<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by TLizar » Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:49:47


JR, read your discussion with Dudley. You were so adamant abour
adblock, decided to install. Thanks for the tip!
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<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by Jolly Roge » Tue, 08 Apr 2008 02:16:52

In article <2008040608494775249-tlizard@nospamnet>,



You're welcome. So how are you liking it so far? Personally, I can't
live without it!

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<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by Lewi » Tue, 08 Apr 2008 04:00:26

In message <2008040608494775249-tlizard@nospamnet>


John Gruber (Sp?) posted

< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;

I read it, and I agree with every single thing he said about why he went
back to Safari instead of Using FF3. Except that the Noscript/Adblock
plugins trump all those reasons.

I *want* to use Safari. I like Safari more. But I will not put up with
the amount of *** that is foisted off on me by most websites. If I wanted
to be inundated with ads, I'd watch live TV. And I never do that either.


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<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by TLizar » Tue, 08 Apr 2008 22:19:59

On 2008-04-06 12:16:52 -0500, Jolly Roger < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > said:



So far, so good. Subscribed to one filter service and haven't seen any
ads, yet. Also agreeing with Lewis, I want to use Safari, bit won't,
except for my RSS Feeds. I post some for my clients, so must test them
- but I don't use ads :)
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and moderation in defense of freedom is no virtue.
 
 
 

<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by Jolly Roge » Wed, 09 Apr 2008 00:26:33

In article <2008040708195916807-tlizard@nospamnet>,




Good to hear. My experience is similar, only I've been using it for at
least a year. Like I've said before, truly ad-free web browsing is
something you cannot fully appreciate until you've tried it - and once
you try it, you may never want to go back. : )

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<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by Eric Linds » Wed, 09 Apr 2008 11:08:41

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



Ever since I totally removed Flash my experience with Safari has been
great. I got that idea from using an iPod Touch.

Running a local CSS advertising block file isn't as good as Adblock, but
it is pretty acceptable.

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<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by Jolly Roge » Wed, 09 Apr 2008 12:24:00

In article
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




Have you ever tried AdBlock Plus in Firefox for any length of time
though?
 
 
 

<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by Eric Linds » Wed, 09 Apr 2008 20:59:12

In article
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,





No. Basically only advertising with movement really annoys me. I add any
such advertising sites to my advertising block file for any sites I
visit regularly. As I said, not as good, but sufficient for my purposes.

I really only use Firefox when I want to use its web development
extensions, or for information about what material sites are serving up
badly. It makes a wonderful tool for checking site problems. However I
am just not as comfortable with Firefox (or Opera). Of course, when the
new version of Firefox is out of beta I may like that more.

I prefer to use Safari for most of my more general web surfing. I did
add a few bookmarklets to give Safari a few of the more elementary web
development tools.

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<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by Jolly Roge » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 00:21:20

In article
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




That certainly may be the case, but as I've said before, truly ad-free
browsing is something you just cannot fully appreciate until you've
experienced it! Whether you realize it or not, banner ads (even ones
that don't move) do, however slightly, distract your eyes. For instance,
we know from years of research that the human eye is naturally drawn to
big blocks of color on a printed page, and the same holds true for web
pages. ; )


Well to each his own, of course. I certainly never intended to give the
impression I think everyone should use a single browser. While I
thoroughly enjoy my ad-free browsing experience with Firefox, I do still
use Safari from time to time. : )
 
 
 

<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by Jeremy Nix » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 03:19:46


I've used ad-blockers; but I truly don't care as long as the ads don't
move, blink, or play sound. Killing Flash is all that is necessary for
me, too. Except for the occasional animated GIF, but those are becoming
pretty rare, it seems.

--
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(formerly XXXX@XXXXX.COM )
 
 
 

<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by Lewi » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 06:34:14

In message < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >





I have a lot of sites wehre the top 200 pixels of the screen simply go away with
ABP installed. This means more content on the screen where I can see it.

I do have sites were I exclude them from ABP, but they are few (TidBITS is one).


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<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by Jolly Roge » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 08:42:08

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,





Jeremy is missing the entire point. He thinks he isn't affected by ads
that don't move, but he's wrong. Even non-moving ads take longer to load
and distract the eye, regardless of whether it's a conscious distraction
or not.
 
 
 

<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by Dave Balde » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 10:30:37

In article
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,






And when everyone runs ad blockers, all the content you get for free
disappears.

Enjoy it now...

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<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by Lewi » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 17:33:10

In message <080420081930379907% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >


The VCRs killed commercial television too, right? No, wait it was TiVo.


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<JollyRoger>Firefox Add-Ons - Note of THX

Post by Jolly Roge » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 00:42:30

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




Exactly. Advertisers will just move to another model to get their
revenue. This is nothing new.