German SPON is showing "Please whitelist Spiegel Online in your Add Blocker" on certain article pages


#1

The German Spiegel Online started to show nagging “Please whitelist Spiegel Online in your Add Blocker” since a few days on certain article pages:

one page it takes place is for example http://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/diagnose/heilpraktiker-den-gegenwaertigen-irrsinn-nicht-laenger-hinnehmen-a-1163792.html

cheers r.


#2

Hi @rpk. Thanks for the heads-up, Spiegel Online has been a real pain for us.

But @aral is particularly good at destroying blocker blockers, so he’ll get on it. I’ve added an issue for this at https://source.ind.ie/better/content/issues/628


#3

Cool thanks @laura ! And I suppose in case @aral manages to “destroy” the blocker blocker and SPON creates another counter measure it will go down probably the path of the German Bild, getting blocked entirely by Better. :wink:


#4

@laura one thing i’ve noticed today by accident. the “please remove add blocker modal” doesn’t show up in any form on ios even that better is running there as well.


#5

Cheers. Many of these sites seem to use different scripts on mobile vs desktop. I suspect it’s because many of the “ad blockers” are more prevalent as desktop browser extensions.


#6

Also, just so you know, we’ve not forgotten about this! @aral is currently updating the inspector so we can run some inspections and pick up on a load of new trackers/naughty scripts.


#7

oh haven’t dug deeper, didn’t know that different scripts are used for mobile and desktop. good to know :wink: but considered it worth reporting at least :wink:


#8

Finally we’ve got this fixed :smile:


#9