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For all Adblock plus users
« on: July 21, 2012, 06:03:28 pm »
Has anyone else been having trouble removing ads on certain sites, like Amazon, or similar big name websites ?
Not surprising.
As it turns out, Adblock coder Wladimir installed a 'whitelist' function for what he says are unobtrusive ads on certain sites a while ago.
And it seems the amount of sites and ads on this list is growing rather fast.
There is a way to turn off the whitelist, which is pretty self-explanatory once you go into the program's settings, but personally, i'm so entirely not amused by this (to put it lightly) that i've just switched to Trueblock Plus.

Read more about this : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adblock_Plus#Advert_filtering_controversy_and_.22acceptable.22_ads
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Re: For all Adblock plus users
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 06:15:43 pm »
I've been having trouble getting into some sites unless I "temp allow" things I didn't used to have to. I hate having to go a clickfest every time I go to a site but also don;t want to blanket allow.

So how is Trueblock working? Maybe I'll try that too.
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Re: For all Adblock plus users
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 06:21:49 pm »
It works fine here, it even re-used my adblock filter lists.
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Re: For all Adblock plus users
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 06:24:51 pm »
So what's the switcharoo procedure. what do I need to do?
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Re: For all Adblock plus users
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 06:54:43 pm »
Does Trueblock still stop the youtube ad's in the beginning of videos? 

I may switch too. 

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Re: For all Adblock plus users
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 07:02:25 pm »
Does Trueblock still stop the youtube ad's in the beginning of videos? 

I may switch too. 

Very important one for me too.

Thanks for the heads-up Dan, long-time user of ABP.
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Re: For all Adblock plus users
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2012, 07:03:58 pm »
Simple TB,  uninstall adblock plus, don't restart the browser, install trueblock, then restart the browser.
@Saphira : it is the exact same code and filters, just with the whitelist defaulted off and kept off.
So it should handle those Youtube ads nicely.
So far i haven't seen any ads on youtube, so i'd say it works.
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2012, 07:12:27 pm »
Awesome. Thanks Dan!
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Re: For all Adblock plus users
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2012, 11:55:34 pm »
IIRC, the last time my Addblock updated itself (months ago) it asked me if I wanted to allow limited ads (the whitelist). I declined, and it's continued to work well for me. The only site I disable it on is Justin's (but even then I get fed up & turn it back on from time to time).

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Re: For all Adblock plus users
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2012, 11:57:48 pm »
awesome thank you very much Dan.

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Re: For all Adblock plus users
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2012, 12:24:59 am »
Well Andy, if i had gotten a notification like that i wouldn't have been as ticked off...
But i didn't, and the whitelist was enabled without my consent.
Not cool.
On top of that, i used adblock plus because i want to get rid of all advertising.
Not get rid of all advertising, except the stuff that Wladimir deems 'non intrusive'.
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Re: For all Adblock plus users
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2015, 03:20:21 pm »
Ok, i know, awesome thread Necro Dan, Necromancy +4 and all that jazz...
But i had to share this one : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/02/google_amazon_taboola_microsoft_adplock_plus_unblock/
Selling themselves out like that...
It makes me sick.
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Re: For all Adblock plus users
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2015, 04:28:14 pm »
yeah read it too; sell-out in quite a pure form.... taking cash of the one thing you try to block  shhiieessjj
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Re: For all Adblock plus users
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2015, 06:29:47 pm »
Cheers Dan.

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Re: For all Adblock plus users
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2015, 06:24:26 pm »
Try Adblock Edge instead, or one of the other forks.
The official client has been a POS for a while.
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