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Custom Filters do not work

Postby snowdog » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:43 pm

I'm running Waterfox 56.0.4 and ABP 3.0.2. I want to make two simple filters to hide content but they don't work. I don't understand why adds are blocked but if I try to block yahoo drivel it won't work? I really don't care about fashion protest or what Madonna ate for lunch.

yahoo.com/lifestyle/*
yahoo.com/entertainment/*
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Re: Custom Filters do not work

Postby mapx » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:50 pm

Where do you see such ads ? provide steps, links, screenshots (upload pics at imgur.com, post here the links)
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Re: Custom Filters do not work

Postby snowdog » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:03 am

It isn't an advertisement that I'm looking to block. I'm looking to block content on a Yahoo page that I don't want to see. I realize that isn't ABP's purpose but I don't know what other tool to use? I would have thought blocking the yahoo.com/entertainment/* would have blocked that page elements content?
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Re: Custom Filters do not work

Postby mapx » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:49 pm

if you want to be helped provide the info requested above.
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Re: Custom Filters do not work

Postby snowdog » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:01 pm

Here are two examples. They all are either http://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ or http://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/. They aren't adds but I still would like to block them. Is it possible using ABP or do you know of another program I should be looking at?

https://imgur.com/GTrf01I
https://imgur.com/3FTEVIb
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Re: Custom Filters do not work

Postby mapx » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:10 pm

try these filters
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##a[href*="yahoo.com/celebrity"]
##a[href*="yahoo.com/entertainment"]
||yahoo.com/entertainment
||yahoo.com/celebrity
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Re: Custom Filters do not work

Postby snowdog » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:20 am

That's a partial success. Unfortunately, I have observed that Yahoo doesn't segregate their stories very well. Kim Kardashian's bikini wax can be under technology, law or sports. In most cases the picture and link is gone but the text remains.

https://imgur.com/ekvq13S
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