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  # 1592266 13-Jul-2016 22:26
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I had GZ whitelisted in ABP and Ghostery, and was both seeing ads and had the quick reply box.

 

It is still whitelisted in ABP and Ghostery (I have just checked). However, while I am no longer getting the banner at the top of the page asking me to whitelist the site, I have lost the quick reply box and get the message "Please whitelist Geekzone in your adblocker to show the Quick Reply box here" at the bottom of the page.

 

Also, I am also mostly still getting the ads. But also a few boxes that are clearly intended for ads, but which have a lot of code text in them instead. "!doctype html> html> head> /head> body leftMargin "0" topMargin "0" marginwidth "0" marginheight "0"> script> function ){var g this,l function a,b) [....]" being a recent example.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1592312 14-Jul-2016 07:41
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Ok, the quick reply box is a false positive and can quickly remove that.

As for the HTML showing up in the ad spaces I guess you might have have other stuff causing this. Perhaps a hosts file list or something else that is blocking those to load.

Or it could be that ABP or Gloster have problems with whitelists too.




 
 
 
 


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  # 1593307 15-Jul-2016 19:09
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That adblocker thing seems to be back again on every page. Using Chrome. It disappears when I log in which is good, but it really puts you off if you pop over to GZ without being logged in. When it gave a one line message at the bottom of the page, that was fine.





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  # 1593324 15-Jul-2016 19:28
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I'm still seeing the white banner across the bottom of (maybe) 1 in 10 pages as a false positive. Quick reply box is fine (using it now...).


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  # 1593538 16-Jul-2016 14:20
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I use Adblock Plus for iOS on my iPad with www.geekzone.co.nz in my whitelist and I still get the message at the bottom telling me I'm blocking GZ.

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  # 1603512 3-Aug-2016 12:59
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freitasm: There must be something really wrong with this FX build. I have lots of tab open, use an Intel Core M laptop, no ad blocking (for no site at all) and CPU is really not even moving above 10—15%.

 

FX 48.0 released today - don't know if this has any impact?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1606403 8-Aug-2016 15:59
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I'm not using an adblocker at all, I'm on plain vanilla IE11 and I regularly get the prompt that I'm not allowed the quick reply option, and today I'm getting:

 

It looks like you're using an adblocker. Geekzone relies on ads to keep our content and forums free. Please support the Geekzone community by whitelisting us. The forum auto refresh will resume once Geekzone is whitelisted. Thank you!

 

 


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  # 1610110 11-Aug-2016 14:10
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I'm getting quick reply disabled (except in this specific forum) and a message to whitelist Geekzone despite using Edge, which doesn't even support plugins (so no ad blocking, obviously).

 

Another false positive I'm afraid.


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  # 1610164 11-Aug-2016 15:20
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freitasm: Are you in Australia or using a VPN? Not blocking servers at hosts file or using a DNS service that blocks those?

 

I am indeed physically in Australia, and not using a VPN or hosts file.

 

Interestingly it's inconsistent, last time it did display the quick reply box but this time it refused to.

 

 


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  # 1610216 11-Aug-2016 16:59
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Ok, in an incognito window, I reloaded this page three times. First two refreshes, the Quick Reply box displayed. The third time, it did not and informed me I had an ad-blocker.

 

I wonder if it's related to how the browser window locks up for 5-7 seconds while rendering the advertisements, potentially meaning whatever method you use to set that ads are displaying isn't getting to run 100% of the time.

 

 


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  # 1610464 12-Aug-2016 08:58
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Behind a work controlled proxy, which has Mail Marshal configured to block *some advert websites* (I am not sure if the list is maintained, and if it is, who by)

 

However as part of the IT Team, I can add myself into groups to allow access to the internet without being blocked by any of the other rules (including adverts)

 

So when I browse Geekzone I have ton's of adverts all over the show, which I don't mind as I know their purpose. 

 

As I always do, I open multiple tabs - forum subsections and topics I am interested in reading. Most windows allowed me to quick reply, aside from one
Message: It looks like you're using an adblocker. Geekzone relies on ads to keep our content and forums free. Please support the Geekzone community by whitelisting us. The Quick Reply box will appear here when Geekzone is whitelisted. Thank you! To reply to this topic please click Compose Reply.

 

This thread seems to mention an increasing number of false positives, so this might be another one.


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  # 1611059 13-Aug-2016 12:31
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Just got this up again:

 

It looks like you're using an adblocker. Geekzone relies on ads to keep our content and forums free. Please support the Geekzone community by whitelisting us. The Quick Reply box will appear here when Geekzone is whitelisted. Thank you! To reply to this topic please click Compose Reply.

 

On home PC this time, no ad blockers, don't block cookies etc.  Only just come up in the past few days.


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