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yachtorion

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I have no problem with some ads, I understand they pay for the forum... but they are getting to be a little excessive...

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I'm now using Adblocker Plus and am wondering how it works as there may still be implications when using foreign PAYG sims or for those with capped plans. Does it block the download or just not display the advert or video once downloaded?

Generally it will prevent the download happening and save you the data.
 

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Adverts are what makes forums free for us to use. How else do you think it is funded? These things cost money.

It's our user-generated content which attracts readers and generates advertising revenue. This is a commercial operation, not a charity funded by benevolent advertisers.
 

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My daughter has provided me with .css file for use with IE8, which stops the ads, cuts out the advert place holders and cuts out the news sidebar.
 

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If you want to suppress the adverts, as others have said, get Stylish (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stylish/fjnbnpbmkenffdnngjfgmeleoegfcffe/related?hl=en for chrome for instance) and use this style sheet https://userstyles.org/styles/40589/ybw-forums-compact-page-view (thanks DaveRo whoever you are!).

The forum then looks as below:

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As others have stated, there is a cost to running this site so whilst irritating, on my work computer I don't mind it eating up bandwidth, however I can see if I was on limited bandwidth that costs it would drive me away from the site (and crazy mad also :dejection:).
 

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