Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2007 11:07 UTC
Bugs & Viruses A lot of people have been emailing us about an issue we are having with one of our ads taking over OSNews. Thank you all for emailing us, the information provided is of good use to us. We are currently working on the problem, and will let you know once it has been fixed. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience. Update by DA: I think that I've tracked down the offender. Read more for details Update 2: This time I think we really fixed it.
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RE[7]: Stop blocking ads!
by steviant on Wed 1st Aug 2007 05:07 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Stop blocking ads!"
steviant
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2006-01-11

I think I see the problem now. Since Firefox doesn't have any kind of "default filter that filters out...ads" or any other kind of ad-blocking built in, your ads must be being blocked by Firefox's popup-blocker.

I very seriously doubt that 100% of Firefox users are using ad-blocking software and 0% of IE users are, which is what you seem to be implying.

As for not serving ads of a server that doesn't contain "ads" in it... Champion idea. I support your right to subvert ad blockers just as much I support the use of them.

What I was trying to say is that it's not a black and white issue, I have adblock plus installed, but I use it as an annoyance remover rather than as a matter of course.

I doubt OSnews has ever lost any money because of me, since I've never blocked any ads from this site, or had cause to call on my other trusty friends greasemonkey, noscript, or flashblock either. It's nice to know that they're there to filter crap out if it's obscuring the text on the page or being annoying.

The last time I used adblock, it was to block a legitimate image served up by nytimes.com because the text flowed underneath the image.

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