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#31 ViperAFK


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 14:31

There's a lot of FUD here.


1. The option to opt-out of the "allow non-intrusive adds" HAS NOT BEEN REMOVED AND WILL NOT BE REMOVED


2. Google's adds still have to adhere to the "non-intrusive ads" criteria to be whitelisted.


People need to remember that without ads, many of the content you get for free on the web, would otherwise require some sort of subscription. Ads are google's main source of income.

#32 francescob


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 15:54

Yes, that is exactly what I'm saying. Why are you claiming that I'm invalid?


I can fork Ad Block Plus, or any open source project, and decide my reason is simply that I want to add my name to the About Dialog or something and that is perfectly valid. Will anyone use my fork? More than likely not, but that doesn't make my fork in any way invalid. It is always valid for anyone to fork open source code for whatever reason.


The Ad Block Plus team will have rules as to what can be merged back into their code base (or pushed up stream), but that doesn't impact my right to fork their code...

Can you read? I didn't said INVALID. I said unethical. Valid != ethical. Is it so damn hard to understand? Do you fart in restaurants and talk loudly in cinemas or, even worse, double-dip your chips just because it's "allowed"? Did I saw anywhere it was forbidden?


You can create a new fork for any new application name you can think of or for every single line of code you want to change but when you do it to contribute nothing, or looking for notoriety, or cashing in donations, or just simply adding confusion it's nothing but a douchey move. And I think it's pretty hard to disagree on that.

#33 Nagisan


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 20:08

At first I was angry with this, so I downloaded Adblock Edge....then when it didn't work at all (it was in my extension list, it was enabled....but it didn't add any buttons, I couldn't manage the fliter list, and it didn't block any ads) I decided to read more on this "selling out" and decided to re-enable Adblock Plus......I don't mind ads, I mind obtrusive popups on hover-over, flashy, noisy, attention-seeking banners.


I also went through and added a few extra filter lists so it blocks even more than before, but allowed the non-intrusive ads to continue being displayed because honestly, it's been enabled by default for months now and I've never noticed enough of an ad to think "Hey, shouldn't that be blocked?".

#34 primexx


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 19:59

wtf is this ######? they've had the OPTIONAL white list feature for ages