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[–] HeavyBeefCurtain 1 points 43 points (+44|-1) ago 

uBlock, if you sell out to advertisers, I will commit suicide on uStream live.

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[–] Proppa 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago 

Don't encourage them, we need this shit

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[–] Water 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

You can always fork ublock, it has already happened once.

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[–] xeemee 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

yeah, and the guy that forked it seems to be a dick

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[–] Subtenko 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wats ur username there? Heh jk.

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[–] mort 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Voat's ads are literally just pictures, a regular <img> tag, pointing to somewhere on voat.co, not even a dedicated ad subdomain. It would be impossible to automatically detect it as an ad. This isn't a matter of ublock origin knowingly letting the ad through; it's simply a case of the ad blocker not knowing it's an ad.

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[–] MRPockets 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Not only is it a better adblocker (blocks more ads), it is also much leaner on resources. I don't have the link anymore, but out of ~8 adblockers, Ublock Origin led to faster load times & lower resource usage in all but (I think) one metric. Anyone have that link?

Edit: Found the link - https://www.raymond.cc/blog/10-ad-blocking-extensions-tested-for-best-performance

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[–] DXPower 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've never noticed ads on my new tab page and I run the newest version of Firefox everyday. Am I just not seeing this, or something?

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[–] HomerSimpson 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They started going for a locked down system that is when I stopped using them.

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[–] MRPockets 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm not particularly happy about the new tab ads but they are implemented in a decent way (the ads can't track you). You can also turn then off pretty easily.

But uBlock Origin is available for Chrome as well.

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[–] xeemee 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Anyone have that link?

not the one you're referring to i don't think, but...

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock#performance

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[–] MRPockets 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

No, it's not the one I was thinking of but still pretty cool.

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[–] Subtenko 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Good points here

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[–] ohcanada 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Along with being sellouts, ABP absolutely rapes my netbook's CPU so I made the switch to uBlock and CloudReady runs amazing by comparison.

Is there much difference between uBlock and uBlock Origin? Is the latter even lighter on the CPU?

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[–] MRPockets 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago  (edited ago)

uBlock Origin is a result of a spat between the original dev & a co-dev. The original guy wanted to leave the project so he handed everything over to 2nd guy. 2nd guy did stuff that 1st guy didn't like (I don't recall what) so 1st guy forked & made uBlock Origin. Since then, uBlock Origin is the only one to actually make significant improvements to the addon.

In short, use uBlock Origin. uBlock is not trustworthy.

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[–] ohcanada 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Excellent, thank you. I'll be making the switch!

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[–] Womb_Raider 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Been using Origin for months. The dev is a really cool guy. I hope he never sells out and I hope people donate plenty to him. I gave him a paltry five dollars, but it's something.

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[–] MiMx 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks for the reco, just picked up the add-on

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[–] Water 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

You can't steal free software really. It is built into the license that you can do whatever you want with it almost.

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[–] NotThisMind 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Read https://malwaretips.com/threads/ublock-v-s-ublock-origin.51902/ , it's very light on a celeron i'm running in FF .

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[–] ohcanada 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thanks for the link. If it can run on a Celeron, it'll zoom on my crappy Atom N455.

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[–] MRPockets 0 points 28 points (+28|-0) ago 

Doesn't matter. The source is open so anyone can fork it & carry on the work.

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[–] xeemee 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

the source for ABP is also open (GNU license) and look what happened there - there have been forks, but none that are worthwhile AFAIK

AMO will only list add-ons where the source is available

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[–] NotThisMind 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

They're open source, it doesn't matter, and... this isn't news what ABP is doing, for at least a year they've been doing that, switched to uBlock Origin long ago, won't go back.

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[–] kekkomatic 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

GOOD!

It will certainly look poignant to some, and I have very good reason to do so: I get to decide who deserves my trust. Noscript helps me a great deal too.

My connection is shared between 4 people, a lousy DSL with 7mbit down (feels like 5) and half a mbit up (feels like 300kbps). So, let's see: should I let a website make hundreds of connections to ad networks, CDNs with autoplay ads, and inflate the loading time to up to a minute, if all I want to do is read an article or post a comment?

My reason to block ads is not petty. I love advertising, it's an art form. But now it feels like an overgrown cancer taking over the internet.

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[–] kekkomatic 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's right. For now the lists I'm subscribed to don't block voat, but when they do I'll whitelist it.

Also, blipverts. God, I love Max Headroom!

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[–] Subtenko 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Remember old school popups? Some sites would do multiple popups. Soon as that happened I searched "how to block ads" when I was a wee lad. Look at me now! :D

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[–] xeemee 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Why make it worse 20 years later by making the bulk of your website's code a fucking high-def video that covers the whole screen ...

fucking great comment : )

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[–] Fred 3 points 4 points (+7|-3) ago  (edited ago)

I hear "sold out to so-called safe advertisers", but there's two obvious questions there:

First, have those "so-called safe advertisers" used the safe advertising shield to actually do bad stuff?

Second, didn't ABP have a way to block all adverts regardless of the safety of the advertisers in there?

Answer one: I don't know. I haven't heard of any. ABP makes it clear that they're not about that.

Answer two: They make it clear you can disable the acceptable ads.

While I am all for uBlock Origin as it works better in my estimation, we don't need to shit on AdBlock Plus just for working with non-shitty advertisers to ensure that all the shitty elements of ads no longer exist. We can't expect sites to run on good will after all, or have we so quickly forgotten recent additions to the sidebar here on voat?

EDIT: Downvoaters: At least put fingers to keys and point out why it is you disagree with me.

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[–] Fred 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Thanks for having the balls to state why you disagree.

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[–] StuffThatSandwich 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Shh you're breaking up the circlejerk!

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[–] monsterknot 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thank you - I just uninstalled ABP and installed ublock origin.

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[–] Black_Phillip 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

And Mozilla sold out to SJWs

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