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  • From: gp AT
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] has built-in adblock list? Sites breaking?
  • Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:42:03 +0000
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I absolutely think it's wrong of the admin to do that. What's the point of offering servers that are meant as one of their purposes to avoid censorship from the ISP if we, as a service provider, start doing the same kind of censorship?

I hope this server isn't being offered by the automated script on the front page, assuming that's still a thing.

On 2017-09-28 02:40, vv AT wrote:
That's quite a blacklist. Although there's nothing
wrong with the admin doing that, I think it should
be marked as "heavily censured" or something like


On Wed, 27 Sep 2017 22:05:27 -0400 (EDT)
"Daniel Quintiliani" <danq AT> wrote:


I noticed when clicking on the entry for

it says the following:

"Including adblock by";

Shouldn't this qualify for a blacklist flag? This is
worrying as adblockers should be done on the client side
as an incorrectly configured or outdated adblocker list
often break sites (including sites which might tell users to disable a nonexistent adblocker).

Also, seems to have a very large blacklist
of entire domains and subdomains, including those
specific to major Web sites like Bloomberg, The
Telegraph, Fox News, and others, and they all end in ^

See here for a plaintext version of the list:

Shouldn't this qualify for a blacklist flag, or at least
some kind of warning that sites may fail to load properly
or completely when using


-Dan Q

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