Are there any adblockers which optionally load ads for specific sites but don't display them?
That way it would be possible to support them but without getting annoyed.
Other options include:
Originally Posted by oliver
- Piping Phoronix ads through the same scripts that serve OpenBenchmarking.org result graphs, so if you block ads, you accidentally block the results too.
- The nicer option (and hits some users right now even though I only inadvertently discovered it that way and doesn't affect the end-user as much) is if AdBlock is used somehow/sometimes it already detects the SVG/JS OpenBenchmarking.org graphs as thinking its an ad so it falls back to using the static PNG image results that are less useful. I don't have any intentional OB ad-checker right now but some AdBlock users have reported that they are hitting PNG-only results.
No. 99% of sites aren't worth the over use of annoying ads they serve. H-Online was one of the few decent news sites.
Originally Posted by Serafean
German is as painful to the ears as nails on a chalkboard and auto translation sites suck.
Originally Posted by glasen
Which is more then you can say for Phoronix.
Originally Posted by birdie
Animated bar graphs aren't useful, the .png uses less resources and loads faster. It's as stupid as 3D Guru's use of Flash for their graphs.
Originally Posted by Michael
Piping the ads and graphs through the same server wont work either, it's a 5 min job to tweak the blocklists and upload them to the various blocklist hosts for an even more deliberate block.
If you want to play Cat & Mouse, fine, but Jerry always beats Tom.
Animated ads are also very intrusive IMO.
1.) fix ads
2.) people disable adblock