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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Chocolate on Sunday January 26 2020, @02:42PM (17 children)

    by Chocolate (8044) on Sunday January 26 2020, @02:42PM (#948851) Journal

    How could this have been left out? It's the modern replacement for NoScript

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by The Mighty Buzzard on Sunday January 26 2020, @06:28PM (6 children)

    Damned skippy, it is. Of course if you're using PaleMoon it's the ηMatrix fork that you want.

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    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Chocolate on Monday January 27 2020, @04:39AM (5 children)

      by Chocolate (8044) on Monday January 27 2020, @04:39AM (#949188) Journal

      Really? I load the original V1 from the github archives. It works well in palemoon.

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      • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday January 27 2020, @04:51AM (4 children)

        Is it still being updated to deal with new annoyances and patch security holes though?

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        • (Score: 2) by Chocolate on Monday January 27 2020, @06:11AM (3 children)

          by Chocolate (8044) on Monday January 27 2020, @06:11AM (#949208) Journal

          The cost of using old software. I mainly have it to block third party cookies and JS which it does well. That said, I also run several other plugins for coverage.

          I've found that I don't truly appreciate what adblocking does until I try to buy online. Tying ad js into the purchase logic may seem like good business, but it's seriously annoying.

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          • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Runaway1956 on Tuesday January 28 2020, @01:56AM (2 children)

            by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 28 2020, @01:56AM (#949738) Homepage Journal

            Tying ad js into the purchase logic may seem like good business, but it's seriously annoying.

            Definitely. Purchases are becoming more difficult because of it. You look at the page, click noscript options, and ask yourself, "Which of this long, long list, is actually necessary to buy this thing?" Usually, it's two or three things, but you have to pick them out of a list of 20 to 50. Sometimes, I change my mind, and close the window. Of course, I find the "contact us" first, and fire off a complaint about all the unnecessary scripting.

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            • (Score: 2) by coolgopher on Tuesday January 28 2020, @07:41AM

              by coolgopher (1157) on Tuesday January 28 2020, @07:41AM (#949968)

              Thank you.

            • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Chocolate on Tuesday January 28 2020, @10:54PM

              by Chocolate (8044) on Tuesday January 28 2020, @10:54PM (#950297) Journal

              I had to use the 'blackbox' function to get a site to work due to how the js was throwing an error on the checkout. With the browser ignoring the ga missing error the checkout worked. I left them feedback saying they have tied their revenue into another unessential site.

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Tuesday January 28 2020, @03:28PM (9 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 28 2020, @03:28PM (#950092) Journal

    When I originally submitted this pole idea to SN editors, I included uMatrix, because that is what I use:

    How do you handle ads?
    * Adblock
    * Adblock Plus
    * uBlock Origin
    * uMatrix
    * hosts file or DNS block
    * look at every ad
    * Other (please specify)

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    • (Score: 2) by Chocolate on Tuesday January 28 2020, @10:44PM (6 children)

      by Chocolate (8044) on Tuesday January 28 2020, @10:44PM (#950288) Journal

      .... I have no words

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      • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Tuesday January 28 2020, @10:46PM (2 children)

        by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 28 2020, @10:46PM (#950292) Journal

        A poll cat has your tongue?

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        • (Score: 2) by Chocolate on Wednesday January 29 2020, @04:11AM (1 child)

          by Chocolate (8044) on Wednesday January 29 2020, @04:11AM (#950461) Journal

          Brain crashed. BSOD. Must restart. Please insert alcohol to continue.

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          • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Friday January 31 2020, @01:38PM

            by Gaaark (41) on Friday January 31 2020, @01:38PM (#951753) Journal

            Better not say that around here: you'll get EVERYTHING BUT alcohol inserted... without lube.

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      • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Friday January 31 2020, @08:23PM (2 children)

        by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 31 2020, @08:23PM (#951941) Journal

        I still do not know why your supply of words appears to be depleted.

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        • (Score: 2) by Chocolate on Sunday February 02 2020, @09:55PM (1 child)

          by Chocolate (8044) on Sunday February 02 2020, @09:55PM (#952875) Journal

          Looks like it is human error this time. It happens. Do we need an actual poll submission function?

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          • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Monday February 03 2020, @03:00PM

            by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 03 2020, @03:00PM (#953137) Journal

            That might be extra neato.

            But development resources are limited.

            Would you need a new db table of poll submissions. And a page to view the submissions. And edit them. And delete them. And send a message to the submitter that their poll idea was accepted or rejected. And maybe a page that each user can see their submitted poll ideas (similar to stories) and see which were accepted / rejected.

            The idea of submitting poll ideas as a story was suggested to me by someone as a comment some weeks back. So I did it. Twice. A long "story" that was really a series of poll ideas that editors could pick from and accept or reject as they saw fit. It was suggested that the editors might be able to distinguish between an actual story and a list of poll suggestions -- and it turns out to be true!

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    • (Score: 2) by Fnord666 on Saturday February 01 2020, @04:17AM (1 child)

      by Fnord666 (652) Subscriber Badge on Saturday February 01 2020, @04:17AM (#952181) Homepage

      When I originally submitted this pole idea to SN editors, I included uMatrix, because that is what I use:

      How do you handle ads?
      * Adblock
      * Adblock Plus
      * uBlock Origin
      * uMatrix
      * hosts file or DNS block
      * look at every ad
      * Other (please specify)

      My apologies. That was completely my fault. You did include uMatrix in your original poll and I dropped it during the line by line "copypasta" that occurs to build the poll. It was absolutely not intentional and on the plus side it has generated some additional discussion! Next poll I will definitely be counting the choices in both the poll and the submission.

      • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Monday February 03 2020, @03:01PM

        by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 03 2020, @03:01PM (#953138) Journal

        Not included in my original submission was NoScript. I had forgotten all about that one.

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