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How do I get over the urge to install an ad blocker when looking at the following image on Stack Overflow?


Is it likely that posting a comment on meta.stackoverflow would cause it to go away? Or spontaneously add support for down voting particular ads?

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    For "Case of the Mondays": meta.stackexchange.com/questions/36079/… For voting on ads: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/24643/…
    – random
    Apr 9, 2010 at 14:58
  • If you notice it, it must be working. From that perspective, I doubt complaining about it will help.
    – tvanfosson
    Apr 9, 2010 at 15:03
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    @tvanfosson: It's not working if you have to fight the urge to install an ad blocker every time it gets in your face!
    – fretje
    Apr 9, 2010 at 15:24
  • @fretje -- it depends on what you mean by "working" -- for ads, that generally means getting noticed. I don't intend to mean that it's good, just that it appears to make you pay attention. From an advertiser's perspective getting such complaints might actually be viewed as a positive thing.
    – tvanfosson
    Apr 9, 2010 at 15:32
  • @tvanfosson: From an advertiser's perspective, yes, from a site owner's perspective, not so much.
    – fretje
    Apr 10, 2010 at 16:36
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    It sounds like you have a case of the Mondays!
    – Ether
    Apr 10, 2010 at 17:38
  • @Ether: Even though I hate the ad, I couldn't help but LOL at your comment. Apr 12, 2010 at 23:31

3 Answers 3


sudo install an ad blocker. Help rid the internet of annoying adverts.


You could add a specific filter to your ad-blocker or page-styling extension that blocks that particular ad. Then, no worries - you can still see other ads on Stack Overflow, and you won't have to look at that ad.


Get 200 rep. No more annoying ads.

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    They still show up in the sidebar.
    – tvanfosson
    Apr 9, 2010 at 15:01
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    Even with extra rep, Ms. Monday will still show up - it's a sidebar ad, which we all get the pleasure of seeing. Apr 9, 2010 at 15:01
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    @tvan But those aren't annoying.
    – jjnguy
    Apr 9, 2010 at 15:02
  • @Jared I never notice side bar ads unless I am looking for them.
    – jjnguy
    Apr 9, 2010 at 15:02
  • I don't notice either of the other adds as well. Buty this one is "Looking at you"!
    – jsbueno
    Jul 9, 2010 at 15:54

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