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    So something strange just happened to me...

    I just opened Firefox, as usual, and I got a 'sponsored ad' in my new tab - Not a full screen advert, but rather one of my little common page spaces replaced with a sponsored link.
    Has anybody else had these?

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    Re: So something strange just happened to me...

    Nope. Would you have a screenshot ?
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    Re: So something strange just happened to me...

    I cannot posts th elinks as I am using Ubuntu Web Browser and it will not allow pasting into this forums reply panel. BUt if you search for "moziilla advertising cnet" you will see links such as:

    "Mozilla expands advertising to many more users" and "Firefox users, get ready for ads in your browser."

    So, there you go.
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    Re: So something strange just happened to me...

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    I cannot posts th elinks as I am using Ubuntu Web Browser and it will not allow pasting into this forums reply panel. BUt if you search for "moziilla advertising cnet" you will see links such as:

    "Mozilla expands advertising to many more users" and "Firefox users, get ready for ads in your browser."

    So, there you go.
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    Re: So something strange just happened to me...

    Yeah, it's pretty annoying. You can turn it off by clicking the cog on the right and changing it from enhanced to classic.

    That being said, I've found that occasionally, ads still show up there, but it is usually after running bleachbit, which I think screw up some of the sqlite tables firefox uses.

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    Re: So something strange just happened to me...

    I wonder if just pinning enough of those can drown them out? (I mean the ones that reflect stuff we really visit most, lol, not the ads!)
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    Re: So something strange just happened to me...

    I draw the line at pop-up ads that show up on your mouse cursor. That would be truly invasive. Linux and Open Source are being dragged into the ad-supported operating system. Imagine if it is a cold and rainy day outside, your operating system knows this. You go to wiggle your mouse and you see a small can of Campbell Soup where the mouse cursor used to be.
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    Re: So something strange just happened to me...

    Quote Originally Posted by tgalati4 View Post
    I draw the line at pop-up ads that show up on your mouse cursor. That would be truly invasive. Linux and Open Source are being dragged into the ad-supported operating system. Imagine if it is a cold and rainy day outside, your operating system knows this. You go to wiggle your mouse and you see a small can of Campbell Soup where the mouse cursor used to be.
    Yes, somewhat passionately hate those even more than the 'hey, check out this advert for something completely unrelated to the page you have requested while it loads in the background' - at least many of them are incorporating a 'click to dismiss ad' nowadays.
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    Re: So something strange just happened to me...

    I'd like it if we could just avoid the ads all together.
    I'd happily donate time just so I (And everyone else) didn't have to see them

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    Re: So something strange just happened to me...

    Unfortunately; if you convince the advertisers that nobody will see their ads no matter how hard they try they will stop (basically) sponsoring stuff and the 'stuff' pool will decrease as people see less and less chances of reward in bothering to do 'stuff'.
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