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  • #16
    I routinely disable javascript in firefox when I hit a news site paywall, etc, then reload the page and read what I want. Videos won't play but I've never seen text affected. Its so quick and easy to switch on and off in firefox its become second nature.

    About sites 'needing to pay' for this or that, I have NEVER bought something just because I saw an ad for it. If I need something I'll go looking for it when and where I want, so forcing me to view ads will simply drive me away from the site.
    Southwest Utah

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    • #17
      Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
      I've had great luck with Firefox using the adblock-plus plug-in. It greatly cleans up the web surfing experience in a seamless way. This setup blocks basically everything, making for a very clean experience. I disable it on this site so that I get the ads here, to help support this site.
      My sentiments, and experience too. Only time I see much activity with Firefox and adblock-plus is when I'm following a kink that leads to a paywall. In those cases it's been about 9 out of 10 times it turns out there's nothing important enough to read on the site, so I just pass the site over and go on to doing other things. And yes, I always keep the ads on here to support this site. 😃

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      • #18
        I agree with chipmaker I have never bought anything from an advertisement. 1 ad is 2 to many, We are constantly bombarded with adverts everywhere we go and on everything we watch or see, it is an absurdly ridiculous level of invasion into our lifes. Companies pay huge amounts of money on advertising and make sales to a very small percentage of those that see them, why. The best invention of all times is the ad blocker followed closely by the mute button on the TV remote.
        The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

        Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

        Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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        • #19
          Originally posted by MrWhoopee View Post

          JavaScript is different from Java. It is something that is enabled or disabled in your browser, not something deleted or uninstalled.
          • Mozilla Suite/SeaMonkey: "Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Scripts & Plug-ins -> Enable JavaScript for -> Navigator" (JavaScript is disabled by default for the "Mail & Newsgroups" component , for security reasons.)
          http://kb.mozillazine.org/JavaScript

          HTH
          Yea I know and it got deleted while I was trying to make sure the ransomware bit was stopped . I was in safe mode messing around. So now several things dont show because it's gone. So I was hope-ing somehow to re install it. But it has to go into the rest of the operating system.
          ...lew...

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          • #20
            Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
            I've had great luck with Firefox using the adblock-plus plug-in. It greatly cleans up the web surfing experience in a seamless way. This setup blocks basically everything, making for a very clean experience. I disable it on this site so that I get the ads here, to help support this site.
            I've been running the same thing and it does work pretty well except for this one popup from a local newspaper that tells me to subscribe to continue reading. I can get around it by disabling scripts in ad block but I wonder if there is another way or a different browser / ad block program that may work.

            JL..............

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            • #21
              Brave? I never heard of that one. Thanks, I will give it a try.



              Originally posted by Jon Heron View Post
              Try Brave browser, thank me later.
              You will never see another add again, including on youtube. It has a switch at the top called Brave shields up or down, you can switch it off is the site requires a pop up for purchasing or whatever. It is fantastic.
              Cheers,
              Jon
              Paul A.
              SE Texas

              And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
              You will find that it has discrete steps.

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              • #22
                They are not trying to "force" you to buy anything. What the ARE doing is exposing you to the NAME. The more times you hear or see a NAME, the more likely you are to buy that NAME brand. And, in spite of the fact that I worked in the ad industry and KNOW this, I find that it works for me. This can be a unconscious thing or even when I stop and think about it. In short, IT WORKS!

                And it works even when I make a decision to not use that site and not buy that product. Apparently the repetitious nature of all those ads remains in my and everyone's (subconscious?) memory for a lot longer than the memory of that singular experience contrary to those ads.

                As for javascript, I will look into that too.



                Originally posted by chipmaker4130 View Post
                I routinely disable javascript in firefox when I hit a news site paywall, etc, then reload the page and read what I want. Videos won't play but I've never seen text affected. Its so quick and easy to switch on and off in firefox its become second nature.

                About sites 'needing to pay' for this or that, I have NEVER bought something just because I saw an ad for it. If I need something I'll go looking for it when and where I want, so forcing me to view ads will simply drive me away from the site.
                Paul A.
                SE Texas

                And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                You will find that it has discrete steps.

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                • #23
                  You gotta watch out on the javascript tho -- most of the modern-day web runs on it, or requires it for basic functionality. I found out the fun way.
                  25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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                  • #24
                    When you get into settings you can set javascript for just that web site not to run. All your other sites that work fine will still run the java scripting except the one you put on the blocking list. I know that this works because I have it set for a couple sites I was having the same issue. When I got on the sites it would tell me I couldn't get on the site without turning off my ad blocker but I found this work around and it does work been using it for a few years now.
                    John From Slinger, Wisconsin

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
                      They are not trying to "force" you to buy anything.
                      Yeah, I didn't say they were. They are trying to force me to view the ad. I don't. I won't.

                      Southwest Utah

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
                        Brave? I never heard of that one. Thanks, I will give it a try.
                        I first heard of Brave about a year ago. It was recommended as the "least objectionable" of the current set of browsers by an IT security specialist who works in a big three letter government organization that has an office near the DC beltway. Brave works well for me, but it doesn't eliminate all popups.


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                        • #27
                          I use Ghostery, and it seems to work pretty well. Sometimes I disable it on certain sites that provide good information, when they "ask nicely". Some sites allow you a certain number of free views per month (or whatever), but I have often found the same articles on other sites with more liberal policies. At one time I subscribed to the New York Times daily news summaries, but it was $1/week and it was not really worth it for my occasional reads. So I canceled the subscription and now I just get occasional "nag" messages but the summaries still arrive after a year or so. I do like to support good journalism (that reports actual facts). I'm not much influenced by ads and brand names. I usually buy store brands or items where I have a good coupon. Many times I remember the ads, if they are clever, but usually I don't remember (or care) what the brand name might be.
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                          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                          USA Maryland 21030

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                          • #28
                            uBlock or uBlock Origin. (They have the same origins, just the first guy lost interest and another group took over the project.) They're more than pop-up/ad blockers, they also filter out many of the trackers and malware risks. There are even sites that use your web browser to run a bitcoin miner. uBlock stops that.

                            It's also easy to add sites you want to whitelist or disable temporarily if a site won't work with it.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
                              I use Ghostery, and it seems to work pretty well. .
                              Ghostery isn't an adblocker but a tracker blocker and maybe blocking tracker "may" block some ads that is not it's main function.

                              I run Adblocker Ultimate. Ghostery, No Script and privacy Badger and the privacy settings in Firefox are set high.
                              The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                              Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

                              Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
                                They are not trying to "force" you to buy anything. What the ARE doing is exposing you to the NAME. The more times you hear or see a NAME, the more likely you are to buy that NAME brand. And, in spite of the fact that I worked in the ad industry and KNOW this, I find that it works for me. This can be a unconscious thing or even when I stop and think about it. In short, IT WORKS!

                                And it works even when I make a decision to not use that site and not buy that product. Apparently the repetitious nature of all those ads remains in my and everyone's (subconscious?) memory for a lot longer than the memory of that singular experience contrary to those ads.


                                "not trying to force you to buy anything"

                                They are FORCING you to watch them,

                                They are FORCING you to see them,

                                They are FORCING you to be exposed to "the name"

                                They are FORCING the name to be stuck in your brain.

                                So how are they not FORCING you to buy their crap!!!

                                I avoid being exposed to commercials at all cost and I'm not alone in that. Rampant advertising is a plaque on the human race, like covid for the mind.
                                The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                                Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

                                Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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