Do any of you guys use AdBlock?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by marc55, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. marc55 macrumors 6502a

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    I see AdBlock on the Apple Safari Extension Gallery: https://extensions.apple.co

    How many of you guys use it, and is it any good?

    Your insight is appreciated

    Thank you,.....M
     
  2. yansun macrumors regular

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    I use Adblock and Ghostery. Nothing big to complain about. The extensions do what expected.
     
  3. 3568358 macrumors 6502

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    Yes. I use AdBlock. I haven;t seen an ad in years. Pages load MUCH faster, and i see no distractions, ever. I never get popups, ads, or window pop ups ever!!

    AdBlock is the all around best one. AdBlock Plus is not 'better'. AdBlock Plus allows for 'non-intrusive ads' to be shown, but will block the intrusive and distracting ones.
     
  4. 2457244 macrumors regular

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    Duh...

    People in 2016 looking at Google-ads in their browsers are not using the internet correct!
     
  5. 3568358 macrumors 6502

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    Made my day!
     
  6. marc55, Oct 19, 2015
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    marc55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Useless responses like yours never cease to amaze me!

    Care to provide some usable insight? Apparently everyone is not as smart as you and iA724.

    m
     
  7. yansun macrumors regular

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    There is an option in the ABP settings to block all ads including "non-intrusive ads".
     
  8. 2457244 macrumors regular

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    @marc55,

    It has nothing to do with being smart, don't take everything too serious.

    It's just something you do..
     
  9. marc55, Oct 19, 2015
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    marc55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Again, I asked for insight, and your response "DUH" was useless.

    It jus amazes me that folks will waste their time providing useless responses instead of actually helping.
     
  10. 3568358 macrumors 6502

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    we answered your question. what else do you want? honestly, loosen up.
     
  11. marc55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes "you" did, and I appreciate your insight.

    All the other guy did was provide me DUH; LOL
     
  12. 3568358, Oct 19, 2015
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    3568358 macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I thought you were yelling at me, not the other guy. Sorry lol
     
  13. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    This is the setting I use on all my computers. I never want to see a single ad ever again, and I don't.

    I also block ads on my phone and in my apps by jailbreaking my devices and using a hosts blocker. I do the same on my Android phones too.

    Ad free in everything I do, on everything and everywhere.
     
  14. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I don't. Nothing is free and having ads is the price I'm willing to pay.
     
  15. c8rlo macrumors 6502

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    i use it on my Chrome browser, works flawless...zero ads or pop-ups.
     
  16. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    I use it on Safari and Firefox. Pages load much faster, including the swipe-back feature, no ads, no pop-ups etc. It does its job effectively. Just the other day, I uninstalled it and tried AdBlock Plus. It did not impress me at all. Was not better or faster, neihter more effective. On the contrary. Just a small example, I hate the red up-and-down arrow button in the lower right corner on MR page. AdBlock blocks it, AdBlock Plus does not.
     
  17. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    You can block it too in Adblock +. Just go to any page where you want to block something, click on the ABP icon next to the address bar in Safari and then click on block element. Now just hover your pointer over the red arrow and when it turns yellow, click it and select add in the box that pops up. It is now blocked.

    I have the entire right pane blocked on Facebook in this way including the people you may know block that appears in the feed, or shall I say, used to appear.

    You just have to learn how to use it. It's more powerful then Adblock in my opinion.
     
  18. Ulenspiegel, Oct 20, 2015
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    Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    @JackieInCo: Thank you for the useful information. Seems AdBlock is more simple, evidently w/o these powerful features.
    I have to admit, I am used to AdBlock, but after your post I will try AdBlock + again.
     
  19. steveash macrumors 6502

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    This site is a perfect example of why you shouldn't use adblock. They provide a free service and pay thousands each year on web hosting and journalism. In return, they place a few unobtrusive ads on each page in order to pay for all of this. If we all block them, they get no income and are left with 3 options:

    1) Start charging us for their content.

    2) Produce sponsored content such as biased reviews.

    3) Close the site down.

    The free internet is a myth. Sites cost money and big, popular sites cost lots of money. I support the sites I use by viewing their ads. Sorry for the rant but at the current rate, adblock is going to destroy something we all love.
     
  20. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    AdBlock was sold to an anonymous entity and has started to allow non-intrusive ads by default.
     
  21. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    You don't need to jailbreak to block ads anymore with iOS 9 (and with A7 or later).
     
  22. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I saw that as well when I reinstalled it some days ago. I was surprised.
    haruhiko, do you have any insights who might be the new owner?
     
  23. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    I would agree with you, if there were only non-intrusive ads, but it is not the case.
    (There are sites, including MR where I permanently turn off AdBlock).
     
  24. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    But you do if you also want to block ads in apps which is one of the biggest reasons I still jailbreak.
     
  25. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    If sites start charging, I'll move on to another site. There are always alternatives. There are times I search for something and find an article that is behind the pay wall. Usually there are other sites who have the same article that are free.

    I don't care if that's a bad attitude to have. Sites brought it on themselves with popups and having to click on something to skip an ad. I've been blocking ads for 5-6 years now on all my computers and I don't feel guilty one bit.
     

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