Blocking popups in FireFox
Posted Apr 8, 2005 6:18 UTC (Fri) by beejaybee
In reply to: Blocking popups in FireFox
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If you're prepared to not install java, why not simply not install flash as well? In fact this is quite easy - AFAIK it's the default state even in Windows, though at least one major linux distribution does install flash by default. SuSe, take a bow.
I agree absolutely about distractions. Another sign of bad manners on behalf of those who wish to force us to pay attention to their tiny minds. We expect this from two year old children but not from the educated adults which advertising agencies and professional web design bureaux supposedly employ.
If social action to reduce these offences is going to have any effect at all, I think what we need to do is to compile "black lists" of sites and demand that ISPs block them on grounds of the offence they are causing (not to mention bandwidth congestion etc.) At least some ISPs seem to be prepared to block kiddie porn content (returning "page not found" instead of "content blocked" in the case of BT) - with the blessing of at least one national government - so why shouldn't offensive advertising be attacked by the same mechanism?
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