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Offline mitch

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Re: Ripley's new candy cane bar in her sig
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2006, 04:47:57 AM »
hey ripely

when you get a ad you don't like
have you tried to just right click and block it ( in ff)
i know that ads are a part of the net and help support some pages i go to but i do hate the flash and "no scripts" will take care of that and most popups
so i have found for the way i surf that a right click and no scripts will do what i need
there are some ad blocking ad ons for ff that i hear work pretty good, but i tried one and i had most of them already blocked ;-D

one reason to use ff is no active x
and my other theory
the smaller the target the better off you are on the web
so with linux and firefox i am less likely to get hit with a windows or active x or IE/OE or XP flaw attack ;-D
and by using "show HTML" on thunderbird it is pretty hard to get a trouble from a spammer !

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Re: Ripley's new candy cane bar in her sig
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2006, 05:22:20 AM »

Totro  :)

Question:  It would seem by your comment that you can you add just one entry manually, like a url that points to one image, say my candy cane bar, or individual entries, in your hosts file?  I'm only familiar with adding a boat load of entries, like with IE Spyad.


As Mikey has pointed out a few posts above you can't get complete "selectivity" with the HOSTS file. However, you can get some ...

It basically depends how the Domain is cascaded (arranged sequentially).

for example whilst I can't block just one pic I can block your "candy"  by entering:-

127.0.0.1      i71.photobucket.com

[The full address is  ....  i71.photobucket.com/albums/i152/ripley2006/ab303aab-1.gif]

But by selectively culling it, as above, it does not block your other part of your sig which is i74.photobucket.com/albums/i246/moedfoo/Photobucket/rip_bar.gif             (The LandzDown Bit of your sig.)

So it isn't necessary to completely block the URL for Photobucket  for example :)

When I make the first (blue) entry above in my HOSTS file I don't see your "candy" bar, ( but I do still see your "LandzDown sig." - above where the candy bar was.)

So, you can get some degree of selectivity. ...


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Re: Ripley's new candy cane bar in her sig
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2006, 05:32:15 AM »
.... As for the ref to the Hosts file; I've been using a hosts file since 97 and have over 60k items on mine. I don't believe it would be of much use for blocking pics tho. It only blocks entire domains...not urls. Ref; http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm  .....


Mikey   :)

Thanks for pointing that out because, as you noted there are some restrictions as to how you can "tweak" the HOSTS file - I should have made that clearer in my original post.  :D

However, there are some fine tweaks you can do (depending on the depth of the URL concerned) ...  see my last example above to Ripley

But, basically you are correct and that is the beauty of having extra "eyes" on the forum.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Ripley's new candy cane bar in her sig
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2006, 04:31:13 PM »
the beauty of having extra "eyes" on the forum.   :thumbsup:

Absolutely.

10% of what I know about computing comes from reading tech manuals, books, tutorials, etc.
20% of what I know comes from hands on trial and error.
70% of what I know comes from interaction on the boards.

That's a pretty big chunk of it. I'll bet I'm not alone either. :)
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