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[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Don't randomise your user agent completely. Just randomise the last little bit. Google Analytics hashes the UA with the data, and relies on knowing all the possible UAs to get the data back out again; keeping the "Firefox" and "like Mozilla" bits in the UA is essential for compatibility with UA-sniffing "feature detecting" servers.

It shouldn't be necessary, but we are where we are.


Also, consider getting AdNauseam instead of uBlock.

[–]Snow[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Don't randomise your user agent completely. Just randomise the last little bit. Google Analytics hashes the UA with the data, and relies on knowing all the possible UAs to get the data back out again; keeping the "Firefox" and "like Mozilla" bits in the UA is essential for compatibility with UA-sniffing "feature detecting" servers.

When I see a website with something wrong,I just disable the Random UA first.

I was a huge fan of AdNauseam,until I noticed I can't block some ads by it.

(I just take a look,AdNauseam can't block youtube ads by default)

:(

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

You can just make it do so, I think. If not, then that's OK; I never really use YouTube so it working for me doesn't mean it'll work for you.

Though there are ethical problems with blocking ads online that you have to consider. You know, weigh up against the massive privacy violations that the ad networks permit you to be at the short end of.

[–]Snow[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I changed the setting AdNauseam ,it works now.

Though there are ethical problems with blocking ads online that you have to consider.

I never consider it's an ethical problem.

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, it is. Not a very hard one in most cases, but I tend to tick the box in the AdNauseam settings that permits ads that honour DNT.