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. hugsy

    hugsy Registered Member

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    Firefox with adblockplus and noscript
     
  2. mrgigabyte

    mrgigabyte Registered Member

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    Ad Muncher
     
  3. Tiago Lopes 11

    Tiago Lopes 11 Registered Member

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    I use the firefox antipopup and the antibanner from KIS 2011
     
  4. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

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    I use Opera with Fanboy AdBlock.
     
  5. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

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    I don't have a problem with the idea of having ads on a page or site to help pay for it. When the ads are trying to track you, dropping their own cookies, flashing or being obnoxious, it's another story. If advertizers would exercize a little common sense, a lot of people who block all ads might view things differently, but they never seem to know when to stop. Their stinking greed overrides any sense they might have had. I don't need ads in the middle of what I'm trying to read. I don't want flashing distractions or ads with audio blasting at me while I have music playing. As long as advertizers keep using "in your face" methods, I'll keep blocking them.
     
  6. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

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    I do block ads for various personal reasons and am aware of both sides of the story - pros and cons of doing so. It's an individual choice made after considerable thinking.

    Basically, I just use an ad-block add-on or filter with each browser I use...the popular ones that has been mentioned countless times here.

    Morals? Ethics? Money-making for sites? That's a space to be argued upon at a later time...
     
  7. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

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    After trying to stay away from Ad blockers as long as possible I am finally putting one on each of my machines. Its not because I dislike the ads but I keep having malware attempts to come through them, and I have slow net and when ad's load it really slows down my speed. I will be allowing ads on sites I want to support but for the rest I have Adblock Plus and Ghostery protecting me.
     
  8. mrpink

    mrpink Registered Member

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    Adblock for Chrome and urlfilter.ini for Opera. It doesn't block the text ads though
     
  9. ESQ_ERRANT

    ESQ_ERRANT Registered Member

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    AdMuncher.
     
  10. Oremina

    Oremina Registered Member

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    Hosts file and Firefox with Adblock Plus.
     
  11. Rampastein

    Rampastein Registered Member

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    Adblock Plus and KIS' Anti-Banner. A very effective combo.
     
  12. halcyon

    halcyon Registered Member

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    I consider tracking to be part of the net ad issue, so I lump them together:

    ALL
    - HostsMan with hpHosts (Ad and tracking servers only) + Peter Lowe's AdServers List
    - If you just blindly click "all lists" you will get a huge HOSTS file that will kill your DNS reliability at least in Windows 7

    Firefox
    - Adblock Plus with EasyList + EasyPrivacy + Fanboy Annoyances + Fanbooy Tracking/Stats + Malware Domains
    - Adblock Element Hiding Helper for my own personal blockings
    - SpywareBlaster for blocked cookies (tracking)
    - Allow only Session cookies

    Opera
    - Fanboy's urlfilter.ini With Stat/Tracking Sites
    - Fanboy's Optimised Eelment Filter

    Chrome
    - Used SRWare iron, but it is not updated fast enough for me, now back to Google Chrome build
    - Adblock with lists from above
    - Click&Clean for removing LSO and other cookies
    - Ghostery

    IE - not used at all
     
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