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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003    Post subject: New User Help needed Reply with quote

Hey. Need a section for new users.
As an FYI, I am using firebird 0.7, and the .5 adblock
It comes up after browser restart with a blank screen
you need to put a PROMINENT note on HOW/where to populate the code from.

ALSO: WHEN trying to copy/paste from the message with the list,
I discovered it wasn't working because notepad couldn't cope with this character "

"
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guest:
Our main page explains the basics pretty well.
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The newest features are noted on the Dev. page, and are often discussed in detail here, in the forum.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003    Post subject: More on new user help- w/FB 0.7 Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick response. However
My version of adblock (and there's no Help/about), help opens a new window...
My version came with NO filters at all. (is this standard? perhaps a message when installing, telling users they need to install filters would be a good idea.)

Yes I see the 3 sample filters on the home page, but I had to wander around the forurm for over 20 mins before I came to a mesasge that had a bunch of filters.

Speaking as a former web usability specialist who did "end user" testing/training, I can tell you this isn't user friendly.

TIA
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is annoying advertisement for one could be crucial piece of information to someone else. I don't think Adblock should silently auto-install any default filters. I can't think of even one single filter that would be right for everybody in the whole wide world.

It might be be ok if the installation process could ask the user if he wants to install a set of generic filters to get started more quickly.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guest:
So, I ran your message through my de-dotcom-ifizer, and this is what came out:
"The Help option took me to your website. What The Heck!? I didn't understand what I read. What The Heck!? I'm an expert - I know more than you. What The Heck!?"
To which I reply: you missed something.
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I agree: it would help if users were supplied a generic filter-list.
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This will be considered when filter-autopruning-by-age has landed. Then, the filters you dont use will be automatically removed. Without this, any generic lists would be unnecessary overhead to the string-tests Each Filter imposes.
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