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Adsss

The internal pop-up blockers help, but newer ons, or something keeps getting past it by opening the ad in a new window. Is there anything to stop a new window from opening unless if explicitly tell it to? Thanks.

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Try an extension

Try the adblock extension (http://adblock.mozdev.org/ ). It comes with a fairly decent set of filters. And if you want to block additional sites, new filters are very easy to add.

I, myself, have been using this extension for several years now (yes, even before firefox existed *L*).

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Adblock Plus is better.

Adblock Plus is better.
http://www.adblockplus.org

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Careful of your list

Some overzealous lists block things like Google Ads, which are unobtrusive and, arguably, not the point of Adblock (to block ads that get int the way of your surfing and reading).

Without those little Google ads in the lower right, this site wouldn't be here right now. But, the people that make many of those filter lists don't care about that.

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I think your Google ad is

I think your Google ad is blocked because I don't remember blocking it explicitly, and well, I don't see it if I come here with ABP enabled.

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And

The exclusion doesn't work very well either. I have this site excluded, but it only excludes ads from that site and not ones which are included.
Edit: AFAICT, the EasyElement filter had the ad block on this site specifically blocked.
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I never click ads in the first place, so why let them show?

I realize that this site only survives on advertisement revenue, but I never click ads in the first place—though I might if the Sponsored Links were ever relevant to what I'm looking for.

Since I never click ads as a general rule, and since the Google Ads are usually unhelpful (I'm in this forum for Firefox support, not to buy a used Thunderbird! :)), I don't see much reason not to block them.

@the original poster: Go with Adblock Plus and use the EasyList and EasyElement filters (may be different, this is off the top of my head). Whitelist sites as you wish.

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Gimme Gimme

I just love the gimme gimme mindset.

It makes sense to block abusive ads (noise, flashing/motion) or popups since they violate basic usability rules and respect for users. But I can understand why more sites are auto-blocking users that use ad-blockers.

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Ad-blocking is a double edge sword... We can block all ads and be uninterrupted in our surfing. This then has the side effect of reducing income to the site making less profitable to keep it up. But yet users do not want to see the ads that keep the place alive.

As for my personal blocking of ads, I will never have that problem as I do not use any plugin method of blocking. I use host file blocking for what I do. I can say lets say not to block any adds from google servers by simply finding and deleting that entry in my hosts file. Plus I can customize my blocks if they are not in any list. I simply find the name of the ad server that is being contacted and simply route that server to my local host so I don't get the annoying 75% of my screen ad.

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I'm don't have a gimme gimme mindset.

Pretty much every ad on sites I regularly visit (on my home computer, at least) is blocked by the two filters I mentioned above, and this includes Google ads. I appreciate that you need the ad revenue to keep PortableApps.com going, but I never click the Google ads anyway, since they are usually completely irrelevant. I don't see much point in whitelisting ads on PortableApps.com if I'm not going to click them. For what it's worth, if I were manually adding my own blocklist, I wouldn't include PortableApps.com—but that's because these ads are unobtrusive and not worth the extra effort, not because I plan to click them.

Currently, there are two ads showing in the Sponsored Links section. "Used Thunderbird" and "Cash for Cars - San Jose." I'm fifteen, so obviously I don't drive, nor do I have the money to buy a car. And I certainly wouldn't buy a car based on a Google ad—let alone one automatically placed on a portable apps website. And I even clicked the first ad (you're welcome :P) and it's a dead link.

As I hope you can see, I'm not trying to be selfish. As I said above, I simply don't see the point in whitelisting ads I wouldn't click anyway. If you can make Google place relevant links, I'll click the ones I find interesting. I'm interested in portable applications, not used Fords.

Edit: I'm not on my home computer at the moment, but, if what Ryan said above is true, then I'm not blocking the ads here. I don't think I ever really noticed. In any case, even if I'm not blocking ads (which I'm usually not, since I usually access PortableApps.com from school), I don't click on them. The problem still exists.

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Not always true

Google Adsense allows advertisers to pay for impressions, meaning the web surfer viewing the ad. Clicking on it has nothing to do with it using that model and by a surfer blocking the ad the website you're on loses $$$.

From the Adsense website:

How do I get paid?
You get paid whenever someone on your site clicks on one of the AdSense ads. Advertisers can also bid to appear on your site on a CPM (cost per thousand impressions) basis. Both CPC and CPM bids compete in our AdWords program to ensure that you optimize your ad revenue.

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Well.....

All of your comments are good and all, but some site open the ads in a new Firefox window. All I'm saying is is there a way to prevent that? Some pop-ups are just blocked fine, but I just don,t want a new window open.

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Are you sure the blocker is

Are you sure the blocker is even on? Since I've used Firefox, I've gotten an average of one unwanted popup per year. And I'm not exaggerating.

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