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  # 1404491 12-Oct-2015 16:26
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I have adblock installed but its turned off most of the time unless the site is auto playing videos and going overboard displaying loads of other flashing rubbish.  There are becoming more and more sites out there hiding content from adblock users and you don't even know that its being hidden.  When I research different things through Google, I like to know that iv'e got the best chance of finding what i'm looking for, and this is not possible if some sites are possibly hiding content.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1404963 13-Oct-2015 12:18
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gareth41: I have adblock installed but its turned off most of the time unless the site is auto playing videos and going overboard displaying loads of other flashing rubbish.  There are becoming more and more sites out there hiding content from adblock users and you don't even know that its being hidden.  When I research different things through Google, I like to know that iv'e got the best chance of finding what i'm looking for, and this is not possible if some sites are possibly hiding content.


Quite a clever idea and I guess you cannot blame site owners for doing this.

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  # 1405029 13-Oct-2015 14:03
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I have AdBlock Plus running at work and at home.
Unfortunately I need to keep the ads blocked at work, but I have whitelisted the site at home.




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  # 1405219 13-Oct-2015 20:05
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Its easy to detect ad blockers, I run a business providing free wifi out of cafe's etc... and its supported by advertising.  I insert a php script called ads.php on the splash page with a query string like ?advert=123456, this its inserted into an html img tag.  When called will set a session variable, if the session variable is not found, the user simply doesn't see any free wifi options and a payment option shows instead asking them to select a number of mb/gb.

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  # 1405279 13-Oct-2015 22:04
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gareth41: Its easy to detect ad blockers, I run a business providing free wifi out of cafe's etc... and its supported by advertising.  I insert a php script called ads.php on the splash page with a query string like ?advert=123456, this its inserted into an html img tag.  When called will set a session variable, if the session variable is not found, the user simply doesn't see any free wifi options and a payment option shows instead asking them to select a number of mb/gb.


It's even easier to hide from these sorts of things.

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  # 1409080 19-Oct-2015 10:58
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I found this to be an interesting read this morning. What are others' thoughts on the attention economy?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1409092 19-Oct-2015 11:10
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UHD: I found this to be an interesting read this morning. What are others' thoughts on the attention economy?


_Very_ interesting. And interestingly, the webpass service Geekzone is trialing is goes directly to the author's point "Most websites don’t give you the option to pay them directly."

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  # 1409095 19-Oct-2015 11:14
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But even the ones who do are not seeing any uptake in subscriptions anyway.

The majority of people just won't pay, regardless of how low it goes - because one here, one there and gets costly. Webpass.io is a good service though - one subscription, many publishers sharing the pie. Let's see if they can pull it off.








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  # 1409104 19-Oct-2015 11:21
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I've not read this whole thread, just the first page and a half.
Short attention span.
I dont mind the ads, and I've even clicked on a few and found the advertised product or service to be beneficial to me.
I've also thought from time to time I should pay the sub as I now use this site quite a lot.
But I'd quite like to keep the ads. 
Can you pay the sub and keep the ads?




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  # 1409109 19-Oct-2015 11:26
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freitasm: Yes, you can pay the sub and turn ads on/off from profile page.



Just checking, but I don't think there's an option to keep ads on using webpass, just the direct subscription?

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  # 1415114 27-Oct-2015 22:04
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I have no ad-blocker.

 

 

Just plain chrome on win 7.

 

 

I get the nasty red banner.

 

 

I also get the adverts.

 

 

If I am going to get the nag-banner, perhaps I should just install an ad-blocker as well.

 


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