You click a link to a news site, to read an article that seems interesting.

On the page that loads there is the article, but also, somewhere on the right, often near the bottom, there is a small video player. Inexplicably, it was not blocked by your ad-blocker.

It is auto-playing a news video that is not connected to the article. Sound is often on.



@rysiek when a website does this to me :
1- it’s a hint that this website isn’t worth it
2- i block the whole domain and i never go back to one of those website like 01net

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@wekeys @rysiek oh, how do you block the domain? I’ve got this idea in my head that I want to make a browser extension where it will warn me before navigating to domains that engage in that behaviour (or onerous cookie banners, stuff like that)… I could have a central list I manage and my machines can load it daily or whatever… I thought of this mostly because completely blocking with Pi-Hole makes it a bit of hassle if I really do want to visit the site, haha 😅

@amatecha @rysiek sorry for my part it’s blocking the domain, i never saw a website with this bad pratice to have content that i can’t have elsewhere. It’s always a copy/paste of another website.
If you want to be less radical, with Ublock Origin you can select the script that launch this shitty video and block it. This way you can still « enjoy » the website.

@wekeys @rysiek, that's why I use StevenBlack's hosts list (on GH) and then added a lot of domains on my own.

Now I feel like we need support for an `/etc/hosts.d` directory, it would do wonders when it comes to organizing these blocked domains. But yeah, `cat my-hosts.d/* > /etc/hosts` works, if you really need it to.

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