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Jeff Über Admin

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#1 11 years ago

Why FireFox is Blocked

The Mozilla Foundation and its Commercial arm, the Mozilla Corporation, has allowed and endorsed Ad Block Plus, a plug-in that blocks advertisement on web sites and also prevents site owners from blocking people using it. Software that blocks all advertisement is an infringement of the rights of web site owners and developers. Numerous web sites exist in order to provide quality content in exchange for displaying ads. Accessing the content while blocking the ads, therefore would be no less than stealing. Millions of hard working people are being robbed of their time and effort by this type of software. Many site owners therefore install scripts that prevent people using ad blocking software from accessing their site. That is their right as the site owner to insist that the use of their resources accompanies the presence of the ads.

Yes, that's right.. because it blocks ads, it's evil. Why WHY don't they make you take a mandatory IQ test to be on the internet. The average IQ would then finally hit at least double digits.


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ConstanceJill

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#2 11 years ago

ROFL anyway :p Then we'll just use something so that Firefox is identified as IE or something else ...




Maeko

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#3 11 years ago

These sites are making it sound as tho the Firefox developers won't be able to create something that masks the Ad-Blocker while at the same time blocking ads. Small road block tbh




Lyon

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#4 11 years ago

n0e;3864690Why FireFox is Blocked

Yes, that's right.. because it blocks ads, it's evil. Why WHY don't they make you take a mandatory IQ test to be on the internet. The average IQ would then finally hit at least double digits.

Ugh. The level of stupidity the person must have to write that crap. Do you know anyone who actually prefers to look at annoying pop-up ads when going on a website?

Firefox is a savior, not evil because of this. Personally, I'd like to laugh in the face of all web masters who wrote scripts to prevent pop-up blockers working on their websites after I installed the plug-in.




Pb2Au

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#5 11 years ago
n0e;3864690Why FireFox is Blocked Yes, that's right.. because it blocks ads, it's evil. Why WHY don't they make you take a mandatory IQ test to be on the internet. The average IQ would then finally hit at least double digits.

I can see that. The majority of site owners, especially the ones with low or medium traffic volumes, derive a lot of revenue from taking out adspace. The rent for adspace is generally set based on the average volume of traffic the site owner can guarantee the business (i.e. how many people will see the ad in a period of time). If the ad producers can't be assured of those views because of a blocker, they will be less likely to rent out adspace in the first place. Arguments aside, if it's Firefox's right to script functions they want to achieve, it's equally the right of a site owner to script functions that they want to achieve.




Amy

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#6 11 years ago

ZeRoNiTe;3865453Ugh. The level of stupidity the person must have to write that crap. Do you know anyone who actually prefers to look at annoying pop-up ads when going on a website?

Firefox is a savior, not evil because of this. Personally, I'd like to laugh in the face of all web masters who wrote scripts to prevent pop-up blockers working on their websites after I installed the plug-in.

Agreed, the ads are the evil ones here. Its just a bunch of poo.




Tas

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#7 11 years ago

I use it myself and it improves my internet experience by a large margin, no bounding boobies/butts ftw.

But the point isnt completely invalid, it hurts Filefront too.




Johnny Mullet

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#8 11 years ago

AdBlockPlus is the greatest thing ever! I feel that if websites try to block FF users, then we will know what sites just plain suck!




Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#9 11 years ago

Website owners seem to think that they have a right to display adverts on others' computers. They do not. They are allowed to send a user the information that they ask for - anything else is unauthorised access. Most of the time a computer asks their site to send the advertising information because it doesn't know to omit it, fair enough. But what a user does with that information when it gets to their end of the wire is none of their business, if someone wants to strip it out with a virtual proxy or something like that they don't have any right to try and stop them.

If people start blocking my browser I'm just not going to tell them what it is anymore. It's not like it's dreadfully complicated to change your browser ID...