to like you. It may cost more, but it makes more sales, and thus, more profit.)
50 weeks ago
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Hello Mr. Green, I had my doubts about a man able to drink vodka, live in Minneapolis, and still keep a job. Good for you. The Christian Science Monitor is a socialist conduit in language, format, and so called journalistic angle.
50 weeks ago
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Minneapolis?
Not so much, but it's still impressive he can drink with the best of them, cook a killer steak and keep his dry wit about him, not to mention a job. :)
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