So I'm currently debating on changing my fairness policy.
Google mostly got ads right with little text thingies.
For anyone wanting to be "fair", that's about the best compromise.
But two new categories are making me grumpy.
Besides those "sliders", some sites have a "share" button that when you mouse-over it, drops this huge sized list of the big five-ish media sites. Facebook, Twitter, and whatever. And it seems really hard to get rid of, more than 1 click elsewhere, more like six.
The other is a live continuing script where it spends all day hitting "ping.chartbeat.com" and whatever that other one is, measuring parts of how long you are on the page. Yep, a page view is not enough, now it wants a durational timer!
An honorable mention is that some admittedly NSFW sites have a script that spawns new windows that the pop-up blocker doesn't see.
So in a sense readers are losing the inflation race. "An article is always an article", but it's like the site landlords are raising the rent or whatever on what ads they want to hold the writer hostage with.