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Post by melodiccolor on Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:18 pm

Adblock was sold to a mystery owner yesterday. Apparently they are also allowing advertisers who pay them to be whitelisted and their ads shown. Here is the article:

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/10/02/trust-us-we-block-ads/

Sam shared this one with me.

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Post by melodiccolor on Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:01 pm

An update to the Adblock story:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/02/adblock_flogged_off_to_mystery_buyer/?utm_source=howtogeek&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

It appears Adblock was purchased by Adblock Plus and their plans for it appear to be ok.

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Post by RBM on Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:32 pm

Acceptable Ads

Baloney. It's a revenue stream, don't give me that BS about acceptable .

To be clear, I'm basically anti-add. Period. What I want something I'll search for it. So, companies, put your efforts, there !
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Post by melodiccolor on Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:57 pm

Good point about searching for what we want and companies putting their efforts there. I fully agree with that.

I have no problem with revenue streams however as long as they don't impact how I wish to use my computer or make the experience extremely unpleasant. However ads do in most places which is why I do use adblock.

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Post by Zen on Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:33 am

I just got a different program suite thing that has adblock built in.

Well I kinda look at it like this.
Ads are a minor annoyance most the time and be blocked with spyware programs or adblocker.
The free software you're using is only free because they can use alternative sources of revenue.
They gotta support it somehow otherwise it'd be a monthly subscription program lol.
Overhead costs are not cheap...

MS is pretty annoying however.

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