Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th May 2009 07:50 UTC
Internet & Networking As we happened to be talking about advertisements on OSNews yesterday, and the use of Adblock, I stumbled upon a blog entry by Adblock Plus' developer, who is trying to improve Adblock in such a way that it is less harmful to webmasters. His suggestion is surely intriguing, but will it fly wth Adblock users?
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No user interaction
by spinnekopje on Wed 13th May 2009 08:11 UTC
spinnekopje
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2008-11-29

Webmasters should learn that users should not be obliged to click or scroll before they see the contents of the website. As long as I can start reading what I want without those 2 actions I don't really care about ads.
A standard feature of browsers could be a database to 'remove' those annoying things from a website when displaying it. Making that happen asks for a lot of work and a good database, but it might help webmasters to create usefull sites.
I would like to add surveys to the list of ads, because some websites seem to like those very much.

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RE: No user interaction
by Liquidator on Wed 13th May 2009 09:13 in reply to "No user interaction"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

If AdBlock Plus starts displaying nag screens always asking the users if they want to display ads, the cure will be worse than the evil. Maybe NoScript will update its engine to block AdBlock's nag screen? ;)

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