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Oh God, no.... [Nov. 1st, 2007|08:30 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Fuck this Snapshots shit I'm seeing on LiveJournal. (example ... however over the links)

Biggest annoyance ever.

Do I not still have a permanent account? Why am I seeing this advertising?

If I see this stuff anywhere on my content, I'm migrating.
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[User Picture]From: separated
2007-11-02 03:36 am (UTC)
You can disable them using that weird button in the upper right corner of the snapshot window. I'd describe it, but I disabled and forgot.
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[User Picture]From: dan_lane
2007-11-02 03:37 am (UTC)
"If I see this stuff anywhere on my content, I'm migrating."

Looks for moderately amusing valleywag mis-quote in 10... 9... 8...

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[User Picture]From: crackmonkey
2007-11-02 03:37 am (UTC)
Ditto. There is a setting, but it seems to not turn off the damned things sometimes when I view other people's journals.
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[User Picture]From: jahiel
2007-11-02 04:32 am (UTC)

Re: Firefox w/ AdBlock Plus

AdblockPlus++

Not only does it keep the web usable for me, it helps my grandparents keep out of trouble. Love it.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2007-11-02 03:40 am (UTC)
It seems to be inflicted on you whether or not you're paid. I spent 5 minutes looking for the option to turn it off, and it was already disabled... but only for kvance.livejournal.com.
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[User Picture]From: casey
2007-11-02 03:42 am (UTC)
yes, you can only control it for YOUR journal, not whether or not you see it on other peoples' journals, and they turned it on by default for Free and Plus users because they thought "the average person" would like it.

I didn't realize what people were talking about at first because Adblock+Filterset.G had already blocked them.
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[User Picture]From: caladri
2007-11-02 03:43 am (UTC)
I see it on other people's journals but not on mine or on my friends list, and I'm a fucking permanent account. What inanity.
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[User Picture]From: henry
2007-11-02 03:48 am (UTC)
Adblock Plus seems to block them, I had to disable it to see what all the fuss was about. What a pain in the ass "feature".
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From: ext_9734
2007-11-02 03:54 am (UTC)
how to disable....
http://nikolasco.livejournal.com/388477.html
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2007-11-02 03:59 am (UTC)
Seriously, this shit is an abomination.
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[User Picture]From: robflynn
2007-11-02 04:55 am (UTC)
/agreed
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[User Picture]From: _benbenben_
2007-11-02 04:14 am (UTC)

Seriously, I thought I was the only one who thinks it's annoying.
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[User Picture]From: sethop
2007-11-02 05:07 am (UTC)
Uh, try googling "Snap Preview Annoying" and see just how wrong you are about that.
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[User Picture]From: electricshadow4
2007-11-02 04:16 am (UTC)
Chalk another vote for the "I hate that shit with a passion".

TechCrunch and friends also added it recently, though their RSS feeds don't have it (nor do LJ RSS feeds, thankfully).
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From: edge_walker
2007-11-02 12:45 pm (UTC)

Thank goodness that Javascript generally gets scrubbed out feeds so an attempt to put Snap in them wouldn’t fly at all.

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[User Picture]From: girlvinyl
2007-11-02 04:22 am (UTC)
Obviously I don't know as much as you do about these kinds of things, but isn't an advertising model how LJ plans to monetize?
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[User Picture]From: octal
2007-11-02 04:25 am (UTC)
I hope 6A got paid a lot of money for doing this, because it's remarkably lame. I had to manually add a rule to my ABP to block it.
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[User Picture]From: sethop
2007-11-02 04:38 am (UTC)
As mentioned above, Easylist blocks Snap by default. If you are still using Filterset-G, which was the bees knees once upon a time, then I recommend switching - read this by the ABP author:

http://adblockplus.org/en/faq_project#filterset.g
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[User Picture]From: strand
2007-11-02 04:27 am (UTC)
Any good ideas on where you would migrate? I've been thinking of moving off lj for a while now.
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[User Picture]From: xlerb
2007-11-02 04:41 am (UTC)

Welcome to post-SixApart LiveJournal; here's your accordion.

There's a checkbox here, where it doesn't belong, that controls whether posts (and comments?) that you make are marked up with the stuff — but it's off by default for permanent and paid users. (And on by default for everyone else, including syndications.)

Notice this feature's breathtaking lack of integration with the LJ style system, as evidenced by its immunity to ?style=mine and such.

Method of killing the evil, #1: click on the little gear in the popup, and it should be obvious from there. Requires accepting and retaining a cookie from snap.com. Worked for me, but some people report it didn't for them.

Method of killing the evil, #2: Mozilla users have reported success in applying their ad-blocking extension of choice. I'm mostly an Opera user these days, so I'm not familiar with the details.

Method of killing the evil, #3: Disable JavaScript entirely.
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2007-11-02 05:04 am (UTC)

Re: Welcome to post-SixApart LiveJournal; here's your accordion.

127.0.0.1 www.snap.com
127.0.0.1 shots.snap.com
127.0.0.1 i.ixnp.com
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