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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:23 PM

Is the commercialization of the internet...

blowing out your screen loading times with ads, popups, and trackers?

There are free ad blocking offerings that shut all that down. They really work - with options to allow ads from sites you want to support, or even allow unobtrusive ads across the board in support.

Do they work?

You bet your ass they do! Just today, as of now, I am at:

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yallerdawg Jul 12 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 12 #1
yallerdawg Jul 12 #2
hunter Jul 12 #3
yallerdawg Jul 13 #4

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:42 PM

1. I'm wondering what ads your thread will cause to appear off to the right hand side of the page. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:47 PM

2. I will have no idea.

I can't disable my ad blocker and see any - as a financial supporter of DU (Star Member) I don't get ads here - period.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:39 PM

3. uBlock Origin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UBlock_Origin

I don't block advertising on sites I wish to support. Generally, sites I wish to support don't have obnoxious advertising.







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Response to hunter (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 08:18 AM

4. What happens now is...

all these ads start to load, then popups, then videos - the screen jumps around, you click on an item or link and the screen jumps - and you just went somewhere you have no idea...

I have some sites where there are over 100 ads and tracking apps per page (I pay my ISP $120.00 a month for two 'lines' at our house)!

My free ad blocker now offers multi-layer blocking - allowing unobtrusive ads, social media tracking, whitelisting sites we want to support - two click disabling of blocker when popular sites 'insist' you must see ads.

Now we have "Sponsored" feeds in our "news and highlights." You have to click on them, and they don't block.

Commercialization finds a way.

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