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Anonymous
May 7, 2005 11:59:23 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.neopets (More info?)

I had to re-install my entire system due to another virus. Thankfully, I
was able to save everything as far as pics and files... but I need the stuff
to enter into firefox to stop the top banners :o P might as well get the
same info to stop it in IE, too, if possible.

tankies :o D

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Anonymous
May 8, 2005 1:18:16 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.neopets (More info?)

Thanks for the info, it is really useful! :) 

daramark wrote:
> OK, for the new year one of the Neoquest sites that was posted earlier
> this
> week (last week? anyway http://geocities.com/neoquest_2/intro.html ) has
> updated. And they have a section on blocking the banner that I will copy,
> it's on the bottom.
> My questions are on the IE portion, Does It Work? Will It Make My Darling
> Mad By Hurting The Thrice Damned Windowz Product (that he wants to rip out
> anyway)? Would this work for Neoquest II only, or for the whole of
> Neopets?
>
> And just in case he does rip it out, this isn't the way some of you have
> gotten around the banners in Mozilla, is it? Again, would this particular
> way hurt his linux or Mozilla?
>
>
>
> Stop loading the banners!
> Most of the time, I could ignore the banner on top of the new neopets
> layout. However, the banner becomes a pain, especially for someone using a
> slow connection to play NQII. The banner either: (A) Doesn't Load properly
> (B) Takes a super long time to load.
>
> If you are using a browser that can let users have their own custom
> stylesheets. The info below might be useful to you. If you have software
> in
> place to block them, please ignore the information below.
>
> Solutions
> For IE, copy the text below into Notepad, save it as a CSS file (e.g.
> np.css). The text basically tells the browser not to display the banner in
> the <div>:
>
> div.ban,div#ban {display: none !important;}
>
> Then open up IE, go to Tools/Internet Options/Accessibility, click on the
> "Format documents using style sheet" button. Hit browse, and select the
> .css
> file that you saved previously. Hit OK, re-open IE, and it should block
> the
> ads, and get rid of the white space.
>
>
> For Netscape Mozilla Firefox (or varients), you can download Adblock
> extension so the banner don't load. For Mozilla: Install an extension
> called
> ChromEdit that makes tracking down and making the config files easier.
> Restart Firefox after installation. If you already have that extension, go
> to the Tools menu, select 'Edit User Files'. Click the userContent.css
> tab,
> scroll to the bottom of the window and enter this:
>
> #ban { display: none !important; }
>
> And restart Firefox. Use that together with AdBlock so the banner don't
> even
> load.
>
>
>
> daramark
>
>
>Here is another quick tip that should help speed up everyone's Neopets
experience.

Blocking the banners using CSS tweaks is cool, but it really only
addresses half of the issue. The visual half. Sure, your eyes are
not being assaulted by ads out the gi-gi (is that hyphenated?), but
your PC is still contacting the servers containing said ads. The
second half of the issue is to convince your computer that those
servers (hosts) do not exist. Surely you have seen your PC attempting
to connect to "tribalfusion.com", "adserver.com", "realmedia.com" and
the like while waiting for a Neopets page to load, right? If your PC
wasn't trying to talk to that @#$* ad site, your page would already be
fully loaded.

Rather than re-invent the wheel, here is a link that goes into great
detail (yet is still easy to read for the non-geeks among us) on how
you can make your PC stop taking to these other servers:

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

It is not at all specific to Neopets, but it describes how to make
some relatively simple changes to your PC to block out the vast
majority of ad-related sites.

FWIW, the only items I have added to this HOSTS file of which they
speak are the sites that I know cause me grief on Neopets. I did this
because this stuff only bothers me when I am restocking or playing
games that require frequent screen refreshes.

I do not have this list with me here, but if anyone wants it let me
know...I can post it later.

Have fun!

--
Ray Newman
ray@spankaroonietwounderpants.com
(remove underpants to reply)
http://www.neopets.com/refer.phtml?username=goofyspouse
"moofenki" <incowgnito@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:z22fe.5245$eJ4.340@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
>I had to re-install my entire system due to another virus. Thankfully, I
> was able to save everything as far as pics and files... but I need the
> stuff
> to enter into firefox to stop the top banners :o P might as well get the
> same info to stop it in IE, too, if possible.
>
> tankies :o D
>
>
Anonymous
May 8, 2005 1:55:24 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.neopets (More info?)

OK, I did all this. hadn't done it for IE, nor had I done the HOSTS thing.
Hope it works.

"bama" <mjablecki@cox.net> wrote in message
news:zkofe.2545$Fv.872@lakeread01...
> Thanks for the info, it is really useful! :) 
>
> daramark wrote:
> > OK, for the new year one of the Neoquest sites that was posted earlier
> > this
> > week (last week? anyway http://geocities.com/neoquest_2/intro.html )
has
> > updated. And they have a section on blocking the banner that I will
copy,
> > it's on the bottom.
> > My questions are on the IE portion, Does It Work? Will It Make My
Darling
> > Mad By Hurting The Thrice Damned Windowz Product (that he wants to rip
out
> > anyway)? Would this work for Neoquest II only, or for the whole of
> > Neopets?
> >
> > And just in case he does rip it out, this isn't the way some of you have
> > gotten around the banners in Mozilla, is it? Again, would this
particular
> > way hurt his linux or Mozilla?
> >
> >
> >
> > Stop loading the banners!
> > Most of the time, I could ignore the banner on top of the new neopets
> > layout. However, the banner becomes a pain, especially for someone using
a
> > slow connection to play NQII. The banner either: (A) Doesn't Load
properly
> > (B) Takes a super long time to load.
> >
> > If you are using a browser that can let users have their own custom
> > stylesheets. The info below might be useful to you. If you have software
> > in
> > place to block them, please ignore the information below.
> >
> > Solutions
> > For IE, copy the text below into Notepad, save it as a CSS file (e.g.
> > np.css). The text basically tells the browser not to display the banner
in
> > the <div>:
> >
> > div.ban,div#ban {display: none !important;}
> >
> > Then open up IE, go to Tools/Internet Options/Accessibility, click on
the
> > "Format documents using style sheet" button. Hit browse, and select the
> > .css
> > file that you saved previously. Hit OK, re-open IE, and it should block
> > the
> > ads, and get rid of the white space.
> >
> >
> > For Netscape Mozilla Firefox (or varients), you can download Adblock
> > extension so the banner don't load. For Mozilla: Install an extension
> > called
> > ChromEdit that makes tracking down and making the config files easier.
> > Restart Firefox after installation. If you already have that extension,
go
> > to the Tools menu, select 'Edit User Files'. Click the userContent.css
> > tab,
> > scroll to the bottom of the window and enter this:
> >
> > #ban { display: none !important; }
> >
> > And restart Firefox. Use that together with AdBlock so the banner don't
> > even
> > load.
> >
> >
> >
> > daramark
> >
> >
> >Here is another quick tip that should help speed up everyone's Neopets
> experience.
>
> Blocking the banners using CSS tweaks is cool, but it really only
> addresses half of the issue. The visual half. Sure, your eyes are
> not being assaulted by ads out the gi-gi (is that hyphenated?), but
> your PC is still contacting the servers containing said ads. The
> second half of the issue is to convince your computer that those
> servers (hosts) do not exist. Surely you have seen your PC attempting
> to connect to "tribalfusion.com", "adserver.com", "realmedia.com" and
> the like while waiting for a Neopets page to load, right? If your PC
> wasn't trying to talk to that @#$* ad site, your page would already be
> fully loaded.
>
> Rather than re-invent the wheel, here is a link that goes into great
> detail (yet is still easy to read for the non-geeks among us) on how
> you can make your PC stop taking to these other servers:
>
> http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
>
> It is not at all specific to Neopets, but it describes how to make
> some relatively simple changes to your PC to block out the vast
> majority of ad-related sites.
>
> FWIW, the only items I have added to this HOSTS file of which they
> speak are the sites that I know cause me grief on Neopets. I did this
> because this stuff only bothers me when I am restocking or playing
> games that require frequent screen refreshes.
>
> I do not have this list with me here, but if anyone wants it let me
> know...I can post it later.
>
> Have fun!
>
> --
> Ray Newman
> ray@spankaroonietwounderpants.com
> (remove underpants to reply)
> http://www.neopets.com/refer.phtml?username=goofyspouse
> "moofenki" <incowgnito@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:z22fe.5245$eJ4.340@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
> >I had to re-install my entire system due to another virus. Thankfully, I
> > was able to save everything as far as pics and files... but I need the
> > stuff
> > to enter into firefox to stop the top banners :o P might as well get the
> > same info to stop it in IE, too, if possible.
> >
> > tankies :o D
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
May 8, 2005 2:31:37 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.neopets (More info?)

"bama" <mjablecki@cox.net> wrote in message
news:zkofe.2545$Fv.872@lakeread01...
> Thanks for the info, it is really useful! :) 
>
> daramark wrote:
>> OK, for the new year one of the Neoquest sites that was posted earlier
>> this
>> week (last week? anyway http://geocities.com/neoquest_2/intro.html ) has
>> updated. And they have a section on blocking the banner that I will
>> copy,
>> it's on the bottom.
>> My questions are on the IE portion, Does It Work? Will It Make My
>> Darling
>> Mad By Hurting The Thrice Damned Windowz Product (that he wants to rip
>> out
>> anyway)? Would this work for Neoquest II only, or for the whole of
>> Neopets?
>>
>> And just in case he does rip it out, this isn't the way some of you have
>> gotten around the banners in Mozilla, is it? Again, would this
>> particular
>> way hurt his linux or Mozilla?
>>
>>
>>
>> Stop loading the banners!
>> Most of the time, I could ignore the banner on top of the new neopets
>> layout. However, the banner becomes a pain, especially for someone using
>> a
>> slow connection to play NQII. The banner either: (A) Doesn't Load
>> properly
>> (B) Takes a super long time to load.
>>
>> If you are using a browser that can let users have their own custom
>> stylesheets. The info below might be useful to you. If you have software
>> in
>> place to block them, please ignore the information below.
>>
>> Solutions
>> For IE, copy the text below into Notepad, save it as a CSS file (e.g.
>> np.css). The text basically tells the browser not to display the banner
>> in
>> the <div>:
>>
>> div.ban,div#ban {display: none !important;}
>>
>> Then open up IE, go to Tools/Internet Options/Accessibility, click on the
>> "Format documents using style sheet" button. Hit browse, and select the
>> .css
>> file that you saved previously. Hit OK, re-open IE, and it should block
>> the
>> ads, and get rid of the white space.
>>
>>
>> For Netscape Mozilla Firefox (or varients), you can download Adblock
>> extension so the banner don't load. For Mozilla: Install an extension
>> called
>> ChromEdit that makes tracking down and making the config files easier.
>> Restart Firefox after installation. If you already have that extension,
>> go
>> to the Tools menu, select 'Edit User Files'. Click the userContent.css
>> tab,
>> scroll to the bottom of the window and enter this:
>>
>> #ban { display: none !important; }
>>
>> And restart Firefox. Use that together with AdBlock so the banner don't
>> even
>> load.
>>
>>
>>
>> daramark
>>
>>
>>Here is another quick tip that should help speed up everyone's Neopets
> experience.
>
> Blocking the banners using CSS tweaks is cool, but it really only
> addresses half of the issue. The visual half. Sure, your eyes are
> not being assaulted by ads out the gi-gi (is that hyphenated?), but
> your PC is still contacting the servers containing said ads. The
> second half of the issue is to convince your computer that those
> servers (hosts) do not exist. Surely you have seen your PC attempting
> to connect to "tribalfusion.com", "adserver.com", "realmedia.com" and
> the like while waiting for a Neopets page to load, right? If your PC
> wasn't trying to talk to that @#$* ad site, your page would already be
> fully loaded.
>
> Rather than re-invent the wheel, here is a link that goes into great
> detail (yet is still easy to read for the non-geeks among us) on how
> you can make your PC stop taking to these other servers:
>
> http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
>
> It is not at all specific to Neopets, but it describes how to make
> some relatively simple changes to your PC to block out the vast
> majority of ad-related sites.
>
> FWIW, the only items I have added to this HOSTS file of which they
> speak are the sites that I know cause me grief on Neopets. I did this
> because this stuff only bothers me when I am restocking or playing
> games that require frequent screen refreshes.
>
> I do not have this list with me here, but if anyone wants it let me
> know...I can post it later.
>
> Have fun!
>
> --
> Ray Newman
> ray@spankaroonietwounderpants.com
> (remove underpants to reply)
> http://www.neopets.com/refer.phtml?username=goofyspouse
> "moofenki" <incowgnito@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:z22fe.5245$eJ4.340@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
>>I had to re-install my entire system due to another virus. Thankfully, I
>> was able to save everything as far as pics and files... but I need the
>> stuff
>> to enter into firefox to stop the top banners :o P might as well get the
>> same info to stop it in IE, too, if possible.
>>
>> tankies :o D


Thanks! I finally got the stuff to work for Mozilla. :)  Now I might just
work on the HOSTS file. I know that Ray did post his eventually. I think I
will check in my 'sent items' folder since I probably said thanks.


daramark
Anonymous
May 8, 2005 10:44:29 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.neopets (More info?)

i actually experienced some problems when i did the hosts file thing..
neopets kept freezing up on the bad hosts and not loading, very annoying and
it led me (along with a great deal of other problems) to reformat the lovely
hard drive and reinstall my OS

but some people here had great success with it, so i decided to repost it...

glad i could help...

bama

"daramark" <dara.butler@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:hppfe.3097$B82.55632@news20.bellglobal.com...
> "bama" <mjablecki@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:zkofe.2545$Fv.872@lakeread01...
>> Thanks for the info, it is really useful! :) 
>>
>> daramark wrote:
>>> OK, for the new year one of the Neoquest sites that was posted earlier
>>> this
>>> week (last week? anyway http://geocities.com/neoquest_2/intro.html )
>>> has
>>> updated. And they have a section on blocking the banner that I will
>>> copy,
>>> it's on the bottom.
>>> My questions are on the IE portion, Does It Work? Will It Make My
>>> Darling
>>> Mad By Hurting The Thrice Damned Windowz Product (that he wants to rip
>>> out
>>> anyway)? Would this work for Neoquest II only, or for the whole of
>>> Neopets?
>>>
>>> And just in case he does rip it out, this isn't the way some of you have
>>> gotten around the banners in Mozilla, is it? Again, would this
>>> particular
>>> way hurt his linux or Mozilla?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Stop loading the banners!
>>> Most of the time, I could ignore the banner on top of the new neopets
>>> layout. However, the banner becomes a pain, especially for someone using
>>> a
>>> slow connection to play NQII. The banner either: (A) Doesn't Load
>>> properly
>>> (B) Takes a super long time to load.
>>>
>>> If you are using a browser that can let users have their own custom
>>> stylesheets. The info below might be useful to you. If you have software
>>> in
>>> place to block them, please ignore the information below.
>>>
>>> Solutions
>>> For IE, copy the text below into Notepad, save it as a CSS file (e.g.
>>> np.css). The text basically tells the browser not to display the banner
>>> in
>>> the <div>:
>>>
>>> div.ban,div#ban {display: none !important;}
>>>
>>> Then open up IE, go to Tools/Internet Options/Accessibility, click on
>>> the
>>> "Format documents using style sheet" button. Hit browse, and select the
>>> .css
>>> file that you saved previously. Hit OK, re-open IE, and it should block
>>> the
>>> ads, and get rid of the white space.
>>>
>>>
>>> For Netscape Mozilla Firefox (or varients), you can download Adblock
>>> extension so the banner don't load. For Mozilla: Install an extension
>>> called
>>> ChromEdit that makes tracking down and making the config files easier.
>>> Restart Firefox after installation. If you already have that extension,
>>> go
>>> to the Tools menu, select 'Edit User Files'. Click the userContent.css
>>> tab,
>>> scroll to the bottom of the window and enter this:
>>>
>>> #ban { display: none !important; }
>>>
>>> And restart Firefox. Use that together with AdBlock so the banner don't
>>> even
>>> load.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> daramark
>>>
>>>
>>>Here is another quick tip that should help speed up everyone's Neopets
>> experience.
>>
>> Blocking the banners using CSS tweaks is cool, but it really only
>> addresses half of the issue. The visual half. Sure, your eyes are
>> not being assaulted by ads out the gi-gi (is that hyphenated?), but
>> your PC is still contacting the servers containing said ads. The
>> second half of the issue is to convince your computer that those
>> servers (hosts) do not exist. Surely you have seen your PC attempting
>> to connect to "tribalfusion.com", "adserver.com", "realmedia.com" and
>> the like while waiting for a Neopets page to load, right? If your PC
>> wasn't trying to talk to that @#$* ad site, your page would already be
>> fully loaded.
>>
>> Rather than re-invent the wheel, here is a link that goes into great
>> detail (yet is still easy to read for the non-geeks among us) on how
>> you can make your PC stop taking to these other servers:
>>
>> http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
>>
>> It is not at all specific to Neopets, but it describes how to make
>> some relatively simple changes to your PC to block out the vast
>> majority of ad-related sites.
>>
>> FWIW, the only items I have added to this HOSTS file of which they
>> speak are the sites that I know cause me grief on Neopets. I did this
>> because this stuff only bothers me when I am restocking or playing
>> games that require frequent screen refreshes.
>>
>> I do not have this list with me here, but if anyone wants it let me
>> know...I can post it later.
>>
>> Have fun!
>>
>> --
>> Ray Newman
>> ray@spankaroonietwounderpants.com
>> (remove underpants to reply)
>> http://www.neopets.com/refer.phtml?username=goofyspouse
>> "moofenki" <incowgnito@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:z22fe.5245$eJ4.340@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
>>>I had to re-install my entire system due to another virus. Thankfully, I
>>> was able to save everything as far as pics and files... but I need the
>>> stuff
>>> to enter into firefox to stop the top banners :o P might as well get the
>>> same info to stop it in IE, too, if possible.
>>>
>>> tankies :o D
>
>
> Thanks! I finally got the stuff to work for Mozilla. :)  Now I might just
> work on the HOSTS file. I know that Ray did post his eventually. I think
> I will check in my 'sent items' folder since I probably said thanks.
>
>
> daramark
>
!