offthepost.info redirect to Pinterest.com

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by davexnet, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. davexnet

    davexnet Registered Member

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    Hi all,
    I noticed that if either Ublock Origin or Adblock plus is active in Firefox, attempts to view the
    articles at the above mentioned website redirects to Pinterest.com after 2 or 3 seconds.
    For example,
    http://www.offthepost.info/blog/2015/09/sir-alex-ferguson-disagrees-with-louis-van-gaal-over-man-utd-new-boy-anthony-martial/

    If the ad blockers are disabled, the article is displayed "properly", albeit with a bunch of
    all singing, all dancing CPU-consuming ad banners. In fact, there is so much going on there,
    my CPU in Task Manager between Firefox.exe and Plugin-container.exe, nearly maxed out.
    In order to use the site so that I could read the articles I had to put the articles in
    "Reader View" - and CPU usage dropped to almost nothing.

    Is this redirect to Pinterest when the ad blockers are enabled offthepost's not so subtle
    method of encouraging readers to whitelist the site?
     
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  2. gorhill

    gorhill Developer

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    Try this custom filter:

    ||www.offthepost.info^$inline-script

    It prevents the redirection. This might breaks other stuff though, I don't know the site enough to be able to tell.
     
  3. davexnet

    davexnet Registered Member

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    Thanks very much, I usually use a news aggregator to jump directly to those articles so your filter works fine.
    Appreciate that.

    Just out of interest, did you ever get a chance to investigate why PC/firefox/Ublock Origin blocks the video ads
    at espnfc.us, while Android phone/Firefox/Ublock Origin the ads get through. Here's an example:
    http://www.espnfc.us/fifa-world-cup/4/video/2617056/fifa-group-has-zero-respect-for-blatter
     
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