Replace Ads instead of deleting/hiding them?

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Replace Ads instead of deleting/hiding them?

Postby Basti » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:53 pm

Hey Guys,

I just wonder if it's possible to replace the Ads with something else, like an image, some text, js scripts, ...
I know its possible but would it be easy to do as an Developer new to Addon-Development but very known to C#, Java, PHP, HTML, ... ?

Thanks for your answers :)
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Re: Replace Ads instead of deleting/hiding them?

Postby lewisje » Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:10 am

I know that an idea I had long advocated (redirecting to minimal or no-op versions of the requested content) doesn't work well in Chrome with the webRequest API; Raymond Hill tried it early in the development of uBlock and it caused a bunch of errors with HTTPS Everywhere: https://github.com/chrisaljoudi/uBlock/issues/18

I think a similar problem will happen if you redirect ad-requests to some sort of "here be blocked ads" indicator.
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