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[Added] Taboola ads

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:12 pm
by ManuelC
Proposed filters:
Code: Select all
latimes.com,chicagotribune.com#@#a[href^="http://bs.serving-sys.com/"]
latimes.com,chicagotribune.com#@#.trc_rbox_div .syndicatedItem
latimes.com,chicagotribune.com#@#.trc-content-sponsored
latimes.com,chicagotribune.com#@#.trc_rbox_div .syndicatedItemUB
latimes.com,chicagotribune.com#@#.trb_taboola


Link to a test page:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertain ... story.html

Adverstising type:
Sponsored content listings below the article "FROM AROUND THE WEB... Sponsored Links by Taboola"

Additional Technical Information:
None

Concerns:
None

Re: Taboola ads

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:58 pm
by Pendarric
this is a joke right?

taboola should be scorched from the internet for all time...

Re: [added] Taboola ads

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:11 pm
by ManuelC
Added.

Re: [added] Taboola ads

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:34 pm
by shabie
Whitelisted Ads as of January 2015.

Adverstising type:
Sponsored content listings below the article "FROM AROUND THE WEB... Sponsored Links by Taboola"
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:29 pm
by mattolejack
Taboola is on the default WHITELIST for adblock now? This is literally insane. I now understand why I kept seeing this garbage again. Am turning off all whitelisted ads now and advising friends to do so as well. This is like some kind of sick joke by adblock.

Re: [added] Taboola ads

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:26 am
by Guest
Hope you got paid a lot for this, because it just cost you a lot of credibility, and I've turned "Allow some non-intrusive advertising" to NO.

Re: [added] Taboola ads

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:04 pm
by rinsa
Taboola got only whitelisted in the international easy list

Re: [added] Taboola ads

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:11 am
by Guest
This is lousy and now I'm fully opting out of the "acceptable ads" list. It's a shame that Adblock Plus is becoming a shill for newest worst offenders. Like the Church of Scientology buying the "Cult Awareness Network."

Re: [added] Taboola ads

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:03 am
by MonztA
rinsa wrote:Taboola got only whitelisted in the international easy list

Acceptable Ads have nothing to do with any EasyList.

Anyways it would be great if you could provide some contructive feedback. See this announcement: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9281

Re: [added] Taboola ads

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:45 am
by Matchstick
The whitelist is supposed to be for non-intrusive ads and a massive block of basically fake related links slapped at bottom of every article is AFAIC the very definition of intrusive.

Re: [added] Taboola ads

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:38 pm
by greiner
Matchstick wrote:The whitelist is supposed to be for non-intrusive ads and a massive block of basically fake related links slapped at bottom of every article is AFAIC the very definition of intrusive.

Please always refer to the part of the criteria which you think they're violating. However, if you think that the criteria should be changed or something should be added there then please create a new topic in the Accceptable Ads discussion forum.

Re: [added] Taboola ads

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:08 pm
by Matchstick
I'd suggest they absolutely fail
"Preferably text only, no attention-grabbing images"

Re: [added] Taboola ads

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:00 pm
by JackM
You really sold out here... Read an article on arstechnica which mentioned this and I honestly thought it was a mistake. Taboola ads are the opposite of acceptable in my eyes. Allow non-intrusive advertising is permanently turned off while the likes of taboola are whitelisted.

Re: [added] Taboola ads

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:15 pm
by ManuelC
So far Taboola has proven to be very cooperative to immensely change the positioning of their ads, their labeling, their separation from the content, their sizes and their grouping in order to qualify for Acceptable Ads. If you turn on and of ABP you will see the improvement of their ads.

Re: [added] Taboola ads

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:38 pm
by JackM
I'll stick with disallowing non-intrusive advertising. Regardless of its placement it's junk content and imagery, gutter ads, just cheap distracting click-bait usually unrelated to the content of the website you're browsing. I dislike Taboola's style to the point that I set up a DNS adblocker to remove it from mobile devices at home... I don't intend to start allowing it through on my main PC.