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   Tulsa  To support my two comments that there are no ads, here is a comment from Kono on 8/8.

Kono  Mysteriously, this morning all the ads that made the mother site so ugly for the past week or two are no longer there.

The ad-deployment technique that evaded blocking looked pretty impervious to me, so as much as I'd love to hear that ABP caught up to them with a new detection/filter technique, I'm inclined to guess that LCom staff (maybe even our dear Lucianne, herself ) decreed a back-out of the ad code to the earlier method (that ABP was capable of handling ).

Even if this is just a one-day reprieve, I'm grateful for the freedom to read news without having to mentally block out the visually-disturbing images every page, at least for the moment...

August 8 at 12:34 EST . Like . Flag

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September 12 at 17:11 EST .

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   Tulsa  The above comment is down the page or perhaps now on the next page.
September 12 at 17:12 EST .

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   Rama41  To clarify my earlier comment, AdBlock and AdBlock Plus are different products developed by different companies.
September 12 at 14:03 EST .

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   Dcbroome  After desperately reading everyone's comments after the unreadable Lucianne site, I stumbled upon something that I had control over on my mac running Safari. Go to "Safari" --> "preferences" --> "privacy" --> choose "always block" under cookies section. Use that setting to view Lucianne. NO ADS!!! I will just change if I need to view a site with cookies.
September 11 at 19:11 EST .

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   Rama41  1. I've had luck lately with Firefox and AdBlock. (Note that AdBlock is different from AdBlock Plus. )
2. I've checked out Brave, but have not yet adopted it. Brave is a product of Brendan Eich, former CEO of Mozilla, who was forced to resign for having donated $1000 to California Proposition 8, opposing same-sex marriage.
September 12 at 10:59 EST .

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   Tulsa  There have been no ads at Lucianne since August 7th or 8th.

I'm on a Dell pc. I'm in Win. 10. I have AdBlockPlus on Edge(Win 10 browser ), on FF and on Brave. I have no ads using any of those browsers since the date stated. None. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

Have you visited Lucianne everyday since August 7/8? There are no ads.

I sincerely hope Ms. Luci doesn't start using ads again, but right now, the site is wonderful and has been since early August.
September 12 at 11:51 EST .

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   Dcbroome  After desperately reading everyone's comments after the unreadable Lucianne site, I stumbled upon something that I had control over on my mac running Safari. Go to "Safari" --> "preferences" --> "privacy" --> choose "always block" under cookies section. Use that setting to view Lucianne. NO ADS!!! I will just change if I need to view a site with cookies.
September 9 at 10:59 EST .

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   Tulsa  There have been no ads at Lucianne since August 7 or 8.

I wrote and thanked her.

No ads using Firefox or Edge (Win. 10 browser ) or Brave...new browser that blocks all ads. www.Brave.com I'm using a pc., but Brave works on a mac too I believe.
September 10 at 23:35 EST .

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   StormCnter  Ok, Chrome users. Do you find you can't view all videos? What have you done to fix this. I've followed all the instructions from Chrome and nothing solves it. It's not a big deal since I can switch to another browser, but it is an ongoing annoyance.
August 14 at 17:08 EST .

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   GO3  I avoid Chrome now and forever more.
August 15 at 07:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  Since I posted my query, I found a solution. There is an IE tab which can be installed to fool Chrome into viewing sites, videos, etc., as if it is IE. Believe it or not, it works.
August 15 at 08:53 EST .

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   Tulsa  Jansgraphix. It occurred to me you are logging into The Connection straightaway and not surfing first. That is why you are getting timed out at The Connection.

I recommend you have Lucianne saved in Favorites and have The Connection saved in favorites. That way you don't log in either unless you plan to comment. That way you are not timed out at The Connection.

You can get to The Connection the first time from Luci. Then save The Connection to favorites. That way you can get straight to the Connection; read walls and log in only if you wish to comment.

Was that at all clear or helpful? lol I do hope so.
August 10 at 11:14 EST .

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   Jansgraphix  Thanks Tulsa. Actually I do have both Luci and The Connection saved to bookmarks. And I generally do surf first on Lucianne before coming here. Not sure if that is what you are referring to. But I don't think I've been automatically logged out more than once or twice over a rather extended period of time. Maybe I'm wrong.

I used to use the Brave browser several months ago on Windows 7. But I am currently relegated to WinXP on my dual boot system, so Bravo won't work here. I have to get a different video card. This one is made for Windows 7 but the fans won't spin. But it works fine on XP except there are no drivers for XP. So I'm hoping to find a card that supports both. I used to multi boot with Win XP, 7, 8.1 and 10. But I have learned to somewhat loathe 8.1 and 10. So, no more. But as soon as I can find another good card that supports WinXP and 7 like they used to do, I will be trying Brave again.
August 10 at 14:15 EST .

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   Tulsa  I'm in Win. 10 and alternate between Edge, FF and Brave.

You are so far ahead of me tech wise it's ridiculous. I know what I know from watching techs set up our pcs and reading on line.

You are in excellent shape. My best to you.
August 10 at 17:09 EST .

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   Jansgraphix  I got to use my Win 7 again. Installed the Brave Browser and used it. I must say it is performing excellently! Much, much better than when it first came out. I luv it. Thanx for the reminder and the heads up.
August 12 at 06:47 EST .

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   Tulsa  Oh Good. I've had several updates and they call for a 'refresh'. It's not a reboot. I'm just removed from the site I'm visiting and then returned.

It is out of beta and is first edition.

Have you noted Lucianne has removed ads for the last 5 days? How wonderful.
August 12 at 10:04 EST .

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   WAN2  I presume the Brave browser works with desktops? As in iMacs?
August 10 at 08:35 EST .

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   Tulsa   https://www.brave.com/ It appears so in the link given the browsers mentioned on the page and the comparisons of speed.

I have FireFox and when I loaded Edge, a green line moved over the FF icon. Then I had to go to documents and dbl click to set up Brave. It's very similar to FF only it has more built in features.

I'm on a desktop on a Dell pc. This is day 3 of no ads at Lucianne, btw.
August 10 at 09:40 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  In regards to the certificate problem: One-my login password is unique to Luci so I don't worry about that. And don't log in any where else that is not secure.
Two- I click on the circled "i", arrow over to More Information, then click on permissions and block all except images for the Connection, and block everything, including 'load images' on the mothership. You will see the icons of items you blocked in the address bar. Works for Drudge too. I continue to use Firefox w/Adblock
August 9 at 13:21 EST .

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   Tulsa  Kewl tip. Done and thankyouverymuch.

The certif problem only shows in FF, not other browsers.
August 10 at 11:33 EST .

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   Tulsa  Two (2 ) days in a row without ads. Write Lucianne and thank her. LucianneG@aol.com
August 9 at 11:56 EST .

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   Kono  In all candor, as pathologically-ad-averse as I am, the persistent inattention to the SSL certificate problem (on this and the mother site ) is a FAR bigger issue.

Now that the support staff has beaten back the prevalent ad blockers, could they show one iota of concern for the insecure authentication here?

http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=919514
August 6 at 11:50 EST .

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   Tulsa  Kono, 2 things. I read about the Brave browser. No ads. It's out of beta. This is their first edition. The set up is much like Firefox only more features are built in. A former Mozilla/Firefox employee (not certain which ) created it. No ads. No tracking. https://www.brave.com/ Several people here already knew about it.


I wrote Luis a long time ago about the certificate. No response. If more people write him or Lucianne, perhaps they will address it. Their emails are on the home page under 'contact'...top of the page in the box.
August 7 at 09:21 EST .

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   Tulsa  I wrote Lucianne and Luis today about the SSL Certificate and the ads. I'll let you know if I hear anything.
August 8 at 11:58 EST .

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   Kono  Mysteriously, this morning all the ads that made the mother site so ugly for the past week or two are no longer there.

The ad-deployment technique that evaded blocking looked pretty impervious to me, so as much as I'd love to hear that ABP caught up to them with a new detection/filter technique, I'm inclined to guess that LCom staff (maybe even our dear Lucianne, herself ) decreed a back-out of the ad code to the earlier method (that ABP was capable of handling ).

Even if this is just a one-day reprieve, I'm grateful for the freedom to read news without having to mentally block out the visually-disturbing images every page, at least for the moment...
August 8 at 12:34 EST .

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   Tulsa  I wrote Luci and Luis 9:50 am EDT. I told her there had been complaints about the SSL Certificate and that I encouraged posters to write her and Luis, not to just post problems to other Ldotters. I told her we all hate the ads, but understand she has to do what she has to do to keep the site open.

The site still is not secure, but I hope and pray they are working on it.

You can download the Brave browser if the ads return. No ads and no tracking. I use it and several others here do.

ABP is being paid to whitelist ads. They do block anything that flashes and blinks. I can't go to Drudge without ABP. It's a nightmare there.

Agree. Even one day without ads is a good thing. They are an assault to the senses and a big distraction. They drive people away.
August 8 at 18:01 EST .

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   GO3  My thoughts from a business case perspective. Response on technical issues for the connection vs. LDot don't rate very high because not very many participate here. If I'm going to expend bucks and expertise it will default to the mother ship. Nothing against LDot or Luis, but I would think it's just a matter of priorities. For example, I've had no resolution on the avatar issue, but oh well, that's the way it goes. I use ad blocker and still get the ads and I just ignore it and move on. One other thing. These "ads" are not traditional ads as we've seen before. These are pushed out to websites by outfits such as Taboola which is paid money by other media and commercial establishments to blast this stuff out as click bait to get a handle on viewing habits and what content at what sites grab people's attention. That kind of mapping is big money so it's hard to resist cashing in on the ads. JMO.
August 9 at 01:36 EST .

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