Block Flash

I have never blocked adverts in my life. I accept that this web malarkey has to be paid for somehow, so I don’t mind websites with adverts on them.

As long as they don’t get in the way of what I’m trying to read!

Adverts are getting more and more annoying, and it’s all down to the web’s worst-ever invention — Flash. Flash is only good for Weebl and Bob. All other Flash is either annoying navigation systems or stupendously annoying adverts.

Increasingly, adverts are obscuring the site’s content, taking a massive dump on an interesting article, then making you fish around for a little X which doesn’t even work when you click it. And they want me to buy their products??

Two particular culprits are Guardian Unlimited and ITV’s F1 website.

Well I’ve decided to block all Flash from now on. There is a wonderful Firefox extension called Flashblock (via Cynical Chatter From The Underworld). Instead of playing Flash movies straight away it displays a little play button so that you can choose if you want to see the Flash file. Hopefully this is the end of annoying Flash adverts.

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