Block Advertisement?

Hello. When I visit the SitePoint forums page, I have this big advertisement in the middle of my screen. Is there a way to get rid of it? I don’t mind advertising but when it fills up half of my screen that is a useability issue.

Thanks,

Elizabeth

I don’t believe you can remove that one, unlike the ones that appear at the top of the page. I tend to find that it’s something I tune out after a short while.

Hi there EcolaParadise,

and a warm welcome to these forums. :sunglasses:

You could try…

  1. Firefox - uBlock Origin
  2. Google Chrome - uBlock Origin

I use the Firefox add-on successfully here. :winky:

coothead

I am on a tiny notebook, so it isn’t a mental thing, it is a physical thing.

@Coothead,

Thank you for the welcome!

Are you saying the uBlock add-on will solve this problem?

I installed this Firefox add-on but I don’t see it making nay changes. Do I have to do something to make it get rid of the mega ad blocking my view of SitePoint?

As I said in my previous post…

I cannot see any reason why it would not work for other browsers also. :unhappy:

coothead

@Coothead,

Well, I installed the add-on, but it isn’t doing anything. Do I need to reboot my browser or computer? Or do I have to adjust a setting in the add-on?

I do already have AdBlocker Plus which usually works on things like this but it doesn’t do anything this time.

Right click on it and choose “Block element”

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Hi there EcolaParadise,

sorry, but I forgot to mention how uBlock works…

  1. right-click on the offending advertisement.
  2. left-click

There are also, other more advanced means of blocking the little buggers. :smashy:

coothead

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That did it. Thanks!

Thank you for telling me about this add-on. I had no idea it existed, and that is neat how you can pick the offending ad and zap it! :slight_smile:

Thanks you!

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