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19 Mar, 2015 02:27 AM

Hello AdBlock!
I've enjoyed AdBlock for several years now, so thank you for all that you've done.
I wanted to give you a suggestion- a slight pivot from the AdBlock model, that would probably be trivial for you to implement.

Working name: "Stop the Stupid".
Instead of blocking ads, you block the comment section to websites. As everyone knows, the comments area is often a cesspool of the worst of humanity (see: Youtube), and I'd love to (and would pay for) have the ability to shut it off entirely.

And similar to the AdBlock model, you could allow a small list of approved commenters to circumvent the block - similar to the few ads that you allow through.

Please consider it. You'd be doing humanity another great service.



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Neelfyn on 19 Mar, 2015 06:44 PM

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    Hi John,

    Thanks for the suggestion, that's an interesting idea! I'll pass it on to the rest of the team.

    Technically, something like this could probably already be possible if someone made a filter list with the relevant blocking or hiding filters for various comment sections, although disabling that on a specific website would require whitelisting it, or looking for the relevant filter to disable on that website.

    Please however note that unlike other ad-blockers, AdBlock doesn't have a whitelist — all ads are blocked by default!

  2. Neelfyn closed this discussion on 19 Mar, 2015 06:44 PM.

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