Well I'm sure you guys know about this, or have noticed it: https://www.google.c...iw=1280&bih=582
AdblockPlus has now become a scam plug-in that is holding advertisers to ransom in order to make big profits. There used to be a setting in older versions of Adblock that allowed you to select whether you wanted to keep viewing 'unobtrusive' ads or not, but that setting has also now gone. Basically it seems if you throw enough money at the developers of Adblock they will show whatever advert you want.
I thought I was going nuts when I first saw Google ad-sense ads about a week ago. I haven't seen adverts on my home internet connection for over 10 years. I thought something screwy has gone on with my filter list. It turns out it had, although it wasn't my doing.
It seems like it's time for a new adblocking extension to step in where AdblockPlus has now firmly dropped the ball. (Preferably one that is open source and can't sell out and that maybe uses a similar set of filter lists.)
Is anyone aware of anything currently that can block Google ads?
Before anyone answers, let me get a few things out of the way. Firstly, I have always disabled Adblocking software on on the few sites I am sympathetic to. Google isn't one of these.
Second I know there are guys who vehemently support serving all web users adverts, whether they want to view them or not. I am certain you have your own well worked out rational for this, although if you told me this I would probably think you were slightly crazy - and since I pay a premium for my internet connection, I should be able to view, or not view whatever I wish. In any case, this post is not for you if you do feel like this. Please don't respond if this is what you want to say.
3rdly is there any way of manually editing the AdblockPlus white list, or is this now just officially a dead (or at least slowly dying) duck?
It sucks when something you have trusted for so long turns around and bites you in the butt. But sh t happens I guess.