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Offline mirth

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Re: Ad Blockers & Adware
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2016, 06:03:24 AM »
What ad blocker software are you using. 
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Re: Ad Blockers & Adware
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2016, 06:42:41 AM »
I've used Adblock Plus and the Element Hiding Helper for years

https://adblockplus.org/

https://adblockplus.org/elemhidehelper

More recently, I also installed Privacy Badger

https://www.eff.org/privacybadger
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Re: Ad Blockers & Adware
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2016, 07:33:49 AM »
Just don't block them here!

1.  We legitimately need them to keep the operation running here.  We're not making a ton of money here, folks.

2.  We don't just throw whatever at you; we're only throwing game and game-related stuff at you with the occasional book or event thrown in for good measure.

Please, PLEASE patronize our advertisers and tell them we sent you!  :D
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Re: Ad Blockers & Adware
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2016, 07:40:20 AM »
I have Adblocking turned off here and for select other sites. I do purchase from many of the sponsors here and I try to use the GH links whenever I can.
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Re: Ad Blockers & Adware
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2016, 08:02:21 AM »
No, I wouldn't block from here.
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Re: Ad Blockers & Adware
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2016, 08:50:33 AM »
It's some of the bigger news media sites you really need to be concerned about. The ad services many use are crap and notorious for spreading malware.
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

"Can’t ‘un’ until you ‘pre’, son." - Gus