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Old 07-04-2013, 3:44 PM
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"Any chance of disabling that F-book nonsense permanently, or at least give the user the ability to turn those scripts off? It really is a nuisance."

First off, disable Javascripting support in your browser (hint: use Noscript.) Javascripting is only required on this forum to use certain "advanced" functions, such as attachments and the text-styling icons on the "go advanced" toolbar--the latter settings can be typed in by hand just as easily. It is NOT needed for basic posting, in fact, the only time I have ever used it in conjunction with this site is when I posted some pictures as attachments.

Then copy and paste the following lines into your hosts file:
Code:
#Begin code block
# ALWAYS make sure "127.0.0.1 localhost" is the first line in your /hosts file
# or your system or browser may malfunction!

# See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_file to find the standard locations
# of the HOSTS file for your particular OS. In Linux (and probably BSD), it's
# usually under /etc/hosts

# Redistribute and republish freely!

127.0.0.1 localhost

127.0.0.1 facebook.com
127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 m.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 fb.com
127.0.0.1 ns1.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ns2.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ns3.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ns4.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ns5.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 register.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 pixel.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 login.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 pt-br.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 es-la.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 fr-fr.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 de-de.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ar-ar.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 hi-in.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 zh-cn.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ja-jp.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 apps.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 error.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 connect.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 connect.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 badge.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 static.ak.connect.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 static.ak.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 s-static.ak.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 graph.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah0.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah1.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah2.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah3.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah4.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah5.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah6.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah7.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah8.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 fb.net
127.0.0.1 facebook.net
127.0.0.1 www.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 m.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 ns1.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 ns2.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 ns3.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 ns4.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 ns5.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 register.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 pixel.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 login.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 pt-br.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 es-la.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 fr-fr.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 de-de.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 ar-ar.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 hi-in.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 zh-cn.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 ja-jp.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 apps.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 error.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 badge.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 static.ak.connect.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 static.ak.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 graph.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 static.ak.fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 b.static.ak.fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 external.ak.fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 profile.ak.fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 fb.me
127.0.0.1 ogp.me
127.0.0.1 fbshare.me
127.0.0.1 .fbshare.me
127.0.0.1 widgets.fbshare.me
127.0.0.1 on.fb.me
#End code block
This not only blocks the offending code (formerly) used on this site, it also renders your computer far more secure since it blocks F-book entirely. (If you don't know what I am referring to in particuler, recall the controversy surrounding their tracking cookies and the tracking "widgets" people insert into their own Web pages.) Knowing F-book, there are probably dozens of other hosts that I don't even know about yet, so this list is just a starting point.

Oh yeah, I also have a hosts file for Google Everything® if anybody wants it.

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Old 07-04-2013, 7:18 PM
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...I also have a hosts file for Google Everything® if anybody wants it.
If you can post it in this thread like you did the FB stuff in your previous post, I'm interested in seeing it.

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Old 07-04-2013, 9:45 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darth_vader View Post
"Any chance of disabling that F-book nonsense permanently, or at least give the user the ability to turn those scripts off? It really is a nuisance."

First off, disable Javascripting support in your browser (hint: use Noscript.) Javascripting is only required on this forum to use certain "advanced" functions, such as attachments and the text-styling icons on the "go advanced" toolbar--the latter settings can be typed in by hand just as easily. It is NOT needed for basic posting, in fact, the only time I have ever used it in conjunction with this site is when I posted some pictures as attachments.

Then copy and paste the following lines into your hosts file:
Code:
#Begin code block
# ALWAYS make sure "127.0.0.1 localhost" is the first line in your /hosts file
# or your system or browser may malfunction!

# See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_file to find the standard locations
# of the HOSTS file for your particular OS. In Linux (and probably BSD), it's
# usually under /etc/hosts

# Redistribute and republish freely!

127.0.0.1 localhost

127.0.0.1 facebook.com
127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 m.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 fb.com
127.0.0.1 ns1.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ns2.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ns3.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ns4.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ns5.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 register.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 pixel.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 login.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 pt-br.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 es-la.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 fr-fr.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 de-de.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ar-ar.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 hi-in.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 zh-cn.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ja-jp.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 apps.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 error.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 connect.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 connect.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 badge.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 static.ak.connect.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 static.ak.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 s-static.ak.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 graph.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah0.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah1.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah2.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah3.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah4.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah5.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah6.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah7.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 ah8.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 fb.net
127.0.0.1 facebook.net
127.0.0.1 www.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 m.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 ns1.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 ns2.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 ns3.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 ns4.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 ns5.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 register.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 pixel.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 login.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 pt-br.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 es-la.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 fr-fr.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 de-de.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 ar-ar.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 hi-in.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 zh-cn.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 ja-jp.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 apps.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 error.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 badge.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 static.ak.connect.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 static.ak.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 graph.facebook.net
127.0.0.1 static.ak.fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 b.static.ak.fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 external.ak.fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 profile.ak.fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 fb.me
127.0.0.1 ogp.me
127.0.0.1 fbshare.me
127.0.0.1 .fbshare.me
127.0.0.1 widgets.fbshare.me
127.0.0.1 on.fb.me
#End code block
This not only blocks the offending code (formerly) used on this site, it also renders your computer far more secure since it blocks F-book entirely. (If you don't know what I am referring to in particuler, recall the controversy surrounding their tracking cookies and the tracking "widgets" people insert into their own Web pages.) Knowing F-book, there are probably dozens of other hosts that I don't even know about yet, so this list is just a starting point.

Oh yeah, I also have a hosts file for Google Everything® if anybody wants it.
Thank You very much, added to my host file.
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It looks like it was related to the facebook like button plugin - I've gone ahead and removed it for now. Sorry about that...
Sir, it now seems like the same thing is also slowing down the loading of Wiki pages. Even "short" pages load slowly, and then immediately finish loading as soon as the "Like" button displays. The actual wait-time is not as long as was true in the forums, but is still a lot longer than normal for the Wiki, at least on my end.

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Old 07-05-2013, 5:50 AM
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Been watching this thread for the past days, and have seen no issues with my two systems.
a.) Win 7 with IE 9 and Chrome
b.) Win XP with IE 6 and Chrome.

Page responses have been the normal fast

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Sir, it now seems like the same thing is also slowing down the loading of Wiki pages. Even "short" pages load slowly, and then immediately finish loading as soon as the "Like" button displays. The actual wait-time is not as long as was true in the forums, but is still a lot longer than normal for the Wiki, at least on my end.

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It looks like it was related to the facebook like button plugin - I've gone ahead and removed it for now. Sorry about that...
Thanks, I haven't had any problems with script stuff now.
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Old 07-05-2013, 2:30 PM
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Block Google and F-book crap using your hosts file

There it is. (Moved it to the "Computer" forum.)

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Been watching this thread for the past days, and have seen no issues with my two systems.
a.) Win 7 with IE 9 and Chrome
b.) Win XP with IE 6 and Chrome.

Page responses have been the normal fast
I wonder if the problem is a location based problem. Yahoo uses a round robin method of determining what IP you are directed too based on server load and location.
I wonder if Facebook uses something similar and those such as yourself are hitting good FB IP's that don't have issues. While those of us in other areas are being directed to a FB IP that is having issues.
That's the only thing I can think of that may be the reason some don't experience the problem while others do.

Either way, what Lindsay changed did indeed fix the issue for those of us with the problem.

Thanks Lindsay!
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I wonder if the problem is a location based problem. Yahoo uses a round robin method of determining what IP you are directed too based on server load and location.
I wonder if Facebook uses something similar and those such as yourself are hitting good FB IP's that don't have issues. While those of us in other areas are being directed to a FB IP that is having issues.
That's the only thing I can think of that may be the reason some don't experience the problem while others do.

Either way, what Lindsay changed did indeed fix the issue for those of us with the problem.

Thanks Lindsay!
I would say that this is possible as I've never had speed problems, even though I notice that pages are loading faster.
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