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Old 11-22-2015, 08:42 AM
 
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How are they able to detect someone blocks it??

www.pcworld.com/article/3006981


Best way to run all your members off..... FORCING GARBAGE IN THIER FACES!! (I tell ya,everything about Yahoo has become total crap)
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:22 PM
 
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As the years go by people are getting more and more used to Internet ads (like the radical increase of TV ads that doesn't seem to bother the viewers).

As the article states it only makes sense that Internet sites who depend on advertising money will find new ways to circumvent ad blockers.

I don't like them either but give the devil his due. Either stop/switch from Yahoo/Google et al or stop being a cheapskate and pay for premium web sites...

~DUH~
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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I use yahoo mail and IE 11. Not only do I use adblocker but I also block all third party cookies. No problems so far.
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:34 PM
 
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The title of this thread is inaccurate. The users in this case are blocking ads. Don't agree to use a free ad-supported service if you don't want to have the ads.

The problem is that internet services like Yahoo are free. I look forward to the day where they compete with paid services rather than free services with ads.
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:13 PM
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The title of this thread is inaccurate. The users in this case are blocking ads. Don't agree to use a free ad-supported service if you don't want to have the ads.
I agree. The ads included on a site you visit voluntarily are in no way "spam." That is a misuse of the term.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:33 PM
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A good ad blocker could make it impossible for the website to detect that the ad blocker was being used. It would use more bandwidth, because it would have to download the ads and eat them, keeping them invisible. The website would have no way to know the ads weren't being displayed.
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:45 AM
 
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No I dont see how they would!!
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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A good ad blocker could make it impossible for the website to detect that the ad blocker was being used. It would use more bandwidth, because it would have to download the ads and eat them, keeping them invisible. The website would have no way to know the ads weren't being displayed.
But this would negate one of the major benefits of running ad blockers: keeping a know source of malware from ever getting to my computers.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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But this would negate one of the major benefits of running ad blockers: keeping a know source of malware from ever getting to my computers.
And Yahoo specifically doesn't have a good security track record.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:05 PM
 
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A good ad blocker could make it impossible for the website to detect that the ad blocker was being used. It would use more bandwidth, because it would have to download the ads and eat them, keeping them invisible. The website would have no way to know the ads weren't being displayed.
Nonsense. There's plenty of ways to know the ads weren't being displayed.
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