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Hey Huffpo, listen to your readers and stop posting this canned comment to every complaint about ads. Readers of your free product would likely not mind ads if they weren't so aggressive. The solution in your reply is black and white- either deal aggressive ads or use the paid product. Are you afraid that less aggressive ads will discourage paid subscriptions? Better figure out a new business model. As a tech person, I will tell you that a likely scenario is that more people will become familiar with and use ad blocking. These people will consume free content, not subscribe and you will never realize ad revenue you could have if you were to simply scale back the aggressive ads.