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Dfok 08-19-2019 01:21 PM

Is there a Sailnet ad free option?
 
The ads on the website are driving me a bit crazy, particularly the auto loading videos for cars I have no interest in buying. I've used ad blockers and such in the past but it seems to be a losing battle.
Is there an ad free option similar to many other sites? I'd happily pay a small fee to get back to something similar to listserv.

MikeOReilly 08-19-2019 01:24 PM

Re: Is there a Sailnet ad free option?
 
I use adblock and never see any ads I don't want to -- anywhere. I can't imagine using the web anymore without adblock running.

deniseO30 08-19-2019 01:52 PM

Re: Is there a Sailnet ad free option?
 
I grew weary of the time delay when using an ad block I have recently started using Brave, no ads, no slow response!

SanderO 08-19-2019 02:11 PM

Re: Is there a Sailnet ad free option?
 
I've read that ad blockers are also data mining... check it out.

https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer...p-to-20m-users


https://mythemeshop.com/blog/best-ad-blockers/

mstern 08-19-2019 02:31 PM

Re: Is there a Sailnet ad free option?
 
I started using Brave too. Built in ad blockers, no data mining.

Minnewaska 08-19-2019 03:32 PM

Re: Is there a Sailnet ad free option?
 
I recently learned of the free ad block data mining. Ironic isnít it.

The old saying remains true. If youíre not paying, youíre the product. Same as every post you make here.

Dfok 08-19-2019 04:40 PM

Re: Is there a Sailnet ad free option?
 
Thanks for the ideas, I gave a through cleaning to my mac, reset the safari security and privacy settings and added Ghostery to identify and stop some of the trackers. All the websites are running cleaner and faster (at least for the moment).
Amazing how much crap piled up in a short time, guess it will be like whack a mole going forward.
I'll give Brave a try - interesting name, just a bit better than something called the "best o'luck browser".


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