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.
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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