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    Didn't even realise I had an ad-blocker until the purple thing popped up
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    (Original post by Paracosm)
    Sorry buddy, I know you were just messing around but I had to because we're not allowed to have that sort of stuff on the site. For what it's worth, I laughed a lot.

    Hope you're not too upset by it - no hard feelings!
    Now I feel like I'm missing out by coming late to the party
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    bet the OP is gutted that they couldn't share their wheat porn.
    Is it gay to like moustaches tho?
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    (Original post by Paracosm)
    Sorry buddy, I know you were just messing around but I had to because we're not allowed to have that sort of stuff on the site. For what it's worth, I laughed a lot.

    Hope you're not too upset by it - no hard feelings!
    u cruel

    u laugh and then deny that laugh to others
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    Well I have always used adblock, but I've just realised that TSR is whitelisted. I must have done it months ago. I don't really notice the ads, so it's not much of a problem for me. I'd rather the creators get paid if it's not a hassle, but I only ever whitelist sites that I regularly visit. I don't quite understand why people are so against creators getting a single penny from them. E.g. Youtube ads can be a bit annoying, but I've whitelisted a few channels that I regularly watch and want them to earn money. I wouldn't mind paying them a bit rather than whitelisting, which I can do via Patreon, but choose not to atm. For those of you raising reasons besides the annoyance of the ads explain why you are so against them, as TSR's are really not noticeable (mostly one big university banner at the top).
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    (Original post by iainvg)
    In the case of TSR, i'd have no problem going back to the old model with subscribers and a monthly fee. But the new model, £5 = 500 page views, so I did an audit of how many page views i've made on here in the past month, and came to the conclusion that to continue at my current rate, I'd need to be spending about £30 a month, i'm not a particularly heavy user, but lets think about this. If you have seen a post that interests you from the front page.

    Page count:
    1. Home Page
    2. Post of interest
    You want to make a comment?
    3. Send reply
    4. returns you to post of interest.

    4 pageviews just to make a comment, and you're going to charge people £5 for 500, or force them to run obtrusive adverts instead.

    I'm still of the opinion that until it's made explicitly clear, the current wording of the ePrivacy Directive, requires that implicit consent must have been given for the running of any adblock detection to occur, rather than the implied they're trying to pull at the moment. When GDPR comes into effect, there will be none of this implied BS, because they'll be legally required to get implicit permission for any data collection.

    A script, running in the background (yes, i've checked, it's an adaptation of a fairly well known one, and it's one of the most obtrusive as well) that is collecting information from the client side of an interaction, is data collection.

    As it stands, i've just set up a whole new set of custom rules for bypassing this, if you want money from me to remove the popups, fine. Use a reasonable model and i'll consider it. Especially as most of the time, i'm personally not here to search for help.

    However, with this model, taking into account that the little quip about 65 staff yada yada, TSR Group is a multimillion pound business according to 2016 filings, blocks are in place, just like every other multimillion business doing this dubious practice.
    Can't believe I missed this comment, completely agree.
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    (Original post by moonkatt)
    I've noticed more and more websites now tell me I'm running an ad blocker.
    Its interesting to see the different ways they inform you and how patronising, invasive and aggressive they are. Some websites are better than others.
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    What's TSR's doing, it's like walking past/entering a shop and being spammed by whoever on the street/in the store, and when you say "no thank you" they keep harrassing you instead then call you rude.
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    (Original post by SuperHuman98)
    Is noone going to say anything about the tabs that OP has?
    Was it porn?😂😂😂
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    Yeah, I just blocked the element (purple thing) with uBlock Origin.
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    (Original post by Kravence)
    If you're using adblock plus, either use block element and then click the purple bar or you can go to settings and add the element manually.

    It's this btw "thestudentroom.co.uk##.fc-root.fc-pinned-message-container"

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    I am trying to block using ABP in Firefox. Where do I find Block Element? Where do I find settings?
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    Just downloaded uBlock and purple box is now no more
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    (Original post by shameful_burrito)
    Was it porn?😂😂😂
    TSR // Google search for Sexy Stalin // Google search for Is it gay to like moustaches // Google search for Naughty Theresa // Certain site with Fields of Wheat p // Google search for Nearest Wheat Fields // Google search for How to remove wheat from ...
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    Hiya, I've responded to some of the issues in this thread and others in here:
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5003822
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    I am trying to block using ABP in Firefox. Where do I find Block Element? Where do I find settings?
    When you click the extension icon it should give you the option to block element, I'm not sure if the layout is the same as the chrome version
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    (Original post by It's****ingWOODY)
    Tried, doesn't work for me. Must be browser-specific.
    Download a different version of adblock and you can literally right click it and block
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    (Original post by Kravence)
    When you click the extension icon it should give you the option to block element, I'm not sure if the layout is the same as the chrome version
    What is the extension icon?

    I have a red hexagon.
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    What is the extension icon?

    I have a red hexagon.
    That's what I'm talking about
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    (Original post by Kravence)
    That's what I'm talking about
    What I am offered is:

    Report issue on this page

    Open blockable items

    Filter preferences

    Disable on thestudentroom.com

    Disable on this page only

    Disable everywhere

    Options

    Contribute to Adblock Plus

    Options has a sub-menu:

    Show tabs on flash and Java

    Count filter hits

    Sync Adblock Plus settings
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    What I am offered is:

    Report issue on this page

    Open blockable items

    Filter preferences

    Disable on thestudentroom.com

    Disable on this page only

    Disable everywhere

    Options

    Contribute to Adblock Plus

    Options has a sub-menu:

    Show tabs on flash and Java

    Count filter hits

    Sync Adblock Plus settings
    I guess it's different for firefox then as this is what i'm presented with;

    Enabled on this site

    Block Element

    Ads Blocked

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