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EasyList Czech and Slovak and Latvian List are now affiliated subscriptions

written by MonztA, on May 28, 2013, 3:07:00 PM.

EasyList Czech and Slovak, written by tomasko126, as well as Latvian List, written by anonymous74100, have now become officially affiliated with EasyList and are also a recommended subscriptions for Czech and Slovak and Latvian users. The subscriptions are listed on the EasyList homepage, from where they may be viewed or installed.

If you want to provide feedback, including reporting adverts or problems, please use the Adblock Plus issue reporter or open a topic in the EasyList forums for Latvian List. For EasyList Czech and Slovak you can use the issue reporter as well or its bug tracker.

Liste AR is now an affiliated subscription

written by MonztA, on Feb 17, 2013, 4:20:00 PM.

To be honest, it is for quite a while already but I somehow missed to announce it properly.

Liste AR, written by smed79 and Liste FR author Crits, has now become officially affiliated with EasyList and is also a recommended subscription for Arabic users. The subscription is listed on the EasyList homepage, from where it may be viewed or installed.

It is recommended to use it together with Liste FR.

If you want to provide feedback about Liste AR, including reporting adverts or problems, please use the Adblock Plus issue reporter or open a topic in the EasyList forums.

DutchAdblockList and ABPindo updates

written by Michael, on Jun 6, 2011, 6:06:00 PM.

DutchAdblockList, authored by Famlam, a contributor to Adblock for Chrome, has been a recognised subscription for a little over a year now. However, we have been impressed by the filter list, which caters for Dutch-language domains, and are therefore please to announce our affiliation with the subscription, which may be either viewed or installed from the homepage. Furthermore, after a review of the combination by myself and Fanboy, the subscription has been granted recommended status in Adblock Plus, which means that it will be the default selection for Dutch users.

If you want to provide feedback about DutchAdblockList, including by reporting adverts or problems, please use the Adblock Plus issue reporter or open an issue in the Google project page.

In other news, the affiliated subscription ABPindo, designed for Indonesian-language websites, has also been granted recommended status recently and now has its own section in the EasyList forums for feedback.

Affiliation with ChinaList

written by Michael, on May 8, 2011, 6:52:43 PM.

ChinaList is a familiar subscription to many Adblock Plus users, being one of the oldest filter lists for the extension and recommended for Chinese language domains. Although the subscription was previously independent, they recently decided to switch to being a supplement to EasyList, at which point we approached the authors to discuss the possibility of affiliating with them. After a few minor adjustments in line with our policy, we are now pleased to announce the affiliation and that combination subscriptions are now available and listed on our homepage.

If you want to provide feedback about ChinaList, including by reporting adverts or problems, please use the Adblock Plus issue reporter or submit suggestions in their forum.

ABPindo is now an affiliated subscription

written by Michael, on Dec 23, 2010, 6:44:00 PM.

ABPindo has now become officially affiliated with EasyList after considerable updates to the element hiding filers to improve efficiency. The subscription, which has been steadily developed since February of this year, is designed as a supplement for Indonesian-language websites and is now listed on the EasyList homepage, from where it may be viewed or installed.

If you want to provide feedback about ABPindo, including reporting adverts or problems, please use the Adblock Plus issue reporter or submit suggestions via the relevant forum topic, which requires registration to access and post.

Bulgarian list is now an affiliated subscription

written by Michael, on Dec 9, 2010, 9:17:00 PM.

Alex, the author of Bulgarian list, has recently revamped his subscription by updating the filter syntax and checking almost every rule for redundancies. The EasyList authors have been very impressed by his efforts and the resulting subscription, and it has therefore become the first affiliated subscription not to use the EasyList forums. Bulgarian list is now listed on the EasyList homepage, where it may be viewed or added to Adblock Plus.

Furthermore, Bulgarian list has recently become a recommendation in Adblock Plus, and will be selected by default for Bulgarian users of the add-on from version 1.3.2.

If you want to provide feedback about Bulgarian List, including reporting adverts or problems, please use the Adblock Plus issue reporter or submit suggestions via the form on Alex's website.

Affiliated subscriptions

written by Michael, on Oct 10, 2010, 10:10:00 AM.

The new website currently lists considerably fewer external subscriptions than it once did. This is as a result of a review that I have carried of the Adblock Plus recommended subscriptions in which I was somewhat surprised to discover that several contained deprecated syntax and inefficient filters, therefore rendering them unsuitable for the homepage. The most common issues that I noticed were:

Use of simplified element syntax

Simplified element syntax is delineated by the use of just one hash symbol ("#") in the rule and is currently present in Adblock Plus for reasons of backwards compatibility only. It has been suggested that support for rules of this type may be removed at some point in the future, which further necessitates that affiliated subscriptions use the more recent and efficient syntax for element hiding.

Domains not clearly indicated

Since the Adblock Plus 1.1 release over a year ago, the beginning of a domain name may be indicated by two vertical bars ("||") and the end by the use of a caret separator character ("^"). This syntax reduces the risk of false positives appearing and it is therefore highly advisable that it is implemented in filter subscriptions.

Inefficient element hiding rules

I have noticed that element hiding rules are seldom implemented efficiently in existing subscriptions, which slows down the speed at which Adblock Plus may process the lists. There are two ways in which filters may be optimised: the tag name, such as "div", may be removed from filters only specifying the id ("###") or the class ("##.") and only one class, indicated by the presence of a full stop ("."), need be referenced. Therefore example.com##div.box.advert may have the unnecessary class removed (example.com##div.advert) and the tag not specified (example.com##.advert).

Subscriptions contain redundant filters, either when used alone or as a supplement

Subscriptions should not contain multiple filters that are logically redundant, as this unnecessarily increases the size of a supplement and the complexity of maintaining it. Famlam's redundancy checker enables anyone to check lists of filters to verify that no more rules are present than need to be.

No sections present in the subscription

Although not an issue that would prevent a subscription from being listed on the EasyList website, it is highly recommended that filters are sorted in a logical order with sections to delineate the purpose of particular rules. This makes the supplement far easier to both maintain and adjust, as rules may be easily found and altered.

If authors would like their filter subscription to be evaluated for the website they should check that all of the above issues are not present in their subscription and then e-mail me with a request that their list be considered. It is expected that the subscription should already be listed on the Adblock Plus website, as this is the origin of all the essential data about the filter list; if not an e-mail should be sent to request that this page updated first.