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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by mad2043 » 2019-08-20, 12:45

Hi,
I tried that once before without success, but I was probably too fast.
I need to wait a second after reload and then it works (or tried it more times).
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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by win7-7 » 2019-08-25, 20:13

https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/ ... 56146e42b9

First good:

19.6.2018

Last bad:

18.6.2018

Somewhere in that log is reason why website works in Firefox 62 but not in earlier versions.

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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by Moonchild » 2019-08-26, 00:03

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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by back2themoon » 2019-08-27, 15:35

Thanks win7-7/MC for pinpointing this. Would filing a bug/issue help?
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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by Moonchild » 2019-08-27, 16:33

Probably. It's a web compat issue at most since if it is this bug then it's just Disqus borking on unspecified behavior and assuming everything works like Chrome.
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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by back2themoon » 2019-09-16, 13:11

Moonchild wrote:
2019-08-27, 16:33
Probably. It's a web compat issue at most since if it is this bug then it's just Disqus borking on unspecified behavior and assuming everything works like Chrome.
Is this something that can be controlled by each website, instead of Disqus themselves? I'm asking, because:

1. Disqus works as expected on most websites (Pale Moon, too).

2. If yes, I could ask the website as a test to try and "flip this switch". I'd appreciate it if you could help with the wording, since I'm not sure of what to ask.
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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by moonbat » 2019-09-16, 13:43

back2themoon wrote:
2019-09-16, 13:11
Is this something that can be controlled by each website, instead of Disqus themselves? I'm asking, because:

1. Disqus works as expected on most websites (Pale Moon, too).

2. If yes, I could ask the website as a test to try and "flip this switch". I'd appreciate it if you could help with the wording, since I'm not sure of what to ask.
Most likely it's an individual configuration for each site, because I've seen plenty of sites with and without it, and Disqus has no problems anywhere otherwise unless you block its cookies.
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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by back2themoon » 2019-10-07, 14:43

As a workaround, I tried writing a simple Greasemonkey userscript to automatically click the 'show Disqus comments' button, hopefully before the issue takes over. After comparing "autoclick" scripts, copy/pasting and trying various parameters... I failed.

If anyone's up to it, these are the 3 currently reported problem websites:

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https://thepressproject.gr/*
https://www.postoj.sk/*
https://stream.org/*
example1 - example2 - example3
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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by Konrad » 2019-10-07, 18:49

If you have uBlock Origin running with Pale Moon, you can try the Disqus click-to-load filter by Raymond Hill.

When clicking on Κάνε κλικ για να σχολιάσεις, or Pozrieť diskusiu, or View/Leave Comments with the Disqus click-to-load filter enabled, you will see the button Disqus blocked by uBlock Origin: click to unblock. After clicking on it, a dark round sign with letter D appears and then comments will be loaded (with some delay — about 2 seconds).

The Disqus click-to-load filter is available on https://filterlists.com/

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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by coffeebreak » 2019-10-07, 20:19

Konrad wrote:
2019-10-07, 18:49
try the Disqus click-to-load filter
It works for me with the three reported sites.

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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by back2themoon » 2019-10-07, 21:28

Thanks Konrad, the filter does indeed bypass this issue. Of course now, lots more clicks are required to see if, and how many comments exist. Guess we can't have it all. :problem:
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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by Konrad » 2019-10-08, 15:19

back2themoon wrote:
2019-10-07, 21:28
Of course now, lots more clicks are required to see if, and how many comments exist.
I agree with you, back2themoon, and perceive the usage of that filter as a temporary solution until a better way out of the problem is found.

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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by back2themoon » 2019-10-08, 15:23

The filter breaks Disqus comments on other websites (not all) and looks like it's not being updated.
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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by Konrad » 2019-10-08, 15:48

I have never come across such breaks. Maybe there is a way to only set the filter for some specific websites?

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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by back2themoon » 2019-10-08, 16:46

Some of them are listed here. About enabling it for specific websites only... I don't know.
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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by coffeebreak » 2019-10-08, 20:47

Konrad wrote:
2019-10-08, 15:48
Maybe there is a way to only set the filter for some specific websites?
back2themoon wrote:
2019-10-08, 16:46
About enabling it for specific websites only... I don't know.
Limiting by domain does seem to work, both for the three problem sites, and the two broken by the filter list.
Documentation for it is here: Specifying filter options ->> Domain restrictions.

Disqus click-to-load's rules would need to be used as personal filters in uBO's "My filters" tab, rather than as a subscribed list.

To make them apply to only the three domains at issue, add the following to the end of each of the four rules:
(can add more domains if needed, separated by a "pipe", no spaces)

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,domain=thepressproject.gr|postoj.sk|stream.org
All together it would look like this:

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||disqus.com/forums/*/embed.js$script,redirect=disqus.com/forums/*/embed.js,domain=thepressproject.gr|postoj.sk|stream.org
||disqus.com/embed.js$script,redirect=disqus.com/embed.js,domain=thepressproject.gr|postoj.sk|stream.org
||disqus.com/count.js$script,domain=thepressproject.gr|postoj.sk|stream.org
@@||disqus.com/embed.js?_=1457540*$script,domain=thepressproject.gr|postoj.sk|stream.org

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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by Konrad » 2019-10-08, 22:38

coffeebreak, thanks a million!

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Re: Disqus problems on specific website

Post by back2themoon » 2019-10-09, 08:36

Thanks coffeebreak, that's probably the most sensible workaround for now.
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