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Postby Hubird » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:12 am

I hate those no copy / paste scripts... :x
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Postby tim98 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:16 am

This must be embaressing for Da pw Insidur. Surely they must have read this thread. I'd be embarressed knowing that this is one of the most viewed threads on this site. It's nearing 6000 views.
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Postby LennyB » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:10 pm

This filer works for those that cant see the articles on the wrestling site.

@@http://ads.adbrite.com/mb/text_group.php?sid=219967&zs=3330305f323530
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:22 pm

If they dont like people blocking their ads then maybe they should try a more ethical way of making money. Their rationale is that they need to pay bills so thats how they make their money. Well theres a million ways to make money on the web. Just because you say "dont go on our site then if you dont like it" doesnt make it ok to put crap on peoples computer. Obviously this isnt a comparison but sort of an analogy. If a drug dealer says "well then dont come down this street then if you dont like me selling drugs" that still doesnt make it ok.
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Postby j0eg0d » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:57 pm

I first noticed it at [url]http://www.timesonline.co.uk[/url].

I just stopped going there. It feels wrong to @@ sites that block ABP ^_^
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Another site blocking ABP users...

Postby CinnamonPixie » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:02 pm

Here's how some are doing it:

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<script language="JavaScript" type="text/JavaScript">

setTimeout('detect_abp()', 10000);
var isFF = (navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Firefox") > -1) ? true : false;
var hasABP = false;

function detect_abp()
{
   if(isFF)
   {
     if(Components.interfaces.nsIAdblockPlus != undefined)
    {
       hasABP = true;
    }
    else
    {
      var AbpImage = document.createElement("IMG");
      AbpImage.id = 'abp_detector';
      AbpImage.src = '/textlink-ads.jpg';
        AbpImage.style.width = '0px';
      AbpImage.style.height = '0px';
      AbpImage.style.top = '-1000px';
      AbpImage.style.left = '-1000px';
      document.body.appendChild(AbpImage);
      hasABP = (document.getElementById('abp_detector').style.display == 'none');
     
         var e = document.getElementsByTagName("iframe");
        for (var i = 0; i < e.length; i++)
        {
           if(e[i].clientHeight == 0)
            {
                hasABP = true;
            }
        }
          if(hasABP == true)
          {
           history.go(1);
            location = "http://www.tweaktown.com/supportus.html";
          window.location(location);       
         }
    }
  }
}
</script>



Anyway around this sort of browser "hijacking" (they ARE forcing you to go somewhere you don't want to - and even more unethical folks could send you to some really nasty or dangerous places if they wanted to).
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Postby rick752 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:43 pm

I pretty much know how most of these work and will usually just post the fix (like the one that LennyB posted above). But I do not add those to the lists because I would rather watch users just get angry at sites like those.

Sites that do that actually have more to lose than to gain.
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Postby detrick » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:57 pm

I've been off the pwinsider website for a few weeks since they added that code to block adblock but im back on thanks to this thread. All I need is a bare-boned, no images just text version of the site and now i'm happy! :D
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Postby Kevin » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:34 am

Honestly, the only reason I use ABP on PWI is because the ads are obnoxious and intrusive. They don't make me consider clicking the links or buying the ads, just the opposite, it completely ruins any idea of wanting to visit their advertisers. The content and writing is top-notch, but also isn't worth the subscription either. I realize they're in a tough spot, but when you choose to basically sell out to advertiser and let them basically run your site, I don't feel sorry for blocking their ads so I can resume enjoying the content.
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Postby Guest » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:28 pm

That code only checks for ABP if it thinks you're using Firefox. If you go into about:config and change the UserAgent it'll solve the issue (with that particular script, anyhow).
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Postby lazertron » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:28 pm

My friend is an elite subscriber and he sends in stuff to the site on a consistent basis. His name pops up all over different wrestling sites too. Even he says that the elite content isn't worth it because they rarely break news anymore and the stuff that does break is up elsewhere within minutes or a couple of hours at the most but he's just used to having the sub and it's like a habit.
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Postby zeik » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:17 am

Kevin wrote:Honestly, the only reason I use ABP on PWI is because the ads are obnoxious and intrusive. They don't make me consider clicking the links or buying the ads, just the opposite, it completely ruins any idea of wanting to visit their advertisers. The content and writing is top-notch, but also isn't worth the subscription either. I realize they're in a tough spot, but when you choose to basically sell out to advertiser and let them basically run your site, I don't feel sorry for blocking their ads so I can resume enjoying the content.


basically what that says to people is that sites like the observer and the torch can run a subscription service and make money but pwi might not get as much traffic as they do so their subscription serivce isn't enough so they need to flood the free site with intrusive ads. thats probably the case here and i do feel for them in that aspect but sticking 20 or more ads and a bunch of scripts on the site isn't the answer.
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Postby phrostyboi » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:04 am

simple fix, noscript
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Postby lester » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:19 am

horrible website. wrestlezone, wrestling observer, and others give you the same info and more without the popups.
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Postby jeeves » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:54 pm

Looks like the cat and mouse game continues. pwinsider has found a way around the latest script. Have a look at this page where Adblock is blocked. http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=33392&p=1
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