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using adblock to kill article tags

X0563511 (793323) writes | more than 5 years ago

User Journal 6

Well, it appears that you can use Adblock-Plus to kill the tag block on articles here.

Fire up Adblock-Plus and add the following as a filter. You may need to have the Adblock-Plus Element Hiding Helper installed, I'm not sure....

slashdot.org#DIV(class=tag-widget body-widget)

Well, it appears that you can use Adblock-Plus to kill the tag block on articles here.

Fire up Adblock-Plus and add the following as a filter. You may need to have the Adblock-Plus Element Hiding Helper installed, I'm not sure....

slashdot.org#DIV(class=tag-widget body-widget)

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What is so bad about the tags? (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 5 years ago | (#25726759)

I see plenty of people complain about the tags, but I don't really understand what is so bad about them. Sure, they often become a mechanism for the slashdot peanut gallery to make their voices heard, but there are times that the tags are actually useful for searching through articles.

What is so bad about the tags?

Re:What is so bad about the tags? (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 5 years ago | (#25728983)

Well, in my case I keep experiencing a rendering bug (which I've reported) where the tags overflow into the article space.

You can see my bug report here [sourceforge.net] , including a screenshot [sourceforge.net] .

Other than that, I don't mind them.

Re:What is so bad about the tags? (1)

Facegarden (967477) | more than 5 years ago | (#25739775)

Well, in my case I keep experiencing a rendering bug (which I've reported) where the tags overflow into the article space.

You can see my bug report here [sourceforge.net] , including a screenshot [sourceforge.net] .

Other than that, I don't mind them.

Yeah, the tags are pretty screwy... I get funny rendering too.
-Taylor

Re:What is so bad about the tags? (1)

WK2 (1072560) | more than 5 years ago | (#25806653)

I'm pretty sure we all get that rendering bug. It's just how the page is designed. Also problematic, is that the tags are the same color as the summary, clicking on them no longer does anything, and sometimes multiple instances of the same tag will appear. Plus they are mostly useless for searching, unless you happened to want to search for all "kdawsoncrap", or "crybaby".

I didn't mind tags at all when they were in beta. They were a different color, therefore standing out from the summary, and you could click on one to find more articles with the same tag, although you could only find articles a month or more old. I don't recall ever seeing duplicate tags. I would not have considered turning them off, because while they served little purpose, they were funny and did not cause problems. I find it disgusting how Slashdot simultaneously decided to fuck up tags, remove them from Beta, and made it more difficult to turn them off. Sometimes I think Slashdot is trying to fuck things up just to get people to comment on how fucked up things are, therefore increasing comment count and page views. It works, but still.

I am quitting Slashdot. Are there groups for that sort of thing?

Re:What is so bad about the tags? (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 5 years ago | (#25809633)

Not that I know of, but I think they have a 12-step?

Re:What is so bad about the tags? (1)

RichiH (749257) | more than 5 years ago | (#25830929)

The fact that they always mess up the text view mode. Other than that, I don't care.
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