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Block an annoying Javascript that affects Copy/Paste
Authored by: VesperDEM on Jun 01, '10 08:20:29AM

This is weird. When I attempt copying text from the sites mentioned in Daring Fireballs article, the pastes work as expected. No attribution appendages at all.

Now, I do have ad blocking on my computer. I use Glimmer Blocker and I also use Glims with Safari. Still, I wouldn't expect those to cripple this javascript on those sites.

Even in Firefox and Opera, I don't get anything unusual when I copy and paste text.

Maybe I'm missing something here, but I'm not seeing this problem. At least not when pasting.



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Block an annoying Javascript that affects Copy/Paste
Authored by: Unsoluble on Jun 01, '10 08:39:28AM

How much text did you select? Depending on the site, they'll only append the "read more" garbage if you've selected more than a certain amount.



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Block an annoying Javascript that affects Copy/Paste
Authored by: PatrickS on Jun 01, '10 09:22:42AM

*.tynt.com is part of GlimmerBlocker's "Ad-networks" rule set.



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Block an annoying Javascript that affects Copy/Paste
Authored by: fuyutsuki on Sep 16, '10 08:08:33AM
Looks like Tynt is at it again. I don't run Safari 5, but I do run GlimmerBlocker. *.tynt.com is blocked, and yet Tynt was wreaking havoc here: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=96899187&blogId=539165330 Yes, MySpace (sigh) but I love that show and frequently copy text out of the playlists hosted here. Needless to say Tynt is unbearable. So here's what I found in the source:
{"url":"http://js.myspacecdn.com/modules/common/static/js/atlas/richtexteditor_uvm5sqtf.js","test":"punymce.Editor"},"tracking/tynt.js":{"url":"http://js.myspacecdn.com/modules/common/static/js/jquery/tracking/tynt_zcvgeagv.js?user=bjNOt4bfyr35kFadbiUt4I&lang=en","test":"startTyntApp"}})
I'm no HTTP / CSS coder, but tynt showed up several times, all grouped together, yet doesn't mention tynt.com so managed to avoid my filter. Looks like MySpace is hosting it for them. So, for now, I blocked all queries containing "tracking" in their path. That's keeping it at bay for now, but I expect Tynt to try again.

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