Adblock Plus and (a little) more

By admin
What’s Happening with

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Ads? ·

2023-10-13
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20:18 by Adblock Plus

We would like to say thank you for all of the ideas and positive feedback in our comments section. We’re truly grateful for our community of users. If you have any help questions about this topic, please reach out to our Support team at [email protected]. We’re here to help!

If you use

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, then you know it’s chock full of ads. These ads distract from the content you actually want to watch as they play before your chosen video starts. Even more distracting is when they play right in the middle of what you’re watching! That’s why so many internet users have turned to

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for an ad-free

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experience. We’ve successfully been blocking

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ads for

years
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. What’s changed?

It seems

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is experimenting with its ad blocking policy. The site is now showing some of our users an anti-ad blocking wall, forcing them to disable Adblock Plus in order to view any content. Sometimes this wall asks you to allow

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ads after

three
CARDINAL

videos and other times it’s a hard wall that won’t let you play anything until

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is turned off.


YouTube
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’s hard anti-ad blocking wall

Anti-ad block walls have long been an issue for all ad blockers, not just ours. While we do believe that content providers should have the right to decide how you interact with their page (or opt not to, if you choose to bring your web traffic elsewhere), we know

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’s walls are particularly distressing to many of our users.

We also know that part of what makes

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valuable to our users is that we block

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ads. While the situation is still evolving, our teams are working hard to figure out what we can do to continue offering a superior user experience.

What Can You Do About

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Ads in the Meantime?

Keeping your filter lists up to date so that any changes made by filter list authors are being applied to your extension.

Using custom blocking rules when you see something you’d like to remove from a page.

Using your browser’s private browsing mode. This may impact whether a wall is shown or not.

Adding

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to your allowlist so that the ad blocking wall isn’t keeping you from the content you want to watch. While this does mean allowing

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ads,

Adblock Plus
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will continue to block pop-ups and other annoying ads everywhere else for you.

, we recommend:The bottom line is we know how important it is for our users to access an ad-free

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experience for free. And we are working on various fronts to find the best solution! If you have any questions for our team, you can reach out to us at [email protected]