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    Videos are very slow for conveying this type of information - the text could just have said:

    • Install ublock origin, if you haven’t already
    • Click the ublock origin icon
    • Click the “Open the dashboard” button
    • Under “Annoyances” turn on “EasyList Cookie”
    • Click “Apply changes”
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      My apologies for inconveniencing you by conveying information too slow(;

      Having said that, a video is quiet convenient for conveying information on a Youtube channel - and to show exactly the kind of problem with cookie popups that I wanted to show: no way to opt out, in the way of reading the content, that the tracking stops when set up correctly.

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        You can do both, just put a TLDW in the description…

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        While I agree and generally prefer a good blog post a video, it all comes down to a matter of opinion. Some people just prefer watching videos over reading a post for whatever reason. I’ve seen people asking specifically for videotutorial help before.

        In this case the video can help people to know exactly what steps and movements to follow, to easily find what the user needs to do, with a concrete example.

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        On my wishlist: A way to block all the bloody “Subscribe to my spiffy mailinglist”-popups that has infested the web.

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          Big same. I was working on a browser plugin to turn position:fixed/etc elements into display:none, but it ran into a wall of

          1. literally the first wild website I tested it on hit an infinite loop
          2. javascript permission errors when trying to introspect style sheets

          I suspect dealing with it robustly would require hacking up the browser renderer itself.

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            The No, Thanks extension gets rid of some of them. Enough that I’m willing to pay its subscription fee because those stupid things make my blood boil, but it still misses a bunch.

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              Thanks, I’ll give it a spin.

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              The unfortunate reality is that they work. I remember reading, I think, Andrew Chen (A16Z) who mentioned that he feels sorry for these popups but he has to keep them on his blog since they work.

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                Andrew Chen doesn’t have to have these annoying popups on his blog, he could perfectly well choose to have a button or a link. Truth is that he chose the annoying popups because he values the number of subscriptions more than the wellbeing of his audience.

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                  Do you have the source / data for the that? I’m not even sure how you’d measure how well they work. I assume you’d have to do some A/B testing, but while you can measure the number of people who sign up for your newsletter, and possibly even track whether the emails cause them to come back to your blog, you can’t measure the people who are unimpressed or get annoyed and don’t come back or recommend your blog to others.