Warren Block wrote:

On Wed, 12 Dec 2007, Erich Dollansky wrote:

If you still see unwanted content, just add a line and it will be gone during your next visit.

Like AdBlockPlus, only more work.

The beauty is, Internet feels still faster then before.

Like AdblockPlus.

It has one advantage over all those ad removal tools. It filters what I do not like. It has nothing to do with censorship, it just gets rid of all the crap hanging around on every corner of a web page trying to sell you anti virus software or larger dicks.

Like AdblockPlus.  What is the one advantage?

There are some differences: AdblockPlus removes the ads and lets the browser use the space, rather than showing broken pages. And you can customize blocked sites differently for different users. And you can easily disable it. And it doesn't impact the whole system, just the browser. And you can block on regexes, so you don't need hundreds of entries to block the big ad farms.

According to it's web pages "*Note*: It is recommended to use at least Firefox 2.0, Thunderbird 2.0, SeaMonkey 1.1 or Songbird 0.2. Older versions receive less testing and support for them is likely to be dropped in a few months."

The other schemes mentioned in this thread (hosts, DNS, squid) work with any and every web browser. The OP already said he doesn't use Firefox. I myself still use Mozilla, Opera, and (heaven help me) IE, none of which are on the list.

As I've already mentioned, I see no broken pages because I don't break the layout (usually), and the post about squid talked about clear gifs as replacements which again would not break anything.

AdblockPlus is a valid alternative *if you are just a Firefox user*, but for everyone else, some other solution is required.


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