Simple Adblock and AdblockIE (for IE) aren't user-configurable but Adblock Plus for Chrome , and Firefox, has the option to allow non-intrusive advertising to be shown, which is a good idea. The whole idea behind the original adblocker was to encourage/force advertisers to restrain the loudness/annoyance value of their ads and allow the non-annoying static one like Google text-only ads to be shown. The main developer of adblocking (Adblock Plus) was fully aware of the value/necessity of advertising to support sites and eventually modified ABP to allow responsible advertising. His name's Wladimir Palant if you want to check him out anytime. This is from an interview with him that illustrates how he would like ABP to go (2008) and has more or less been implemented;
"As far as development goes, have you done all that can be done or are you still looking at improvements that can be made to the product for future releases?
I haven’t even started. There is very much that can be done. Something that I hope to see happen in the nearest future is a community-driven filter database that will allow classification of filters, and that in turn should allow users to choose which types of filters they want to subscribe to (e.g. graphical ads but not text ads). Something else that is in discussion is a set of rules for “acceptable advertising” and the ways how a “certification” of ad servers according to these rules can work – users would be able to configure Adblock Plus to not block these ads then." http://www.firefoxfacts.com/20.....ir-palant/
Harltron,I getcha. Adblock Plus is the successor of Adblock which is old and websites can get round it's blocking capabilities. If you read the link he mentions this.