cannot block URL that ends in .gr##.

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cannot block URL that ends in .gr##.

Postby paravantis » Sat May 23, 2020 9:04 am

How do I block an element on a news site that keeps appearing at the bottom of the home page with URLs like

The letters after the hashtags and the period change when the page is reloaded, but the part does not.

Incidentally, the very same issue appears in news sites like

so my post might be of interest to users globally.

I have tried various filters based on the Adblock Plus help, but no success. uBlock Origin blocks such elements out of the box, without the need for any user filters.

Help would be appreciated.
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Re: cannot block URL that ends in .gr##.

Postby greiner » Mon May 25, 2020 8:34 pm

I assume you mean the cookie messages on those pages. Since those are not ads, you need to add a separate filter list for blocking those such as the "I don't care about cookies" list (see homepage or We are currently working on ways how we can help users with those messages without enabling that feature by default (see ui#513).

If you want to create such rules yourself, I'd suggest having a look at CSS selectors on Mozilla's Developer Network website (incl. attribute selectors). You can also learn more about writing filters in our Help Center.
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Re: cannot block URL that ends in .gr##.

Postby paravantis » Tue May 26, 2020 5:20 pm

I have already installed an I don't care about cookies type of extension, otherwise I would get crazy over here in Europe.

I would still appreciate some guidance as to how I can create a filter that can catch a link like

The hashtag characters seem to throw the syntax checking into disarray, so I just cannot create an effective rule.

By the way, it's great you are working on this, it would really be a great help to users.
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