a adblock user wrote:Yes which survey.
no-ads wrote:This video expresses my sentiment on what this change does to adblock plus users:
Is there anything that Mozilla can do to prevent this from being released? Surely, there are some standards that must be followed..
MonztA wrote:melikamp wrote:MonztA wrote:@melikamp
So you're saying his survey is complete bs?
https://adblockplus.org/blog/adblock-pl ... lts-part-3
https://adblockplus.org/blog/adblock-pl ... lts-part-4
Yes, grabbing ABP sources is easy.
But to maintain the project is not as easy.
Before Wladimir decided to took the project over, it stayed abandoned for YEARS.
melikamp wrote:Vladimir, please, don't listen to these people. Make it opt-in. Get people's consent to enable "good" ads and report the feature running to a trusted authority. That way you can go to advertizers and say: look, I have so many millions users on the program. May be you'll make a bit less money, but may be more on the long run, and in a whole more ethical way.
RandomUser1911 wrote:Is there any good alternative to adblock+?
I dont want it anymore. They get paid by the ad-industry now.
They backstabbed their community and sold themselfes to the evil they wanted to fight.
Goodbye adblock, was a nice time with you.
Anti-Ad wrote:The need to opt out from "acceptable" (I dispute there is anything as an acceptable ad) advertising is condescending to users and goes against what taking back the web is about.
If people want ads, let them opt into pollution on their visited web pages. If they want to be tracked, let them opt into big brother. If they want their inbox clogged with spam, let them opt into the spam.
Users who don't wish to be assaulted with marketing should not have to opt out of advertising they didn't ask for and don't want.
Needing to opt out from digital pollution is a page out of the advertisers' playbook, not the privacy geeks' playbook.
This is why I run a very heavy hosts file and a local ad-killing proxy as well. I always wanted a backup for if anything slipped through ABP by accident. Now it looks like I will have to use multiple layers of advertising protection because ABP is no longer fully trustworthy.
It isn't your job to monetize the websites of others. People who install ABP are making a conscious choice to opt out of the pervasive consumer culture. They don't want advertising. Asking them if they can tolerate some advertising is a poor form for a poll.
Anti-Ad wrote:RedneckBabe wrote:OMG!! SOMEONE CALL THE WAAAAMBULANCE!
Quite a few in here, who regularly cheat content creators out of money, screaming 'bout betrayal, extortion, morals and ethics. The duplicity in y'alls position is oustanding.
Maybe you should do a gut check, each month send money to all websites that you've betrayed and cheated out of income, and help eliminate the need for ads all together. Maybe a group of you upstanding net citizens could help eliminate all advertising on the internet by actually paying for the content you consume. Novel idea, eh?
Before drowning in your own tears, I have several appropriate courses of action:
- uninstall ABP and go away
- code your own, improved version
- hire someone to code your own, improved version
- opt-out of the new feature
- cry some more, that always helps
I'm sure the content creator wakes up every day and thinks to herself, "I just LOVE providing all this content and having you cheat me out of money....maybe I'll work a couple extra hours today because in America, the more 'ya work the more 'ya earn!"
You can keep your pollution off of my computer. If you don't like it, put up a paywall.
I refuse to engage any advertising which slips through, as do most ad haters, so we aren't helping your statistics anyway. People who don't engage advertising lower your metrics.
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