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1270 clicks; posted to STEM » on 23 Sep 2021 at 6:34 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2021-09-23 5:56:56 PM  
2021-09-23 6:38:57 PM  
Ads have been a security concern for ages, so yeah.
2021-09-23 6:42:02 PM  
And the sites that whine the most about ad blockers have the most ads. My current record is 306, then the browser went blank.

/The rule is five or less, I'll allow.
2021-09-23 6:46:45 PM  
Well there's an industry-specific extension name that writes itself...
2021-09-23 7:05:19 PM  
When advertising firms trust websites enough to have them natively host ads, I'll stop trying to block them.

The people who are the sketchiest expect everyone else is trying to screw them... The advertisers bring them in themselves because they become ever more untrustful of the customers and the companies they advertise on behalf of and the websites they serve ads to. That combo makes them ever more devious, aggressive, and impossible to be trusted themselves.

I love that letters agencies are blocking them. I've had other government agency clients that block ads, for both security and network congestion. Not blocking ads is both unwise... And an experience that makes the web completely unusable in my opinion.
2021-09-23 9:18:47 PM  
I can't and refuse to remember what the internet looked like without an ad-blocker filtering that garbage out.
2021-09-23 10:05:02 PM  
Excessive ads don't work at all.  I have a web site where I provide some documentation for an old system.  The ads on that work because they are targeted to people who have a broken system and the companies that want ads there get a very good ROI.  Google was paying me $2 a click, the companies were charged $10.  I made them a deal to save them money.  I have logs, they have logs, our numbers agree close enough that they just send me money now.

My own system now redirects add web sites to a host that provides a 1x1 gif or jpg or empty html file based on the file name.  That seems to bypass some of javascript that detects ad blockers.  I need to look at the rules since some of them now are verifying what they get back.  Javascript needs the same set of rules as cookies so I can select "don't access any site with a different domain name".  I would love to see that for loading images and other content as well but most large sites now have all their static content on CDN systems.
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