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So, we gonna need an anti-anti-adblocker now?
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I use an ad blocking script built into my Advanced Tomato router. It's tops. smile.gif
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post #83 of 103
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I toyed with the idea of an anti-adblocker last year since it would have made billions of dollars, and I realized that if a company were to simply host ads themselves instead of embedding them it would be near impossible for blacklist-based blockers to distinguish between content and advertisements. I bet that's what they're doing and frankly I'm surprised it hasn't happened much sooner.

Tumblr's been doing this for a while now. Ads show up on your dash just as if they were regular posts. Haven't seen anything obnoxious or obtrusive either, except in the sense that you're going through your fanart or SJW arguments or anime boobs or whatever and suddenly there's Funyuns???
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I toyed with the idea of an anti-adblocker last year since it would have made billions of dollars, and I realized that if a company were to simply host ads themselves instead of embedding them it would be near impossible for blacklist-based blockers to distinguish between content and advertisements. I bet that's what they're doing and frankly I'm surprised it hasn't happened much sooner.

I always wondered, too, why they don't work directly with advertisers and host ads themselves. A lot of YouTuber's just bake in ads into their videos... and I really don't mind since it doesn't force the video to go fullscreen and I don't have to click some hyper-small X to close it.
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post #85 of 103
I have said it in two other threads and i will say it here

I Rayleyne of overclock.net will disable my adblocker when all of the following conditions are met

I get compensated for time wasted while ads load, i get compensated for data the ads use, i get compensated for the eletricity consumed by proccessing these ads, ads dont have auto play. fake download links are removed, tracking is removed, malicious content is removed and the actual website loads before the ad content, not the ads, also no popups


until then, eat it, no sympathy from me
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post #86 of 103
I understand the argument that they are using ads to pay for their site. However blocking ads I still see as being fair.

Firstly. Giving one permission to show ads does not give them permission to track through facebook or any ads that support it. It doesn't give it the right to try to trick me into clicking on something I did not wish to.

In order for this ad support to work companies like facebook have to do more to protect its users. Think of it like a billboard. It can't be clicked on. May not pay it's host as much but better than being blocked.

The worse thing they can do as a company is to block ad blockers without improving the ad service. They will just send their users on to other places that either are not blocking ad blockers or have less invasive ad services or both.
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post #87 of 103
Got some ads / sponsored content. Confirmed that this bypasses ABP (for now).


There's an ongoing discussion on the ABP forum on how to fix this, I hope they get it figured out quickly.
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post #88 of 103
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Got some ads / sponsored content. Confirmed that this bypasses ABP (for now).


There's an ongoing discussion on the ABP forum on how to fix this, I hope they get it figured out quickly.

Same.

Now I'm getting alcohol ads, but I don't even drink. Also, I said no to an alcohol ad last night (I think it was Jack Daniel's), and just got a Jack Daniel's ad.

I have to give it to Facebook, their tracking is doing a remarkable job. biggrin.gif
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post #89 of 103
If they buy me a pc and pay for my internet i will delete my ad blocker

We already pay for what was meant to be ad free tv (that was the whole point of getting cable...) we dont need ads EVERYWHERE
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I just thought of something. Do Facebook ads not have a pre-paid fee (instead of per-view)? That would make this whole anti-adblocker thing a lot less problematic for them.

As I said earlier, I run a local club's Facebook page, and I get bombarded by notifications that I can promote a post for a certain amount'.

EDIT: I haven't actually tried it yet (especially now that they're forcing ads on everybody, I don't want to be part of that).
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