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Old 11-05-2012, 04:56 AM   #1
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Is there a way to say you don't want certain kinds of advert - such as dating sites - when you're browsing LQ at work?
 
Old 11-05-2012, 05:58 AM   #2
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Sure: use a browser-based filter or a filtering proxy.
 
Old 11-05-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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Sure: use a browser-based filter or a filtering proxy.
Don't you think that's a stupid answer?
 
Old 11-05-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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Don't you think that's a stupid answer?
Considering people at work might not have those options it isn't much help.
 
Old 11-05-2012, 01:21 PM   #5
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Don't you think that's a stupid answer?
Not at all.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 03:15 AM   #6
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I don't see how at work they can restrict such ads and yet not let you use ad filtering software. The only option is not to visit such sites at work. I'm sure LQ is not the only site with such ads.
 
Old 11-15-2012, 12:05 PM   #7
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We try to restrict any ad categories that we think are NSFW, but there is no way for a member to custom filter at the LQ-level at this time. That said, the answer unSpawn gave is valid approach (also, the more you post, the less ads you will see; up to a point where you will see none). -Mesanovich-, please keep in mind that all responses here at LQ should be constructive.

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Old 11-15-2012, 10:03 PM   #8
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I use a HOSTS file, which I got from here. I copied and pasted the relevant portion into /etc/hosts.

I almost never see an advert at any website I visit, regardless of the browser I use.
 
Old 11-15-2012, 10:20 PM   #9
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I use a HOSTS file, which I got from here. I copied and pasted the relevant portion into /etc/hosts.
There was another thread I came across sometime ago about the pros and cons of this approach. Can't recall it ATM though.
 
Old 11-16-2012, 07:54 PM   #10
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I recall a thread in which some folks strongly preferred a browser add-on and disdained a hosts file.

I like a hosts file because it's passive and is browser-independent.

I recently started to use "no script" type add-ons in my browsers, but that has less to do with ads than with that annoying Meebo toolbar that is quite the rage amongst U. S. newspaper sites. All the cool newspapers seem to be wearing it this season. YMMV.
 
Old 11-16-2012, 09:41 PM   #11
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I recall a thread in which some folks strongly preferred a browser add-on and disdained a hosts file.
I think it's the same thread I was referring to.

I basically use Iceweasel in Squeeze or lynx from the command line. I use Ad Block Plus in Iceweasel and had it set to block ads from all sites.

I never knew LQ had ads until I gave Chrome a try, then saw ads on LQ. I've now disabled ABP for LQ and try to click on an ad every visit. Hope it helps Jeremy and LQ in at least some small way.

Unlike the OP though, I've never seen any dating sites or such show up.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 09:18 PM   #12
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Depending on the ad server, it could be some kind of targeting or profiling. I think all the big boys are doing it these days.
 
  


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