Peace — iOS 9 content blocker by Marco Arment(

6 years ago from Gadzhi Kharkharov, Designer at Webflow

  • Jeff MillerJeff Miller, 6 years ago

    I'm on the fence.

    In addition to ads, it also blocks all external fonts which sucks as a creative who responsibly uses them.

    It also blocks all Deck Network ads which Marco and Gruber both feature on their respective sites and I actually find useful sometimes.

    1 point
    • Ashraf AliAshraf Ali, 6 years ago

      I was initially concerned about this but it doesn't block all external fonts by default. It also doesn't hide comments by default. It does block ads, trackers, and social widgets (though I don't feel too bad for widgets since we have the Share Sheet for that.)

      2 points
      • Jeff MillerJeff Miller, 6 years ago

        Interesting. Thanks for the info! Definitely don't feel bad about social widgets gone.

        0 points
    • John QuealyJohn Quealy, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

      Marco addressed why he chose to block The Deck, the ad network he uses to make money on his own website. But I haven't seen him address the fact that he is also charging for this ad-blocker.

      2 points
      • Geoff RogersGeoff Rogers, 6 years ago

        Why would or should he not charge for this utility?

        3 points
        • John QuealyJohn Quealy, 6 years ago

          Opinions aside on whether or not he should be charging for this, my point was that in his explanation for why he chose to block the ad network that he and some of his friends/colleagues rely on for revenue, he did not acknowledge the fact that he personally could be making a bigger profit for doing so.

          0 points
          • Corin EdwardsCorin Edwards, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

            He spent time and resources to make something. And now he is selling it.

            What more justification does he need to sell something?

            Why would he be obligated to justify if this software is more profitable than his ads? You're looking for a conflict of interest that simply isn't there.

            1 point