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I wanted to print out a question on SO and had to waste some ink on printing the ad. I think that the ads should be hidden by default in the print stylesheet. This is normal practice on many sites.

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I agree. Some people might say that this should only be available for users that have more than 200 rep (AFAIK that's how much you need to have less advertising appear on each page), but I don't think so. –  Maxim Zaslavsky May 2 '10 at 15:42
    
There's a stylesheet for printing? –  Ether May 2 '10 at 16:45
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@Ether, no, but the CSS includes @media print directives. (Don't be fooled by Firebug; it won't show the directives but instead might just show you CSS that is not always active...) –  Arjan May 2 '10 at 17:28
    
And the "Browse other questions tagged ..." section and "add comment" should also be removed. The single question I have printed would probably only be 1 page if all of these were done. –  Stephen Aug 15 '10 at 22:39
    
You might be interested in StackPrinter –  systempuntoout Oct 29 '10 at 21:16
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As a workaround: The Printliminator might help.

(Beware: self-updating bookmarklet. Know who you trust.)

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Hmmm, it seems this did not get a downvote, but a flag? May I ask why? –  Arjan May 2 '10 at 17:37
    
I could see how someone might think this is adspam for a non-free product. –  Pops May 2 '10 at 17:40
    
Ai, non-free? I've always used it as free. Let me check again... Update: nope, still free. Let me add "bookmarklet" then. Oh, I already did. Confused! ;-) –  Arjan May 2 '10 at 17:42
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How could anybody who actually looked at the linked page think this is ad spam? –  Pëkka May 2 '10 at 21:27
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