why I used noscript

why I used noscript


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    mumm ra

    Huh?

    Queensly

    yea, I’d never heard of it before I joined here, now I don’t browse without it.

    outlanderssc

    People who use Explorer have likely never heard of noscript.

    Dreth

    What are you blocking, a poll and a Google counter?

    NoOneInParticular

    No, the long list of servers on the right which are trying to track whoever is browsing the page. You can also block those trackers with Ghostery, another FF plugin.

    Dreth

    Why would this negatively affect you?

    NoOneInParticular

    Do YOU want anyone knowing you visit the Fox News web site?? :O
    😀

    fracked again

    It doesn’t just hit those things, which are minor inconveniences, but can speed your browsing by getting rid of ads and extra crap.

    tiki god

    because they could just as easily include js from a bad site that wants to do bad things to you.

    Dreth

    Like what? Please, give me solid examples and not things I would hear from a paranoid online n00b.

    tiki god

    blockign everything that says “allow X” on it, so all I’m permitting is two of them. what it means is that when you visit a website, most people think that they’re just loading content from that one website. in this example, there’s FOURTEEN other sites that you’re loading shit from. do you trust all of them? should you expect to trust all of them? even here on MCS there’s sometimes up to 10 different sites that try to load. It’s not so bad now that google’s adsense isn’t around, but it’s still a stretch to expect people to just trust… Read more »

    Dreth

    So isn’t the answer for this to have a decent anti virus/firewall (as it should’ve been from the get-go)?

    hvymetal86

    It’s the opposite, the poll and the google counter are the only things they AREN’T blocking, since the option for them on the list is to block them (meaning they aren’t now). The options for the others are to permanently or temporarily unblock them.

    Animus

    NoScript is my friend and has been for a while now.

    Dragyn

    I love No Script. I’ve been using it for years. My fav. add-on.

    hvymetal86

    Yay No-Script! I use it everywhere I use a computer and have forced my parents to use it cause I was tired of fixing their shit needlessly.

    Tiggle Bitties

    thank you tiki i finally understand. fukken installed sir!

    now for a better browsing experience. how’s sitemeter gonna track us now?