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[#] Tue Nov 29 2016 09:55:37 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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A pop-up blocker only disables the creation of new top-level browser windows that were not initiated by a user action. Those "WAIT DON'T LEAVE" boxes are actually JavaScript confirmation dialogs. They're useful for applications in which you might lose your place or lose unsaved data if you exit the page, but the bottom feeders use them as a last-ditch effort to complete a conversion, and it gives the impression of a desperate salesman standing in the doorway trying to keep someone from leaving.

The new technique that I find particularly obnoxious is when a site detects your mouse pointer leaving the viewport and pops up a CSS overlay begging you to subscribe or buy something or take some action other than leaving the site.

[#] Tue Nov 29 2016 10:34:00 EST from zooer

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Tue Nov 29 2016 09:55:37 AM EST from IGnatius T Foobar
The new technique that I find particularly obnoxious is when a site detects your mouse pointer leaving the viewport and pops up a CSS overlay begging you to subscribe or buy something or take some action other than leaving the site.

Yes this is annoying but like everything else once the public gets used to it, they will ignore it.



[#] Thu Dec 08 2016 10:26:26 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Not enough! Until Facebook dies completely, the world is not safe!

[#] Thu Dec 08 2016 16:34:09 EST from the_mgt

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Does your robots file allow crawling of the pkg-citadel room? It is full of links to spammy shit, should probably not influence any ranking on any search engine.



[#] Fri Dec 09 2016 12:21:08 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Ah, good call. I haven't noticed the spam because I have that room set to mark all messages as seen all the time.

But ... since it's a private room, it isn't visible to crawlers. So I think we're ok?

[#] Mon Dec 12 2016 07:15:21 EST from the_mgt

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Sounds plausible. I only stumble into that room accidentally at times. It is fishy in there.

There was a relevant mail about removal from debian testing due to some build failing. About 3 days ago or so.



[#] Mon Dec 12 2016 22:09:22 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Regrettably, I don't have the time to maintain packages, so if it gets removed, it gets removed. I will be disappointed but there's not much I can do about it.

But we WILL blame Facebook.

[#] Thu Dec 15 2016 07:50:41 EST from the_mgt

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Minions fixed the problems, as it seems.



[#] Thu Dec 15 2016 13:07:39 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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And today I got spam from some dude who wants me to invest in his transparent aluminum company.

(Great ... it would be just perfect for the humpback whale tank I want to build in my garage.)

[#] Fri Jan 06 2017 06:14:21 EST from zooer

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Too many businesses are electing not to have a website and just use facebook.



[#] Fri Jan 06 2017 08:06:07 EST from fleeb

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Facebook as a business portal imposes strict limits on what one may do with their web presence.

Which sorta suggests they aren't really doing anything anyway. At least, not anything web-specific.

[#] Fri Jan 06 2017 09:17:51 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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But it's "social" ! (Whatever they think that means)

From a practical point of view, they probably think "well everyone's on Facebook anyway" and while it's a good idea to meet people where they are, it probably benefits Facebook more than it benefits the company establishing a presence there.

Or perhaps many of them are thinking "all the other consumer brands are doing this so we should too." AOL Keywords.

[#] Fri Jan 06 2017 11:31:11 EST from fleeb

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Yes, we are all individuals.

[#] Sat Jan 07 2017 11:15:01 EST from Ladyhawke

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We are The Borg.  Resistance is futile.



[#] Sat Jan 07 2017 18:36:05 EST from zooer

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We are not men, we are DEVO.



[#] Wed Jan 11 2017 09:22:20 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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BEST BAD NEWS *EVER*

"We're not able to play this video if an ad blocker is enabled."

(Seen on CNBC)

That's fine with me! I clicked on the story to *read* it, not to have your auto-playing video raping my speakers. I've said it before: unless your name is YouTube, I do *not* want a video to automatically start playing. If you think your unwanted video is a value add that I can't have unless I turn off my ad blocker ... GOOD!

[#] Wed Jan 11 2017 12:32:21 EST from zooer

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That is good news, now if they would only stop the video from scrolling the page as you scroll down they would be on to something.



[#] Tue Jan 17 2017 13:35:04 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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So let's talk about the second-worst problem on the internet: SPAM. I'm finding it more and more difficult to filter spam. Are the days of being able to run email without paying a commercial spam filtering service coming to an end? SpamAssassin plus a bunch of RBL's and DNSBL's used to be very effective, but lately the volume of spam that slips through is getting unbearable.

What's everyone else doing these days? (No, I will not switch to gmail, so don't suggest that. If you suggest it I will kill myself and my blood will be on your hands.)

[#] Tue Jan 17 2017 14:06:06 EST from zooer

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Have you tried facebook mail?



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