In Firefox browser, I use uBlock Origin to limit 3rd party tracking.

When I login here, I get the message: "Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load."

Please state specifically what the other domain is that I need to open in order for this site to work (without habving to turn of uBlock origin altogether).

P.S. I have already allowed stackoverflow.com, same message appears.


You must at least permit stackexchange.com and stackoverflow.com. Probably also sstatic.net and ajax.googleapis.com. Those are the four I whitelisted for Android.SE. It also asks for googletagservices.com and google-analytics.com. The last one at least can be safely left out. Then there's googleusercontent.com which it most likely requires as well (else I hadn't whitelisted that).

Funnily, fewer of those are required for Meta …

  • Thank you very much.
    – bobn
    Jan 6 '18 at 22:32
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    @bobn if that solved your issue, don't forget to "accept" the answer (ticking the check-mark next to it) to indicate so to other users :)
    – Izzy Mod
    Jan 6 '18 at 23:17
  • I'll have to be at home to try it. won't be there for a while.
    – bobn
    Jan 7 '18 at 0:35
  • No prob, @bobn – just don't forget then :)
    – Izzy Mod
    Jan 7 '18 at 10:18
  • Addkin ajax.googleapis.com did it. Thanks. Just as a note, not having google follow me around the internet is part of why I installed uBlock Origin in the first place. It's a shame that eveybody can't host all the pieces of code that make their websites work. (Not that I really mind google knowing I'm at stackexechange, it's the principle of the thing.)
    – bobn
    Jan 7 '18 at 16:27
  • My feelings exactly. One can partly work around that using Decentral Eyes (which provides the most common scripts like JQuery locally and rewrites the page code accordingly – would fit here as ajax.googleapis.com is mainly referenced for JQuery). You could give that a try. // Sidenote: On all of my web sites I take care to use external resources as little as possible. Especially no JavaScript from the "outer world".
    – Izzy Mod
    Jan 7 '18 at 18:49
  • @iBug Why would they need JS? Only if one wants to upload images I guess. But no, sorry: I've not made an exception for that (neither do I see a block for it), and still can deal with those pics. So what makes you think it's needed?
    – Izzy Mod
    Jan 9 '18 at 7:21
  • @iBug Again: I see no blocks for Imgur here. And yes, I do see those avatars – which btw. come from Gravatar afaik in most cases. Ah, mine comes from i.stack.imgur.com – and yes, I see it. But neither uMatrix nor NoScript show any JS loaded from there or blocked from there.
    – Izzy Mod
    Jan 9 '18 at 7:26
  • @iBug that's what OP asked about, isn't it: "JavaScript from another domain … Please state specifically what the other domain is"? :)
    – Izzy Mod
    Jan 9 '18 at 12:25
  • OP might clarify. Reading it again, that's a bit "opinion based" – depending what you count as "this site to work". Strictly speaking, it works well without avatars – but looks nicer with #D
    – Izzy Mod
    Jan 9 '18 at 12:30

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