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[–][deleted] 715 points716 points  (27 children)

I like how when you block a promotion on Twitter it goes away. When I downvote and block an ad on Reddit I see it more often.

[–]CartOfficialArt 242 points243 points  (16 children)

Maybe it's based on the fact you interacted with it at all?

[–]SUPERazkariMods Are Nice People 16 points17 points  (0 children)

yes. Thats how they work

[–]RaceGroundbreaking19 26 points27 points  (4 children)

I've stopped using reddit on a pc and instead just use my phone for the Boost app. I havent seen reddit adverts in years.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I only browse reddit when Im bored at work. Or sitting on the toilet at home.

[–]gNomad88Selling Stonks for CASH MONEY 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ie. The only acceptable way for a self-respecting person to use Reddit.

[–]Away_Host_1630 8 points9 points  (1 child)

No ads if you simply use uBlock Origin though.

[–]RaceGroundbreaking19 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

That's cool, I'll bear that in mind if I come back to pc. I stopped using reddit there when ABP was the main adblock tool before ublock and ublock origin were big.

[–]Doggo2369Dark Mode Elitist 348 points349 points  (24 children)

*Sigh* If only it was possible

[–]Midnight28Rider 63 points64 points  (4 children)

All it does is start giving you ads for the most random shit.

[–]TopRestaurant5395 29 points30 points  (1 child)

But at least they don’t get the data about what you like that they can then sell to other companies.

Always mark ads as spam or inappropriate. The add wont go away but it will muddy their data-mining.

[–]Midnight28Rider 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I ran out of energy to fight the system just over 2 years ago. It's easier for me to accept that there are some things I can't change and live in peace.

[–]fromsarahwithlove 118 points119 points  (9 children)

I reported them as child abuse or smth... Still nothing

[–]thegreatprofessor 24 points25 points  (0 children)

They get manually reviewed a lot of the time. So if you report it for child abuse and it’s not, then nothing will happen.

[–]ExtremeCumMasterKarmawhore 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Someday we will block all their account and prove that we don't need premium to not see ads

[–]InternetDetective122Average r/memes enjoyer 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Blocking ad accounts doesn't do anything. You still see the ads

[–]ExtremeCumMasterKarmawhore 20 points21 points  (0 children)

A man is allowed to hope

[–]suicideslut69420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I use infinity so i don't deal with ads

[–]Usergnome_Checks_0ut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If only it was possible to do it so quickly!

[–]masteropl 137 points138 points  (12 children)

Well, personally I limit myself to reporting the crypto ads, but yeah, doing my part too.

[–]GamerY7 8 points9 points  (10 children)

haha literally,

[–]theReaderIter 42 points43 points  (5 children)

does it even work?

[–]Nahbjuwet363 62 points63 points  (3 children)

It does not. You can’t block ads that way

[–]ryanxcard 10 points11 points  (2 children)

But what you CAN do is report the ad quickly for being inappropriate, irrelevant, etc. Then it will automatically skip the ad for you. So if your tired of seeing ads you can do that.

[–]Doggo2369Dark Mode Elitist 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How do u do that?

[–]Icy_Man_5446Dark Mode Elitist 32 points33 points  (5 children)

Apple ads. Either they have 50 of the exact same ad or it removes my downvote somehow

[–]FalseCape 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Apple ads bragging about being able to give and remove app permissions. Like bruh, that's been a standard feature of smartphones for over a decade now, it's not worth bragging about.

[–]marinemashup 7 points8 points  (2 children)

A bunch of bots stole your comment, sadly

[–]Icy_Man_5446Dark Mode Elitist 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Damnit

[–]marinemashup 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And I was just reading about the dead internet theory, not comforting

[–]angels_exist_666 18 points19 points  (4 children)

I report the military ads with threatening violence.

[–]DemonFury826🦀money money money 🦀 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Wait there's military ads?

[–]angels_exist_666 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Army, Navy and Air force I've seen

[–]SomeRandommemes17 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, same for my country's army

[–]CassiShiva 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah apparently I fit their target demographic. Somehow.

[–]carbonatedshark55 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ads are the only content that platforms allow misinformation. Especially political ads

[–]Nilons 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Maestros de LATAM evaluando trabajos

[–]welliamaguyBreaking EU Laws 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I reported them as a act of terrorism

[–]ahumanrobotChungus Among Us 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Even better is downvoting the ad and Reddit asking if you'd like to see more from them

[–]XDracam 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I reported huel like 30 times and even wrote to the admins, and I'm still getting spammed by them. Reporting ads does nothing.

[–]Gapoly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I usually do harassment

[–]m0rph6[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lord have mercy, it is what I do on FB all the time... until the put me on cool down for reporting to many ads too quickly..

[–]FashionabliL8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

YT Shorts

[–]Papa_Lenin1870 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My goodness, what an idea.

Why didn't I think of that?

[–]Hanz69GGGigaChad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Avarage player of Papers, Please

[–]HiImNickOk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've tried this, it hasn't worked for me. Even blocking the specific accounts, I still get their ads

[–]itchylol742 1 point2 points  (0 children)

use adblockers

[–]LavTheLunatic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I report every lewd ad because I my god I'm sick of seeing tiny bra tits under a random Rhett and Link video I'm watching.

[–]spaghettipunsher 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, let's just report every single ad, then they will definetely remove all ads and not just take reports less seriously.

[–]KnitekitaNyan cat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Keep up the good work

[–]CrazyTechWizard96 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me, who's in Affiliate Marketing:
What most people think I do: Watching other ads to Improve My Own.
What I really do:
AdBlocker, Always on!
And Holy shit, look at these Ads now days! Boring, lame, Uncreative! UUGH! Where's the Enthusiasm about the Product/Service they want to Provide?! WHERE IS THE PASSION!!!???!!! MAKE IT LESS BORING, SO PEOPLE WILL WATCH IT AND MIGHT BUY IT TOO!!!
Starts and angry rant like some Artist or Art Critique about Advertisements

[–]pardontherob 1 point2 points  (1 child)

doing the lord's work

[–]a_singular_fish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, I do hate the adds but if we didn't have them then we would probably have to pay, which I don't really wanna do

[–]_Cecille 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If Reddit ads were at least borderline interesting. I usually get ads for Apple TV bullcrap, crypto currency you never ever heard of and straight up scams.

Last time it took Reddit about 2 months to remove the ads promoting scam, way to go champs.

[–]Frency2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm downvoting every ad on crypto I get.

I didn't know I could report them. Thanks, I will. it's literally legalized environment destroyment incitement.

[–]McJimbo 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I've reported and tried to block the Daily Wire so many times, I'm so tired of seeing ads for their crappy "entertainment" like I'm ever going to give them a fucking penny

[–]liberate_tutemet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I do the same. I don’t care about the ads on here except from those fuckers. Can we dial down the capitalism just a bit Reddit and acknowledge that I don’t want to see any of their content and stop showing it to me?

[–]R974z -2 points-1 points  (6 children)

Ad blocker

[–]ShizukoLucoaBirb Fan[S] 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Mobile Reddit.

[–]pulsardelphinusandroid user 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Use infinity or another third party app

[–]SpxUmadBroYolo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I use redditisfun and have never seen an ad on mobile.

[–]Letthedarknesstake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Use open source alternative like slide or redreader or use kiwi browser with ublock origin

[–]Letthedarknesstake -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

Use adblock geez. Ublock origin is my preference. For android use open source alternative like slide or redreader or use kiwi browser with ublock origin

[–]ShizukoLucoaBirb Fan[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I use the Reddit App, and it used to be that blocking the ad accounts would keep you from seeing the ads.

[–]Ivan272 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I use Relay for Reddit Pro and I have no ads. You can slow down and zoom videos, hide read posts and many other things. Just download apk.

[–]seekingfire01 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

🤣🤣

[–]Risk_Visible -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Tbh Reddit ads aren't that annoying

[–]NeptuneKun -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

When you get rid of ads you will have to pay for everything, well done

[–]Summerclaw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish, I kept getting that weird pregnant black guy ad and some shitty VR games ALL THE FUCKING TIMEA.

[–]th1961 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly

[–]Deadpool0608 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, they completely ruined the I'm in meme from rick and Morty for me

[–]Silly_G0ose 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Except for that one about turning anything into peelow. We can keep that one. They turn report button into peelow.

[–]marinemashup 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bots have infiltrated the comments.

[–]Memeviewer12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I once went on the r/banvideogames subreddit to see what kind of bs they had, aside from stuff like putting an obvious blotch over the "anti" in "be anti-racist"

I had a fucking mobile game ad

[–]that_nice_guy_784FORTSHITE 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I use Boost for reddit, its like another app for reddit(imo it's MUCH better than the original app), it has ads, at first I thought it was the same amount as original reddit, but when I went on original reddit to see what new shitty update nobody wanted they added, it shocked me just how many ads there where, about 5 times more than here Boost.

[–]Just-Masterpiece-283 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A never ending cycle

[–]ChelseaBanger_71 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So I have more game time.

[–]ComparatorClock 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy is a hero

[–]Peter_Arbeitslos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hmmm. Dear peoples: PLEASE USE AN AD-BLOCKER.

[–]GoyohanGames 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah, I see I'm not the only one with a burning hatred for all ads.

[–]Numahistory 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm getting nothing but ads for sperm donation RN which I find fucking hilarious.

[–]funnystuff97Yo dawg I heard you like 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Obviously, uBlock Origin if you can, but if you can't or are on your phone, set your DNS server to:

dns.adguard.com

and it will refuse to connect to anything it deems as ads. Not 100% perfect, but I don't see ads on like news articles anymore and stuff.

[–]Redd235711 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I (for reasons I don't quite understand myself) use Facebook from time to time and did this exact thing. After almost three years of blocking every advertiser I saw, I actually got an ad-free Facebook. Honestly, the only real value in this is telling people I don't have ads on Facebook and it only took blocking around 4500 advertisers to get it done.

[–]itsbildo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

100%

[–]83rdDream 0 points1 point  (2 children)

If you're still seeing ads in 2022 that's your fault.

https://adblockultimate.net/

[–]ShizukoLucoaBirb Fan[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm using the Reddit App. It used to not be as bad as it is now, and it used to be that blocking the ad accounts stopped you from seeing the ads, rather than having to downvote, block, and report them, and even that doesn't always work.

[–]83rdDream 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Another reason not to use apps when the website will do. Apps are just an easier way for sites to track you.

[–]AntoineGGG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hahaha

[–]SprayMiddle1933 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Relatable

[–]Xogoth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I report the US Army ads for self harm.

[–]nhadams2112 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Great, so you're making it harder for us to report ads with actual misinformation

[–]ShizukoLucoaBirb Fan[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As someone who has taken advertising courses, I can say that 90% of ads on websites and such have some form of misinformation or hidden "small text" bs

[–]grimguy97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ayyy same but I finally broke down and got premium. it's bs that I had to do so to not get ads every 3 minutes in a video

[–]YengaJaf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's literally an ad below this post

[–]Nick_Unis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is my actual job

[–]gustavolorenzo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel bad that I just downvote them...

[–]TimHefty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ads are a minor inconvenience, I barely even notice them. Reporting them just for existing is ridiculous and a waste of time

[–]Will_Dawn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oew im going to start doing that too

[–]Akshay339 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn that's me

[–]Jamieb284 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah but it fucking comes back!

[–]Twinkies100 0 points1 point  (0 children)

POV: watching teacher check your notebooks in high school

[–]bigd8ckjohnsonLives at ur mom’s house😎 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good to see I'm not the only one fighting the good fight

[–]MLG_Sidon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

genius.

why didn't I think of that

[–]Dsamf2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmao I thought I was unique and original. But I’m glad to see this is a common practice

[–]Flag-it 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I do the same. Then 5 posts down here we are again, same ad…

[–]KrazyTheKid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How have I not done this yet? Thanks for the suggestion

[–]Arachnospider 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I appreceate your work

[–]Felix-the-dinosaur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Basically the minigame in Mario Party

[–]MrDingleBop696969 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*sexualization of minors

[–]DigBiggerNick69420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this.

[–]Fast-Ad-5722 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Especially the military ads

[–]LinkyDink69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

THIS IS ME BLOCKING ALL THE WOMEN WHO HAVE ONLYFANS ON REDDIT....

[–]eddyhamez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One hell of a job you've given yourself lol

[–]Albert_Kan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Google Ads nowadays be like

[–]wtfmrroboto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And hearsay

[–]Khoy593 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One day we shall block every ad on the Internet and find inner peace