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(un)block specific youtubers / custom blocking functionality

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19 Aug, 2013 05:31 PM

I'd love to be able to not block adds for specific youtubers, so that I can help out the youtubers I love and want to support (and who don't have pre-rolls!!). Therefore, I'd love to see a feature which allows me to specify such behavior.

Even better would be a general option to enable or disable AdBlock based on properties of the current webpage. A nice built-in functionality that accomplishes this would be amazing, but I can see how it would be quite hard to implement. I would be happy with just being able to provide a javascript function myself, which is called after the page is loaded, and then returns true or false to indicate whether AdBlock should be enabled. But perhaps functionality like that wouldn't benefit a wide enough audience.

Anyway, I think it would be amazing to have some more fine-tuned control over when AdBlock is or is not enabled, since such functionality would prevent AdBlock from being the profit-smashing sledgehammer which some people believe it to be now, and might even turn it into a powerful democratic tool.

If you're a user like me, please let me know what you think. And to the developer(s) of AdBlock, please consider functionality like this, and I would love to get some feedback on this feature in the likely case you do not implement this feature.

Thanks in advance!

  1. 1 Posted by Kieran on 20 Aug, 2013 08:42 AM

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    This has been discussed in the past, but unfortunately, it is not possible with the way Filter Lists are written. If there is an improvement to the syntax in the future (e.g. content-sensitive filters) then it is likely that the feature will be implemented, to go with the "Don't Run on this page" and "Don't run on pages on this domain" tools.

  2. 2 Posted by Tomáš on 25 Aug, 2013 11:57 AM

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    I can confirm that this is not possible for this time.

  3. Tomáš closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2013 11:57 AM.

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