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I don't really use facebook anymore so couldn't care less; but so happened to log in today to change my password and saw this on my front page.

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[–] [email protected] 11 points 8 months ago (2 children)

Pihole was once a good adblocker, but as more and more websites realize ads being served from an external domain are easily blocked, they too push their ads through their own domain.

Pihole is still good for some pages, but mostly, its useless as an adblocker.

[–] fat_stig 5 points 8 months ago (1 children)

I have 2 piholes on my network, mostly useless they might be but both block over 20% of the traffic, ublock origin and Firefox take care of the rest. Are you sure you set it up correctly?

[–] [email protected] 8 points 8 months ago (1 children)

20% is a far cry from what it used to be, and it also depends on your use case.

I'm spend my time online 60% on lemmy, 30% on YouTube, and 10% elsewhere.

[–] fat_stig 2 points 8 months ago

The internet access on my network is much more varied, 12 clients including work laptops, an HTPC, Unraid server, smart TV, phones, watches, tablets, games console, VR headset. Several of these use VPNs so bypass the piholes, I used to see up to 45% a few years ago, but I see no reason to switch them off just because other systems are taking up the slack. Seriously, I can't remember the last time I saw an ad.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago

It’s definitely not useless, it blocks a ton.

There’s only a few sites, like YouTube it doesn’t help much on.