garys wrote:Firefox already has an ad blocker available. Just activate uBlock Origin. It is free, and yes, some sites will show a lot of ads that are trying to popup.
I'm a bit suspicious about your number of ads blocked on this site. If there were that many the site wouldn't even be usable without an ad blocker. Did you see a lot of ads before using the ad blocker?
I see only 1 ad blocked here on the Shopsmith site.
Ads are one thing and tracking is another. The ads are good only for someone trying to sell you their product. The tracking serves many purposes. One important one is to populate the search engines with the information on the site so when you do a search on the internet, they have the information you are looking for.
I said trackers not Ads. I have FF blocking turned on. I don't get any ads here and never have. The issue is the trackers. ABP shows 12 ads blocked on this site? FF shows 118 trckers blocked today. Malwarebytes shows 295 trackers blocked on this site right now. 249 from ssl.google-analytics.com, 26 from googleads.g.doubleclick.net, 17 from static.doubleclick.net and 2 from http://www.youtube.com
Maybe some tracking blockers are better than others.
You know what, I don't want anyone to store what I am searching for regardless what it is. I want search engines to store what web sites have and give that to me. The only reason to store what I searched for is so they can send me junk based on that search. Fortunately most of the ad blockers and tracking blockers seem to help now days.
I have had only one email address in my life since 1992. Well, besides the Google address (that I don't use) required for my smart phone. I get very few spam emails and almost all of them are filtered out by my ISP and Thunderbird. I contribute that to being conscientious on the web for 25 years.
"Ads are one thing and tracking is another."
How is that? They track you so they can send you ads. No matter what you say you will never convince me otherwise.