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Postby Blue Jackets » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:11 am

Who uses them? Thoughts on sites that tell you to disable the ad blocker?

NY Times is in the news recently for:
According to CEO Thompson of the New York Times, adblock users will be banned soon: "No one who refuses to contribute to the creation of high quality journalism has the right to consume it," "we'll do it."
http://adage.com/article/media/york-tim ... on/304322/

However, NY Times wrote an article 4 months ago saying blocking ad blockers wouldn't work
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/21/op ... -wars.html
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Postby CrckrJack » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:06 am

I instantly leave if sites tell me to turn off adblocker (Forbes)
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Postby DannyFanny » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:28 am

I wouldn't be against ads, if A) they didn't auto-play, B) didn't pop-up, and C) weren't placed in the middle of articles
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Postby CrckrJack » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:32 am

Some guy on reddit did an analysis on a NYT page and it was ridiculous how much garbage was happening on it. like 75 MB or something like that.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:59 am

I use Adblock Plus on Chrome. I should look into their browser app.

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post I instantly leave if sites tell me to turn off adblocker (Forbes)

Forbes is the absolute worse. Even when I disable the adblocker it still says I have it running. I just avoid that site entirely now.
DannyFanny wrote:Source of the post I wouldn't be against ads, if A) they didn't auto-play, B) didn't pop-up, and C) weren't placed in the middle of articles

Agreed. There are acceptable ways to do ads. Ads on mobile are so bad.

You know what else drives me crazy, articles that use a slide presentation instead of lists. Instant close when I see that.
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Postby wags83 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:03 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post You know what else drives me crazy, articles that use a slide presentation instead of lists. Instant close when I see that.

YES! So damn annoying.
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Postby Blue Jackets » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:59 am

Facebook will bypass web adblockers, but offer ad targeting opt-outs
https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/09/faceb ... -opt-outs/
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Postby Tyler » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:50 am

Blue Jackets wrote:Source of the post Facebook will bypass web adblockers, but offer ad targeting opt-outs
https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/09/faceb ... -opt-outs/

I changed my ad settings to "no" on the desktop browser. We will see what happens.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:03 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post ood Guy Adblock Plus

Not so fast...

Adblock Plus now sells ads

This has led me to a "better" adblock plugin according to the internet
ublock origin
Trying it now
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Postby Tyler » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:37 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post This has led me to a "better" adblock plugin according to the internet
ublock origin
Trying it now

I made this change on all of my computers and I'm happy. Did anyone else ditch Adblock plus?
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Postby itscsalvo » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:22 pm

Tyler wrote:
Tyler wrote:Source of the post This has led me to a "better" adblock plugin according to the internet
ublock origin
Trying it now

I made this change on all of my computers and I'm happy. Did anyone else ditch Adblock plus?

Yep, ditched AdBlock plus once I started seeing ads again. Been using ublock origin for a few weeks now. It's a much better service.

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Postby bmyoungs » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:25 pm

Still no add blocker for me. I mostly don't mind when on a computer.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:28 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Still no add blocker for me. I mostly don't mind when on a computer.

What about all the pr0n and torrent sites?
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Postby Blue Jackets » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:27 am

Potentially 'undefeatable' ad blocker looks at content, not code

a tool that detects ads the same way humans would, by looking at things like container sizes, icon graphics and words like "Sponsored." It's called Perceptual Ad Blocker, and is already available as a Chrome extension for you to test out yourself. But in an attempt to avoid getting into the ethics around ad-blocking, the system only covers detected ads with words like "This is an ad," instead of removing them altogether.

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Postby Tyler » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:25 am

Blue Jackets wrote:Source of the post Potentially 'undefeatable' ad blocker looks at content, not code

"We don't claim to have created an undefeatable ad blocker"

Way to go author. Sounds cool though. It would be nice if the ads were entirely removed. If I saw a greyed out ad I would probably read it out of curiosity

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