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On the DL
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In the war between internet users and advertisers, the advertisers fired the first shot, making web pages all but unusable by saturating them with ads. Makes it a pain in the ass to try to navigate a website, and with all the ads loading, it really makes things S L O W !

Users responded by adopting ad blockers.

Advertisers fired back, either refusing to load web pages in the presence of an ad blocker, or overlaying a good portion of the page with a frame that complains about the use of ad blockers.

I am using AdBlockerPlus. This places an icon on the menu bar of my browser, that shows a running count of how many ads are trying to load (and are intercepted) for any given web page.

I looked at a site this morning, could not believe how long it took to load the first page, then looked at the AdBlockerPlus icon. 120 ads. Not a type, one hundred twenty ads on the first page of that site.



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Posts: 20316 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yep, I have noticed the same thing, "Would you please turn off add blocker so you can experience this website in its fullest, aka 100 ads"


David W.

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Posts: 3112 | Location: Winston-Salem, N.C. | Registered: May 30, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by V-Tail:
Advertisers fired back, either refusing to load web pages in the presence of an ad blocker, or overlaying a good portion of the page with a frame that complains about the use of ad blockers.



I am also using AdBlocker and this behavior on websites has become intolerable for me. If they won't let me see what's on their site without disabling my blocker, I close the window and move on to another site that will give me the info that I'm looking for. It's a big internet out there and there is still quite a bit of competition - for now.
 
Posts: 405 | Location: Middle Tennessee | Registered: May 16, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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if they won't let me peruse the site with my ad blocker on, I don't peruse the site, you just lost a customer.

I see it quite a bit with the ad blockers, slower for the page to come up, but, no ads...



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Posts: 13194 | Location: FL | Registered: November 07, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm running Pi-Hole on a Raspberry Pi. It acts as a sinkhole for all the ad requests. Easy to set up and really helps with bandwidth as the ads never get downloaded. Plus it blocks for every device on my network, including cell phone.




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Posts: 17527 | Location: Virginia | Registered: June 02, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm running Pi-Hole on a Raspberry Pi. It acts as a sinkhole for all the ad requests. Easy to set up and really helps with bandwidth as the ads never get downloaded. Plus it blocks for every device on my network, including cell phone.
Is there a tutorial for this, that can be understood by those of us who have minimal networking knowledge?



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Posts: 20316 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I like the way you guys think.

Why do I use an ad blocker? Because way too many sites were so bloated with ads that sometimes my computer would freeze up.

When I get those whining messages "Please disable your ad blocker", I think to myself that these people brought it on themselves. If I can't see the site while running an ad blocker, 99% of the time I just close the window and move on.


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Posts: 4438 | Location: Chicago, IL | Registered: December 17, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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V-Tail,

Yep, I don't care for it either-



Amazing, isn't it- that their ads always load before whatever you want?
 
Posts: 1093 | Location: PA | Registered: March 15, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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When a site complains about my use of an ad-blocker, it tells me that their content isn't as important as their ad revenue.

There is no site that is so unique (ever heard the term "Googlewhack?") that what I'm looking for can't be found somewhere else.




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Posts: 1515 | Location: Virginia, USA | Registered: December 04, 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I simply move on to another site.

Im always amused at some websites where the ad will always load but the content does not.


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Posts: 4008 | Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Registered: February 27, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Other side of the coin: it costs money to run a web site. I don't expect anything for free.

Now granted some of these sites have so many ads that they run intolerably slowly. When that happens, I leave. But I don't begrudge a web site the opportunity to defray their costs and/or make some money.
 
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Other side of the coin: it costs money to run a web site. I don't expect anything for free.
Yes, web sites are not free to run, but if I visit a web site to order a product, I want to get it done. I do not want to wait for multiple ads to load in order to spend my money.



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Posts: 20316 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Maui19:
Other side of the coin: it costs money to run a web site. I don't expect anything for free.

Now granted some of these sites have so many ads that they run intolerably slowly. When that happens, I leave. But I don't begrudge a web site the opportunity to defray their costs and/or make some money.


I think we all get that, but the problem becomes when it crashes your browser or computer because all the ads and tracking crap. Not sure how they make money if they piss off the website users and they just go to another site and stop viewing the ads all together.



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Posts: 13524 | Location: Loudoun County, Virginia | Registered: December 27, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by V-Tail:
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Originally posted by zoom6zoom:
I'm running Pi-Hole on a Raspberry Pi. It acts as a sinkhole for all the ad requests. Easy to set up and really helps with bandwidth as the ads never get downloaded. Plus it blocks for every device on my network, including cell phone.
Is there a tutorial for this, that can be understood by those of us who have minimal networking knowledge?


First Google hit:

Pi-hole.net

A Raspberry Pi is about $35.



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Posts: 9532 | Location: Madison, MS | Registered: December 10, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by V-Tail:
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Originally posted by zoom6zoom:
I'm running Pi-Hole on a Raspberry Pi. It acts as a sinkhole for all the ad requests. Easy to set up and really helps with bandwidth as the ads never get downloaded. Plus it blocks for every device on my network, including cell phone.
Is there a tutorial for this, that can be understood by those of us who have minimal networking knowledge?
First Google hit:

Pi-hole.net
Yeah, I saw that before I posted. That's why I asked about an UNDERSTANDABLE tutorial. Wink



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Posts: 20316 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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This is a pretty easy to follow tutorial.
https://blog.cryptoaustralia.o...-setting-up-pi-hole/

If you buy a starter kit, you can skip the bits about downloading the software and expanding it onto an SD card, as that part has been done for you and you just have to boot it up and click on install.

this is the kit I started with, it has everything you need.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CMVDHWB

How it works and why it's a good idea.
https://blog.cryptoaustralia.o...-ad-blocker-pi-hole/




I have my own style of humor. I call it Snarkasm.
 
Posts: 17527 | Location: Virginia | Registered: June 02, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Other side of the coin: it costs money to run a web site. I don't expect anything for free.


Back in the day companies would publish pamphlets, catalogs, magazines, and newspapers. The cost of running a printing press is incredibly more expensive than running a website. If you’re going to bust my balls, eat up my data and slow me down I’ll visit your competitors.
 
Posts: 6169 | Location: New England | Registered: January 06, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Another reason to be so thankful for the Sig Forum. Smile
Even worse is virtually every news site that makes them unviewable so I don't any more. Frown
 
Posts: 16595 | Location: Houston, TX | Registered: June 11, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Back in the day companies would publish pamphlets, catalogs, magazines, and newspapers.


They still are. My mailbox is inundated by them. A scourge on humanity that adds to global warming by keeping my house warm. Roll Eyes
 
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