Do you use Ad Block?

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

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    My laptop was recently wiped clean due to a repair. When I reinstalled Chrome, I didn't install ad block. I was getting all of these messages from web sites shaming me for taking away the ads so I thought I'd try it without adblock.

    Jesus. It's a crazy world out there without adblock. I made it a couple of weeks but caved yesterday. The fucking ads are ridiculous.
     
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    Who-Me? Well-Known Member

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    I use that and popup blockers.
     
  3. RH Goatcabin

    RH Goatcabin Notable Member VIP

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    I see no ads. :dontknow:
     
  4. hidden dragon

    hidden dragon the princess of darkness Staff Member

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    Yeah adblock has been very useful. I really hate it when sites whine at you for using it. As if you're commiting some horrible crime.
     
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  5. gwartney

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    I wasn't even able to get on Forbes.com a while back because of ad block. I can live without them.
     
  6. Mike

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    Yeah Forbes is the only one i've seen that make you turn it off, fucking ridiculous
     
  7. yosemite sam

    yosemite sam Camel Jockey

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    Getting a gold sub makes all the ads go away.
     
  8. gwartney

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    I never noticed any ads before I was gold.
     
  9. rolltide

    rolltide Well-Known Member VIP

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    I had a problem with Forbes also when it came to playing "Guess the Race"
     
  10. yosemite sam

    yosemite sam Camel Jockey

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    Me neither, but i keep buying gold so it stays that way.
     
  11. gilaet

    gilaet Grandiosa Kjøttboller Gold

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    adblock
    noscript
     
  12. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ Stay in bed, float up stream

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    adblock, turn java off on Chrome and make exceptions for the sites I use.
     
  13. gwartney

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    noscript is only for Firefox. Pretty sure Scriptsafe is close to the same thing for Chrome.
     
  14. hidden dragon

    hidden dragon the princess of darkness Staff Member

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    It's so stupid. I gave up on them for a while.
     
  15. newcastlefan

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    you can install adblock if you want to make your browser run like a snail. look at ublock origin instead.
     
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    ^^this

    Also, adblock has been selling whitelist status to different advertisers.
    https://www.engadget.com/2016/02/12/rip-adblock-plus/
     
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    Ads are malicious. I keep cleaning malware off of peoples computers because they get duped into clicking on false news articles.

    Highly recommend adblock. No youtube commercials neither.

    some streaming sites make you disable adblock to stream their content. :cuss:
     
  18. RH Goatcabin

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    :bigcry:
     
  19. gilaet

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    People are dumb and need someone to hold their hand while being online.
     
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  20. P-B

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    But what are they doing with their other hand?