Answers.com is Blocked

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Answers.com is Blocked

Postby YubaDuba » Wed May 08, 2013 10:19 am

How can I add the application "Answers.com" to the white list of fanboy's two filters. Though the Answers window pops up, it's empty if Adblock Plus is enabled. If I disable Adblock Plus, however, the information--a word's definition, for example--appears in the Answers.com window.
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Re: Answers.com is Blocked

Postby MonztA » Wed May 08, 2013 10:21 am

Could you post a direkt link to the page where the issue occurs?
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Re: Answers.com is Blocked

Postby YubaDuba » Wed May 08, 2013 8:12 pm

Yes, here's just one of many websites that Adblock Plus blocked Answers.com: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/08/books ... ker-t.html
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Re: Answers.com is Blocked

Postby fanboy » Thu May 09, 2013 2:30 pm

I dont see the "answers" links on the site
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Re: Answers.com is Blocked

Postby YubaDuba » Thu May 09, 2013 10:12 pm

"Answers" (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/answers/) is an add-on application for Firefox, so the program is a browser tool I use on various websites if I encounter an unfamiliar word, person, or place. When Adblock Plus is enabled, it blocks "Answers" from working: the Answers window will open, but there's no information inside it. If I disable Adblock Plus, the Answers application works--i.e. a word is defined or a person/place is identified inside the opened window.
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Re: Answers.com is Blocked

Postby Guest » Fri May 10, 2013 12:17 am

YubaDuba wrote:"Answers" (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/answers/) is an add-on application for Firefox, so the program is a browser tool I use on various websites if I encounter an unfamiliar word, person, or place. When Adblock Plus is enabled, it blocks "Answers" from working: the Answers window will open, but there's no information inside it. If I disable Adblock Plus, the Answers application works--i.e. a word is defined or a person/place is identified inside the opened window.

It probably blocks them because some advertisers use this method (the word car links to a site selling car insurance) etc. Seems like a spammy thing to have/eyesore but each to their own. Personally I hover over the word and search Google...
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Re: Answers.com is Blocked

Postby YubaDuba » Fri May 10, 2013 1:59 am

"Guest wrote: It probably blocks them because some advertisers use this method (the word car links to a site selling car insurance) etc. Seems like a spammy thing to have/eyesore but each to their own. Personally I hover over the word and search Google..."

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Though many advertisers use pop-up windows for their ads, "Answers" does not have ads in its windows. I also don't find the application to be "spammy" nor an "eyesore" since its window just contains definitions and brief citations from reputable reference books, and the window disappears when I close it. Indeed, the "Answers" application is similar to Chrome's "define" application that you evidently use. I like Firefox better than Chrome, however, so I would like to get this issue resolved.
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Re: Answers.com is Blocked

Postby Guest » Fri May 10, 2013 6:11 am

YubaDuba wrote:"Guest wrote: It probably blocks them because some advertisers use this method (the word car links to a site selling car insurance) etc. Seems like a spammy thing to have/eyesore but each to their own. Personally I hover over the word and search Google..."

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Though many advertisers use pop-up windows for their ads, "Answers" does not have ads in its windows. I also don't find the application to be "spammy" nor an "eyesore" since its window just contains definitions and brief citations from reputable reference books, and the window disappears when I close it. Indeed, the "Answers" application is similar to Chrome's "define" application that you evidently use. I like Firefox better than Chrome, however, so I would like to get this issue resolved.


Actually you don't need any application or add on to hover over a word and search it with Google on Firefox or Chrome. I also use Firefox but also Chrome since Firefox doesn't seem to load certain videos for me and has been closing a lot lately.
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