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  Topic: Check Parent Links no longer working?
AmirG

Replies: 2
Views: 2232

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006   Subject: Check Parent Links no longer working?
You're absolutely right - once I removed the whitelist filter I had for wikimedia.org it started working again.
  Topic: Check Parent Links no longer working?
AmirG

Replies: 2
Views: 2232

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006   Subject: Check Parent Links no longer working?
I just decided to move back to Adblock from Adblock Plus and rebuild my filterset from scratch. After about and hour, I encountered what seemed to be a bug:

Even though I have the Check Parent Link ...
  Topic: Intellicast getting to intelligent
AmirG

Replies: 1
Views: 1053

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005   Subject: Intellicast getting to intelligent
A URL would help.
  Topic: WinFixer < Is it possible to block these Popups?
AmirG

Replies: 2
Views: 989

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2005   Subject: WinFixer < Is it possible to block these Popups?
Without the URLs of the offending sites, I doubt there's much we can do to help.
  Topic: menus become hidden due to adblock
AmirG

Replies: 1
Views: 882

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005   Subject: menus become hidden due to adblock
Sure - disable the annoying object tabs. You'll still be able to block Flash objects by using the 'Overlay Flash'. Just go to Tools->Adblock->Preferences->Adblock Options and uncheck 'Obj-Tab ...
  Topic: Blocking Tag Pairs with Specific Attributes
AmirG

Replies: 3
Views: 1394

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005   Subject: Blocking Tag Pairs with Specific Attributes
Heh, if this goes on, by the time Adblock 0.6 comes out, it might be so far behind Adblock Plus...
  Topic: Whitelisting Help
AmirG

Replies: 8
Views: 1823

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005   Subject: Whitelisting Help
[url=http://bene.sitesled.com/adblock.htm]Adblock Plus has whitelist support.
  Topic: Good times, at last!
AmirG

Replies: 7
Views: 2524

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005   Subject: Good times, at last!
What a load of crap. By that logic, the likes of Lynx should be outlawed and their users should be hunted down, since they can't display any graphical ads at all. And what if I just opt not to install ...
  Topic: Yikes! Holy ad evolution!
AmirG

Replies: 5
Views: 3241

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005   Subject: Yikes! Holy ad evolution!
I didn't see any yellow box, with or without Adblock, and I've refreshed that page about eight times.
  Topic: no longer able to filter intellitxt
AmirG

Replies: 8
Views: 2227

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005   Subject: no longer able to filter intellitxt
A URL would've been nice.
  Topic: Exceptions to block list or filters
AmirG

Replies: 1
Views: 1038

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005   Subject: Exceptions to block list or filters
Not in Adblock - Until version 0.6 is released, you need [url=http://bene.sitesled.com/adblock.htm]Adblock Plus for this.
  Topic: new build for adblock?
AmirG

Replies: 3
Views: 2123

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005   Subject: new build for adblock?
Oh yes, I can see how that is going to work:

"New and exciting version of Adblock!

New features: Some ads will pass through your filters no matter what you do!

Get it now!"

I'm sure mill ...
  Topic: How to block an unwanted portion of HTML code?
AmirG

Replies: 3
Views: 1356

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005   Subject: How to block an unwanted portion of HTML code?
Either block it in your userContent.css file, possibly with the help of the [url=http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/more-info/uriid]URIid extension to ensure you only block the table on the desired site, ...
  Topic: Adblock Angelfire
AmirG

Replies: 13
Views: 3333

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005   Subject: Adblock Angelfire
Guess what - it stopped working for me as well. Could it be some changes in 1.0.6? Anyway, I've managed to fix it:

form[name="lycos_search"][action^="http://r.hotbot. ...
  Topic: gmail text ads coming through
AmirG

Replies: 7
Views: 3624

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005   Subject: gmail text ads coming through
Adblock Plus can block divs, right? And gmail's ads are contained in a div with the id "ad", so...
  Topic: Adblock Angelfire
AmirG

Replies: 13
Views: 3333

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005   Subject: Adblock Angelfire
The usercontent.css file is located at:
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\profile\chrome


That's not the right chrome directory. You sould place the file at
%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\P ...
  Topic: gmail text ads coming through
AmirG

Replies: 7
Views: 3624

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005   Subject: gmail text ads coming through
You can't block gmail's ads with Adblock. To do this you need Adblock Plus or your userContent.css file.
  Topic: Adblock Angelfire
AmirG

Replies: 13
Views: 3333

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005   Subject: Adblock Angelfire
Works for me on two different computers.

Where is your userContent.css file located? Do you have anything in it besides the code below? What is the URL of the sites you've tested it on? And lastly ...
  Topic: Where's George? Propper ad blocking?
AmirG

Replies: 3
Views: 1211

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005   Subject: Where's George? Propper ad blocking?
Alternatively, you can use this filter:
/\/burst_(?!rich_media.)/

It will block all of the "/burst_" iframes but the top most one. Blocking that iframe is the cause of the problem you've d ...
  Topic: Blocking Text Based Ads and Sponsored Links ???
AmirG

Replies: 4
Views: 2006

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005   Subject: Blocking Text Based Ads and Sponsored Links ???
Text based ads on download.com? I couldn't find any. Can you provide an exact URL?

As for Google, you can't block that with Adblock. Not the ads on google.com, anyway. Google ads on other pages can ...
  Topic: Blocking Text Based Ads and Sponsored Links ???
AmirG

Replies: 4
Views: 2006

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005   Subject: Blocking Text Based Ads and Sponsored Links ???
Where did you see that ad?

Some text based ads are generated by blockable scripts, others are inside a blockable iframe. For example, you can block Overture's sponsored links ( in http://www.guardi ...
  Topic: Question: Space Where Ad Used to Be?
AmirG

Replies: 9
Views: 2666

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005   Subject: Question: Space Where Ad Used to Be?
My filterset blocked the iframe, but the space remained. But that's not Adblock's fault, as the iframe resides in a td with a defined height. Adblock can't (and has no reason to) remove the td tag, an ...
  Topic: new rules for adsblock
AmirG

Replies: 1
Views: 1109

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005   Subject: new rules for adsblock
If you have the know-how and don't mind spending some time, your best course of action would probably be to build your own filterset. If not, try the famous [url=http://www.pierceive.com/]Filterset.G.
  Topic: Adblock Angelfire
AmirG

Replies: 13
Views: 3333

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005   Subject: Adblock Angelfire
I don't think it can be blocked with Adblock. Perhaps Adblock Plus?

But you can easily block it by adding the following to your userContent.css file:

form[name="lycos_search"] ...
  Topic: Is Adblock more effective than that ?
AmirG

Replies: 17
Views: 3948

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005   Subject: Is Adblock more effective than that ?
userContent.css requires a restart of Firefox for every change;
- doesn't tell you what was blocked and what wasn't;
- doesn't support Regular Expressions;
- doesn't block external scripts.

u ...
  Topic: Blocking Web Bugs
AmirG

Replies: 7
Views: 2439

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005   Subject: Blocking Web Bugs
Why would we like to block those images?
  Topic: Flash Player 8 compatibility
AmirG

Replies: 1
Views: 1710

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005   Subject: Flash Player 8 compatibility
Have you tried to disable the Obj-Tabs?
  Topic: Adblock broken in FireFox 1.0.5 for Windows?
AmirG

Replies: 4
Views: 1574

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005   Subject: Adblock broken in FireFox 1.0.5 for Windows?
Works for me on two different computers, one running XP SP1, the other XP SP2. On both Firefox was upgraded from 1.04 to 1.05 without a hitch.
  Topic: Websites remove functionality of the page for Adblock users
AmirG

Replies: 25
Views: 8941

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005   Subject: Websites remove functionality of the page for Adblock users
No, I have my own filterset.
  Topic: Websites remove functionality of the page for Adblock users
AmirG

Replies: 25
Views: 8941

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005   Subject: Websites remove functionality of the page for Adblock users
I've got no problems at http://subtitles.images.o2.cz/ - the ads are missing, the search is visible and active. One of the ads that was removed is for a dating service and had a 'Search' button on it ...
  Topic: No playing embedded media?
AmirG

Replies: 6
Views: 1967

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005   Subject: No playing embedded media?
Register and you won't have to remember.
  Topic: SO incredibly FRUSTRATED
AmirG

Replies: 7
Views: 2108

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005   Subject: SO incredibly FRUSTRATED
What's the URL of the offending site?
  Topic: What's the latest stable version of Adblock?
AmirG

Replies: 3
Views: 1335

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005   Subject: What's the latest stable version of Adblock?
That's the latest and only officially available build. There are other unofficial builds like Adblock Plus.
  Topic: Adblock filters for download
AmirG

Replies: 7
Views: 3088

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005   Subject: Adblock filters for download
I' ve just checked my mostly-unused Yahoo! mail account and all of the ads were blocked by jusy one filter:

/\/us\.yimg\.com\/a\//

No false positives as far as I cab tell.
  Topic: Add settings to filter import
AmirG

Replies: 2
Views: 1057

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005   Subject: Add settings to filter import
I think the OP meant to say that the exported filterset file should also contain Adblock preferences. Make sense, IMO.
  Topic: Adblock Messes Up My Site (Iframe)
AmirG

Replies: 17
Views: 4248

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005   Subject: Adblock Messes Up My Site (Iframe)
http://rsfraldas.cjb.net works just fine for me with stock Adblock, active and inactive (Firefox 1.0.4, WinXP SP1). My filterset blocks nothing on that site.
  Topic: Blocking "ads" but allowing "downloads"?
AmirG

Replies: 19
Views: 9054

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005   Subject: Blocking "ads" but allowing "downloads"?
how about
/[\W_]ads[\W_]/
  Topic: How to block DHTML layer-ads?
AmirG

Replies: 4
Views: 1528

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005   Subject: How to block DHTML layer-ads?
You should block the script injecting the iframe into the page, not the iframe itself. Can't be done in the demo page, as the script is an integral part of that page, but most of the time, those scrip ...
  Topic: How to block DHTML layer-ads?
AmirG

Replies: 4
Views: 1528

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005   Subject: How to block DHTML layer-ads?
I wouldn't worry about it. This is just a demo - the site that will use it will most likely inport the script from an external file instead of embedding it in the html, so Adblock would be able to blo ...
  Topic: a list of sites that bypass adblock.
AmirG

Replies: 8
Views: 2919

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2005   Subject: a list of sites that bypass adblock.
Huh?
  Topic: My BIG list of adblocked url's.
AmirG

Replies: 9
Views: 2973

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005   Subject: My BIG list of adblocked url's.
I have, sorta. The logo of http://www.tomshardware.com is stored in http://www5.ad.tomshardware.com. That's the only false-positive I can remember seeing from that filter - a very small price for an i ...
  Topic: My BIG list of adblocked url's.
AmirG

Replies: 9
Views: 2973

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005   Subject: My BIG list of adblocked url's.
Have you ever seen such a site?
  Topic: My BIG list of adblocked url's.
AmirG

Replies: 9
Views: 2973

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005   Subject: My BIG list of adblocked url's.
There's still a long way to go.

You've added
*atdmt.com/*
*doubleclick.net/*


but
*.adtmt.com/*
*.doubleclick.net/*

would be better - there's a slight chance that the first version mig ...
  Topic: My BIG list of adblocked url's.
AmirG

Replies: 9
Views: 2973

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005   Subject: My BIG list of adblocked url's.
Impressive work, but mostly inefficient; You don't use enough wildcards. For example, you have many filters blocking specific atdmt.com and doubleclick.net URLs. Both domains serves nothing but ads, s ...
  Topic: how do I disable all flash ads, automatically
AmirG

Replies: 10
Views: 3434

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005   Subject: how do I disable all flash ads, automatically
I think Flashblock would be better. It still allows you to enable a single Flash movie if you want by clicking on it. With Adblock, all Flash movies will be blocked or not, there's no middle ground.
  Topic: Using UserContent.css instead of Adblock
AmirG

Replies: 25
Views: 8657

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005   Subject: Using UserContent.css instead of Adblock
I was not talking about Ad Muncher.
  Topic: Using UserContent.css instead of Adblock
AmirG

Replies: 25
Views: 8657

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005   Subject: Using UserContent.css instead of Adblock
No, you can't. userContent.css doesn't understand regular expressions and it can't block scripts. It can, however, block divs and table. Each is suitable for a different sort of ads.
  Topic: [Question/Suggestion] How to enable/disable Adblock quickly?
AmirG

Replies: 2
Views: 1010

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005   Subject: [Question/Suggestion] How to enable/disable Adblock quickly?
Ctrl-Shift-B.
  Topic: i cant remove that pop up! help pls!
AmirG

Replies: 12
Views: 3693

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005   Subject: i cant remove that pop up! help pls!
I get no popup. Instead, I'm redirected to the homepage of a porn site.
  Topic: Text frame - how to block ?
AmirG

Replies: 3
Views: 1351

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005   Subject: Text frame - how to block ?
No, it can't. Adblock can only block external elements, that is elements with an "href" or "src" attribute. To block a tble you need a different extension, like [url=http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org]Gre ...
  Topic: i cant remove that pop up! help pls!
AmirG

Replies: 12
Views: 3693

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005   Subject: i cant remove that pop up! help pls!
Guess what? It's nothing but SPAM.
  Topic: feature requests
AmirG

Replies: 3
Views: 962

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005   Subject: feature requests
While a white-list is desirable (and there's already a non-official version that does just that), you can solve the problem you're having with those two sites by refining your filterset. Mine, for exa ...
  Topic: Blocking pop-unders from a specific site
AmirG

Replies: 12
Views: 4830

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2005   Subject: Blocking pop-unders from a specific site
http://netbux.org ? Never head of it before. Alas, it requires registration...

The popup is most likely generated by a script. When it pops up next, I suggest you look for unblocked scripts in the ...
  Topic: Blocking pop-unders from a specific site
AmirG

Replies: 12
Views: 4830

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2005   Subject: Blocking pop-unders from a specific site
What's the URL of the site you're reffering to? It's easier when we can see the problem ourselves.
  Topic: sending adblock to freinds
AmirG

Replies: 4
Views: 1350

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005   Subject: sending adblock to freinds
Are you asking about the filterset? Sure you can. Go to Tools->Adblock->Preferences, then Adblock Options->Export filters. This will save your filterset as a text file that you can easily e-m ...
  Topic: Question about ReExp
AmirG

Replies: 11
Views: 3782

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005   Subject: Question about ReExp
It didn't work because "\W" does not include underscore. you can solve it like this:

/\W(728|588|468|234|120).(600?|90)?[\W_]/
  Topic: Link Blocking: How To
AmirG

Replies: 7
Views: 2599

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005   Subject: Link Blocking: How To
Both RIP anf Greasemonkey can do this. RIP doesn't use RegEx and Greasemonkey can do without it as well.

Can't really help you with Greasemonkey, but you can easyly do this with RIP: just create a ...
  Topic: ActiveX Problem
AmirG

Replies: 11
Views: 4396

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005   Subject: ActiveX Problem
My advice is to leave them off, even if they weren't the cause. They're ugly, they cause major problems on several sites and you can do without them - just use "Overlay Flash" instead.
  Topic: Anyone seen this new HARD TO REMOVE one??
AmirG

Replies: 4
Views: 2092

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005   Subject: Anyone seen this new HARD TO REMOVE one??
Where did you see that panel? It's not on Yahoo's homepage or Yahoo news.

Besides, it looks like test. So if it's not been generated by an external Javascript file, there's nothing for Adblock to b ...
  Topic: URL matching question
AmirG

Replies: 1
Views: 896

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005   Subject: URL matching question
Adblock automatically adds wildcards to the beginning and end of every filter that is not a regular expression, so the filter "example.com" is identical to the filter "*example.com*". So ".com" would ...
  Topic: Great New Idea for the Devs
AmirG

Replies: 2
Views: 850

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue May 31, 2005   Subject: Great New Idea for the Devs
Not with Adblock. Try [url=http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org/]Greasemonkey or [url=http://rip.mozdev.org/index.html]RIP.
  Topic: ActiveX Problem
AmirG

Replies: 11
Views: 4396

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue May 31, 2005   Subject: ActiveX Problem
Can't tell, I've never seen this error. Can you give me a specific URL to test?
  Topic: ActiveX Problem
AmirG

Replies: 11
Views: 4396

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon May 30, 2005   Subject: ActiveX Problem
Are you sure it's Adblock-related? Firefox has no built-in support for ActiveX.
  Topic: Indestructable persistent google ad!
AmirG

Replies: 3
Views: 1203

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun May 29, 2005   Subject: Indestructable persistent google ad!
You need [url=http://rip.mozdev.org/index.html]RIP for this. Create a RIP for http://www.google.com/* with the XPath /html/body/table[4] .
  Topic: Don`t close "Blockables" window on New filter/OK
AmirG

Replies: 2
Views: 1035

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat May 28, 2005   Subject: Don`t close "Blockables" window on New filter/OK
Shouldn't it be Ok, Apply or Cancel?
  Topic: Ads that make it past AdBlock in linuxtoday.com
AmirG

Replies: 7
Views: 2772

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu May 26, 2005   Subject: Ads that make it past AdBlock in linuxtoday.com
Oh, that! Well, you can't block that with Adblock - it's mostly text and the URL of the few images in it doesn't contains the string "/RealMedia/ads/" at all.

You can, however, block this sort of u ...
  Topic: Ads that make it past AdBlock in linuxtoday.com
AmirG

Replies: 7
Views: 2772

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu May 26, 2005   Subject: Ads that make it past AdBlock in linuxtoday.com
Any rule that begins and ends with a forward-slash is been treated as a regular expression. */RealMedia/ads/* might be better.
  Topic: strange rule apply, bug ???
AmirG

Replies: 4
Views: 1340

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed May 25, 2005   Subject: strange rule apply, bug ???
No, guest #2 meant that those images are blocked because you've had the "Check Parent Link" option marked. With that option, images enclosed in a link can be blocked by the URL of the link as well as ...
  Topic: Blocking Tag Pairs with Specific Attributes
AmirG

Replies: 3
Views: 1394

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue May 24, 2005   Subject: Blocking Tag Pairs with Specific Attributes
Easily done with [url=http://rip.mozdev.org/]RIP.
  Topic: Just installed. Where does one get filters to import?
AmirG

Replies: 1
Views: 890

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon May 23, 2005   Subject: Just installed. Where does one get filters to import?
In the [url=http://aasted.org/adblock/viewtopic.php?t=284]Advanced Filters sticky at the top of this forum, you'll find two sets of filters. In that thread you'll also find a link to the venerable Fil ...
  Topic: Object under AddBlock-Image
AmirG

Replies: 1
Views: 926

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu May 19, 2005   Subject: Object under AddBlock-Image
If you're reffering to the Object-tabs, you can (and should, IMO) remove them by going to Tools->Adblock->Preferences->Adblock Options->Obj-Tabs. This should solve the problem.
  Topic: How are you filtering?
AmirG

Replies: 6
Views: 2470

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu May 19, 2005   Subject: How are you filtering?
Most of my filters are text-specific, but I have quite a few that blocks known ad servers.
  Topic: option to exclude site
AmirG

Replies: 2
Views: 1197

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue May 17, 2005   Subject: option to exclude site
Just a few topics away: [url=http://aasted.org/adblock/viewtopic.php?t=1966]Ghastly Whitelist Hack.

Edit: Changed the topic URL to a better one IMO.
  Topic: blockable by Adblock?
AmirG

Replies: 5
Views: 1543

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon May 16, 2005   Subject: blockable by Adblock?
Nope, it's been done by a cookie. After visiting the site, I had two cookies from it; when I erased both and reloaded, the ad returned. And yes, you need to block http://6885.forendienst.de/functions. ...
  Topic: Which filter is more efficient?
AmirG

Replies: 10
Views: 4206

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu May 12, 2005   Subject: Which filter is more efficient?
So it doesn't really matter. Thanks again.
  Topic: Which filter is more efficient?
AmirG

Replies: 10
Views: 4206

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed May 11, 2005   Subject: Which filter is more efficient?
Thanks.

Just one more question: does shortening includes concatenating several filters together, eg. combining "/abc/" and "/xyz/" to "/(abc|xyz)/"?
  Topic: Generic "ad" Filters
AmirG

Replies: 4
Views: 2003

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue May 10, 2005   Subject: Generic "ad" Filters
My version is basically your two filters combined, so if your's didn't catch anything, mine shouldn't either.
  Topic: Which filter is more efficient?
AmirG

Replies: 10
Views: 4206

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue May 10, 2005   Subject: Which filter is more efficient?
And that also wasn't what I was asking about, but that thread is quite interesting, so thanks anyway.
  Topic: Generic "ad" Filters
AmirG

Replies: 4
Views: 2003

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue May 10, 2005   Subject: Generic "ad" Filters
From my experience, "ad+zero or one letters" generates a lot of false positives, but "ad+more than one letter" rarely does so.

Therefore I think you should use the following filter:

/[\W]ad(bure ...
  Topic: Improve my filter list ?
AmirG

Replies: 25
Views: 9002

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon May 09, 2005   Subject: Improve my filter list ?
I think you should start using Regular Expressions to condense your filterset. You can find a quick RegEx guide et cetera...)ad" or "add-to-basket". Other redundant filters are "*adsdk.com*" (everythi ...
  Topic: Tracking Down False Positive on "click here" Link
AmirG

Replies: 15
Views: 4746

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon May 09, 2005   Subject: Tracking Down False Positive on "click here" Link
I try not to block on the basis of the two lettered "ad" (or it's three lettered variants like "ads", "adz" etc.) as I found that it produce too many false positives, while longer variants are usually ...
  Topic: Tracking Down False Positive on "click here" Link
AmirG

Replies: 15
Views: 4746

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon May 09, 2005   Subject: Tracking Down False Positive on "click here" Link
Here's your problem:
/(banners?|click|flow|frame|ima?g(es?)?|log|
serv(er|e)?|stream|s|type|view|vert(ising|isements?)?|v|js|
trix|xchange)?/
The segment in bold blocks "elements, while this rule ...
  Topic: Tracking Down False Positive on "click here" Link
AmirG

Replies: 15
Views: 4746

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon May 09, 2005   Subject: Tracking Down False Positive on "click here" Link
That image doesn't appear at all in the "blockable elements" list? That's odd. Could be a bug in Adblock.

I have no problem at both sites. What's your filterset and where's that mysterious image?
  Topic: Regexp syntax
AmirG

Replies: 6
Views: 2150

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon May 09, 2005   Subject: Regexp syntax
Adblock's RegEx are case-insensitive; you'll have to use other criteria.
  Topic: blocks virus ad troian
AmirG

Replies: 2
Views: 921

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon May 09, 2005   Subject: blocks virus ad troian
I suggest a slight modification:
/\.(com|exe)$/

This will match .exe and .com only if they're at the end of the URL. That way won't block sites that (still) use Windows executables to gen ...
  Topic: Which filter is more efficient?
AmirG

Replies: 10
Views: 4206

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun May 08, 2005   Subject: Which filter is more efficient?
Thanks, but that's not what I was asking for. I have my own filterset that is suitable for the sites I visit and is much shorter than filterset G. I want to make my filterset more efficient, not more ...
  Topic: ff 1.03 crash with addbock v0.5 d2 b. 39 while loading site
AmirG

Replies: 1
Views: 1657

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat May 07, 2005   Subject: ff 1.03 crash with addbock v0.5 d2 b. 39 while loading site
Works for me, with the same version of Firefix and Adblock on WinXP sp1. Could it be some other extenion? Another possibility is the object-tabs. If you have it on on the Adblock settings, try turning ...
  Topic: Which filter is more efficient?
AmirG

Replies: 10
Views: 4206

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat May 07, 2005   Subject: Which filter is more efficient?
So I should've been searching for "speed" instead of "efficien*"? Smile

Thanks, but that thread doesn't really answer my questions, it only made me confused.
  Topic: Which filter is more efficient?
AmirG

Replies: 10
Views: 4206

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat May 07, 2005   Subject: Which filter is more efficient?
With my Firefox getting noticeably slower, I thought I'd try to optimize my Adblock filterset. For this I need to know which filters are more efficient.

Would a simple filter, e.g. "http://abc.com/ ...
  Topic: RIP, an Ext similar to Adblock
AmirG

Replies: 3
Views: 2011

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed May 04, 2005   Subject: RIP, an Ext similar to Adblock
Ohh, I like it! On the down side, now I have to learn XPath and I haven't found a really goot tutorial yet. [url=http://www.zvon.org/xxl/XPathTutorial/General/examples.html]this one is nice, but it le ...
  Topic: Commision Junction / QKSRV.NET and the Crazy URLs
AmirG

Replies: 7
Views: 2515

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon May 02, 2005   Subject: Commision Junction / QKSRV.NET and the Crazy URLs
Only six? I stand corrected then.
  Topic: Commision Junction / QKSRV.NET and the Crazy URLs
AmirG

Replies: 7
Views: 2515

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon May 02, 2005   Subject: Commision Junction / QKSRV.NET and the Crazy URLs
Sure, but what's stopping them from registering more domains? A .com/net domain is pretty cheap. Right now, I'm blocking less than 20 advertising domains by name, what will happen when that number rea ...
  Topic: Commision Junction / QKSRV.NET and the Crazy URLs
AmirG

Replies: 7
Views: 2515

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun May 01, 2005   Subject: Commision Junction / QKSRV.NET and the Crazy URLs
I saw it once, I can't remember where; I couldn't think of any way to block those banners, I think your idea might be the way to do it.

We'll just have to use your filter and see whether it poduce ...
  Topic: RFE: Filter based on black & white lists
AmirG

Replies: 5
Views: 1899

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005   Subject: RFE: Filter based on black & white lists
Sorry if I came out as too agressive Smile .
  Topic: Collapse Blocked Elements doesn't work everytime - Why?
AmirG

Replies: 5
Views: 1602

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005   Subject: Collapse Blocked Elements doesn't work everytime - Why?
It can be done! Check it out:
http://img216.echo.cx/img216/7670/aftonbladetse7ox.th.pngdiv[id="shvx"],
div[id="shbanner"]
{
display: none !important; ...
  Topic: Collapse Blocked Elements doesn't work everytime - Why?
AmirG

Replies: 5
Views: 1602

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005   Subject: Collapse Blocked Elements doesn't work everytime - Why?
Yes, I see that. The ad and the space it occupies is been generated by an inline Javascript; Adblock can't block inline scripts. That script is probably the cause. I don't know enough Javascript to tr ...
  Topic: RFE: Filter based on black & white lists
AmirG

Replies: 5
Views: 1899

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005   Subject: RFE: Filter based on black & white lists
No, I'm asking for both white-list and black-list, and on a rule by rule basis. I'm thinking on something that'll work like the User Script Manager in Greasemonkey, where you can define the sites that ...
  Topic: RFE: Filter based on black & white lists
AmirG

Replies: 5
Views: 1899

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005   Subject: RFE: Filter based on black & white lists
[url=http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org/]Greasemonkey's script management UI got me thinking: Why not have a similar UI for Adblock?

For example, I could block "*.swf" only on but http://*abc.com/*, b ...
  Topic: Collapse Blocked Elements doesn't work everytime - Why?
AmirG

Replies: 5
Views: 1602

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005   Subject: Collapse Blocked Elements doesn't work everytime - Why?
I visit warp2search.net about once a day and I have no problem with the blocked items - they're all collapsed.

Can you add a screenshot of the problem?
  Topic: How do you block these ads?
AmirG

Replies: 6
Views: 2353

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005   Subject: How do you block these ads?
I had to removed *banner* because a lot of sites call thier top logo image or sometimes other images that aren't ads banner.jpg.

Since most non-ad banners use the JPEG format and most ad banners do ...
 
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