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Everyone agrees: ads are annoying, right? You never actually click on them and they are of no interest to you at all. This is why having an Ad-blocker might be an good idea. However for many sites their only source of income is advertisements, and blocking them might affect the site's future (you don't want your favourite website to disappear do you?). Some sites even implement blocking mechanisms which won't let you view the site without viewing the ads, but that's not the way to go, if you ask us.

There are sites which have pop-up ads, ads covering the whole page, pornographic ads or ads that won't go away without opening another window, in short: annoying ads. There are also sites which just have simple, innocent, text-based ads. Many of these sites would very much appreciate it if you would whitelist their domain and maybe even give them the odd click, in return they will be able to keep providing their service to you and other visitors.

Here is a simple guide on how to disable Ad-blockers (only on pages you whitelist), we've shamelessly used our own site as an example, of course.



AdBlock Plus (for Firefox):

AdBlock Plus makes it extremely easy to whitelist a domain. For instance go to nsaneforums.com or nsanedown.com, right-click on the large, red ABP stop sign icon and pick 'Disable on nsaneforums.com' or 'Disable on nsanedown.com'.

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NoScript (for Firefox):

There are two ways to whitelist a site in NoScript. First way: go to your favorite site, right-click the NoScript bar and select 'Allow on nsanedown.com' (nsane.down is your favorite site, no? tongue.gif). Another way is to right-click the NoScript bar, go into the Preferences, click on the Whitelist tab and then write the site's address and press 'Allow'.

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Ghostery (for Firefox):

There are two ways here as well. Left click on the Ghostery icon on the lower right corner when you're browsing a site you like (nsane.forums, maybe? :rolleyes:) and press 'Whitelist Domain'. And the other way is to Left click the icon, go into the Options, Whitelist tab and enter the site's address manually.

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AdThwart (for Chrome):

Right-click on the little red devil in your location bar and choose 'Options.' Click on the 'Whitelisted domains' tab. Input, for instance, nsanedown.com.

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AdBlock (for Chrome):

By default, AdBlock doesn't expose an icon like AdThwart does. To access its options, you have to right-click on the 'Wrench' icon in your toolbar and choose 'Extensions.' Then click on the 'Options' button next to AdBlock. Go to 'Excluded Sites' tab and input the site you would like to support.

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Ad Muncher (any browser):

Ad Muncher is an ad filtering proxy for Windows 98 through Windows 7. Right click the cow icon in your taskbar and choose 'Configure', then click on the 'My Filters' tab and press 'New'. Suppose you'd like to see our ads then put nsanedown.com or nsaneforums.com (or even both!) into the first fields and pick 'No filtering on URL' in the second (dropdown) field and click 'Apply'.

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Credits: parts of this guide were based on an article from Ars Technica.

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In order to disable ad. blocking on AdGuard just on nSane, just use the following exception rule on any of your filters:—   @@||nsaneforums.com^$important,document,~extension

How to disable Ad-blockers  

I believe they were disabled when upgrading the forums. They will be enabled again when upgrading related issues are fixed first here.

DKT27's instructions don't work with Ad Muncher. I added nsaneforums.com and nsanedown.com as documented (No filtering on URL for both), but I still don't see any ads at all. :blink:

I looked in Ad Muncher's log file and the problem is

Default filter match - Block retrieval of URL: /show_ads.js [http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js]

I looked in Ad Muncher's Default Filters list and I have

/show_ads.js           Block retrieval of URL
There is no way to change this in the Default Filters list. I might be able to override this under the My Filters tab, but will I start getting flooded with ads from sites everywhere? :unsure:
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Remember me complaining about Ad Muncher? Believe me, as good as it may look to you, in real it's worst in the way it's coded. I've searched for days and it seems that Ad Muncher doesn't care for anyone else than IE users. This whitelisting is just an example. I've tried many different filters over the past few days and somehow they will only work in IE. It also worked perfectly in IE9 Beta but not in Firefox, Chrome or Opera.

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Remember me complaining about Ad Muncher? Believe me, as good as it may look to you, in real it's worst in the way it's coded. I've searched for days and it seems that Ad Muncher doesn't care for anyone else than IE users. This whitelisting is just an example. I've tried many different filters over the past few days and somehow they will only work in IE. It also worked perfectly in IE9 Beta but not in Firefox, Chrome or Opera.

Yes, I remember. I tried IE 8 now, but I still got the same message in the Ad Muncher log file:

Default filter match - Block retrieval of URL: /show_ads.js [http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js]
So no ads in IE 8 either. :fear:
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No, it didn't work in either IE 8 or Google Chrome 7.0.517.24 Beta. :( Still no ads. This is the bottom of my Ad Muncher log:

Default filter match - Block retrieval of URL: /show_ads.js [http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js]My'>http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js]My filter match - No filtering on URL: .nsaneforums.com/* [http://www.nsaneforums.com/public/min/index.php?ipbv=31005&charset=ISO-8859-1&f=public/js/ipb.js,public/js/ips.quickpm.js,public/js/ips.hooks.js,public/js/ips.board.js,cache/lang_cache/1/ipb.lang.js]My filter match - No filtering on URL: .nsaneforums.com/* [http://www.nsaneforums.com/public/min/index.php?ipbv=31005&g=js]My filter match - No filtering on URL: .nsaneforums.com/* [http://www.nsaneforums.com/]

So I went back to your original Ad Muncher instructions and I added to My Filters:

No filtering on URL: http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/

Now I'm seeing ads!! :dance2: The only thing that remains in the Ad Muncher log file is

Default filter match - Block retrieval of URL: .doubleclick. [http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/test_domain.js]
I'm happy with that. I don't need doubleclick following what I'm doing!! :fear:
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Thats odd. I made it work on IE only with that method. Your method will whitelist every site. But it's a brave and right thing to do. :)

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I made many things in the tut. But credit goes to shought for the cleanup and many other things. :)

There's a couple of things that need to be done in order to realize a concept:

- think of it. (incentive to do so, brain power to do so)

- prepare it. (research the subject, write about the subject)

- review it. (have another critical look at the concept and if possible improve it)

- present it. (pretty straight forward)

I'd have to tick 3 of the boxes 'DKT', so I think you'd be the one deserving most of the credit ;)

I made many things in the tut. But credit goes to shought for the cleanup and many other things. :)

So, if shouht comes post here, I'll put him +1 ^_^

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I'm waiting! :angry:

:P

Kidding :rolleyes:

You should give DKT 2 in that case though, you know, him deserving the most credit :D

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I made many things in the tut. But credit goes to shought for the cleanup and many other things. :)

There's a couple of things that need to be done in order to realize a concept:

- think of it. (incentive to do so, brain power to do so)

- prepare it. (research the subject, write about the subject)

- review it. (have another critical look at the concept and if possible improve it)

- present it. (pretty straight forward)

I'd have to tick 3 of the boxes 'DKT', so I think you'd be the one deserving most of the credit ;)

I made many things in the tut. But credit goes to shought for the cleanup and many other things. :)

So, if shouht comes post here, I'll put him +1 ^_^

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I'm waiting! :angry:

:P

Kidding :rolleyes:

You should give DKT 2 in that case though, you know, him deserving the most credit :D

Done !

2x (+1) to DKT27

1x (+1) to you.

Great job guys. :D

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