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so the leftist leaning mac news site has banned me until i allow ads. LOL
never! - it is my internet and i wish not to be bombarded by useless ADs.
 

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This is nothing new and it is not a ban. I get this notice on all kinds of sites and it is just their way of asking for support so you can enjoy their content and they can stay in business. I simply undo the blocker for that domain.

Liken it to you not receiving a paycheque for the work you do. It amounts to the same thing. I don't mind allowing ads on sites I use frequently. Thing is, I never read them anyway.
 

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This is nothing new and it is not a ban. I get this notice on all kinds of sites and it is just their way of asking for support so you can enjoy their content and they can stay in business. I simply undo the blocker for that domain.

Liken it to you not receiving a paycheque for the work you do. It amounts to the same thing. I don't mind allowing ads on sites I use frequently. Thing is, I never read them anyway.
This.
 

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i went there this afternoon - now there is an option to continue with AD Blocking -
so i stand my ground.. it is my internet so i don't need my surfing bombarded by ADs.. it is my choice.. kinda like - when i open my front door - i don't care for the sales people out front, move out of my way so i can use my property..
 

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i went there this afternoon - now there is an option to continue with AD Blocking -
so i stand my ground.. it is my internet so i don't need my surfing bombarded by ADs.. it is my choice.. kinda like - when i open my front door - i don't care for the sales people out front, move out of my way so i can use my property..
So in this analogy, is the website you're visiting "your property"? I think they would beg to differ.
 

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So in this analogy, is the website you're visiting "your property"? I think they would beg to differ.
here is a better one.. I am driving my car and I listen to 680 NEWs - but when they air ADs i flip the channel to a station with no ADs.
so am i 'breaking them financially '? because they are not making money, as I choose to skip the ADs? no the answer is no.. they are still making money with or without me..
 

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This is nothing new and it is not a ban. I get this notice on all kinds of sites and it is just their way of asking for support so you can enjoy their content and they can stay in business. I simply undo the blocker for that domain.

Liken it to you not receiving a paycheque for the work you do. It amounts to the same thing. I don't mind allowing ads on sites I use frequently. Thing is, I never read them anyway.
On the other hand, if they don't want people using ad blockers, they could pick the right advertisers. Currently, on the right hand side of the page I have a "sponsored content" widget, which is chock full of spammy links with clickbait titles that are of no interest or relevance to most of their readership.

Get rid of those, and I shut off my ad blocker, heck, I'll likely even click a couple of ads.
 

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here is a better one.. I am driving my car and I listen to 680 NEWs - but when they air ADs i flip the channel to a station with no ADs.
so am i 'breaking them financially '? because they are not making money, as I choose to skip the ADs? no the answer is no.. they are still making money with or without me..
Well, 680 news has no idea you're listening. Sites (and their advertisers) know how many imprints and clicks there have been. No imprint on the site, no money for the operator.

Not a very apt example.
 

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There is something else to consider. Ads tend to take up more bandwidth than the site itself. For those with slower connections or bandwidth limitations, adblockers are essential for a good internet experience.

Mine stays active, I can almost always find the content elsewhere.

Viewing ehMac as a guest with no adblocker, is a most enlightening experience, but should be limited to once a year at the most.
 

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problem solved - i enabled ad blocking at the firewall level and now no one is wiser - as well as no pop ups..
now we just have banners saying - our sites require cookies.. hahahaha - i would like to hear the argument for being tracked now ?
 

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i just don't go to sites anymore that tell me to turn off ad blocking. ads have become so goddamn pervasive i refuse to allow them to load on my computer and won't support any site that allows that crap to be on their site.
 

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problem solved - i enabled ad blocking at the firewall level and now no one is wiser - as well as no pop ups..
now we just have banners saying - our sites require cookies.. hahahaha - i would like to hear the argument for being tracked now ?
how did you do that?
 

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how did you do that?
Most SMB to Enterprise firewalls offer it as standard..
at home i have A sophos SG135w - it is under Web Protection panel
i used to sell Kerio Control it is an option called Ad Block
- you will be surprised how many are offering this as standard now.
Now all my iOS devise are ad free to :)
 

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problem solved - i enabled ad blocking at the firewall level and now no one is wiser - as well as no pop ups..
now we just have banners saying - our sites require cookies.. hahahaha - i would like to hear the argument for being tracked now ?
Can something similar be done on Airport Extreme?

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Can something similar be done on Airport Extreme?

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no it is a dumby box.. other than NAT and wifi..
but for the price of an airport box will get you into a sophos box - might worth a thought -
protects against malware and spyware and bad sites and viruses and everything else including ransomware

plus the hardware is covered as long as you pay for the yearly subscription as well - free upgrades
 

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no it is a dumby box.. other than NAT and wifi..
but for the price of an airport box will get you into a sophos box - might worth a thought -
protects against malware and spyware and bad sites and viruses and everything else including ransomware

plus the hardware is covered as long as you pay for the yearly subscription as well - free upgrades
Thank you. Unfortunately I already have a brand new Airport Extreme and can't afford to buy another router :(

The next time I need a router I shall certainly remember this :)

Cheers
 
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