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What ad blocker do you use?
« on: Apr 14, 2024, 10:36:20 AM »
I didn't even realize mine wasn't working until yesterday. I've switched to one that appears functional but I'm curious.

Also, do you guys know of an actual good search engine? Or am I stuck searching with "reddit" in my Google search query in order to find any actual answers to anything?

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Re: What ad blocker do you use?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 14, 2024, 01:26:37 PM »
I have Adblock Plus and uBlock Origin extensions running in tandem on my browser. Not sure which catches what, but if I only run one and not the other, something inevitably gets through. Also, neither of them seem to stop YouTube ads anymore, so I've resigned myself to whitelisting the site and simply skipping ads when given the option.

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Re: What ad blocker do you use?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 15, 2024, 09:10:59 PM »
I use Vivaldi (Neon Genesis Opera-gelion) as my main browser and Chrome's Adblocker Ultimate extension with it. It does a great job of filtering most ads but not all that would break sites. For search I use DuckDuckGo primarily, though if I'm doing specific image searching or using logical searches I still use Great Googley Moogley.

I don't have problems with Youtube using this setup on desktop, but for mobile I use the Brave browser that castrates Youtube ads in real-time without having to tinker settings or fool with extensions.
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Re: What ad blocker do you use?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 15, 2024, 09:15:44 PM »
I have Adblock Plus and uBlock Origin extensions running in tandem on my browser. Not sure which catches what, but if I only run one and not the other, something inevitably gets through. Also, neither of them seem to stop YouTube ads anymore, so I've resigned myself to whitelisting the site and simply skipping ads when given the option.

I used to use ABP but I forget why I'm not anymore. I might've switched off of it when I changed computers. But I've basically waffled between ABP and AB and was using AB when I realized it was letting a pop-up constantly appear in the background.

I use Vivaldi (Neon Genesis Opera-gelion) as my main browser and Chrome's Adblocker Ultimate extension with it. It does a great job of filtering most ads but not all that would break sites. For search I use DuckDuckGo primarily, though if I'm doing specific image searching or using logical searches I still use Great Googley Moogley.

I've heard DDG is just Google search but with a fresh coat of feathers on it. So to speak. I used to use it when it first came out but I do notice a difference, same with Google, that the search results are very... curated.

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Re: What ad blocker do you use?
« Reply #4 on: Apr 15, 2024, 09:23:47 PM »
I use Vivaldi (Neon Genesis Opera-gelion) as my main browser and Chrome's Adblocker Ultimate extension with it. It does a great job of filtering most ads but not all that would break sites. For search I use DuckDuckGo primarily, though if I'm doing specific image searching or using logical searches I still use Great Googley Moogley.
I've heard DDG is just Google search but with a fresh coat of feathers on it. So to speak. I used to use it when it first came out but I do notice a difference, same with Google, that the search results are very... curated.
Perhaps, but looks to the contrary they aren't the same engine. I think that's more due to SEO being manipulated so uniformly amongst the usual suspects. The main thing with DDG is that you're not getting tracked, and you aren't getting bombarded with ads as a result of it.
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Re: What ad blocker do you use?
« Reply #5 on: Apr 16, 2024, 11:37:34 AM »
I'll try this Ultimate thing, because I'm honestly sick of YouTube ads, I just thought I was stuck with them.