Okay, I'll give it a go. I think this captures the gist of what Wladimir was saying in the aforementioned thread
. If it meets with your approval, I suggest adding it after the "I sometimes want Adblock Plus to be disabled" question, since it's related.Can I support my favorite website by downloading but hiding ads?
No. Most advertisers pay per-click, so if you hide ads, you won't actually support the site in question. Additionally, downloading but hiding ads to trick advertisers into paying would be akin to fraud.
In short, if you want to support your favorite websites, you'll have to whitelist them
to disable Adblock Plus on those sites.