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Duckways: AdBlock detection popup
Mod Version: 1.0.1, by Jorandh (Coder) Jorandh is offline
Developer Last Online: Apr 2021 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 5.4.x Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 12
Released: 24 Jun 2018 Last Update: 03 Jul 2018 Downloads: 85
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AdBlock detection popup

What is this mod all about?
Adsense might be, next to paid subscriptions, one of the few options to monitize your forum. However, the growing usage of AdBlocker extensions is causing loss for us board owners. This script will blur out your website and show an popup asking to disable the AdBlock script or to whitelist your website to optimize user experience and to support your forum.

You can modify colors and the text shown to users of AdBlock software.

About Duckways
We're a company with a team of developers who have been working a lot on a vBulletin 4 system for two of our customers. The largest one with over 200,000 users and 4 million posts.
This one migrated to vBulletin 5 recently and we've faced quite some issues in vBulletin 5 which we'll fix by writing custom modifications. Some of those, which are worth sharing, will be added here on If you're missing a feature or add-on, please feel free to contact us.

How to install:

- Download the zip file below
- Upload the content of the zip to: core/packages (this will result in a the path /core/packages/duckwaysadblock containing 2 folders and a product.php file).
- Go to settings and save the Duckways: AdBlock detection popup settings (Even when you don't wish to change anything! This is a vBulletin bug where you have to at least save the settings once!)

Version history
  • 1.0.0 - Initial release
  • 1.0.1 - Added option to disable for mobile users

Please use this thread to ask questions or to report bugs.

Special thanks to
sitexw for creating the Javascript ++++AdBlock and sharing it on Github!

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Old 24 Jun 2018, 17:27
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In Omnibus In Omnibus is offline
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Real name: Kris
Works exactly as described. Excellent.
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Old 03 Jul 2018, 14:26
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Jorandh Jorandh is offline
Join Date: Jan 2015
Real name: Joran den Houting
Release 1.0.2: Added option to disable the popup for mobile users
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Old 13 Jul 2018, 11:50 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2017
I would definetely use it if you can choose to only make it a warning and users might still access the site even with a adblock.

The idea would be to ask them politely to disable adblock but not to loose users.
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Old 22 Oct 2018, 09:34
Kwikms Kwikms is offline
Join Date: Jul 2004
Is this mod also available for vb4?
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Old 05 Jan 2019, 02:09
DamasGate DamasGate is offline
Join Date: Aug 2003
Works very nicely and great on v5.4.5.

Is there any version for vb3.8 Even if paid ?

Thank you very much
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Old 03 Apr 2019, 21:09
rm-rf rm-rf is offline
Join Date: May 2008
Installed per above instructions on 5.5.1 and cannot get it to work at all
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Old 21 Sep 2019, 17:59
winky8300 winky8300 is offline
Join Date: May 2008
Is this mod also available for vb4?
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