Popup Ads When Leaving Pages?

Discussion in 'PriusChat Website Questions' started by jerrymildred, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

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    Anyone else getting these when you leave a page on the forum. It doesn't happen every time. It started a few days ago. The ads vary but all have the same format. They blow right by my ad blocker.
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    Adblockers make money from advertisers to unblock certain ads.

    Better to block ads using host file, blocks all ad servers, not individual ads.

    Blocking Unwanted Connections with a Hosts File

    Ublock Origin extension also uses the same host file.

    Other Programs using the MVPS HOSTS file

     
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    i haven't seen anything on my mac with kablock
     
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    I’ve seen those interstitial pop-up ads, too, and while I realize @Danny has to eat, they are annoying and make the site more difficult to use.
     
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    Once upon a time, advertisements were also serving up malware to a few users. Though for me, they made a slow internet pipe even slower. And counted against (at that time) my monthly byte cap.

    What ever happened to Danny's thoughts on this long-ago idea?
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    Being an ad-blocking freeloader, who hasn't bought from the PC Shop in many years, I do owe him some other funding.
     
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    Yeah! I'd pay gladly for what this site offers rather than have ads.

    BTW, I changed ad blockers yesterday. So far, so good.
     
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    I first adopted an ad-blocker (on my pc) a few years back, when PriusChat ads made the site literally unnavigable.
     
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    I'm using Brave browser, no ads, no pop ups
     
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    I've been thinking about that one. I should give it a try. I'm the web master for our organization so it's good to test the site on various browsers.

    Edit to add that I found this review to be very helpful.
     
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    After a weekend at home using the Ghosterly Light ad blocker and getting none of those popups, I come to the office this morning and check in with PC before I start the day and guess what! Within a few minutes, I get another one of those popups like at the start of this thread. So now I know that 1Blocker doesn't work. It's gone and now I'm running the Ghosterly Light extension on Safari on both computers.
     
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    Hey Jerry, I'm seeing those pop ups on an iPhone, with increasing regularity. Happens when I click on a link to head to another PriusChat page. Using Safari, no AdBlock.
     
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    Nop. I have not seen any ads on PC pages both on Chrome browser on Chromebook or Firefox browser on Win10. I have AdBlock on Chrome and Adblock Plus on FF. It may be Mac-specific behavior.
     
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    Don't see them on a Windows 10 PC, using Firefox with Ghostery (ad blocker).
     
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    Yeah, Brave is great for privacy. I use Brave on my anonymous Win10 box as a default browser and also on my Android phones. I can't use it on Chromebook and I have to use FF on my work Win10 box.
     
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    There are already several ads on the pages. Danny adding the interstitial ads will just direct people elsewhere. Dies @Tideland Prius have any insight into this change?
     
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    So far, I've only seen one of them since switching to Ghosterly Lite. Why just one is kind of mysterious.

    I really don't mind the ads that just sit there and hope I'll notice them. I can respect that. But when they jump in your face or slow down your work, then they become too much like spam phone calls.
     
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    Ive been having this issue several years, I ended up blocking all webpages except sites in a list I made.

    Somewhat irritating but now I don’t get interstitial ads continuously since everything is blocked
     
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    Keeping that list synced on multiple devices though would be a challenge.
    I regularly use 2 Windows laptops and 2 iOS devices.
     
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