Ars Technica Ad Removal

Added by MediumDeviation@userstyles, Created: May 23, 2010, Updated: May 23, 2010
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This removes all traces of advertising from Ars Technica ( This includes the annoying blanks left by more general blockers such as ABP [Adblock Plus]. Ars Technica is a technology site, so its not surprising that they have taken several counter-measures to attempts such as this to block advertising on the site, some of which are outlined below.


There are at least four advertising blocks on Ars. The masthead and small sidebar advertisement, which only shows when the large 100px masthead is in use, the large 90px below navigation and huge 600px sidebar advertisement which only shows when the small masthead is in use. There is also several smaller block advertisements below all normal sidebar elements which usually shows cross-promotional items with other Condé Nest websites.

The counter-measures used include the use of noscript tags to show static advertisements to users with whitelist script blockers (ie. NoScript), randomized, session contr

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