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Old 05-13-2020, 03:55 PM
 
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I use Adblock but some sites I do whitelist temporarily.

I don’t mind seeing a 5-second ad in a video, but when a video pop up ad appears and takes up my whole screen? Nope. Better to have those types of ads disabled to begin with.
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:48 PM
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Not only should we be allowed to use AdBlockers to keep ads off our computer screens, we should be able to block junk mail from depositing ads in our mailboxes. We pay for the computer and mailboxes, not the companies that are sending us their crappy advertising.
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Old 05-15-2020, 10:14 PM
 
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Not only should we be allowed to use AdBlockers to keep ads off our computer screens, we should be able to block junk mail from depositing ads in our mailboxes. We pay for the computer and mailboxes, not the companies that are sending us their crappy advertising.
You don't own your mailbox and, as a result, have no control over what goes in there. You're not required to remove mail from there either.
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Old 05-15-2020, 10:17 PM
 
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Seriously - just how are you going to do that? The only way would be not to run interactive ads at all.
This is not true. Just serve your own ads. The ads that get blocked are served by vendors.
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:39 AM
 
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The overlay itself is not created with javascript, it is triggered or hidden with javascript. If you wanted to be a real prick you could have a page that renders with the overlay that requires JS is enabled to close it.
Most overlays are created in javascript... not just triggered by them... at least in this day and age... and dating back to 2012 era, at least. Probably became the norm in 2014 or so.
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:42 AM
 
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Disabling javascript? Don't most sites, including City-Data, use javascript though?
To be fair, most sites aren't using as antiquated technology as CD. A lot of modern sites depend on javascript for a great deal of functionality.
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:45 AM
 
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It's not "required" but as practical matter most sites are going to need JS enabled, it allows the developer to execute things on your end. As a simple example when you insert a smiley that uses JS. As another example I have an online calculator for fuel comparisons. Current version is really old and requires you to submit and reload the page, the calculations are done server side and it spits out the results. The new version will be updated as you input variables, that can't be done without JS.
Sure it can. It's probably best to use JS, but it's not required.
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:48 AM
 
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The issue is that adblocker is eating into the revenue of practically any site that relies on advertising which is almost all of them. I understand the complaints about some sites and have the same complaints myself. As this goes on what you will find is more sites pulling the trigger and blocking the adblocker. The success of adblocker will be it's demise.
I actually think it will go the other way. The ad blocker will become unnecessary because ads will improve. They won't be as intrusive and take up a lot of resources like we see today.

That being said, for those who still want to block ads, ad blockers will be readily available.
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Old 05-16-2020, 01:30 AM
 
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To be fair, most sites aren't using as antiquated technology as CD. A lot of modern sites depend on javascript for a great deal of functionality.
Thank god for that. Most sites take 10 times longer then CD to load. For the record CD doesn't use Javascript for any of the basic interface. Maybe for some of the extras. But the site works pretty much the same for me with Javascript turned on or off.
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Old 05-16-2020, 09:12 AM
 
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Sure it can. It's probably best to use JS, but it's not required.

I'm drawing a blank on you natively and automatically update values on a page based on client side input without using JS.
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