9 comments

  • Andrea GrassoAndrea Grasso, 2 years ago

    Alert. Coin Miner in place.

    5 points
    • Christoph O, 2 years ago

      Correct. Disclaimer for that is on the info screen (access via top-right corner) and there's also an option to turn it off.

      What are your thoughts on miners? Some people see it as an alternative to ad-based models, others see it as a sneaky trick. I'm still on the fence about it, although I could see it work out if sites properly disclaim it, go easy on CPUs and battery, allow opt-out or opt-in, etc. The online ad industry has never shown much maturity in their practices, so maybe it's too much to expect miners to do better?

      0 points
      • Andrea GrassoAndrea Grasso, 2 years ago

        I like the idea and I see it taking over ads in the future. In your case the disclaimer should be in the homepage since that's where it starts sucking my CPU.

        3 points
      • Andy StoneAndy Stone, 2 years ago

        "an alternative to ad-based models…"

        Holy cow, I honestly never thought of it like that. I kind of… love this? It feels like a way to say "I support your business or site, but I am not going to disable ad blocker and I don't feel like subscribing to a monthly draw." I don't know the right way that companies should do this that doesn't feel scammy, but I think it could be really interesting.

        0 points
        • Christoph O, 2 years ago

          Definitely feels like there's potential. But since nobody has figured it out yet, isn't that a perfect opportunity for a community of designers to spend a little bit of time and suggest some good solutions? ;)

          1 point
        • Andrew Richardson, 2 years ago

          I actually really love it. I'd love to give up a small chunk of CPU to support sites I frequent without the adverse UX that ads are. I dread clicking on news sites because I know I'm going to be bombarded with intrusive ads.

          1 point
        • Tristam GochTristam Goch, 2 years ago

          The Right Way would be to be up front about it from initial page load, but you'll see a lot of pushback until people either feel informed about what's happening or desensitised to the reality of it.

          1 point