29 comments

  • Clay MacTavishClay MacTavish, almost 5 years ago

    Reminds me of this tweet I saw this morning: https://twitter.com/mattbuchanan/status/644403254269448192

    6 points
    • Drew BeckDrew Beck, almost 5 years ago

      The logic here is … absent.

      The problem with ads is not that they are capitalist, that they make somebody money. The problem is that they are annoying and slow down your browser.

      5 points
      • David DarnesDavid Darnes, almost 5 years ago

        I think there is some logic within the comment. Yes, advertising on the web can be extremely detrimental to the browsing experience, however advertising done right doesn't.

        For example, this very web page has one advert, 1. It sits in the top right sidebar and makes almost no difference to the browsing experience.

        The problem isn't adverts themselves, it's the way advertising is presented.

        0 points
    • Geoff YuenGeoff Yuen, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

      Peace uses Ghostery. Ghostery sells it's data to advertising companies...

      1 point
  • Ashraf AliAshraf Ali, over 4 years ago

    Man, the speed of browsing is on a whole new level. I can't lie, it's really brilliant.

    3 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 5 years ago

    block ads? fine. webfonts, comments and social widgets? slippery slope.

    no

    2 points
    • Gareth PriceGareth Price, over 4 years ago

      It's an option, you don't have to use it.

      5 points
    • Derek PunsalanDerek Punsalan, almost 5 years ago

      Options indeed. I actually wish the Ghostery desktop extensions offered the option to hide comments.

      0 points
    • Tony GinesTony Gines, almost 5 years ago

      Those options are not ticked by default.

      0 points
    • Miguel Solorio, over 4 years ago

      FYI - Disabling comments will not allow you to get to the discussions on DN.

      You can obviously add DN to the "unrestricted site".

      0 points
    • Connor Tomas O'BrienConnor Tomas O'Brien, over 4 years ago

      Slippery slope toward what, though? If enough users vote that webfonts or social widgets aren't valuable enough to warrant blowing through their mobile bandwidth, that would probably just suggest that designers out to rethink what they place value on when they design responsively.

      I'm really doubtful that most regular users will ever find out about content-blockers, so you'd rarely end up in a situation where a majority of regular users faced a degraded experience without recognising exactly what they were missing out on.

      (TL;DR: I think everything's going to be ok!)

      4 points
  • Marcus CampbellMarcus Campbell, almost 5 years ago

    I lazily tested it against Purify on a few local news sites and found Peace was allowing banners through. Instant nope.

    1 point
  • Floyd WilliamsonFloyd Williamson, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Very upset about web font blocking. This will even block things like icon fonts. Looks like svg sprites are the future.

    1 point
    • Mike McAlisterMike McAlister, almost 5 years ago

      It looks like that might be external web fonts. So if you hosted your web fonts with your site, you should be fine.

      0 points
      • Luke ClarkLuke Clark, over 4 years ago

        Seems to be any font which is not present on the device. Fonts hosted within the same site are also blocked.

        0 points
    • Rick KhannaRick Khanna, almost 5 years ago

      Check out Purify. You can set an option on whether to block fonts or not. It doesn't block them by default.

      0 points
    • Elliott ReganElliott Regan, almost 5 years ago

      They really should be, anyway. Icon fonts are easy to use, but the icons themselves re usually blurry and display differently across browsers.

      0 points
  • Jeff MillerJeff Miller, almost 5 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, over 4 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
    • John QuealyJohn Quealy, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 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, over 4 years ago

        Why would or should he not charge for this utility?

        3 points
        • John QuealyJohn Quealy, over 4 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, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 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
  • T. F., almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Honestly, I think out there are way better & more customizable content blockers than Peace:

    http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/14/hands-on-with-three-ios-9-content-blockers-1blocker-blockr-and-crystal/

    Don't fall for this one only because it was made by "Marco Arment" or whoever. Just compare and chose the one fitting you best.

    Tip: 1Blocker has a pretty decent "try before you buy" option that lets you chose either to Block Ads or Trackers .. if you want both, only then you need to $.

    0 points
  • Jonathan YapJonathan Yap, almost 5 years ago

    Has anyone tested this against 1Blocker?

    0 points
  • Ryan Le RouxRyan Le Roux, over 4 years ago

    Works really well. Once installed, ads in Safari are no longer visible.

    0 points