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  Topic: Ad is blocked with "Remove ads" but not with "
bene

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005   Subject: Ad is blocked with "Remove ads" but not with "
Possible if the ad is put there by a script. If the Adblock filter blocks the script, then the ad won't be there. But if the Adblock Filter hides the script, the HTML generated by the script will st ...
  Topic: Authorizing Company internal sites
bene

Replies: 5
Views: 9804

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005   Subject: Authorizing Company internal sites
In theory, yes. At least, with Adblock Plus.

The tabs are DIVs, I've noticed, called "adblock-somethingorother". Adblock Plus (and sorry for having this quick discussion here) can block DIVs. ...
  Topic: It is time to consider possible consequences of this project
bene

Replies: 81
Views: 97764

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005   Subject: It is time to consider possible consequences of this project
Ack. That physically hurts.

I'd almost forgotten that pain.
  Topic: New Feature Idea: On/Off Switch
bene

Replies: 8
Views: 10131

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005   Subject: New Feature Idea: On/Off Switch
ctrl-shift-b
  Topic: A way around adblock
bene

Replies: 3
Views: 6513

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005   Subject: A way around adblock
Adblock doesn't show background images in the list of blockable items, or in the list of blocked items, but it does block them if the filter matches. The method that you have outlined will definitely ...
  Topic: gmail text ads coming through
bene

Replies: 7
Views: 12132

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005   Subject: gmail text ads coming through
Getting paid [url=http://aasted.org/adblock/viewtopic.php?t=2134#11790]heaps. Actually, every time I get someone to whitelist Google ads, they buy me a new car.

I drove the purple one today.
  Topic: Feature: Submit blocked address to a central list
bene

Replies: 1
Views: 3661

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005   Subject: Feature: Submit blocked address to a central list
In "Preferences" the "Options" menu lets you "Export" or "Import" a list of filters, meaning that you can carry around a USB drive with your latest and greatest Adblock filterset (as well as Firefox i ...
  Topic: gmail text ads coming through
bene

Replies: 7
Views: 12132

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005   Subject: gmail text ads coming through
Man, it so is, too! You don't know how long I spent looking through the various DIVs in the Gmail interface, that's where I first found DIVs with spaces in the names, which required a fix 'cause they ...
  Topic: I pledge allegiance to The Adblock Project...
bene

Replies: 3
Views: 6246

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005   Subject: I pledge allegiance to The Adblock Project...
See, Adblock does promote consumerism.

Time to develop Cashblock and Creditblock. Prevents you from actually spending money by taking it all and putting it in offshore accounts that you can't ac ...
  Topic: gmail text ads coming through
bene

Replies: 7
Views: 12132

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005   Subject: gmail text ads coming through
You can block Google ads in Gmail with Adblock Plus? Man, I'm out of the loop sometimes. Actually, maybe 'cause I've whitlisted mail.google.com...?
  Topic: changing color of statusbar field if anything blocked
bene

Replies: 2
Views: 8687

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005   Subject: changing color of statusbar field if anything blocked
I've always liked this idea too.

Along with possibly showing the number of blocked elements - which would be a minimum, 'cause more often than not, the ad script is blocked, which prevents lots f ...
  Topic: Two Feature Requests
bene

Replies: 1
Views: 3794

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005   Subject: Two Feature Requests
Whitelisting already in Adblock Plus.

What you describe in #2 is called "Check Parent Links" - if you select this, any object that has an HREF that matches a filter would be blocked.
  Topic: Blocking Web Bugs
bene

Replies: 7
Views: 11677

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005   Subject: Blocking Web Bugs
Who uses Adblock to block web bugs? Web bugs are the 1x1 transparent gifs that are called by javascript and used to provide web site statistics to the webmaster.
  Topic: Websites remove functionality of the page for Adblock users
bene

Replies: 25
Views: 29937

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005   Subject: Websites remove functionality of the page for Adblock users
Guest, actions are louder than words. Whitelisting's how to send a big "stuff you" to the sites that actually implement this type of script - and I just have to say that they are few and far between, ...
  Topic: Question about flash-baised buttons + Adblock. Possible bug?
bene

Replies: 6
Views: 7006

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005   Subject: Question about flash-baised buttons + Adblock. Possible bug?
clicks?(2net|adhere|ban\.php|bank\.net|over|sor\.com|tag|thrutraffic|trade|xchange)

Note the ? in the text clicks?. Regex matching this means "zero or one of the preceding character, chara ...
  Topic: Websites remove functionality of the page for Adblock users
bene

Replies: 25
Views: 29937

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005   Subject: Websites remove functionality of the page for Adblock users
I must be "D" then. :)

I'm just happy to be helping. And learning.
  Topic: Websites remove functionality of the page for Adblock users
bene

Replies: 25
Views: 29937

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005   Subject: Websites remove functionality of the page for Adblock users
I have to again restate my point, which is effectively in agreement with G. Small sites that advertise get paid per click. Companies that pay for advertising pay per impression. Between these two g ...
  Topic: How do you undo a filter?
bene

Replies: 2
Views: 4751

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005   Subject: How do you undo a filter?
ctrl-shift-p, and then you can select and delete the offending filter. You'll have to refresh after the filter is removed.

Or you can hit ctrl-shift-b each time you want to see their page. But th ...
  Topic: Blocking "ads" but allowing "downloads"?
bene

Replies: 19
Views: 36154

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005   Subject: Blocking "ads" but allowing "downloads"?
Hey Parish, you should register!

You've put lots of work into what you've been doing, which is something I'm always not so keen on doing.

What you start off by saying is that you're intere ...
  Topic: Idea: Adblock CSS Tables
bene

Replies: 2
Views: 4415

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005   Subject: Idea: Adblock CSS Tables
By "CSS Tables" do you mean "HTML Tables" or "DIVs"?

[url=http://bene.sitesled.com/adblock.htm]Adblock Plus can block DIVs.

Blocking Tables has been discussed [url=http://p2.forumforfree.com/e ...
  Topic: Having block remote block list
bene

Replies: 1
Views: 4411

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005   Subject: Having block remote block list
[url=http://bene.sitesled.com/adblock.htm]Adblock Plus is halfway there - you can configure it to automatically synchronize with a remote location. You'd have to manually save and upload tho.

En ...
  Topic: Ads By Google
bene

Replies: 10
Views: 13867

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005   Subject: Ads By Google
Default payment for google ads is per-click, not per-impression, so choosing to hide ads instead of not downloading them at all doesn't help the site that you're visiting.

It's only high traffic ...
  Topic: how can I make it block all?
bene

Replies: 1
Views: 4718

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005   Subject: how can I make it block all?
Adblock does not block pop-ups.

Adblock may end up blocking scripts that are loaded externally that trigger pop-ups, but the main pop-up blocker in Firefox is Firefox itself.

If you are ...
  Topic: dafont.com
bene

Replies: 5
Views: 12680

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005   Subject: dafont.com
The dafont.com behavior has definitely changed. In testing from a few machines, dafont.com/ads/banner.php?mkinit=..... seemed to be the key file that needed to be downloaded in order to trigger a ser ...
  Topic: Filterset.G still updating?
bene

Replies: 23
Views: 26477

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005   Subject: Filterset.G still updating?
Definitely was not Adblock Plus. As site maintainer for Adblock plus, even way back, I've been trying to keep G's filterset used according to his wishes:

May 21 2005
Synchronization

There are ...
  Topic: Gmail + New Window
bene

Replies: 6
Views: 6814

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005   Subject: Gmail + New Window
Ah, true.

You are the coolest.
  Topic: Gmail + New Window
bene

Replies: 6
Views: 6814

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005   Subject: Gmail + New Window
I've been using Adblock and Gmail for ages. Every once in a while, one of the dynamically generated IDs would contain a string that matched my filters - something with "ad" in the middle of odd chara ...
  Topic: Link does not work
bene

Replies: 6
Views: 8602

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005   Subject: Link does not work
Use:

http://developer-test.mozilla.org/en/docs/Core_JavaScript_1.5_Reference:Objects:RegExp

(as per Adblock Plus help)

Or, my favourite:

http://marvin.ibest.uidaho.edu/~heckendo/CS310/rege ...
  Topic: New version?
bene

Replies: 3
Views: 8277

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005   Subject: New version?
Dude!

Adblock does heaps!

Adblock Plus does more!

Filterset.G does, as well!

All of these are free!!!

What new features do you want?

And who are you - why don't you log in and s ...
  Topic: dafont.com is blocking Firefox+Adblock users
bene

Replies: 5
Views: 13409

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005   Subject: dafont.com is blocking Firefox+Adblock users
http://dafont.com/ads/banner.php?mkinit=1120710903

At least in my session.

Obviously caught by my filters, but make the request to the URL and then you can download the fonts you want.

If t ...
  Topic: Nasty bug if there is a space after "http://" in t
bene

Replies: 3
Views: 5239

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005   Subject: Nasty bug if there is a space after "http://" in t
First, spaces aren't allowed in URLs, so you shouldn't be adding them!

Second, spaces are used as filter seperators when the filters are stored in prefs.js, so if you do input something with a spac ...
  Topic: It is time to consider possible consequences of this project
bene

Replies: 81
Views: 97764

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005   Subject: It is time to consider possible consequences of this project
You're usually paid a few cents at most, maybe less, for each click.

Click through rates (the number of times an ad is clicked on per time it is displayed) sit at 0.5% or lower, more often than n ...
  Topic: How do you load filter lists? "Import filters..."
bene

Replies: 4
Views: 8046

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005   Subject: How do you load filter lists? "Import filters..."
Gosseyn,

I built my filterlist from the ground up, putting in each filter by hand, which forced me to have some very efficient filters - it's not worth typing in (or even cutting and pasting) te ...
  Topic: Adblock Messes Up My Site (Iframe)
bene

Replies: 17
Views: 20221

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005   Subject: Adblock Messes Up My Site (Iframe)
Alemo - what version of Adblock are you using?
  Topic: Adblock Messes Up My Site (Iframe)
bene

Replies: 17
Views: 20221

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005   Subject: Adblock Messes Up My Site (Iframe)
By messed up I did mean that the display with Adblock enabled (even with no content blocked) is not the same as the display with Adblock disabled, IE, that the design is changed (or "messed up") by Ad ...
  Topic: Adblock filters for download
bene

Replies: 7
Views: 12072

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005   Subject: Adblock filters for download
In Australian content, I have to filter:

au.yimg.com/adv
au.adserver.yahoo.com

For Canadian content, I the US filter us.yimg.com/a/ blocks some, but some is serverd from:

adfarm.mediaplex. ...
  Topic: Adblock Messes Up My Site (Iframe)
bene

Replies: 17
Views: 20221

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005   Subject: Adblock Messes Up My Site (Iframe)
Cannot reproduce problem on Funkstars site, but alemao_ff's site is really messed, even with nothing being blocked. Pretty strange.
  Topic: Add settings to filter import
bene

Replies: 2
Views: 5101

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005   Subject: Add settings to filter import
I don't quite understand your stream of conciousnous - is the suggestion that Adblock include a default list of locations that filters are available?
  Topic: is it possible to provide some statistics imformation to
bene

Replies: 1
Views: 3801

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005   Subject: is it possible to provide some statistics imformation to
I think it's a pretty cool idea, too. But not as an always-on - would slow down by using resources.
  Topic: Download ads but don't show them?
bene

Replies: 5
Views: 6817

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005   Subject: Download ads but don't show them?
Adblock Plus dev is looking towards collapsing elements even when they are downloaded ("hide ads" option in Adblock).

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=266291&postdays=0&posto ...
  Topic: Blocking "ads" but allowing "downloads"?
bene

Replies: 19
Views: 36154

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005   Subject: Blocking "ads" but allowing "downloads"?
/(?!downloads)/(m)?ads([0-9])?\..+\.(com|net|org|ca|co\.uk|cz)/
/ starts the regex.
(?!downloads) says "look for not the text 'dow ...
  Topic: AdBlock: HTTP Distributed Auto-imported Lists
bene

Replies: 1
Views: 3494

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005   Subject: AdBlock: HTTP Distributed Auto-imported Lists
[url=http://bene.sitesled.com]Adblock Plus supports synchronization from a remote file on startup, over local or HTTP. No "post" at this point.

At least if by "Adblock definitions" you mean filt ...
  Topic: Bug
bene

Replies: 1
Views: 3656

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005   Subject: Bug
That's craziness! It's the applet that generates the menus conflicting with the Obj-Tabs - you can keep Adblock enabled but disable (uncheck) Obj-Tabs in the settings and it displays without the flas ...
  Topic: why isn't this filter working
bene

Replies: 6
Views: 9307

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005   Subject: why isn't this filter working
Because "\w" matches a "word character", not a "word". And "?" matches "0 or 1". So your filter would work if "click" were only 1 character long, but not when it's many long.

You'll want to upda ...
  Topic: It is time to consider possible consequences of this project
bene

Replies: 81
Views: 97764

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005   Subject: It is time to consider possible consequences of this project
Maybe the whole business model is broken. The internet has not been a stable business environment. Ever. I think everyone can agree on this. It has always been in flux. It's just that we get used ...
  Topic: Easier way to enable ad/ads
bene

Replies: 4
Views: 6620

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005   Subject: Easier way to enable ad/ads
Like the "Allow Images - From Originating Site Only" option in Firefox? I agree, this would be cool. But as with the existing option, you'll run into false positives with "img.mysite.com" serving im ...
  Topic: Alowed list
bene

Replies: 1
Views: 4016

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2005   Subject: Alowed list
Currently whitelisting and site whitelising are available in [url=http://bene.sitesled.com/adblock.htm]AdBlock Plus. Sorry that the page is Fiesta style, it is functional though.

Default functio ...
  Topic: Should Filterset.G allow text ads?
bene

Replies: 214
Views: 571411

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2005   Subject: Should Filterset.G allow text ads?
Easy solution now with [url=http://bene.sitesled.com/adblock.htm]AdBlock Plus. No changes needed from Filterset.G, if you want to allow google text ads, whitelist google ads with @@googlesyndication. ...
  Topic: It is time to consider possible consequences of this project
bene

Replies: 81
Views: 97764

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2005   Subject: It is time to consider possible consequences of this project
I've been playing with web sites recreationally since the mid 90s. Haven't really done anything serious - the AdBlock Plus [url=http://bene.sitesled.com/adblock.htm]Homepage is my most successful pag ...
  Topic: Feature Request: Subscribe to Filter
bene

Replies: 69
Views: 91384

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2005   Subject: Feature Request: Subscribe to Filter
Let's say you've last updated your Filterset.G on Tuesday the 26th of Mapril. It's now the 14th of Jylune, and you've got a few minutes to spare to update your filterset.

You've configured every ...
  Topic: Install Adblock as global extension
bene

Replies: 2
Views: 5021

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005   Subject: Install Adblock as global extension
Ooo... Cool option.

Adblock filters are stored in prefs.js, which is a user file. Is there a global one of these?

Adblock.jar is usually stored in the individual profile, is there a global ...
  Topic: blocking only mean (animated) pictures
bene

Replies: 3
Views: 5636

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005   Subject: blocking only mean (animated) pictures
Problem is GIFs don't really identify themselves as animated or not, at least not 'til they're animating themselves. Adblock'd have to look at the file as it was coming down... Pretty complex, there ...
  Topic: feature request: smaller button
bene

Replies: 1
Views: 4116

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005   Subject: feature request: smaller button
Take a look at [url=http://bene.sitesled.com/adblock.htm]AdBlock Plus. Icons have been implemented, and you can modify them in the adblock.jar file - they're adblock0.png through adblock3.png.

E ...
  Topic: Question about ReExp
bene

Replies: 11
Views: 16400

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005   Subject: Question about ReExp
My fave, tho:

http://marvin.ibest.uidaho.edu/~heckendo/CS310/regex.html
  Topic: Suggestion for new feature: automatic filter update
bene

Replies: 17
Views: 19118

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005   Subject: Suggestion for new feature: automatic filter update
itr - the problem is that the sync code (at least the when I looked at it) tries to synchronize whenever Firefox starts. That means that if everyone opens their browser on average twice a day, every ...
  Topic: Feature Request: Subscribe to Filter
bene

Replies: 69
Views: 91384

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005   Subject: Feature Request: Subscribe to Filter
The changelog lists what's new. If you're using Filterset.G to complement a set of filters of your own, then you'll want to verify your filters vs. the new Filterset.G filters so that you don't end u ...
  Topic: Easier way to enable ad/ads
bene

Replies: 4
Views: 6620

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005   Subject: Easier way to enable ad/ads
ctr-shift-b then F5 disables Adblock and reloads the site so that you can see all the ads. I like my keyboard, tho, mostly 'cause most of the mice I've had the chance to use have been crap.

The ...
  Topic: Adblock blocked counter
bene

Replies: 1
Views: 4736

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005   Subject: Adblock blocked counter
Thing is, when Adblock is configured to block ads (not just hide them), it doesn't even request them from the server, so neither it nor Firefox has any idea of how big the files are.

Also, if Adb ...
  Topic: ** UNINSTALL "Autoupdater" IMMEDIATELY **
bene

Replies: 42
Views: 53918

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005   Subject: ** UNINSTALL "Autoupdater" IMMEDIATELY **
Did the author include an extension update URL in the extension? IE, could a "broken" version of the extension be created, posted as a newer version, thereby affecting most of the people who have it ...
  Topic: Hide Ads / Remove Ads - what's the difference ?
bene

Replies: 2
Views: 4278

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005   Subject: Hide Ads / Remove Ads - what's the difference ?
Hide Ads downloads but doesn't display, Remove Ads doesn't even download. Hide Ads maintains the page structure, 'cause the placeholders are still there, but often times Remove Ads not only saves ban ...
  Topic: The documentation still says "Firebird."
bene

Replies: 1
Views: 3868

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005   Subject: The documentation still says "Firebird."
The documentation still places wildcards at front and back of text strings, even though Adblock does substring matches.
  Topic: Automatically move mouse pointer to the default OK button
bene

Replies: 1
Views: 3852

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005   Subject: Automatically move mouse pointer to the default OK button
Man! Must be what you're used to, 'cause this happened to me on a machine that I hadn't been on before, and it freaked me out heaps. Personally, I feel that I'm the only one that should be moving my ...
  Topic: Feature Request: Show number of blocked items in status bar
bene

Replies: 5
Views: 6427

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005   Subject: Feature Request: Show number of blocked items in status bar
It wouldn't necessarily be accurate. For example, if your Adblock filters block a script that would load 5 ad images, then the script doesn't run, and the browser (and Adblock) never even think about ...
  Topic: Question
bene

Replies: 2
Views: 4121

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005   Subject: Question
Export list to text file,
Delete the offending entries from the text file - they'll be one big block all toghether unless you're automatically sorting,
Import the modified text file, overwriting. ...
  Topic: Question about ReExp
bene

Replies: 11
Views: 16400

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005   Subject: Question about ReExp
You're right. I did a quick test with the filter:/[.]/
And I forgot about the "." that appears in every URL. A test filter of:/[.]{2,}/
doesn't block a URL unless it has ...
  Topic: on/off button.
bene

Replies: 2
Views: 4478

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005   Subject: on/off button.
Right-click menu (including "view blockable", "add filter", "disable") for Adblock at the bottom right implemented by Altuhov Dmitriy and included in the unofficial [url=http://bene.sitesled.com/adblo ...
  Topic: Question about ReExp
bene

Replies: 11
Views: 16400

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005   Subject: Question about ReExp
Ahoy!/[\W_](728|588|468|234|120)[x_.](600?|90)[\W_]/ doesn't actually change anything. Remember to escape metacharacters:/[\W_](728|588|468|234|120 ...
  Topic: Block the image from <table background="..." a
bene

Replies: 4
Views: 5767

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu May 26, 2005   Subject: Block the image from <table background="..." a
Paul, cool looking filters. I honestly don't use Yahoo! even 1/10th as much as I used to before I got gmail. Anyways, a few questions:

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/nws/th/twc_logo2_ ...
  Topic: Image-Replacer
bene

Replies: 4
Views: 18535

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu May 26, 2005   Subject: Image-Replacer
I use Adblock to reduce clutter on the pages that I visit, and more often than not the removal of the blocked content frees up screen space and results in the good content being displayed better.
...
  Topic: option to block movies (read post vefore votting)
bene

Replies: 1
Views: 4350

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu May 26, 2005   Subject: option to block movies (read post vefore votting)
if your are like me and you watch alot of movies on the internet you should have the option to block a movie after it starts to play or block movies from specific site. or to allow all movies with out ...
  Topic: Adblock Plus with *whitelisting* is finally HERE!
bene

Replies: 54
Views: 73106

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu May 26, 2005   Subject: Adblock Plus with *whitelisting* is finally HERE!
Thumbs up also to a whole heap of other people, now listed at:

http://bene.sitesled.com/contrib.htm

I'll be keeping that updated!

/bene.
  Topic: Whitelist filter for solve problem with yahoo mail being no.
bene

Replies: 12
Views: 15967

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu May 26, 2005   Subject: Whitelist filter for solve problem with yahoo mail being no.
I keep revisiting this thread and saying to myself "When will it die?!?" But good points, nonetheless. I agree that a well crafted filterlist is better than a "brute force" approach. I do feel, how ...
  Topic: Patch: Blocking DIV sections
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue May 24, 2005   Subject: Patch: Blocking DIV sections
Are you blocking with just "DIV(sidebar)" or are you using longer, like "http://forums.mozillazine.org/#DIV(sidebar)"? Subpages have "http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=38&sid=f8dcb2b9 ...
  Topic: How are you filtering?
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue May 24, 2005   Subject: How are you filtering?
And G worries sometimes that people don't recognize him - I'd say that this is idolization! Sticklers like me don't use other peoples filtersets 'cause the challenge is to build something that suits ...
  Topic: Patch: Blocking DIV sections
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue May 24, 2005   Subject: Patch: Blocking DIV sections
I've run into some <div> elements that have spaces in the names. When you view blockable elements and add through the OK button, they are added as two seperate filters like:

http://gmail ...
  Topic: Whitelist filter for solve problem with yahoo mail being no.
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon May 23, 2005   Subject: Whitelist filter for solve problem with yahoo mail being no.
Whitelist discussion:

[url=http://aasted.org/adblock/viewtopic.php?t=1824]here
[url=http://aasted.org/adblock/viewtopic.php?t=1966]here

Thanks!
  Topic: How are you filtering?
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed May 18, 2005   Subject: How are you filtering?
Don't know how many people will contribute to this, but I was looking through my filterset and noticed a good number of pattern-specific as opposed to text-specific regexs. I was wondering what other ...
  Topic: Filtering Ads on RuneScape
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon May 16, 2005   Subject: Filtering Ads on RuneScape
The problem that I've seen with most adblocking rules and Runescape is that they end up blocking the side frames, and that this prevents the content frame from loading.

I use the Ghastly Whitelis ...
  Topic: Feature Request: Import/Export Blocklist
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun May 15, 2005   Subject: Feature Request: Import/Export Blocklist
Sync from web or file is a feature in the Ghastly Hack - recovered and made friendly by mcm_ham. This is available here:

http://www.sitesled.com/members/bene/install.htm

Enjoy!

/bene.
  Topic: Adblock Plus with *whitelisting* is finally HERE!
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri May 13, 2005   Subject: Adblock Plus with *whitelisting* is finally HERE!
I really hope that this hack does little to increase pressure on the core dev team. Getting involved in this, my hope was to decrease the pressure on them, while allowing users to access some new fea ...
  Topic: home site is almost unreadable
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue May 10, 2005   Subject: home site is almost unreadable
The homepage for Adblock for me has become this forum. Lots more news, useful tips and tricks, and so forth. But I do remember going through the definitely odd homepage when I first found Adblock. ...
  Topic: Regexp syntax
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue May 10, 2005   Subject: Regexp syntax
Looks pretty simple, provided that the site images are all in the root directory and the adverts are all in subdirectories:

/img\.web\.de\/[\w]+\/.+/

This says all "img.web.de/(at least ...
  Topic: "Load default filters from web" killed?
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun May 08, 2005   Subject: "Load default filters from web" killed?
This is a tough choice - I can't decide either way. Personally, a "sync from web" option isn't for me. For the masses? I don't know. If there's a central, easily accesible list of filters, it's so ...
  Topic: Are specific filters generally safer or better?
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat May 07, 2005   Subject: Are specific filters generally safer or better?
The "\W" filter matches a non-word, non-alphanumeric character - it's equivalent to:

[^a-zA-Z0-9]

It's there to avoid matching on things like "safeaffiliatecash" or "notaffiliatecash" - it requi ...
  Topic: Ghastly Whitelist Hack
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat May 07, 2005   Subject: Ghastly Whitelist Hack
Guest - Once you've downloaded it, open your Firefox Extensions window and drag and drop the .xpi file onto that window. It's a bit odd, but y'know. Alternatively, you can visit:

http://www.sites ...
  Topic: Why isn't everyone here compiling the ultimate filter list?
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu May 05, 2005   Subject: Why isn't everyone here compiling the ultimate filter list?
Hey Paul,

To whitelist once the Ghastly Whitelist Hack is installed, all you do is create a filter that starts with "@@". For example, in order to ensure that the Gmail iframes weren't caught by ...
  Topic: Why isn't everyone here compiling the ultimate filter list?
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed May 04, 2005   Subject: Why isn't everyone here compiling the ultimate filter list?
Zach and Paul, I can't agree with you more. And as a major proponent of the Ghastly Whitelist Hack, that counts for something!

When it comes down to it, I've only got 3 white filters. One is fo ...
  Topic: Two options that need to be added to AB... :)
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed May 04, 2005   Subject: Two options that need to be added to AB... :)
The right-click menu is also included in the Ghastly Whitelist Hack, so that when you right-click the icon at the bottom left, the option to disable/enable is available.

This is also do-able with ...
  Topic: BugZilla? AdBlock packaging suggestion.
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed May 04, 2005   Subject: BugZilla? AdBlock packaging suggestion.
mcm_ham, I've taken some of your suggestions into consideration when bundling OneStop's Ghastly Whitelist Hack. Specifically, removing the .js install files as they are no longer used and putting in ...
  Topic: block all except ...
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed May 04, 2005   Subject: block all except ...
No longer have to be particularly brave to try the Ghastly Whitelist Hack. It's quite friendly now!

http://www.sitesled.com/members/bene/help.htm

Yay!
  Topic: Commision Junction / QKSRV.NET and the Crazy URLs
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon May 02, 2005   Subject: Commision Junction / QKSRV.NET and the Crazy URLs
G, as usual, your input and research is impeccable in both timing and clarity.

AmirG, your enthusiasm is much appreciated!

My personal philosophy for blocking is to be as generic as possible ...
  Topic: Commision Junction / QKSRV.NET and the Crazy URLs
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005   Subject: Commision Junction / QKSRV.NET and the Crazy URLs
I've come across a couple adverts that look like this:

http://www.lduhtrp.net/os83y7B-53PRRYRZZUPRQTWWSQW
http://www.ftjcfx.com/56102bosgmk577E7FFA5769CDBC6
(there are more random domains)

The ...
  Topic: Ghastly Whitelist Hack
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Replies: 65
Views: 90208

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005   Subject: Ghastly Whitelist Hack
Can you believe? I didn't log in. That's a first!
  Topic: Adblock challenged?
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005   Subject: Adblock challenged?
I have the same behaviour. Possibly this script?:
<script>
PORTAL = "eurosport";
PRELOAD = 'Off';
DATA = 'data-eurosport2.zip';
AD = './' + (GAME == 'Chess' ? 'chess'  ...
  Topic: Multiple XP user accounts using identical adblock filters
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005   Subject: Multiple XP user accounts using identical adblock filters
Quick hack for this, if you've got a bit of experience messing around with Windows. You can pull your config into her XP profile on login using the "RUN" registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\M ...
  Topic: Runescape home page won't display unless Adblock disabled
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005   Subject: Runescape home page won't display unless Adblock disabled
Absolutely. It doesn't actually crash Firefox with Adblock enabled, and I've actually managed to get the page to display and remove all ads, thanks to the Ghastly Whitelist hack:

@@/\.runescape\.c ...
  Topic: Whitelisting certain ads
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005   Subject: Whitelisting certain ads
suicideguy - you may be interested in checking out this ghastly hack. It enables whitelisting, which will allow you to allow ads from certain servers. Note that the hack won't disable Adblock when y ...
  Topic: Ghastly Whitelist Hack
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005   Subject: Ghastly Whitelist Hack
Guest, this may be over the top, since it is the recommendation generally made if Adblock is acting up and not working.

http://aasted.org/adblock/viewtopic.php?t=719

As per Zachariah. It's prob ...
  Topic: how to make a wild filter for the "icon" ?
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005   Subject: how to make a wild filter for the "icon" ?
kstahl, you've misread my regex. It will indeed match "_icon_", because it's really just the "_icon" and "icon_" filters with "OR" between them. Exactly the same behavior, squished into one line.
  Topic: how to make a wild filter for the "icon" ?
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PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005   Subject: how to make a wild filter for the "icon" ?
And the simple single-line regex equivalent, if you want to keep it all together:
/(_icon|icon_)/
 
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