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Re: Web banner blocker

on Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 02:44:05AM -0400, Jason Boxman (jasonb@edseek.com) wrote:
> On Monday 10 September 2001 02:24 am, Robert Waldner wrote:


> > I use junkbuster, not quit as extensive as webwasher, but Free as in
> >  speech. I just set up junkbuster to listen on :8080 and forward
> >  everything to squid on :8088.
> >
> > http://www.junkbuster.com/
> Yeah, I used to use junkbuster extensively.  But I found that
> everytime I went to a new site, I was nailed with ads and needed to
> add yet-another-entry to the block list.  

You're aware that JB does regexp blocking?  A few well-placed
expressions, largely variations on /ad/, /Ad/, and /advert/, you can do
a lot of damage.  I've a list of 50 patterns which keeps banners to a
minimum.  Deselecting Java/Javascript, and de-animating GIFs, helps a
lot too.

> If a massively comprehensive blocklist was available somewhere (and I
> was using one of those with like 500 entries from somewhere) then
> maybe it wouldn't be that big of an issue.  Last time I used JB it
> lacked any form of JS filtering as well.  I can do that in Konq, but
> that's on a site-by-site basis.

Note too that JB isn't a webwasher, it's a site blocker.  Webwasher
actually rewrites HTML before it gets to your browser.


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