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Feature request: Option to load but do not display

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David

22 Jun, 2014 12:08 PM

Bottom Line Up Front:
Create an option to pull add data from the server then discard the add data without ever displaying it.

Pro:
Prevents website from knowing whether or not a viewer has seen or blocked an add.

Con:
Uses more bandwidth (mitigated by making this an option)

Discussion:
Websites with adds may depend on revenue from serving adds or may choose to display limited data to viewers using Adblock.
For a user who has the bandwidth to spare, simply pulling the data from the adserver would prevent the serving page from knowing if Adblock is installed and modifying the information released to the viewer.
The program would filter out all unwanted data after it is downloaded but before it is displayed.

Summery:
Allow an option for users to chose to waste bandwidth downloading information in order to fool the server. Either way, the ad-data will not be displayed or run. The choice is whether the data is screened before being fetched or after fetch but before being displayed.

  1. 1 Posted by Kieran on 24 Jun, 2014 04:30 PM

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    Unfortunately, this is considered fraud, as the ad companies are having to
    pay for nothing to happen.

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