@skynebula @aral Hey Jeremy .. just wanted to say, if you continue to use Individious you might want to consider the following thread: https://github.com/omarroth/invidious/issues/569#issuecomment-499203890
It's the author of Invidious turning a blind eye towards the impact of Gab and Dissenter, and their clearly hateful, racist and alt-right audience
So obvious trade-off's there. So Lunduke's question ("why?") are easily answered, and he even has not properly looked into things, considering he did suggests adding radio buttons , which are already there in the settings…
To be fair, the radio-buttons for which list to use could be available without the extra click to show the options that they have now. But I agree about the trade-offs. Perfect is the enemy of the good.
I think being transparent is best. So, the default blocklist maybe shouldn't block expected sites but there should be a statement about the compromise so people don't think it's just fine.
I understand, but in the settings you have to click "Change block list" before seeing the two lists with radio buttons. They could skip that extra click, but meh.
But the description of the two says that the less-effective blocker is "recommended" and warns that the other breaks things. It doesn't warn about the problems with the less-effective list.
But yeah, prio 1 is not breaking workflows of course.
That's not surprising and nothing knew, uBlock Origin etc. lists are also doing the same thing… you just can't break things or users complain and go away. (See also: #reCaptcha arrrgh…)
Thanks a lot for the heads-up!
I went directly and switched to the "block everything" setting, including fingerprinting (why was that not off?) and cryptominers (wtf?).
I suppose the choice by Mozilla was about people using it who don't think too much about this stuff, who may find that some stuff don't work and switch to Chrome. Somewhat understandable but still bad because this just cements the biggest surveillers' positions.
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