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Ohh, uBlock is blocking these links :eek:
Couldn't even view this thread. Well, uBlock for OTLand is now disabled.
 

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Ohh, uBlock is blocking these links :eek:
Couldn't even view this thread. Well, uBlock for OTLand is now disabled.
Also if you want to post server in Advertisement you need to turn off any blockers.
 

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The way AdBlock and similar extensions work is that they look for keywords, such as ad advertisement, this includes classes in html, including content as:
HTML:
<div class="ad">
    text
</div>

As it is only but a tool, it is not perfect and thus it might also block content that the user might want to actually see - including a board named "Advertisement", which the tool understands as undesired content and thus it blocks it's visibility.

A quote from StackOverflow:
So to answer your question - yes! They look at banner size. Yes! they look at css. But they also check to see where the content is being delivered from, so if it's coming from google adsense, they can just classify the content as advertising on that basis.


So this is not really an issue with OtLand, nor is it really an issue that OtLand could fix - simply disable AdBlock on these forums and you're good to go.
 
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The way AdBlock and similar extensions work is that they look for keywords, such as ad advertisement, this includes classes in html, including content as:
HTML:
<div class="ad">
    text
</div>

As it is only but a tool, it is not perfect and thus it might also block content that the user might want to actually see - including a board named "Advertisement", which the tool understands as undesired content and thus it blocks it's visibility.

A quote from StackOverflow:



So this is not really an issue with OtLand, nor is it really an issue that OtLand could fix - simply disable AdBlock on these forums and you're good to go.
Uh.... No. This issue occurred only after latest forum update. If you are visiting link that is on adblock blacklist, you are warned and asked if you want to continue, add link to whitelist or get back. In this case, it's literally breaking HTTP request. If it was related to CSS or JS then all that we could see is broken style or buttons not working, that's it.
 

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I did not say that addons such as AdBlock only work explicitly with CSS and JS, I've pointed out an example for better understanding.


Hence why I've also posted the StackOverflow quote which also clearly points out the Google AdSense request URL being considered as ad source:
But they also check to see where the content is being delivered from, so if it's coming from google adsense, they can just classify the content as advertising on that basis.
 
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Hence why I've also posted the StackOverflow quote which also clearly points out the Google AdSense request URL being considered as ad source:
But there are no ads nor AdSense scripts on this forum and even if there were, this would NOT cause such errors.
 
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