"You are seeing this message because ad or script blocking software is interfering with this page"

Anyone else seeing pop up on the main page? I run privacy badger and adblock plus. Has BB gone to the dark side with nag boxes?

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Yes, it just popped up for me as well on the grid and individual posts.

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Yup. It’s the first of these kinds of messages I’ve ever gotten from BB, and the first that ever acknowledged that script blocking, as opposed to ad blocking, is a thing.

I don’t block ads per se, I block 3d party URLs and scripting. I will see every ad and run every script that comes from the 1st party domain.

Turning off scripting is Cory approved - or it was back in 2015.

Sadly, the cure for this pop up is to turn off 1st party scripting from BoingBoing. uMatrix makes that easy to do.

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Well that was a nice site while it lasted.

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Brave browser on my phone doesn’t show it, weirdly. i wonder if it’s the script blocker, not the ad blocker triggering it.
(ETA: nope. It’s ABP)

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It’s still a nice site, IMO. Pop-up is annoying tho.

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Yep, i just started getting this as of the last hour or so. I fully intend to not change any of my ad/script blocking so whatever is pushing that message can forget it. If anything i need additional script blocking to kill that message.

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Nice sites don’t harass users, as a rule.

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3 clicks with nuke anything enhanced, and it’s gone til the page refreshes. Greasemonkey script maybe?

that is what other users are for …

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The way they say to turn off ABP does not work. I do not have that dialogue in my ABP. Fail.

Even when I had whitelisted boingboing.net on ABP it still nagged. Turns out ghostery and NoScript may have been culprits. Whitelisted everything I could find and after many different attempts (NoScript - I ‘allow this site’ and refresh and then more things have popped up that need me to allow this page all over again) eventually I get through.

But not impressed - don’t mind seeing ads if I must but just allowing anything and everything a site chooses to throw at my machine is not something I like. Firefox performs like a dog as it is, I really don’t want to have to load even more things just to read a post.

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Here’s what I see with uBlock and Ghostery:

Purchase an “ad removal pass”? What the fresh hell kind of dystopian shit is this?

Oh well, there’s always: https://boingboing.net/ascii

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I’m getting a paywall here that tells me to buy some sort of Google ad removal pass or it will deny me content. What’s going on here? I wanted to read about how paywalls suck, not learn firsthand.

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Thanks for the tip. I hadn’t heard of this before but it’s quite slick.

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I completely understand the need for journalism and creative projects to be funded, but I have to say I don’t particularly like the way BoingBoing has decided to do it. For one, no matter how much I love a company or product, as a rule I never unblock ads. This isn’t just an “I don’t want to see ads” issue, or done to improve my own user experience - I also don’t want to be tracked by 3rd party ad networks. I would typically pay to fund things like this, but the ‘Ad block pass’ they’re selling is done through Google Contributor. I don’t have a Google account, and I don’t want to give Google more data about me than I already have to. So unfortunately, it’s lose-lose from my perspective. I hope at least BoingBoing makes more money this way.

In the meantime, if you’re a Firefox user I highly recommend (AdStop Enforcer)[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adstop-enforcer/], which hinders sites from being able to detect your adblocker. Works beautifully in this case.

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That’s the message I get. The “Allow Ads” button tells me how to unblock ads in ABP, which I’m not running.

" Buy an ad removal pass for Boing Boing

Google Contributor is partnering with Boing Boing to provide you pages without ads. It costs just pennies per page."

$0.05 per page. :astonished:

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@orenwolf Can you comment as to if this change is an intended permanent update or if it was a mistake flip of a switch?

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A four pence a page dystopian hell? Or did I misread a decimal point? I must have, surely - maybe it was 0.04 pence, and not £0.04. Now I’ve got rid of it I don’t want to go back to check again. In principle I would not mind taking out a subscription for BB, at a fixed price, but no way in hell am I paying to view per page, whatever the cost per page is!

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Not really an option where I work, but thanks for being polite about it I suppose?

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The change is intended.

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