I'm browsing with firefox, but to minimise risks I use an addon called »NoScript«. I reconfigured it today, because too many sites recognise me. Now I get the message you can read in the headline, as well as here in Meta: »TeX - LaTeX Meta Stack Exchange requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load.«

I'm glad that TeX.se exists. But wouldn't it be better style not to have all that zoo (google-analytics, googleapis, quantserve and the like)? StackExchange really seems able to provide those services themselves!?

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    This is a cross-network thing, so you might get more info on meta.SO
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Oct 18 '13 at 10:26
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    I recommend using ghostery+adblockplus instead. It involves blocking the trackers instead of blocking scripts.
    – percusse
    Oct 18 '13 at 18:31
  • @percusse I googled ghostery and the funny thing is they provide an address downtown Manhattan -- not the cheapest area on this planet -- but no information on how they earn money. A magazin in Germany published a kind of warning.
    – Keks Dose
    Oct 19 '13 at 20:30
  • @KeksDose I don't know why it matters but Downtown Manhattan is not a uniformly rich place like Beverly Hills and address doesn't say anything about the revenue. Also what did the magazine say? If I turn on google analytics on my webpages or my friends' other tracked websites and then use ghostery and access those sites we don't see me accessing the sites. So it is functional but of course they might be the devil too there is no end to being suspicious.
    – percusse
    Oct 20 '13 at 9:21
  • Oh and rich people can do good things too you know :)
    – percusse
    Oct 20 '13 at 12:39

With NoScript extension, to use TeX.se, you must enable stackexchange.com, sstatic.net (from stackexchange network) and googleapis.com (common javascript libraries).

  • Can you explain in more detail what these libraries are good for?
    – strpeter
    Oct 29 '13 at 15:21
  • @strpeter googleapis.com provides the jQuery library. This open source library is good for... javascript programming. Oct 29 '13 at 16:06

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