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  • (Score: 2) by Chocolate on Monday January 27 2020, @06:11AM (3 children)

    by Chocolate (8044) on Monday January 27 2020, @06:11AM (#949208) Journal

    The cost of using old software. I mainly have it to block third party cookies and JS which it does well. That said, I also run several other plugins for coverage.

    I've found that I don't truly appreciate what adblocking does until I try to buy online. Tying ad js into the purchase logic may seem like good business, but it's seriously annoying.

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Runaway1956 on Tuesday January 28 2020, @01:56AM (2 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 28 2020, @01:56AM (#949738) Homepage Journal

    Tying ad js into the purchase logic may seem like good business, but it's seriously annoying.

    Definitely. Purchases are becoming more difficult because of it. You look at the page, click noscript options, and ask yourself, "Which of this long, long list, is actually necessary to buy this thing?" Usually, it's two or three things, but you have to pick them out of a list of 20 to 50. Sometimes, I change my mind, and close the window. Of course, I find the "contact us" first, and fire off a complaint about all the unnecessary scripting.

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    • (Score: 2) by coolgopher on Tuesday January 28 2020, @07:41AM

      by coolgopher (1157) on Tuesday January 28 2020, @07:41AM (#949968)

      Thank you.

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Chocolate on Tuesday January 28 2020, @10:54PM

      by Chocolate (8044) on Tuesday January 28 2020, @10:54PM (#950297) Journal

      I had to use the 'blackbox' function to get a site to work due to how the js was throwing an error on the checkout. With the browser ignoring the ga missing error the checkout worked. I left them feedback saying they have tied their revenue into another unessential site.

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