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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blocking just flash
by xfranky on Wed 13th May 2009 08:26 UTC
xfranky
Member since:
2006-09-19

Tried ABP in the past but it didn't take much time to realize that the only annoying ads I wanted to stop were the obnoxious and flashy ones. That's why I started using FlashBlock instead of ABP, whitelisting only the sites I really need flash for. It's quite a different approach, but the result pleases me (and my old pc) more than with ABP.

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RE: blocking just flash
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 13th May 2009 08:32 in reply to "blocking just flash"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Agreed. I use Flashblock whenever I'm forced to use Firefox, and it's the only thing I would even remotely consider adding to Chrome if its developers ever sell their souls to the devil and implement a plugin framework.

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RE[2]: blocking just flash
by Dryhte on Wed 13th May 2009 08:51 in reply to "RE: blocking just flash"
Dryhte Member since:
2008-02-05

Same here. I use Flashblock and NoScript and together they take the annoyance out of surfing for me ;)

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RE[2]: blocking just flash
by Liquidator on Wed 13th May 2009 09:41 in reply to "RE: blocking just flash"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

A quick search and you get the FlashBlock extension for Chrome: http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=Flashblock+for+chrome

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RE[2]: blocking just flash
by Valhalla on Thu 14th May 2009 18:26 in reply to "RE: blocking just flash"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Thom Holwerda wrote:
-"and it's the only thing I would even remotely consider adding to Chrome if its developers ever sell their souls to the devil and implement a plugin framework."

Uh, in what way would implementing a plugin framework being equivalent to selling their souls? What would be negative with a plugin framework? It allows people to tailor their browser/browsing experience to their pleasure, what's wrong with that?

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Google ads please!
by sakeniwefu on Wed 13th May 2009 13:08 in reply to "blocking just flash"
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

Swfdec plug-in has this feature built-in. However the ads I hate the most are Javascript "popups"(they can use flash too for great pain).
If everyone would just use Google ads, the web would be a better place. Google ads are both well placed(they are always somehow related with content) and unintrusive. The chances I might be interested in a Google ad are many orders of magnitude higher than with your regular flashy crap.
If you float over whatever I want to read you have guaranteed that I *will not* buy your product.

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RE: Google ads please!
by bibe on Wed 13th May 2009 18:28 in reply to "Google ads please!"
bibe Member since:
2005-07-09

Oh yes, hate those from the bottom of my heart ;)

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