Stealing content online

As you may know, I have a e-mail address that people seems to think they can actually contact me but it is actually very rarely do I check that inbox. Regardless I actually saw a message which made be think a tiny bit. It went as following.

Hi Snat

i am trying to block the ad on your website but when I do so no youtube video works on this website. can you help me ?

That e-mail made me think. In a way, this user is actually stealing from me. Think about it for a minute. I use Google Adsense to fund the hosting that Tweaked for your Pleasure uses and that by using this website you agree that you will view the ads. Now I don’t mean you have to actually visit those websites but I just mean that they have to be on the website.

By using a ad blocker, you are getting rid of the Google Adsense on Tweaked for your Pleasure that funds the website and your enjoyment. If all my users was to block the Google Adsense over night that it would be very unlikely this website would stay online and naturally these people will be disappointed.

Now if you think about if everyone in the world just blocked all types of ads that overnight we would see alot of websites die. Not only that but we would see alot of webhosts as the websites they host relies on ads to be able to earn money to pay for the hosting. After that we would see alot of datacenters go bust due to webhosts no longer needing to host servers. We will then see all those support staff go but further more alot of computing companies like DELL etc may go out of business and most of their business is actually dealt towards the likes of datacenters.

So really – is it to much to ask for people NOT to block the ads that allows the person to view FREE content on the World Wide Web or do users have a right to block ads they do not want to see ?