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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 26 2020, @07:26AM (15 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 26 2020, @07:26AM (#948788)

    Without javascript, most ads don't appear. I've never seen a video or audio ad on a computer with javascript disabled. The only animated ads I see are gifs, which are getting quite rare.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by barbara hudson on Monday January 27 2020, @02:07AM (8 children)

    by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Monday January 27 2020, @02:07AM (#949109) Journal
    And if you get rid of images, none of those social media servers serving up "share with " icons gets a hit either. As an added bonus, no emojis.
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    • (Score: 3, Funny) by takyon on Monday January 27 2020, @02:49PM (5 children)

      by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Monday January 27 2020, @02:49PM (#949332) Journal

      No emojis, you say? 😂😂😂😂😂

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      • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27 2020, @03:29PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27 2020, @03:29PM (#949353)

        not true

        go ahead and try to remove them from a modern linux distribution. hell I can right click and insert emojis into config files for a text editor, and if I copy and paste actual config code IT GETS FUCKED UP because of the damn emojis!

        even the context menus let you insert emojis into a lot of shit

        i dont fucking care if they are catering to people that cant read in any or every language--if its a font, then let me choose it or delete it and error back to wingings or something everyone agrees was already useless so I know what to start ignoring again instead of having to clean up config files.

        i'd blame someone else but I think this is partially my fault for not killing everyone responsible when emojis as fonts were included in OSes and phones ... and not limited to just icons. encouraging the ignorance of the masses has a good result for the people in power, but i dont want to come out of my ivory tower and be inconvenienced with explaining to them to leave me alone since they couldnt read the sign

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2020, @07:15PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2020, @07:15PM (#959626)

          Maybe you need software that can handle Unicode then.

      • (Score: 2) by barbara hudson on Monday January 27 2020, @05:42PM

        by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Monday January 27 2020, @05:42PM (#949424) Journal
        Doesn't show in links.
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      • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Tuesday January 28 2020, @06:06AM

        by fustakrakich (6150) on Tuesday January 28 2020, @06:06AM (#949930) Journal

        No emojis, you say?

        Yeah just disable unicode :-)

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    • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Thursday February 06 2020, @05:58AM (1 child)

      by fustakrakich (6150) on Thursday February 06 2020, @05:58AM (#954640) Journal

      As an added bonus, no emojis.

      We could just get rid of unicode for that.

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      • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Thursday February 06 2020, @06:22AM

        by fustakrakich (6150) on Thursday February 06 2020, @06:22AM (#954653) Journal

        Shit! Didn't even see my own previous comment!

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  • (Score: 2) by coolgopher on Tuesday January 28 2020, @07:40AM

    by coolgopher (1157) on Tuesday January 28 2020, @07:40AM (#949966)

    And with an about:config entry of "image.animation_mode = none", you don't have to put up with animated gifs either. Assuming you're on a Mozilla-ish browser, of course.

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by bradley13 on Monday February 03 2020, @10:58AM (3 children)

    by bradley13 (3053) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 03 2020, @10:58AM (#953084) Homepage Journal

    I do this: JavaScript disabled by default. There are a lot of websits out there that depends on JS frameworks to deliver content, which means that the sites are ususable without JS.

    What I find equally disturbing are the sites that don't work properly without a user-agent string. That is specifically declared as optional information in the HTTP protocol, but many sites freak if it is not present. Sure, you can lie, but it seems to me that simply omitting it should also be acceptable.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2020, @09:21AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2020, @09:21AM (#959089)

      Lack of user-agent is very common with spam bots. If you have ever administered a website based on standard frameworks (drupal, wordpress) then you know what I am talking about. Consequently, a lot of anti-spam addins block requests that don't have user-agent. I do it on my wordpress website myself, using https://wordpress.org/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/ [wordpress.org] .

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2020, @09:25AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2020, @09:25AM (#959475)

        don't the spam bots just get taught to lie?

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19 2020, @09:50PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19 2020, @09:50PM (#960025)

          Depends on the spam bot. Most of the big ones do or are configured to add one. The problem is the people who use them. They either don't add one, set it to blank, or they send the default. As you may have been able to tell from the quality of spam postings, they aren't always the sharpest tools in the shed.

  • (Score: 2) by Lester on Monday February 24 2020, @08:45AM

    by Lester (6231) on Monday February 24 2020, @08:45AM (#961753) Journal

    Without a browser, most ads don't appear.

    The question is that most sites nowadays need javascript. Probably those scripts add very little to usability. If people didn't accept sites with javascript, except in a few cases, then web designers would stop using them except for seldom cases.

    But I'm afraid that a few nerds disabling scripts will not revert the trend.