[Added] Taboola ads

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[Added] Taboola ads

Postby ManuelC » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:12 pm

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
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Re: Taboola ads

Postby Pendarric » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:58 pm

this is a joke right?

taboola should be scorched from the internet for all time...
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Postby ManuelC » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:11 pm

Added.
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Postby shabie » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:34 pm

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

Postby mattolejack » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:29 pm

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.
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Postby Guest » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:26 am

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.
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Postby rinsa » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:04 pm

Taboola got only whitelisted in the international easy list
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Postby Guest » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:11 am

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."
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Postby MonztA » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:03 am

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
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Postby Matchstick » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:45 am

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.
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Postby greiner » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:38 pm

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.
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Postby Matchstick » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:08 pm

I'd suggest they absolutely fail
"Preferably text only, no attention-grabbing images"
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Postby JackM » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:00 pm

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.
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Postby ManuelC » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:15 pm

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.
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Postby JackM » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:38 pm

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.
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