AdBlock 0.3 Available for Mozilla Firebird
Monday June 9th, 2003
mrtech writes in with news about a new version of AdBlock, the image filtering add-on for the Mozilla Application Suite and Mozilla Firebird: "AdBlock 0.3 has been released for Firebird. The interface has also been updated and it's now a Firebird extension. The great thing is that AdBlock doesn't have to be reinstalled after installing the daily builds because it's a user level extension." A 0.3 version for the Mozilla Application Suite is in the works.
#4 Re: charge us money
Tuesday June 10th, 2003 8:55 AM
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Maybe this is a bad parallel to make, but when I am watching a movie, I find it annoying when an ad (or news bulletin) starts scrolling across the bottom of the screen. Even more annoying is when a newscast takes up half the tv screen with their message making it almost impossible to concentrate on the original broadcasting.
I concede that putting ads on a web page isn't as bad as this, but when colorful, busy animations and scrolling text permeate a web site, I choose to remove them. I don't mind static ads, but I'd have to believe that most people that use AdBlock are fed up with punch-the-monkey ads that annoy and interfere with viewing the desired content from a website.