do you use adblocking software?

Discussion in 'polls' started by GUI_Tex, Feb 7, 2006.

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Do you use adblock software?

  1. (Despise 'em) Yes, and I never want to see an ad, never want to click an ad.

    175 vote(s)
    64.3%
  2. (Dislike 'em) Yes, but for only websites that are intrusive.

    50 vote(s)
    18.4%
  3. (Find 'em Necessary) No, I dont like stealing content from webmasters, they deserve.. in return.

    22 vote(s)
    8.1%
  4. (Dont care either way) No, I could careless, I just go along with the flow.

    25 vote(s)
    9.2%
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  1. Eice

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  2. guest

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    Yes and I absolutely hate ads.

    On my Win7 Ultimate x86, I got Ad Muncher Pro. I also installed JavaCool SpywareBlaster. And for Firefox, there is the AdBlock Plus/Element Hiding Helper with EasyList subscriptions.
     
  3. Noob

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    I've always wondered what's so bad about ads.
    Just close it or ignore it :D
    I don't care about them
     
  4. TairikuOkami

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    ADs slow down browsing, bother eyes concetration and they can infect a computer, especially flash. I use ADblock, flashblock, OpenDNS to block ADs in Chrome.
     
  5. guest

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    Ads take browser's screen space and transform a nice webpage into a colorful monster that take your attention away, some flash based ads are very hard to close and can bring up malwares, some ads slow down the entire webpage loading, there are ads that come with tracking cookies and spy your browser habits only to show more directed publicity... ads are all of bad.
     
  6. Narxis

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    Re: do you us adblocking software?

    I don't buy newspapers and magazines. You can find everything on the internet.;)

    I use Firefox with AdBlock Plus and Element Hiding Helper + NoScript.
     
  7. nikanthpromod

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    ABP (FF extension)
     
  8. subhrobhandari

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    Guess my siggy will explain.
     
  9. dw426

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    Yep, I use AdBlockPlus.
     
  10. steve161

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    I use adblock plus with the easylist and easyprivacy subscriptions. I'm really not that bothered by ads, but I like to keep third party scripts and objects to a minimum. While I know Noscript is best for this, I just found it too obtrusive after a while. Adblock plus is pretty much invisible while browsing.
     
  11. mike21

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    I usee adblock plus, subscribed to easylist and easy element hider. I surf the web without ads and this pleases me.
     
  12. acuariano

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    i use privoxy.to me is just fine,it blocks well,works in firefox too.
    the only problem i have is that their forum is alike unreachable..i'd like to ask some questions.i use the stable version 12...
    there is a beta 3015 for long time..
    give it a try.
     
  13. WSFuser

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    Firefox: AdBlock Plus with Fanboy's AdBlock List

    Chromium: AdBlock
     
  14. Rules

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    Ad-Muncher Premium


    Rules
     
  15. Threedog

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    I just use adblock plus with Firefox for ads. Most don't bother me but there is a few sites I go to that throw quite a few up and ABP takes care of them for me.
     
  16. YanK33

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    Re: do you us adblocking software?

    Ad Block for Chrome and Flash Block, the same when im using FF
     
  17. Noob

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    Re: do you us adblocking software?

    Sometimes reading from newspapers and magazines feels better.
    At least i DO LIKE more reading articles etc. from newspapers or magazines. :D
     
  18. acr1965

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    With Chrome- Ad Thwart. Tried other Chrome ad blockers but none seem to do as well as AT.
     
  19. Windchild

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    Generally, I would rather avoid sites with offensive ads than use ad-blockers to block them. There are decent sites that depend on ad revenue to operate. Blocking ads on such sites would be a bad idea.
     
  20. YanK33

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    hi i want to know how good is this Ad Thwart? is similar to Ad Block im using Chrome with Ad Block and works fine but if something better can help and willing to try it. thanks in advance.:thumb:
     
  21. YanK33

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    Ad Block with Flash Block i disable No Scripts, too obstructive for me
     
  22. ProrokX

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    Hmm...I have Ad Muncher. Could you explain me what does "ads" mean?:D
     
  23. YanK33

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    mmmmm my Ad Block dont let me explain you what ads mean :D
     
  24. Daveski17

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    I am a little ambivalent about ads. They are important for financing the Net but many ads are hugely annoying & just plain unnecessary in my opinion. Is there any real need for many of the flash adverts? I have nothing against advertising but many of the adverts make it difficult to read a news (or other) article on a webpage!

    So, when it is important to me I content block in Opera & K-Meleon has an inbuilt adblocker with a 'Kill Flash' function in the Privacy Bar.
     
  25. ameyap

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    only whitelisted sites in my browser get thru
     
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