Disable Ad-Blocking?

So this is new. We're going with the "Annoy people into using our site" strategy now? Not even a suggestion, but a modal window that only allows you to disable ad blocker?

I'd be curious to see today's page view stats versus before you put up the modal.

There are other news sites.
 
At least it's not a catch-all, so even with uBlock disabled, I still don't see any ads. I can understand why they want to fight ad-blockers, but if it means I have to be disturbed by intrusive or particular ugly ads, I'll find an ad-free alternative.
 
I've yet to get bombarded by the ads you guys are talking about. I'm using google chrome with "adblock" and "flashcontrol" extensions enabled which seems to do the trick. I'm not saying that this is what you should use from now on, I'm just saying that maybe you can add a different ad block app to get rid of these intrusions.

Cheers :)
 
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Jspear said:
I'm using Firefox and it's allowing me to use adblock....
I'm using Firefox and it isn't allowing me to use adblock. What do you have over them?

It's nice to be able to avoid intrusions, and I'm not going to claim any moral high ground (I fast forward through the TV ads too), but I''m noticing more and more site rejecting adblockers over the last month or so (new software available to site builders?), and we shouldn't really expect a service while denying their revenue stream indefinitely.

Cycling fans, of all people, ought to be well-practised at mentally blotting out advertising. We don't try to discuss who will ride for Abarca Sports in the Giro, or compare the status of Strade Bianche with the Maastricht-Valkenburg Race.
 
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Irondan said:
I've yet to get bombarded by the ads you guys are talking about. I'm using google chrome with "adblock" and "flashcontrol" extensions enabled which seems to do the trick. I'm not saying that this is what you should use from now on, I'm just saying that maybe you can add a different ad block app to get rid of these intrusions.

Cheers :)
I"m using Chrome ad block.

It's dumb.

 
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Armchair cyclist said:
Jspear said:
I'm using Firefox and it's allowing me to use adblock....
I'm using Firefox and it isn't allowing me to use adblock. What do you have over them?

It's nice to be able to avoid intrusions, and I'm not going to claim any moral high ground (I fast forward through the TV ads too), but I''m noticing more and more site rejecting adblockers over the last month or so (new software available to site builders?), and we shouldn't really expect a service while denying their revenue stream indefinitely.

Cycling fans, of all people, ought to be well-practised at mentally blotting out advertising. We don't try to discuss who will ride for Abarca Sports in the Giro, or compare the status of Strade Bianche with the Maastricht-Valkenburg Race.
I'm sorry...I'm not following your question "what do you have over them?"

I'll just say what I'm using.

Firefox Quantom 58.0.2 (64-bit) and I'm using Adblock Plus. Now, when I go into options on Adblock plus, I've checked the box for "allow acceptable ads." "Acceptable Ads are not annoying and do not interfere with the content you are viewing. Read more about the Acceptable Ads criteria"

Maybe that's what is letting me keep adblock on...
 
Yes, just thought it could've been a misunderstanding.

I'm not sure about the mechanism, but when I turn it on now, it asks me to disable it, but when I then visit the site again in private browsing, there's no fuss with it enabled.
 
At least the forum seems to be unaffected so far. I will give the main site a miss for now. Having spent a few days with it Whitelisted it seems slow to load sometimes (just like using IE) and then I got an untrusted site message from my AV
 
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I disable the adblocker, the adblocker confirms it is not active on the site, but I still keep getting the request to whitelist which is already done.
The site therefore cannot be accessed, even though I comply with the request.
I'm using chrome, and the latest version of adblocker.
Site accessed on the tablet instead. :confused:
 
2old2fat said:
I disable the adblocker, the adblocker confirms it is not active on the site, but I still keep getting the request to whitelist which is already done.
The site therefore cannot be accessed, even though I comply with the request.
I'm using chrome, and the latest version of adblocker.
Site accessed on the tablet instead. :confused:
Have you disabled it for the webpage or for the domain? If you only whitelist the front page you'll keep getting requests if you try and navigate to any other page. For example, in adblock the filter would look like this:

@@||www.cyclingnews.com/$document
 
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Just did the survey and rated it 0 if I would suggest this site and gave this reason.

Forcing users to disable adblocking is a security issue that can put users at risk using computers susceptible to Spectre and other exploits from rogue ads.

When I find a site that blocks adblockers I find an alternate site.
 
So, the issue here is something that's blocking the blocker? Could you find a software that could block the block-blocker?

Personally I've never had issues with ads, they're just sorta off the edge of my reading-field. However, I use a rather large screen.
 
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Alright, so I’m not having any ad issues with my desktop, but!... on my phone there is this amazon ad that completely takes over the webpage. It’s SO annoying. You have to exit the tab and restart to get it to go away.
 
Hard to figure out the 'rollout' of this notice.

It suddenly appeared on my Desktop PC over a week ago, but took until today to show up on my Laptop, and I use the latter daily.

I don't see 'pop-ups' but get annoyed by the ones that appear (and change even) in the middle of an article that I am reading.

CN has enough advertising of its own embedded in its site without having to resort to the rubbish that is dished up via Google and the like.

I guess its only a matter of time before we are commanded to disable the 'pop-up blocker' as well.

I will get my Cycling News from elsewhere now.
 
I get the notice on my laptop but not my desktop. So when using my laptop, I resort to other news sites, and will do the same on my desktop if it shows up there, too. I don't mind a few discretely placed ads, but when the website more or less puts a gun to my face and tries to force me to see lots of trash google ads, I'm off.
 
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So the site wanted me to disable ad-blocker after I ran CC cleaner on my computer. When some of you had already experienced problems and I hadn’t - I guess that was because I hadn’t run any cleaners for several weeks. So now I’m in the same boat as you all. My phone has actually never been a pain to use on the main site so that’s how I read CN now. The ad’s seem off to the side for the most part. But no, I won’t go there on my laptop anymore.
 
I had to disable it at first, but the past few weeks I have been able to have it on again without any bother. (uBlock Origin; but even when that was disabled, Ghostery still worked like a charm)
 

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