sites that do ads badly

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by senseless, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. senseless macrumors 68000

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    A note to web developers. Don’t drown me in full page ads, running videos and intrusive widgets if you want me on your page for than 5 seconds. This problem seems to be getting worse.
     
  2. JackieInCo Suspended

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    I just don't give sites a chance anymore. I use Adblock plus on my computers and Adguard Pro to block ads in apps and browser on my phones.
     
  3. A.Goldberg macrumors 68020

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    I find local news sites to be especially awful. Also, the increasing number of paywalls for a lot of news is getting a little ridiculous. I’m not going to pay for an article I can read elsewhere for free eh hem Washington Post and much of NYT.
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Oh, yes. A heartfelt and profound amen to this.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 20, 2018 ---
    Likewise; Adblock plus is a lifesaver, and it gives rise to these plaintive pop-ups from some publications.
     
  5. istopdrop17 macrumors newbie

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    Why deal with ads at all? Just use an ad blocker. I cannot stand ads
     
  6. senseless thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Adblock is detectable by too many sites now. Is there a way to block the Adblock detected barrier?
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Another issue is that many websites (not excluding this one) just contract out ads to a provider and there’s an “ad pool,” so the only way to know whether obnoxious or nefarious ads are appearing is to refer to them when they appear.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I use Bluhell Firewall and uMatrix.

    Bluhell is the ad blocker. There is only ONE site I've ever found it to fail on and that was Facebook.

    Bluhell just works. No settings.
     
  9. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    Since advertisers are getting smarter anyway, it will make blocking redundant i reckon in future.. Since they all rely on lists maintained and updated, there is the weak point, even uBlock Origin does, which i use.
     
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Not really: I'd imagine it as a sort of virtual arms race, conducted online, with the ads indeed getting smarter, but with ad-block technology (after a lag) catching up and finding fresh ways to cope with this.
     

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