Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Aug 2010 14:02 UTC
Internet & Networking We're still in the slow news period, so let's talk about something we discussed before: blocking advertisements on websites. Up until, well, today, I didn't block ads - not because of some ethical objection or whatever, but simply because I couldn't be bothered to setup AdBlock. Today, after taking a closer look at some of the websites I frequent, I decided to take the plunge and install AdBlock on all my machines. The following set of screenshots should pretty much explain why.
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RE: AdHide ?
by Zifre on Thu 19th Aug 2010 13:02 UTC in reply to "AdHide ?"
Zifre
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2009-10-04

Creating a plugin that only Hides ads from screen - exactly what my brains does anyway - but letting website believe that it is downloaded and displayed ?

I believe that is exactly how AdBlock for Chrome works. Chrome has no mechanism for extensions to prevent things from downloading, so it just hides the ads.

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RE[2]: AdHide ?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 13:03 in reply to "RE: AdHide ?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"Creating a plugin that only Hides ads from screen - exactly what my brains does anyway - but letting website believe that it is downloaded and displayed ?

I believe that is exactly how AdBlock for Chrome works. Chrome has no mechanism for extensions to prevent things from downloading, so it just hides the ads.
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Wrong. AdBlock from Chrome doesn't download them any more.

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RE[3]: AdHide ?
by Zifre on Thu 19th Aug 2010 17:16 in reply to "RE[2]: AdHide ?"
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

Wrong. AdBlock from Chrome doesn't download them any more.

Do you know of any extension that does download them? Because I have plenty of bandwidth, and I wouldn't feel so bad about blocking ads on OSNews if I knew that the advertisers had no way of knowing (since I never click on ads anyway).

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