What is going on with EasyList · 2009-04-07 13:06 by Wladimir Palant

EasyList development has to continue, despite the sad events. Many of you already know Ares2, he is a very active (and helpful) member of both EasyList and Adblock Plus forums. He has been maintaining a German complementary subscription for EasyList and Rick was speaking highly of his work. I asked Ares2 to take over EasyList maintenance and I am glad to announce that he accepted.

Please give Ares2 your support in his new role, he has some big shoes to fill. Maintaining a filter list used by millions of people is a big and complicated task, also complicated by the fact that Ares2 himself isn’t a US national. So community help will be essential. But I am confident that everything will work out well nevertheless.

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  1. Adblock Plus Fan · 2009-04-07 13:41 · #

    Do your best Ares! We’ll cover your back all the way.

  2. Erunno · 2009-04-07 14:47 · #

    Thanks for stepping up and taking over maintenance of EasyList, Ares. I’m sure all the users of EasyList/-Privacy will appreciate your dedication to the project.

  3. Marijo · 2009-04-07 14:49 · #

    Excellent choice!
    I hope he’ll find the balance between managing 2 filter lists and Real Life™.

  4. MonztA · 2009-04-07 15:33 · #

    I knew it. :D

  5. pirlouy · 2009-04-07 16:16 · #

    I think he (or someone else) should try to use a tool to sort filters:
    filter | sites concerned | in use (or not) | last date checked

    It could help if someone else has to continue the work… Good luck to Ares2 !

  6. IceDogg · 2009-04-07 18:11 · #

    That was the first name that come to mind when you said you where looking at someone to carry on the work of easylist. Congrats Ares2! And good luck.

  7. pekkle · 2009-04-07 18:59 · #

    Good Luck Ares2

  8. Ares2 · 2009-04-08 00:44 · #

    Thanks for all the encouraging and congratulations, guys. :) I will definitely do my best to continue Rick’s work.

  9. nickthorp · 2009-04-09 14:07 · #

    All the best for the future. On a practical note would you please tell me where I can (or will be able to) find your German Complementary Subscription for EasyList. I’m particularly interested in applying it to the dictionary: http://dict.leo.org/

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    http://adblockplus.org/de/subscriptions

  10. nickthorp · 2009-04-09 14:55 · #

    Thank you very much indeed for your instantaneous reply. Much appreciated.

    Nick

  11. hole · 2009-04-09 16:45 · #

    We’re supporting you man!! Good luck

  12. Alan · 2009-04-09 21:50 · #

    I appreciate your dedication to this fantastic service. Danke!

  13. NGUYỄN-Mạnh Hùng · 2009-04-12 02:24 · #

    Good luck Ares2. (And thanks for all your help, too)

  14. Fad · 2009-04-13 19:37 · #

    A big thankyou to Ares2 for taking on this huge task !

    There will be a LOT of people very grateful to your continuing work on the blocklists, including myself.

  15. edgar johanson · 2009-04-13 19:48 · #

    I hope it works.

  16. webcrawler · 2009-04-17 20:07 · #

    thanks Ares2; dont disappoint us ;-) and good luck.

    offtopic: some sites knew i used adblockplus and reminds me to disabled it; how to defeat it???? Thanks

  17. Midas · 2009-04-23 21:42 · #

    As an Easylist subscriber, I owe my respect to Rick’s memory and I send my earnest appreciation to Ares2 in his newly enlarged responsibilities — where would we all be without such selfless and dedicated individuals?

    Thanks.

  18. horai · 2009-04-27 02:32 · #

    Huge thanks for stepping into Rick’s shoes. You have saved me hours of looking at pointless adds and for that I am truly grateful.

  19. randomanonymousname · 2009-05-08 16:38 · #

    @webcrawler: Just right-click at the notification -> adblock image.

  20. godaddy sucks · 2009-08-31 05:57 · #

    Kudos, Ares2!

    RIP Rick

    Hope you can work ‘synergisticly’ with fanboy :)

  21. Pancho · 2010-05-19 19:08 · #

    Hi all, I recently noticed Firefox trying to connect to Ares2.org on port 443, I initially thought it may be some sort of spyware or Virus phoning home, so I decline access using Little Snitch (Mac Only) and then I did a little research about Ares2.org and arrived to this website – So, I think it is related to AdBlock Plus trying to download the latest AdBlock definitions – Am I correct? Thanks.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Adblock Plus is using different servers for EasyList downloads – for now easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org and ares2.org, more mirrors should be added later.

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