[QUOTE=Xercus;2780814]I have to admit that it shakes the very foundation of an AD blocker to let ads display.
Free is free of course, still programmers have to eat and since most never touches the donate button even after years of using the tool/utility, I can understand that they may be tempted to generate a little income by partnering with companies that will help pay the rent.
However, in the case of an AD blocker, partnering with advertising companies even with an opt-out option will only lead to failure as far as I can see. It really is a partnership with the ‘enemy’ in this case.
The true answer lies with the users of course and so there will be knowledge gained:
[li]If this succeeds and many users still use it, it gives a signal that this is a feasible path also for other programmers of AD-blocking utilities.[/li][li]If ABP looses most if not all users, this will be the first and last attempt for the foreseeable future.[/li][/ol]
It really is up to us.[/QUOTE]
- There will be backlash to adblock for sure.
- They will most likely loose users-users been far to long slammed with popups and adware. They are tired and just want clean browsing.
- Another fail what Adblock should tell those ads is make ads that don’t intrude on browsing where they are off to the side top bottom but not in the middle causing user backlash.
- Smart ads are no longer being used here they could care less so the the users should care less and start blocking more including adblock will be next on the block list.
- This is why I have my PC hosts file I made it works far better then adblock could ever do.
- Happy to use my own PC hosts edit and it works.
- Mine is free and requires no using of 3rd party software to work it uses the Windows hosts file system to stop adware.