Micro-payment

  • Hi,

    Since Opera supports ads‑blocking, I just wondered if Opera also has a plan to support/promote micro‑payment too, I mean, based on fraction of cents and the like.

  • micro‑payment

    What on earth is that?
    :confused:

  • micro‑payment

    What on earth is that?

    Payment of very small amounts.

    I was wondering, as otherwise, if Opera really wants to be against ads on the net, then it's also against funding of 99% of websites. And if Opera is against funding 99% of websites following the same path as Firefox did, I personally see no more reason to try to recommend Opera as when Opera used to be a browser designed for the web not against it.

  • Opera is for choice. If the user is engaged in one of the programs where he gets paid to look at ads, he or she can turn off the ad blocker.

    Personally, 90% of all ads I've seen online were things I would never use, were just plain obnoxious, or were malware, Trojans or scams. If you could do something about that, then we wouldn't need ad blockers.

  • if Opera really wants to be against ads on the net, then it's also against funding of 99% of websites

    I don't really think that 99% of the sites use ads or even rely on them.

    And Opera is not against ads but against the way ads work nowadays.

    Also, is up to the user to enable the ad-blocker or not, being it even possible to be disabled on a site basis. So if you or anyone think that a site deserves to have their ads displayed, you can just disable the ad-blocker for that site.

    when Opera used to be a browser designed for the web not against it.

    Opera is not against the web. On the contrary, Opera is trying to make the web a better place.

    And Opera didn't create the ad-blockers, Opera just incorporated as a native feature something that lots of people have already been using in their daily lives.

    Ad makers and site owners/creators will have to rethink the use of ads as people don't like those intrusive, irrelevant and repetitive that many sites use.

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