Sports blocking

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Sports blocking

Postby JasonBrock » Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:27 am

Hey, guys, why does Adblock blocking legal sports betting ads? Where I can read more about this?
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Re: Sports blocking

Postby JeffJeremy » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:29 pm

This question interests me too. Blocking annoying ads is one thing, and another thing is the inability to visit a site that you like. I often play in online casinos, but sometimes I've to disable AdBlock.
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Re: Sports blocking

Postby greiner » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:33 am

If the question is "Why does Adblock Plus block ads?" then the answer is quite simple: Because that's what it's meant to do. It doesn't matter whether the ads are legal or illegal, whether they are about gambling, finance or any other topic. Any annoying ads should be blocked by default and users are free to decide to block more or less, if they want to, by changing the settings of Adblock Plus.

Usually filter authors (i.e. the people who create the rules) tend to be careful about not interferring with the rest of the site. Unfortunately, some sites are very aggressive and try to force their ads onto you, even if you make clear to them that you don't want to see their ads. Other sites may just be poorly developed and not consider that ads may not load (e.g. due to network issues, adblockers, country restrictions or for other reasons) and therefore may break when ads aren't loaded successfully.

We are trying to fix those issues together with filter authors but for that we need users to report those issues to us - preferrably using the "Report issue" button which includes all sorts of useful information.
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Re: Sports blocking

Postby LisaLisa » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:06 am

I don’t like when a site has a lot of intrusive advertising
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Re: Sports blocking

Postby earlpurple » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:53 am

Blocked "served" ads needs to be blocked, not things that are expected content on the page.

I would be miffed if I went to amazon to shop and couldn't see products for sale because they are considered "advertised".

Similarly if I visit a Sky Sports page, a link telling me where I can stream the games, even if for money, sounds legitimate to me, i.e. hoping I will subscribe to their own product.
Something that gives me the odds of the game, and takes me to the SkyBet betting site if I click on them, is also legit.
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