AdBlock Plus

After reading A World of Endless Advertisements I thought it would be interesting to see the AdBlock Plus version next to the unblocked version.

SD Times with Ads
SD Times without Ads

How “ad-supported content” is supported without ads, I don’t know. But as Banksy says:

“Any advertisement in public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It belongs to you. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.”

(Faintly amusingly I actually had difficulty writing this post because AdBlock blocked the images I was using because their name contained the word “ads”.)

3 Replies to “AdBlock Plus”

  1. If you are using the EasyElement subscriptions for Adblock Plus, You may want to update it and re-take your second screenshot 🙂

  2. Filterset.G is kind of redundant now. In fact, it’s recommended not to use it. EasyElement removes some of the white space and other bits left by the ads after they’ve been removed – it’s aimed at cleaning up pages a bit more after ad removal. It makes some sites look better, but a couple I was using went a bit wierd so I use just the standard EasyList subscription right now.

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