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Dee Dee Kay

19 Sep, 2014 02:58 AM

I am unsure if this is a good forum for contacting Michael Gundlach or other involved entrepreneurs in AdBlock. I don't have a problem and I have more than just a suggestion...although I do have a rather specific suggestion. I'll try to be succinct. I'm looking to network with folks to take initiative, responsibility, and who care for folk as individuals who are members of a community by interconnection: Ethical Entrepreneurship.

First, the suggestion. A variation of the AdBlock product aimed more generally and filtering the content of web pages which can use user generated expressions of to evaluate what gets to pass go, so to speak: There would be a couple of simplified ways to generate filters-AdBlock already has them with pointing to select elements and the slider and in permitting direct editing of filters.

However, I'd like to create and use algorithms which guess from the level of what the suffix is - .org, .net, .com and be set to examine further "if I'm looking at a .org then look for these things-I may have an algorithm for dealing with one a variety .orgs I am interested in or rather block; if looking at a .com, be super alert to block sex and stoopid merchandizing; if .edu block Antioch College stuff altogether don't bother scrutinizing University of Groningen," and so forth.

On FaceBook I identify numerous of their common elements as ads, though they're not. I hate their damn "Trends" box, with stuff about Paris Hilton and Mr. Amazing. I'd like to be able to identify elements like boxes and lists or just text period containing "Paris Hilton" or "Farmville 2" so I never see it. Kind ,of like a dynamic blocker, which might check with me, say, if the text "Paris Hilton" or "Hello my sweet" (which is code for prostitute looking for business) appearing within some kind of element I having blocked before, so if Paris Hilton sent me a message "Hello my sweet" I'd train AdBlocker to always block those and then if I saw a friend request from Paris Hilton, it would ask me if I'd like all friend requests with her name in it blocked.

Sorry for the long note!

I'm poor and sent $5 and everytime I can, I'm sending another $5 prob'ly to the sum of $50 plus I write about it in my 'blog and in FB. I've described how to use it to screen non-advertisements. It is a wonderful product making life better and helping me find my own excellence by shaping my internet experience.

It is in keeping with my deep community based ethic and philosophy. I will write of it as I develop some academic pieces in the field of Communications Studies-I ignore substrate of comm like tcp/ip and http and concentrate on it's application in free communication, economy, morals, and ethics. Again, your product is one of the best I've encountered on the internet and has potential to become a greater tool.

I would write special filters for metadynamic filtering and sell them as pay-what-you-want-to-pay products that would support and extend your platform-anybody could if you provided a sort of Structured Basic like language with clear obvious operators and syntax-human readable to novitiate programmers. You could have a community of contributors and collaborators, like Google has done with their mixture of open and not-so-open products like Chrome. The more diversity and innovation, the more they make and the more the community makes or contributes.

Big fan here I love your product

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rhana on 22 Jun, 2015 01:57 PM

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    Hi Dee Dee,

    First of all, our sincere apologies for the super late reply! We're mostly volunteers or part-timers here at AdBlock support. We're still digging out from under a ton of backlogged requests, and yours must have fallen to the bottom of our queue.

    Second, thank you for your payment! I've passed your question to the person on our team who can best respond. He's been very swamped, however, so in the meantime, I'll treat this as a feature request. Thanks for the suggestion!

    AdBlock Community Manager

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Rhana on 10 Jul, 2015 07:08 PM

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    Hi Dee Dee,

    Once again, our apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Our code is licensed under the GNU GPLv3. You're welcome to adapt it any way you like, as long you use it in accordance with the license. You can find our code at

    AdBlock Community Manager

  3. Rhana closed this discussion on 10 Jul, 2015 07:09 PM.

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