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    Just in case people have missed this ...

    AdBlock now blocks the Ads before they are downloaded (most of them anyway) which leads to a faster load time of your Web pages ...

    Those of you who know me from here knoiw that I have long been an advocate of Proxomitron for Adblocking as it catches the ads before they are downloaded.

    Having recently been 'dabbling' with Ubuntu, I had to resort to an extension for my Adblocking (boy, was it slow in comparison).

    The latest release of AdBlock (v2.0) now addresses this issue ...

    Try it for yourself, you should find things a lot faster (especially this site !!) ...

    https://chrome.google.com/extensions...namgkkbiglidom

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePaul View Post
    Just in case people have missed this ...

    AdBlock now blocks the Ads before they are downloaded (most of them anyway) which leads to a faster load time of your Web pages ...

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    Hi Steve and thanks for the update. This is from the link:
    New in version 2.0: Ads are actually BLOCKED FROM DOWNLOADING now, instead of just being removed after the fact!

    Note that Chrome doesn't actually support this all the way, so a few resources might still load before AdBlock can get to them, in which case we'll remove those as usual...
    I don't want to come across totally parasite-like, but now is this AdBlock similar to the Firefox one? Specifically, will the blocking lists, custom and otherwise, be interchangeable?

    Currently, I'm using Privoxy for adblocking in Chrome, FF, and my ancient IE6. A lot of folks have mentioned a slowdown with Privoxy but I can't seem to notice it (except, perhaps, in IE6).
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    As far as I'm aware it is based on the FF version ...

    Not knowing anything about the FF version I can't comment, but I would have thought it was as simple as copying what you have in FF to Chrome (is that too simple ?) ...

    As for Privoxy, I tried that once and found it to be slow compared to Proxomitron ...

    You'll find quite tutorial on Proxo on this site, this is the start of the original posts by Michael3185 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePaul View Post
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    As for Privoxy, I tried that once and found it to be slow compared to Proxomitron ...
    ... the original posts by Michael3185 ...
    Looks like I'll stick with Privoxy for some more time. I don't know how much it slows things down, if any. From what is visible on the web page and from its logs, it's doing what I expect plus a little more (in a good way) which I haven't figured out as yet. For the rare site that Privoxy breaks, I switch to FF with AdBlock Plus.

    Yes, I read quite a few of Michael's posts and does he have a way with (certain) words! Pity he's flown the nest.
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    Yeah it's unfortunate, I used to have some good 'banter' with him ...

    Unfortunately he got fed up with the 'spammers' here and the Admins reluctance to do anything about them ...

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    @StevePaul: Yes, this is the way this site evolves...

    Keep the spammers and let the valuable posters go away...

    Did you see this thread? Can we ban signature links to non chrome/google content

    If you can't make the difference between a bot and a user based on his "post contents" I would think the user makes a poor contribution to the site, unless the bots are now all passing the Turing test .

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePaul View Post
    Just in case people have missed this ...

    AdBlock now blocks the Ads before they are downloaded (most of them anyway) which leads to a faster load time of your Web pages ...

    Those of you who know me from here knoiw that I have long been an advocate of Proxomitron for Adblocking as it catches the ads before they are downloaded.

    Having recently been 'dabbling' with Ubuntu, I had to resort to an extension for my Adblocking (boy, was it slow in comparison).

    The latest release of AdBlock (v2.0) now addresses this issue ...

    Try it for yourself, you should find things a lot faster (especially this site !!) ...

    https://chrome.google.com/extensions...namgkkbiglidom
    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePaul View Post
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    As for Privoxy, I tried that once and found it to be slow compared to Proxomitron ...

    You'll find quite tutorial on Proxo on this site, this is the start of the original posts by Michael3185 ...

    Blocking ads and hiding page elements
    I came across another review of Proxomitron here. It's a bit dated but the interesting thing is that it can also double as NoScript, which is a boon for some FF users. So Proxomitron would give Chrome users a genuine ad blocker plus a NoScript equivalent.
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    I remember some 'knob' of an FF user having a right go at me on this site when I mentioned Proxo as a possible alternative to NoScript in Chrome...

    They obviously didn't know what they were talking about either !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luc VN View Post
    @StevePaul: Yes, this is the way this site evolves...

    Keep the spammers and let the valuable posters go away...

    Did you see this thread? Can we ban signature links to non chrome/google content

    If you can't make the difference between a bot and a user based on his "post contents" I would think the user makes a poor contribution to the site, unless the bots are now all passing the Turing test .

    Hey,
    We are going to be making changes regarding how spam is dealt with. You might want to let Michael know

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