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Adblock Plus To Let ''Acceptable Ads'' Pass, By Default

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#26
Maybe you guys didn't know it but TPUs adverts are blocked by Adblock and are in no way intrusive of TPU's content.
They're animated. That's intrusive to me.
 

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@Esse, some of us live in countries with subpar internet. Disabling ads (especially the Flash and animated GIFs) conserves bandwidth and allows pages to load at a decent rate.
The fash and animage gifs I can agree with, but the basic text ones aren't really saving any bandwidth. Basic text ads with a small image is maybe 10KB, and most less than that. Those are the ads that will be let through.

Maybe you guys didn't know it but TPUs adverts are blocked by Adblock and are in no way intrusive of TPU's content.
The flashing Zotac one on the right of the main page is insanely annoying and intrusive...
 

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As long as I can block them manually, I don't give a shit.
 
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Wasnt it sort of agreed that all pr0n on the internet has to move over to special domain names? I'm good with that. E.g. www.abc.xxx

Wouldn't it be a good idea if all ads had to move over to special domain names or subdomains? I think that would be marvellous. e.g. ad.abc.com

We have rights to demand that telephone and postal mail marketeers remove our addresses from their marketing databases. I say the same for advertising on the web. There should be an opt in and opt out ability, and an EASY ABILITY for anyone to do this. I advocate the net demanding the ad. subdomain.

Simple browser options can then allow what domains we accept ad.domains.com from, and we can also accept or reject the type of material being downloaded, e.g. reject >10K, reject gif, etc. etc.

OK, so it would take 5 years to get this implemented fully. But I'm ok with that, than it remaining an unmanaged aduniverse out there.
 

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That's really pretty stupid of you Bonkers.

You don't have the right to opt out of ads on the internet. Not unless you want your browser to negotiate with sites, who are then free to tell you to ram it and you can find your content elsewhere.
 
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Am I the only that blocks ads via the HOST file? I find it to be more convenient than using ad-block, because it works on any and every web browser installed on the computer. There's a few drawbacks; such as blocking ads from hulu prevent videos from playing.
 

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#33
So this is like a condom that allows beneficial venereal diseases?
WHAT ????, its their own program. they can chose what is acceptable, if you don't like it don't use it, its simple like that. and please don't said something like that, remember you are a moderator.
 
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WHAT ????, its their own program. they can chose what is acceptable, if you don't like it don't use it, its simple like that. and please don't said something like that, remember you are a moderator.
WAAA?

Which part did you find inappropriate? :laugh:

Both condoms and venereal disease are fairly reasonable things for an adult to discuss : ]
 

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WHAT ????, its their own program. they can chose what is acceptable, if you don't like it don't use it, its simple like that. and please don't said something like that, remember you are a moderator.
Here let me fix it for you.....

So this is like a condom a really bad idea for software that allows beneficial venereal diseases companies that pay to play the right to advertise!
 
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Am I the only that blocks ads via the HOST file? I find it to be more convenient than using ad-block, because it works on any and every web browser installed on the computer. There's a few drawbacks; such as blocking ads from hulu prevent videos from playing.
I do too :p but there are always new ad sites... plus the host file DOESN'T block pop-ups, the pop up will come and the it will say unable to connect or wtv
 
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We pay to use the internet, its not free for most, so why the hell should we put up with advertising that is intrusive and unwanted.?
 
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I'm completely fine with this, I don't use adblock/noscript as it is because they block out too many things, but a simple version that blocks the most obnoxious ads would be great.
Its more of a hassle un-blocking non-ads than it is to just ignore the ads as they are now.
AdBlock Plus by itself blocks nothing. It is the filter subscription(s) that you use that tell it what to block. You can always build your own block filters to remove just the few things that you don't want to see.
 
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#39
Sub-par or not ...
He meant because the internet is so Arizona USA you have to take extreme measures to make sure you are able to use it, also likely he is on a ADSL line that limits him to 30gb per month or a mobile phone internet or similar so limited usage or pay the price of a new car for your over usage.
This does not include high ping 400ms ~900ms normal ping, high latency and high packet loss at very slow speeds. Then there is the international to nation internet usage ratio of 1:64 and the ISP's then load 900 users onto a line that should not even be able to sustain 3x USA 4x person households, this is common practice and becoming part of the USA tricks as well as more user start to join the internet.

Travel a lot internationally, see this first hand and not fun.
It is a miracle that both you NZ and BT India can even view this website or have it load in less than 3 mins per page. You get the idea.
 

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#40
We pay to use the internet, its not free for most, so why the hell should we put up with advertising that is intrusive and unwanted.?
Yeah, but we don't pay website operators to run the websites. 9/10 times advertising does that.