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56. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 09:59 Armengar
 
I have been using a combination of squid and diladele to cache and filter ads for years (it is easier to filter the source than each individual PC, plus it means things are generally sped up). I don't see any adverts anywhere (there is a slight lag between new adservers and an updated list but normally only a day or two), the sites are blocked at source and replaced with white picture. I detest being tracked so the tracking servers are also blocked. I do not intend changing this.  
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55. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 09:28 wtf_man
 
yuastnav wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 04:47:
Hmm, didn't know about Random Agent Spoofer. Will check that out.

Personally I use ABP, Cookie monster, RequestPolicy, NoScript, Ghostery, BetterPrivacy and Privacy Badger Firefox, although some of these have the same or a similar function.

I wouldn't run too many of those privacy extensions at once. I get that you want full coverage, but there is a point where the redundancy is so much, that all you are doing is slowing down your browser.

As for Random Agent Spoofer... if you randomize the ip in the headers... make sure you whitelist places you logon to on the whitelist tab... example:

{"url":"domainyouwish.com","options":["xff","via","ifnonematch"]}

That way you will still be able to login, while the rest of the spoofing will still apply.
 
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54. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 09:09 LiTh
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 07:54:
Krowen wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 07:34:
InBlack wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 02:27:
Darks wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 16:18:
Ill give you another good reason why you need and should have an adblocker on your pc while browsing.

Krypto Virus. that is a nasty virus that you do not want on your pc. it will go out an attack all your personal data and any shares you have on your network and do the same.

Good luck recovering any files if you don't have a good back up. and yes, just a random pop up can contain this nasty ass virus encryption.

This also goes in line with making sure you have a good Antivirus program installed.

I havent had any problems so far. I call it responsible surfing. Im really smart about those kinds of things.

You're probably infected right now is the hilarious thing.

That would probably be true if my surfing habbits mirrored your own.

What your failing to realize is that it doesnt matter if you goto only reputable non porn or whatever websites. ESPN had a ad infection a year or two ago, hardforum.com had an ad infection, as well as a ton of other completely legitimate sites. Its the Ad network that gets infected and passes through the cracks and then displays on completely benign websites.

The only safe browsing practice would be to block ads.
 
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53. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 07:54 InBlack
 
Krowen wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 07:34:
InBlack wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 02:27:
Darks wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 16:18:
Ill give you another good reason why you need and should have an adblocker on your pc while browsing.

Krypto Virus. that is a nasty virus that you do not want on your pc. it will go out an attack all your personal data and any shares you have on your network and do the same.

Good luck recovering any files if you don't have a good back up. and yes, just a random pop up can contain this nasty ass virus encryption.

This also goes in line with making sure you have a good Antivirus program installed.

I havent had any problems so far. I call it responsible surfing. Im really smart about those kinds of things.

You're probably infected right now is the hilarious thing.

That would probably be true if my surfing habbits mirrored your own.
 
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52. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 07:34 Megalodon
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 02:27:
Darks wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 16:18:
Ill give you another good reason why you need and should have an adblocker on your pc while browsing.

Krypto Virus. that is a nasty virus that you do not want on your pc. it will go out an attack all your personal data and any shares you have on your network and do the same.

Good luck recovering any files if you don't have a good back up. and yes, just a random pop up can contain this nasty ass virus encryption.

This also goes in line with making sure you have a good Antivirus program installed.

I havent had any problems so far. I call it responsible surfing. Im really smart about those kinds of things.

You're probably infected right now is the hilarious thing.
 
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51. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 06:42 Agrajag
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 17:36:
I hope you ABP users are white-listing Blues. He works 10-12 hours daily on this website, and needs to eat and pay hosting fees. He aggressively monitors the ads for popovers and hijacks insisting on non-intrusive ads only for this site.

As an aside, for all you ABP users out there, are you willing to fork out an annual subscription fee to all the various websites your visit?

For sites I actually care about, yeah I already do... I subscribe to LWN.net and TotalFark (and now BareFark as well), and I susbscribe to various paper mags (Wired, Scientific American, Make, 2600, etc.) which I think counts as supporting their running a web site too... If Blue offered a subscriber option, I'd jump on that in a minute... As it is now, yeah this is one of the very, very, very few sites I whitelist in ABP... I also try to buy Amazon stuff through his links sometimes (as I very often buy lots and lots of stuff from Amazon)...
 
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50. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 04:47 yuastnav
 
wtf_man wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 11:52:
I absolutely despise unwanted marketing research on me without my consent. They all ignore "Do not Track", too.

How is that legal?

Adblock Plus + No Script + Ranom Agent Spoofer (Which not only changes user agent per page, but spoofs a random ip address in the headers), and Ghostery.

Not fullproof, but markerters can fuck off and die as far as I'm concerned, so I will make it as difficult as possible for them to "spy" on me. I also don't use any google services nor social networking sites. So basically, I should be way below the radar compared to the average internet users, as far as datamined marketing is concerned.

The only folks that have info on my habbits are Amazon and Netflix... which I don't mind, since I use Amazon a lot, and targeted ads would apply when I'm on their site.

Hmm, didn't know about Random Agent Spoofer. Will check that out.

Personally I use ABP, Cookie monster, RequestPolicy, NoScript, Ghostery, BetterPrivacy and Privacy Badger Firefox, although some of these have the same or a similar function.
 
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49. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 02:27 InBlack
 
Darks wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 16:18:
Ill give you another good reason why you need and should have an adblocker on your pc while browsing.

Krypto Virus. that is a nasty virus that you do not want on your pc. it will go out an attack all your personal data and any shares you have on your network and do the same.

Good luck recovering any files if you don't have a good back up. and yes, just a random pop up can contain this nasty ass virus encryption.

This also goes in line with making sure you have a good Antivirus program installed.

I havent had any problems so far. I call it responsible surfing. Im really smart about those kinds of things.
 
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48. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 23:39 HorrorScope
 
wtf_man wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 22:55:
It's time for Blue to put up a Pay-Pal donation link, IMO... because unfortunately, turning off all of my security and privacy measures is not an option.

Yeah some of the stuff on the left column is like going back in time. Funny how we're now talking for Blue on how he should get $ from us.
 
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47. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 22:55 wtf_man
 
I've said before that I'd be happy to donate.

From Blues FAQ:

What do you do for a living? How does that work?
You're looking at it, I'm not sure if that makes me a journalist, or a professional webmaster, but it does make me one of the luckiest guys in the world. I have to thank all of you for the support that's made this possible. How that works is advertising (period). The only income for this site is from ad banners aside from what little we take in from selling t-shirts.

I can't even find where to buy T-shirts.

It's time for Blue to put up a Pay-Pal donation link, IMO... because unfortunately, turning off all of my security and privacy measures is not an option.

I'm sure a bunch of us regulars would gladly donate.
 
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46. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 22:29 Quboid
 
I turned ABP off for Bluesnews but Ghostery promptly blocked everything and looking through, there was a lot of trackers and third party stuff so I left most of that blocked. I have enabled the Amazon ads as they don't appear to tie in any extra stuff but it's likely that Blue doesn't get paid for showing those ads; only if we actually buy something.

Patreon plus guilt free ad blocking would be ideal IMHO. I'm sure a few bucks a month would be worth more than my potential ad views.
 
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45. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 22:05 LiTh
 
Saboth wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 21:03:
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 18:07:
As Cutter said, paywall. Works for the Wall Street Journal and a lot of other news sites. I wouldnt be opposed to a 1$ a month fee for Blues, which i'm willing to bet is 10000x more then he'd ever see from the likes of me even if i were to click on the ads (leaving Amazon links out of it)

Eh, I'm not going to pay $1 a month to 50 websites.

Right, and nor should you. My agrument is that for those who want to, then bam no ads. For those who do, ads...
 
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44. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 21:03 Saboth
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 18:07:
As Cutter said, paywall. Works for the Wall Street Journal and a lot of other news sites. I wouldnt be opposed to a 1$ a month fee for Blues, which i'm willing to bet is 10000x more then he'd ever see from the likes of me even if i were to click on the ads (leaving Amazon links out of it)

Eh, I'm not going to pay $1 a month to 50 websites.
 
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43. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 21:02 Saboth
 
The "ad blocking" thing is scaring the pants off of lots of websites, not just gaming sites. Right now, a really low percentage of people have ad blockers, but more are installing them every day. I don't mind looking at 1-2 image ads, but these auto-play videos, 30 second videos, intrusive ads are a no-no, and of course there have been a myriad of security problems with malware injected into ads from 3rd party sites, even on AAA websites that are supposed to know better. Maybe when you advertisers get your shit together and agree on some kind of regulations, security measures, or code of conduct, I'll white list your website.  
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42. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 19:51 jdreyer
 
Julio wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 18:17:
I wouldn't miss the majority of online game journalism - since it's generally unethical and corrupt. The ethical sites just have to use another model to run their business. Innovate or die.

I don't think games journalism is corrupt, but it has become irrelevant to me. I come to Blues, I see the game press release or early access story Blue posts, I read what you guys have to say, I go watch a youtube or two, then I make a decision.
 
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41. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 19:47 jdreyer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 19:35:
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 18:07:
As Cutter said, paywall. Works for the Wall Street Journal and a lot of other news sites. I wouldnt be opposed to a 1$ a month fee for Blues, which i'm willing to bet is 10000x more then he'd ever see from the likes of me even if i were to click on the ads (leaving Amazon links out of it)

Paywall will not work for a site like this, this isn't WSJ. Donations tab (with re-occurring options), adverts, merchandising is about I'll one can do. Perhaps he can make an Indy game?

If you did a recurring you'd have perhaps some special features, but that takes money and programing to do that.

I hope the site is doing ok, I don't ever read much from him on that topic.i

I keep telling him to do a Patreon.
 
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40. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 19:44 LiTh
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 19:35:
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 18:07:
As Cutter said, paywall. Works for the Wall Street Journal and a lot of other news sites. I wouldnt be opposed to a 1$ a month fee for Blues, which i'm willing to bet is 10000x more then he'd ever see from the likes of me even if i were to click on the ads (leaving Amazon links out of it)

Paywall will not work for a site like this, this isn't WSJ. Donations tab (with re-occurring options), adverts, merchandising is about I'll one can do. Perhaps he can make an Indy game?

If you did a recurring you'd have perhaps some special features, but that takes money and programing to do that.

I hope the site is doing ok, I don't ever read much from him on that topic.i

Or perhaps just a Members only site that has a membership fee (something small, lets keep it honest) that is completely devoid of Ads, but the general public gets exactly the same experience as now. I'm sure quite a few people would hop on this. I really dont think this would be hard to do or implement. Maybe for Members they get some stupid badge next to their name on comments. So if you cant pay, no problem, site stays the same. If you can, hey here's no more ads and some Bluesnews supporter badge...
 
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39. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 19:35 HorrorScope
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 18:07:
As Cutter said, paywall. Works for the Wall Street Journal and a lot of other news sites. I wouldnt be opposed to a 1$ a month fee for Blues, which i'm willing to bet is 10000x more then he'd ever see from the likes of me even if i were to click on the ads (leaving Amazon links out of it)

Paywall will not work for a site like this, this isn't WSJ. Donations tab (with re-occurring options), adverts, merchandising is about I'll one can do. Perhaps he can make an Indy game?

If you did a recurring you'd have perhaps some special features, but that takes money and programing to do that.

I hope the site is doing ok, I don't ever read much from him on that topic.i
 
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38. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 18:17 Julio
 
Ad blocking is a must for internet browsing. The advertising industry brought this on themselves, just like super loud annoying commercials on TV when people used to actually have to watch them.

I wouldn't miss the majority of online game journalism - since it's generally unethical and corrupt. The ethical sites just have to use another model to run their business. Innovate or die.
 
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37. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 18:07 LiTh
 
As Cutter said, paywall. Works for the Wall Street Journal and a lot of other news sites. I wouldnt be opposed to a 1$ a month fee for Blues, which i'm willing to bet is 10000x more then he'd ever see from the likes of me even if i were to click on the ads (leaving Amazon links out of it)  
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