Wladimir Palant wrote:To anybody who doesn't bother to read the start of the thread:
No, Adblock Plus will not be "ported" to Chrome. I have better ideas for wasting tons of time. Anyway, why do you think that I could do better than the authors of existing ad blockers for Chrome?
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Dude, chill. Here's the deal:
- People like Chrome.
- People like AdBlock Plus.
- People want to have their cake (Chrome) and eat it too (AdBlock Plus), but as things stand right now, they're being forced to choose.
It's not your fault, but having to listen to the "port to Chrome!" request so often is simply being a victim of your own popularity. This is not a bad thing, it's a reflection on how damn much people love
AdBlock Plus. The reason that people think that you could do better than the authors of existing ad blockers for Chrome is because of how well you did with the crummy ad blockers for Firefox. People feel like they know you, they like you, and they trust you. You have proven experience; the jury is still out on other ad blocker authors. Don't get so frustrated. Take it for the compliment that it is.
At some point, there probably will be a de facto ad blocker for Chrome like yours is for Firefox, and people will stop asking the question. Until then, just bask in the glory of having such a popular extension that people want it to become the definitive cross-browser standard, even if that's not in the plans for you.
Incidentally, someone has launched a Chrome extension called AdBlock
(sans "Plus"). I have no idea who the author is or how it works, but there you go.