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    So it looks like they won't allow content to show when you've an ad blocker on. Bearing in mind my ad blocker is showing over 50 hits per page I don't think I'll be turning it off thank you. The site is a nightmare for ads and I've not been at a client where it's been either blocked or a nightmare to read.

    That said I do like a good peruse from time to time. Anyway around this? Seems like a very bold move by them tbh.
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    Works fine in Brave browser with not a single ad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Anyway around this?
    I use a hosts file (MVPS) that redirects all the known adservers and other dodgy sources to a localhost IP address, so I just get whitespace instead of the adverts. Presumably the website (including Daily Mail) fall back to assuming the adservice is currently unavailable (which it is ) and show the rest of the content.

    I don't bother with adblockers to avoid the hassle of sites blocking adblockers as you've found.

    Additionally I do this inside a VM so I can accept all cookies and clear them down regularly.

    I surf whitelisted sites that require login, such as CUK, outside of the VM.

    Works for me.
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    Not reading the Wail works even better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobosapien View Post
    I use a hosts file (MVPS) that redirects all the known adservers and other dodgy sources to a localhost IP address, so I just get whitespace instead of the adverts. Presumably the website (including Daily Mail) fall back to assuming the adservice is currently unavailable (which it is ) and show the rest of the content.

    I don't bother with adblockers to avoid the hassle of sites blocking adblockers as you've found.

    Additionally I do this inside a VM so I can accept all cookies and clear them down regularly.

    I surf whitelisted sites that require login, such as CUK, outside of the VM.

    Works for me.
    I do similar but at network level using PiHole. You can run it in a container on your laptop if you're out and about.
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    I use uBlock Origin for Chrome and DM seems ok. I mean its still full of tulipe but the expected tulipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    I do similar but at network level using PiHole. You can run it in a container on your laptop if you're out and about.
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