IMPORTANT: Whitelist TRS in your adblocker!

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IMPORTANT: Whitelist TRS in your adblocker!

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:24 am

TRS does not run any kind of ads, and never will (you kind folks support us on Patreon more than enough!). However, sometimes adblockers can create false positives based on the extensions we run in the forums software. You can safely disable any adblocking on the site to maintain all functionality.

For instance, currently, Ublock appears to block our media embeds:
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Specifically, what's happening is that one of phpBB's developers uses GitHub to host and serve media embed scripts and HTML for various sites. One of uBlock Origin's default block lists recently decided that any embedded content hosted on github.io (basically, GitHub's public web server that each user can upload stuff to; think GeoCities but for the 21st century) needed to be blocked, which is why this broke all of a sudden.

So yeah, whitelist TRS.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Whitelist TRS in your adblocker!

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:56 pm

I was wondering why twitter embeds were broken :-I Mystery solved! If you're like me and couldn't find the whitelist option, "toggle the blocking of large media elements for this site" does the same thing in regards to fixing this.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Whitelist TRS in your adblocker!

Post by BackgroundPony (?) » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:54 pm

That's dumb. Isn't ublock origin hosted on github? Just whitelisted github.io and now tweets work again. GG, ublock.

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Re: IMPORTANT: Whitelist TRS in your adblocker!

Post by Angel Beat (?) » Sat May 05, 2018 12:10 pm

It still doesn't work for me. :v:
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Re: IMPORTANT: Whitelist TRS in your adblocker!

Post by Factory Factory (?) » Sat May 05, 2018 7:26 pm

It looks like this little bodge of a workaround might not be needed any more, at least from my impromptu "clicking the thing and seeing if things broke, and they didn't" testing.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Whitelist TRS in your adblocker!

Post by Octavia (?) » Tue May 08, 2018 10:14 pm

I have TRS whitelisted, but for some reason the embedded videos and gifs in twitter posts don't work for me anymore.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Whitelist TRS in your adblocker!

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Tue May 08, 2018 10:16 pm

I'm having that issue now too. Any ideas?
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Re: IMPORTANT: Whitelist TRS in your adblocker!

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Tue May 08, 2018 10:42 pm

It works if you click on it three or four times. The console log shows an error that "play() failed because the user didn't interact with the document first. https://goo.gl/xX8pDD"

It seems to be a change in Chrome to prevent autoplay of videos that haven't been clicked on, and it's not seeing the first click. The forums media plugin probably needs an update to fix it.

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Re: IMPORTANT: Whitelist TRS in your adblocker!

Post by Madeline (?) » Tue May 08, 2018 11:54 pm

FYI it's also now happening in Firefox as well as Chrome, despite me whitelisting TRS. The same workaround SlateSlabrock mentioned seems to work, though.

edit: Embedded tweets are suddenly working for me again (10:02 PM my time). Is this partially due to Twitter's API or something?

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Re: IMPORTANT: Whitelist TRS in your adblocker!

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Sat May 12, 2018 3:43 pm

I use Pale Moon and I guess because it's based on an earlier fork of Firefox, it isn't having this issue, so I guess if things get really annoying that's an option :v:
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Re: IMPORTANT: Whitelist TRS in your adblocker!

Post by Madeline (?) » Sun May 13, 2018 11:46 pm

I might go that way if Firefox keeps getting worse :-I

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Re: IMPORTANT: Whitelist TRS in your adblocker!

Post by ToastGhost (?) » Tue May 15, 2018 2:28 am

Gloomy Rube wrote:
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I use Pale Moon
I didn't know this was a Vanguard thread. :ponder:

Also I did it, but only because you asked nicely. :v:
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