Completed Question Nerd Stuff-Blocking scripts, but not interfering with functionality...

James Meadowlark

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Hope I put this in the right place, it's an IT question.

I'm trying to make my web experience cleaner, so I started running an app that blocks scripts, but sometimes I have a hard time figuring out what to enable and when... I know I have to enable some, and I get the attached list of options on STP, but I'm totally reluctant to allow the alphabet company to run jack even though I know I have to allow some for functionally, and I have no idea what the battle for the internet is, so nope, nope nope. I am old enough to know what the Battle of the Planets is tho, and I'm totally down with that.

I'm having a bit of an issue since I started blocking flash, scripts, and added a host file that points the common criminals (effing facebook is on nearly every site) to a null 000.000.000 IP.

Is there a 'usability' guide somewhere on STP? I tried searching.

Thanks in advance.


Matt Derrick

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Aug 4, 2006
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Walla Walla, WA
Well the short version is that you can safely approve everything on that list and all StP functionaltiy will work as it should. The Google API is safe as well (it's for our analytics and members map). Battleforthenet is a campaign for net neutrality which is over so I will probably remove it soon.

Let me know if you have questions on any of the other ones.
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