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Ad Blocker

Postby idoxlr8 » 29 Dec 2013, 19:23

This would probably make a great plugin.
I have tried and failed, maybe someone else could get it to work.
Recently more and more feeds have began to show ads. They all seem to come from the same place:
http://da.feedsportal.com
example feed:
Be sure to disable adblock and you should see the ads.
http://feeds.gawker.com/gawker/full
Even Slashdot is showing ads in the feed now.
I see that the images are being cached. Which tells me that some sort of blocking needs to take place on the feed during the caching process.
Anybody interested in helping figure this out?

These are the ads that Im seeing over and over...
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Re: Ad Blocker

Postby fox » 29 Dec 2013, 20:35

Your browser presumably has an adblock extension which you can use to easily block feedsportal.

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Re: Ad Blocker

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Re: Ad Blocker

Postby fox » 29 Dec 2013, 21:37

I for one am sorry for your desire to hoard ad images on your server.

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Re: Ad Blocker

Postby JustAMacUser » 29 Dec 2013, 22:19

Pretty sure Fox bundles a plugin that filters feeds portal stuff...

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Re: Ad Blocker

Postby fox » 30 Dec 2013, 00:03

Oops. I completely forgot about it.

e: I'm not sure if it will work with cached images though, I never tried.

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Re: Ad Blocker

Postby idoxlr8 » 30 Dec 2013, 00:43

I must be missing something.
The images folder inside the cache folder on my server is very large.
It seems that all images are cached.
It's not my desire to cache images as I have plenty of bandwidth.
It is my desire to not cache or show images from feedsportal.
If there is a plugin with this functionality, please point me to it and I will give it a try.

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Re: Ad Blocker

Postby jamesbond » 30 Dec 2013, 01:07

@idoxlr8: What about using /etc/hosts to point feedsportal.com to 127.0.0.1?

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Re: Ad Blocker

Postby idoxlr8 » 30 Dec 2013, 01:12

@jamesbond... linux box... have them blocked in the .htaccess file... for some reason they still get cached,
great try tho... Thanks

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Re: Ad Blocker

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Re: Ad Blocker

Postby idoxlr8 » 30 Dec 2013, 01:35

awsome. I knew it had to be something simple.
Thanks. I just noticed that some feeds are marked to cache images.
Headed to phpmyadmin...
btw, the af_fsckportal plugin did seem to work.
Thanks to everybody for all your help.

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Re: Ad Blocker

Postby sleeper_service » 30 Dec 2013, 01:53

long live adblockplus!


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