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'Default Exceptions' To Blocked Ads

  • Also, I understand that Yandex is a Russian Google equivalent and that they developed the Yandex Browser.

    Even though Baidu is Chinese in origin, what is it specifically though? Is it a general search engine or a specific website?

    I still do not understand why North Americans would use a Russian or Chinese website when they are many North American search engines to choose from.

  • Yep! I replied too fast...

    I agree with your opinion:
    Should not add exceptions for any site.

    In the other hand, I've read why as why they are there about FaceBook and Google?
    I've got they in mind, so

    Deals? To avoid they block Opera?

    were thoughts based on assumptions about FB and G.

    :rolleyes:

  • Perhaps there are Russians and Chinese in US? 😕

    Yandex and Baidu has eMail, Storage and many more services, not just Search engines.

  • Is Chinese Baidu a general search engine or a specific website?

  • Why would North Americans use Yandex and Baidu when there are plenty of AMERICAN Search engines/email services?

  • We've replied at the same time so as the above message:

    Yandex and Baidu has eMail, Storage and many more services, not just Search engines.

  • Thanks.

  • I would imagine that only Chinese and Russian users visit www.baidu.com and www.yandex.com so 'why' would Opera include them as exceptions for 'worldwide users' using their browser?

    Maybe because creating different lista for different countries is costly and they can't or don't want afford it.

    Also, having Baidu and Yandex on the list probably makes no difference for me western users, so why create different lists?

  • Baidu since Opera was sold to Chinese consortium.

    I guess it was already on the list when Opera's sold-out was completed.

  • Why would North Americans use Yandex and Baidu when there are plenty of AMERICAN Search engines/email services?

    Maybe, just maybe - maybe not all Opera users are north-american. Maybe even most Opera users are not american - but there is actually only single version of Opera, not different ones for different countries/regions, thereby including some worldwide important sites seems quite reasonable to me.

  • BTW, SD it's for different countries. (If I'm not wrong).

  • default exceptions defeat the objective of blocking ads from all websites.

  • default exceptions defeat the objective of blocking ads from all websites.

    The objective of the ad-blocker is to give a better navigation experience to the users by blocking ads that may impact that experience in a negative way.

    Apparently, ads on those sites don't do that so they can be add as exceptions. And for 99% of the users, those exceptions don't really matter as they won't cause any major impact.

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