I can't post from my computer anymore. First, I ran into pic related. After switching from HTTPS to HTTP, I was able to get the board to load, but then I kept getting connection error messages. I checked the feedback page and the solution was to turn off Adblock, so I did. I'm still getting connection errors after turning off the rest of my extentions too.
Yes, I've been posting here. For shame.
Oddly, I can post on the feedback page with my desktop, so I made a bug report. I hate browsing this site with my phone. It's such a pain in the ass.
Same problem, for me the issue seems to be my antivirus and Firefox.
I can post with Firefox when the web shield is disabled, and I can post with other browsers when the web shield is up.
You don't need an extension to block ads. You can just edit your HOSTS file to deny connections from IPs that run ads. It's not difficult to configure: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts2.htm
This will also cut down your browser's memory usage, since the function is performed on an OS level.
I'm not having any issues accessing 4chan on Firefox, so something is definitely wrong with your settings.
There's no reason to use a browser with extension support if you're not gonna use them.
Using the hostfile for blocking might be useful with some program's server or on a crippled device, but a decent adblocker is much more flexible and useful.
>There's no reason to use a browser with extension support if you're not gonna use them.
I use other extensions. I avoid ad-blocking extensions specifically because they're a waste of resources. Significant CPU cycles are eaten up just to re-render pages without ads. HOSTS blacklisting simply refuses connections from ad servers in the first place, so no re-rendering, and thus no demand for resources.
>a decent adblocker is much more flexible and useful
Sorry, but I strongly disagree. Having used AdBlock and its various clones for years, all they caused was intense resource usage and page incompatibilities. HOSTS blacklisting can't be detected like an extension can, so pages don't nag at you or refuse to display important content.
By all means, use whatever method you want. I was only relaying my personal experience for OP's consideration, in case AdBlock was somehow causing the errors.
I use the one hosted on this site: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts2.htm
I update my file about once a year, but I don't see any ads in the meantime, so update intervals don't have to be extremely regular.
>Sorry, but I strongly disagree. Having used AdBlock and its various clones for years, all they caused was intense resource usage
Posted from my 10 year old PC, with FF + uBlock :^)
>page incompatibilities. HOSTS blacklisting can't be detected like an extension can, so pages don't nag at you or refuse to display important content.
Not really, consider this (pastebin.com):
>server: content + anti-adblock script
>adservers: ad scripts
With hostsfile you can only block the adservers, the anti-adblock script will still nag at you and you can't block the main server because it also provides the content
With an adblocker you get fine-grained blocking/unblocking, anti-anti-adblocker lists, selective blocking of third-party elements.
Not to mention that adblockers give a nice list of blocked elements in the page, which is useful to solve those compatibility issues that might arise, with hostfile blocking you only get a bunch connections refused in the dev console, some browsers/websites also break with this connection refused mess so you have to redirect those requests to a server like pixelserv that serves empty content.