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Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:02 pm
by Dypsis
Daily Mail have now implemented ad blocking detection.
Does anyone know a way around it?

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Re: Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:05 pm
by sbell
@Dypsis

Thanks for reaching out to us! We are aware that more sites are requiring our users to turn off their ad blockers. It is legally within their right to request this, but we do not think it is a best practice for promoting a fully sustainable web. Not to worry we are investigating ways to legally combat this to better serve our users. 

Thanks
Shannon
ABP Support Team

Re: Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:15 am
by Dungogvolts
Hi I am also having the same prob with this site https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html and I have installed Greasemonkey and added to it the Anti-Adblock Killer | Reek script but still nothing the site still detects Adblock Plus.

Re: Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:17 am
by Dypsis
Thanks sbell.

There are that many ads and videos popping up, the site is almost unusable without an ad blocker.
I don't know how they expect people to use it like that. :?

Re: Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:48 pm
by sbell
@Dungogvolts and @Dypsis

Yeah, its an extremely intrusive tactic. We are optimistic that our mission for creating a fully sustainable web will continue to catch on. Also if you notice a contact option for publishers using this practice, please make them aware of your feelings. Enough complaints may impact change.

Thanks
Shannon
ABP Support Team

Re: Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:37 am
by Dypsis
Hi sbell.

I was going to PM you regarding a bit of info regarding this topic, but it seems I am unable to.

Re: Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:25 am
by User123
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Re: Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:00 am
by sbell
@Dypsis feel free to reach us via support@adblockplus.org.

Thanks
Shannon
ABP Support Team

Re: Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:05 am
by Neil Prague
I have found a way round it that seems to work but I don't know how permanent it will be. It involves throwing out all your Oreos and cancelling further deliveries of them. I know this is rather cryptic but I don't want to make it too obvious in case the DM techies scour sites like this and adapt accordingly. I'm sure you're all smart enough to work it out anyway :)

Re: Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:02 am
by Dungogvolts
Neil Prague wrote:I have found a way round it that seems to work but I don't know how permanent it will be. It involves throwing out all your Oreos and cancelling further deliveries of them. I know this is rather cryptic but I don't want to make it too obvious in case the DM techies scour sites like this and adapt accordingly. I'm sure you're all smart enough to work it out anyway :)

Yeah way to cryptic for me but I have found that by using Firefox's own option under the hamburger bars It gets rid of just about everything annoying. Also a little cryptic.
Worked out what you were referring to with Oreos and yes works so far. Thanks.

Re: Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:00 am
by Neil Prague
Actually I didn't need to be cryptic after all :? Removing/blocking DM cookies allows access to the site but then pages with embedded videos don't always display properly. Still, at least you can read most of the text and that's better than having half your screen filled with intrusive ads!

Re: Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:20 am
by Dungogvolts
Neil Prague wrote:Actually I didn't need to be cryptic after all :? Removing/blocking DM cookies allows access to the site but then pages with embedded videos don't always display properly. Still, at least you can read most of the text and that's better than having half your screen filled with intrusive ads!

Yeah works fine except if, like me, you like to leave comments on some stories deleting and stopping cookies does not allow me to login and leave comments.
Using Private Window in Firefox still allows me to do that so far and of course blocks adds except one that pops up when I scroll down to the comments section but it is easily removed by clicking the X in the box.
Sorry one more thing in Private Window you still have to turn off ABP but I don't see all the mess where the adds were the page is very clean.

Re: Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:01 am
by Neil Prague
Yes, private window seems to work quite well too, though the pages still don't always load properly and I have to refresh at least once. The box that contains a video breaks up and spreads over the text. I remember having this problem once before when DM changed its layout and either I fixed it with settings or it went away. I can't remember which. But as a workaround it's not too bad.

I never comment on stories but if you do, perhaps you could mention the annoyance caused by this anti-adblock measure :D

Re: Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:44 am
by Dungogvolts
Neil Prague wrote:I never comment on stories but if you do, perhaps you could mention the annoyance caused by this anti-adblock measure :D


As someone here replied "It is legally within their right to request this" so trying to ask them not to in comments I think would be useless.
Also I have not, so far, had any problem with pages loading in Private Windows and I open stories/links in a new tab all the time and they open fine.

Re: Daily Mail Now Detecting Ad Blockers

PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:45 pm
by Neil Prague
trying to ask them not to in comments I think would be useless


If you say so :)