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List of currently blocked ads for a given page

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27 Jun, 2015 02:57 AM

Hi. I suppose this is the next step in the adblock, anti-adblock, anti-anti-adblock fight.
I've noticed that, as an anti-adblock move, many sites are tying the actual content into the sections of the page that would normally be ads only, so that with AdBlock enabled part of the content won't load. I've been specifically noticing this with video content.
See this page for example: Having the just EasyList filters enabled (and no custom ones) removes all the ads but also prevents the actual video content from loading.
I find myself having to disable AdBlock on these pages in order to have the video player load properly, which of course then loads video ads that play before the actual content. While I imagine this larger problem is a hard one to solve, disabling AdBlock also brings back all of the other ads on these pages such as banners ads.
So, my suggestion is an "unblock an ad on this page" feature (or "view filters currently active on this page") so that I can see what filters are in use on a given page and manually unblock certain elements in order to get the content loading as intended.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rhana on 01 Jul, 2015 05:14 PM

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    Hi dcorks,

    You can see what's being blocked on our resource list. Here's how:

    1. Click the AdBlock button > Options, and on the "GENERAL" tab select I'm an advanced user, show me advanced options.
    2. Reload the page where elements are being blocked.
    3. Click the AdBlock button > Show the resource list. Blocked elements such as ads and page analytics are shown in red text.

    We don't automatically show what's hidden because it requires console logging, which is resource-intensive and slows AdBlock down. To see what’s being hidden (as opposed to blocked):

    1. In AdBlock's options, "GENERAL" tab, select Show debug statements in Console Log.
    2. Reload the page where elements are being blocked.
    3. Look at the resource list again. The hidden elements are in blue text.

    Does this get you close to what you're looking for?

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