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What filter lists do you use and why?

Post by rhanajoy » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:33 pm

Please let me know if this isn't the right place to post this or if it violates a forum rule. (I checked and it doesn't seem to.)

We're thinking about making it easier for our users to subscribe to additional filter lists. Right now they have to go find other filter lists and subscribe by their URLs. I'm advocating for making them available right on our filter lists page in AdBlock's options.

Trouble is, there are a TON of filter lists out there. I've been looking at the list available in uBO and those on filterlists.com. It's not really clear what they all do, or which particular users might find which lists most helpful. I'm hoping you can help. EasyList authors and people who frequent the EasyList forum must have a good understanding of the options available.

So, what filter lists do you use and what do they do for you? Other than EasyList, EasyPrivacy, Adblock Warning Removal, Antisocial, and Fanboy's Annoyances, that is; I'm pretty clear on what they do. :D

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
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Post by Lanik » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:07 am

This is mine.
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Post by smed79 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:05 am

rhanajoy wrote:what filter lists do you use
- Adblock Warning Removal List
- Liste AR+Liste FR+EasyList
- EasyPrivacy
- Fanboy's Annoyances (includes Fanboy's Social Blocking List)
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- EasyList Germany (Disable - added just for testing)
- EasyList Spanish (Disable - added just for testing)
rhanajoy wrote:there are a TON of filter lists out there.
Officially supported supplemental filter lists :
- https://easylist.to/pages/other-supplem ... iants.html
- https://adblockplus.org/subscriptions
rhanajoy wrote:what do they do for you
Which list is not clear and make you in trouble?
rhanajoy wrote:I'm advocating for making them available right on our filter lists page in AdBlock's options.
... Please take notice of the ticket #8778 (Remove Liste_AR+EasyList)
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Post by fanboy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:12 am

Nothing special, all going through my secure.fanboy.co.nz/Cloudflare CDN also. There will be filter subs that will be turned off/on regularly during testing (false positive detection, Anti-adblock etc).
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Post by diaux » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:34 pm

EasyList
EasyList Spanish

That's all for me.

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Post by rhanajoy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:07 pm

These are great suggestions, thanks, guys! Specifics:

@Lanik:
1. What's the difference between EasyPrivacy and Disconnect's Basic tracking list?
2. What exactly is Spam404? Is it checking for email servers known to be used by spammers the same way EasyList checks for known ad servers?

@smed79:
1. The basic, officially supported lists and the ones you yourself use are clear to me. It's the lists that are off the beaten track that I'm wondering about. I've suggested we make these new filter lists available only in advanced mode, so the folks using them won't need a lot of hand-holding. I'd really like to give them at least a brief description of each one, though. We also have a KB article that could use some fleshing out.
2. I asked our developer about the Liste AR+EasyList issue (issues/196). It's in the works. No ETA yet.

@fanboy:
1. What UI is that screenshot from? It doesn't look like any ad blocker I've come across (admittedly, I've only seen a few).
2. What are these lists: Anti-Facebook, Anti-thirdparty Fonts, Enhanced Tracking, Cookiemonster, problematic-sites? Do you find the Fake-News list useful and accurate?

Thanks again!
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Post by Lanik » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:31 pm

@rhanajoy Not much difference the only thing I'm seeing it has some rules which EasyPrivacy doesn't right now.

You can see more info on Spam404 and uBO or ABP here: http://www.spam404.com/blog/block-onlin ... nd-adblock

I also have custom filter lists.
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Post by fanboy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:03 am

Anti-Facebook; stop facebook from working outside of facebook. (tracking)
Anti-third-party fonts: stop external fonts (tracking)
Enhanced-tracking: blocks far more extreme trackers that are too problematic for Easyprivacy
Cookiemonster: stop cookie warning messages (also part of Annoyances list)
Problematic-sites: Defeat some Anti-adblock messages, that are often countered in Easylist. (also part of Enhanced list) Not officially as a separate list yet, will be soon.

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Post by rhanajoy » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:22 pm

Great information, guys. Thanks again!
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Post by fanboy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:26 am

Now mirror changes from Enhanced list; Problematic sites list is now live.

https://secure.fanboy.co.nz/filters.html

Any issues or sites to add, submit via github issues on my repo.

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Post by -Mark- » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:24 am

All of [uBO's filters + Ads section + Privacy section + Malware Domains Section + Social Section + Multipurpose]

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EU: Prebake Filter Obtrusive Cookie Notices + Adware Filters + Adguard Annoyances Filter + Block EU Cookie Shit List + Adguard English Filter + Adguard Experimental Filter + FB Annoyances Blocker + I don't care about cookies + Adguard Mobile Ads Filter + Privacy Filters + Simplified Domain Names Filter + Adguard Social Media Filter + Adguard Spyware Filter + uBlock Filters Plus + uBO-Personal-Filters + Youtube: Pure Video Experience

So a total of - 162,200 network filters + 87,111 cosmetic filters

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Post by rhanajoy » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:26 pm

Thanks for the update, @fanboy!

@-Mark-, ye gods and little fishes. Doesn't keeping that many filters in play slow down your browsing??
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Post by -Mark- » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:40 pm

@rhanajoy That would have been the case if I wasn't using uBlock Origin. On the contrary, page loads as I blink my eyes.

It's called Fort Knoxing your browser.

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Post by smed79 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:17 am

-Mark- wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:24 am
So a total of - 162,200 network filters + 87,111 cosmetic filters
or... Simply do not surf the web :mrgreen:
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Post by -Mark- » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:13 am

smed79 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:17 am
or... Simply do not surf the web :mrgreen:
[sarcasm]yeah right[/sarcasm] :P

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