[LINK] Fwd: Re: Unusable Web-Site
cas at taz.net.au
Mon Jul 16 18:48:37 EST 2007
On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 03:45:51PM +1000, Roger Clarke wrote:
> At 15:11 +1000 16/7/07, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>> Other users might not see it as a problem, though. ...
> Is my taxis *really* worse than other people's?
> A sample page from the site in question is here:
i don't see any animations on this page. AdBlockPlus reports that it
is blocking 7 out of 42 items (images, etc) on this page, and NoScript
reports that it is blocking 15 scripts.
> The AFR ads bobbling around on it at present are bad - although not as
> bad as some that were hurtling around there a few days ago.
it was the start of animated gif advertising years ago (mid-90s, i
think) that motivated me to write my squid-redirector based ad-banner
blocker years ago. i still use it today (because i still use the squid
when i'm using iceape or galeon or anything else other than firefox)
i also use firefox with AdBlock Plus and NoScript as my primary browser.
this is a lot easier and a lot less hassle than having to write your own
banner-blocking scripts as i did years ago.
i pretty much don't see web ads. haven't for years.
occasionally one gets through the filters. if it annoys me (i.e. if it's
animated), i add it to my squid-redirector rules and/or add it to the
IMO, it's not worth worrying about - anyone who doesn't want to be
annoyed by web advertising has readily (and freely) available tools to
block them, easily.
navigation. that means i have to grant open access to the site operators
around the site. i generally just leave the site. it's not worth the
ps: since i installed NoScript, i don't have my browser crashing
spyware/click-tracking) embedded in web pages, either.
pps: i use other browsers occasionally when i actually want to run
code. e.g. when i want to see videos or slideshows on The Age website
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>
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