Recently there has been some news on the net about the morality of adblock software. On one side, ads are required to run a site, as it generates revenue. On the other side, users have had enough of in-your-face huge ads which consume bandwidth and complicate browsing.
Many sites welcome visitors with huge banners taking up the entire front space, pushing the visitor to a hostage like scenario. Extensions like adblock do a good job of blocking ads on the side of the page content, but cannot block (or do not block, I am not sure) these huge banner ads. Adding a simple rule to the adblocker can fix the problem for you.
For instance, this is what I got when I visited the website of a news paper in India
Heres how to block this ad completely in the future on this site.
1: Install AdBlock extension in your browser.
2: On getting this banner ad, right click on the banner itself and choose Adblock->Block this ad.
3: You will now get a popup with a slider on it. Adjust the slider to the right, so that the banner ad and the transparent overlay disappear completely.
4: Click on Looks Good. And on the next pop-up, confirm by clicking on the Block It ! Button.
Adblock will not add a rule into the system, so that any HTML DIV where Id = nlpopup is blocked on this domain.
Thats it ! You will never ever get this ad on this domain again..
Well..until they change the ad DIV or decide on more banner ads again.