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Re: Intrusive advertising

Post by Drew Stephenson »

But I demand my right to free, instant access entertainment, communication, webhosting, real-time streaming and worldwide distribution! :protest:
I pay* my taxes.
Or something. ;)

* Unlike Google - ironically.
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Wonks wrote:Get the right ad blocker and you can use YouTube as before, with no ads at all.

I never, ever see YouTube ads. I must have the right blocker(s), but it was just luck, if so!
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The Elf wrote:
Wonks wrote:Get the right ad blocker and you can use YouTube as before, with no ads at all.

I never, ever see YouTube ads. I must have the right blocker(s), but it was just luck, if so!

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Re: Intrusive advertising

Post by wireman »

Hugh Robjohns wrote:I'm amazed GOOGLE have been able to provide their services for free for so long. This stuff isn't created free. It's hugely expensive to provide. Okay, so they can recoup some of that by data mining the users...!

That't right. If the site is free then most likely you are the product.
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The Elf wrote:
Wonks wrote:Get the right ad blocker and you can use YouTube as before, with no ads at all.

I never, ever see YouTube ads. I must have the right blocker(s), but it was just luck, if so!

Same here, at least on the PC. On a smart-TV it is a different matter.
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What blockers work for youtube?

I used to put up with it but recently I was 5 minutes in to a video and had already seen six adverts which is pushing it a bit too far!
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I hear this from other people too. I get NO adverts when logged into YT. It's making me wonder what I have in my settings (it's the same on all my devices) that achieves this?! I wish I knew, because one day I may need to know!

I use 'uBlock Origin' and 'Facebook Container' in Firefox, but it was the same when I used AdBlock Plus. I've never had adverts! :?
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[ACCOUNT DELETED] wrote:What blockers work for youtube?

I used to put up with it but recently I was 5 minutes in to a video and had already seen six adverts which is pushing it a bit too far!

+1 for Ublock origin. I never see ads on youtube either and at this point I'm so used to it that were something to change so that they appeared I'd almost certainly stop watching it!
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