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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
1 year ago
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Same as you.
1 year 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.
1 year 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."
1 year 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.
1 year ago
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FTS
1 year 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.
1 year ago
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"How do I adblock this crap?..."
1 year 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.
1 year 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. :)
1 year ago
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If it's free, you're not the customer - you're the product.
1 year ago
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