No, no, no. Never use any adblock prevention measures. Make your ads unobtrusive, static, and safe. Then, simply ask your users to whitelist your site. Running a script that defeats adblocking will just piss off people.
DFP support might not be a core functionality of NodeBB, but what else we can do?
You can ask people for help in getting the stuff working on this forum. If a real issue is found that can be fixed, we can help resolve that issue. The reason your Github issue was closed is because at the moment, the core devs would rather focus on things like widget system overhauls and the core plugins. I believe julian wants to keep ad functionality out of core and in the plugin space, since displaying ads is a very specific and volatile scope due to the many different and changing networks. That's why adsense is accomplished with a plugin.
I know no forum which has no ads by the way. Except the few product ones like Microsoft or Steam.
Well you must not be looking very hard. There are tons of small forums all around which operate on sponsor money without ads.
It will be annoying and stressful for the developers to identify the issue, but at the same time it should be rewarding as well as they know that such a fix could mean potentially more users and so a bigger reach for the project.
I agree that working advertisements will certainly make NodeBB more attractive, but you have to understand that there are many other things which should be prioritized over that, especially when considering that some ads do work.
Now that we've got that out of the way, answer a few questions, please, so we can help you more easily:
- What script did you use to use?
- What did it used to do?
- What doesn't it do now?
- What errors do you get in your browser or the server log?
- Where did you get the script?
- How can I reproduce this or test it myself?