"stop visiting sites that insist on using pop-ups. While it would require a great number of users to be effective, even the most persistent webmasters and advertisers would have to reconsider their methods if they have no audience for their ads."
Sure. Unfortunately this is likely to be approximately as effective as stopping the spread of Windows viruses through asking MS Outlook users to refrain from clicking on unsolicited attatchments.
Firefox actually (still) does a pretty good job.
The Final Solution to the pop-up problem would seem to depend on two factors: (a) for extensions similar in effect to "Pop-ups Must Die!" to be built in to all browsers (even MSIE), and activated by default; (b) for responsible web site managers to fire on the spot any web author who inserts code generating pop-up like activity into a web page.
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