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Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:29 PM

How can I take a news site seriously when they keep chasing me with Prilosec and Symbicort ads

I know this is just a rant about 'another' news site, but acceptable choices for news seem to be shrinking daily. I cut the cable over a year ago, so I rely on the internet for news. I just stopped visiting the **** Post website after what must have been the hundredth time I got slammed with another Pharma ad...you know the type that won't go away even when you scroll away from it? They actually follow you down the page now. I avoid your forced video ads so now you send them chasing after me? I used to respect this site as a news source, but now it's all celebrity news, gossip and big Pharma ads. I'm outta here...

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Reply How can I take a news site seriously when they keep chasing me with Prilosec and Symbicort ads (Original post)
pecosbob Jan 2018 OP
demmiblue Jan 2018 #1
pecosbob Jan 2018 #2
Initech Jan 2018 #5
dsc Jan 2018 #3
pecosbob Jan 2018 #4
TheBlackAdder Jan 2018 #6
pecosbob Jan 2018 #7
BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #8
Raine Jan 2018 #9
longship Jan 2018 #10

Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:32 PM

1. I don't see anything of which you speak.

NoScript is a wonderful tool.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:37 PM

2. Probably the best solution...

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:43 PM

5. As is U Block Origin!

Oh and note to websites and advertisers - I'll disable my ad blocker when you pry it from my cold dead hands!

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:40 PM

3. Have you watched TV news

a ton of the ads on those are drug ads as well.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:42 PM

4. Cable news is why I cut the cable a year or so ago.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:59 PM

6. Yep NoScript. For the pennies a site gets per user, exposing them to Google Analytics is dirty.

Also, with Firefox, I have Ad Blocker Plus (ABP) in conjunction with NoScript.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 05:07 PM

7. Thanks for the suggestions, all.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 05:09 PM

8. Also Ghostery. nt

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 06:05 PM

9. There is practically no other ads on TV but

those damned big pharma ads, they buy up just about all the commercial air time..

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 06:51 PM

10. You just need to ask your doctor if Prilosec or Symbicort is right for you.

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Once you do that, the ads will stop.

Then, the Mortapror pop-ups will start. "Doctor, is Mortapror right for me?"

Then, the Skorchestu ads begin...

Etc.

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