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Link to this post 30 Aug 11

well, I am seeing ads related to my country based. Means, some flipkart, Honda bikes etc. At a worst case, I have seen Matrimonial ads.

So far no dating kind of ad. [ Am I lucky or cursed ?]

Anyway, Matthew, can you tell us how to disable ads, since I am/will also in low speed internet for some 3-5 more days and our linux.com is taking to much time to load. Even I can not able to navigate to find the option to disable ads.

Link to this post 30 Aug 11

In google chrome I use AdBlock (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom?hl=en-US&hc=search&hcp=main) which can allow you to permit certain domains to display ads while blocking all others.

But back to the point, the admins are reviewing the ad criteria to see how they can keep the advertisements on subject. If you see ads on the site that do not match the subjects in the threads please tell us about it here so they can use them to focus the restrictions.

Link to this post 31 Aug 11

Thank you mfillpot for making the site admins aware of this.

I don't remember why I was turning of ABP (Adblock Plus Firefox plugin) in the first place.

Link to this post 31 Aug 11

asedt wrote:

Thank you mfillpot for making the site admins aware of this.

I don't remember why I was turning of ABP (Adblock Plus Firefox plugin) in the first place.

The adblock plugin is something that's been in my mind for some time. I do want to "give back" to the webpages I visit but the ads are so resource consuming that I cannot manage to browse the web while not having adblock on.

I'll try to turn if off on Linux.com and see how it works...

Regards

Link to this post 04 Sep 11

asedt wrote:


I recently removed all my previous browser data, maybe it's affecting the ads? Google mastermind: He is browsing Linux sites aha he needs more Asian dating sites adds!

What adds do you see? Are you all blocking it or anyone experience the same shit as me? Do Linux.com really need these adds?

"Google mastermind:" ?
He's browsing the net? He's male? => needs adds => porn! (= the most profitable ones for Google.)

Link to this post 04 Sep 11

They be the most profitable, but they also can be filtered by site admins. What's happening here is a problem caused by the filtering app/module. That's being looked into.

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