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[2]: AdHide ?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 13:03 UTC in reply to "RE: AdHide ?"
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"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.

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 ?"
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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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