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johnbelley1

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ad blocker
« on: April 13, 2018, 11:54:35 PM »
Do you use ad blocker? Which one?

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Re: ad blocker
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 11:55:06 PM »
I hadn't used an ad blocker since xp until I bought my Android. I can't believe how bad it is.

johnbelley1

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Re: ad blocker
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 11:55:57 PM »
What,  windows XP on phone?

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Re: ad blocker
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 11:56:17 PM »
Any computing device. You may not realize this, but your phone is a computer.

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Re: ad blocker
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 11:56:40 PM »
Thanks for the lecture, proffessor.

Edit: I'm just going to leave the misspelling there. No reason to continue a pointless argument with a person who is correct all the time.

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Re: ad blocker
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 11:57:15 PM »
LOL. You spelled professor wrong. You should consider using your "phone" for something other than adult site , genius.

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Re: ad blocker
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 11:57:32 PM »
What are you trying to say

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Re: ad blocker
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2018, 11:58:43 PM »
That I haven't dealt with pop up ads or ad blockers for 10+ years and I'm shocked that Android requires them. It's odd. I thought they had been eradicated in the design of browsers. Even crappy Windows phone didn't have pop up issues.

But on Android, pop ups happen constantly. I'm looking forward to recommendations from this thread. For something that seems shouldn't be necessary.

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Re: ad blocker
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2018, 11:59:04 PM »
I see. I use Adaway myself, it requires root, but it blocks most stuff (not all, not as well as an in-browser ad blocker would).

I added some extra block lists to it to block extra stuff that's not ads per se, but is just annoying, like social media sharing icons that sit on top of websites and can't be moved.

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Re: ad blocker
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2018, 11:59:15 PM »
It's just a shame that it's not baked in. But I guess that's what you get with open source. More options, less complete system on the whole.

Thanks for the recommendations.

 

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