[FM Discuss] adblock plus issue
datakid at gmail.com
Mon May 30 21:35:07 PDT 2011
On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 23:57, adam <adam at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> its working now on booki and fm so we dont get blocked. phew. however we
> need to work out a rule for the filter to ensure that this filter list
> does not block other booki instances.
> if anyone wants to crunch their brain on this feel free to look at the
> filters rules:
> and work out what is going on. the changes fanboy made were :
> but that is not sufficient as it is domain specific
Yah, and this is the problem.
At the moment we can get away with asking for an expemption on *xinha*
but if I'm not mistaken that's a namespace hangover from TikiWiki,
rather than something specific - and since we can't guarantee that
there will never be an ad-robot using the world xinha in it's
namespace, it will have to happen some other way.
The only thing I can think of is vigilance, and understanding that
this may be an issue - programmatically, every time I think "we could
do..." I realise that it's reverse engineerable and a poor substitute.
(eg, replace string xinha with other string, "booki" for instance, and
ask that it's whitelisted. But then an adserver sees that, and does
/s/adserver/booki/ on all it's namespaces and adblock is broke...)
Benford’s law, also called the first-digit law, states that in lists
of numbers from many (but not all) real-life sources of data, the
leading digit is distributed in a specific, non-uniform way. According
to this law, the first digit is 1 almost one third of the time, and
larger digits occur as the leading digit with lower and lower
frequency, to the point where 9 as a first digit occurs less than one
time in twenty. (via @cyberu)
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