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    Old 04-14-2013, 10:47 PM
    Anon-e-mouse Anon-e-mouse is offline
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    Default Why so many trackers...

    Visiting the PCG home page, and Ghostery tells me that there's no less than *15* trackers on the home page... Isn't that a bit of over kill?

    Trackers :-
    Audience Science
    Doubleclick
    Exelate
    Google Adsense
    Google Analytics
    Krux Digital
    NedStat
    Netratings Site Census
    Scorecard Research
    Yieldbot

    Widgets (with built in Tracking) :-
    Brightcove
    Digg Widget
    Google +1
    Facebook Connect
    Gigya Socialize

    Are you seriously telling me that all these trackers are necessary? Hit any website and you'll find between 2 and 4, but 15 takes the biscuit.

    Oh well, I'll just let Ghostery continue blocking them.
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    Old 04-14-2013, 10:51 PM
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    they aren't it's why the site take an age to load until you block them all, the sad thing is facebook is actually the biggest contributing factor to the front page loading slow, just be glad there are plenty of add ons out there to block facebook and other stuff.
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    Old 04-15-2013, 09:16 AM
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    Well thanks for that Anon e Mouse, ghostery installed!!
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    Old 04-15-2013, 10:21 AM
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    Wow, never heard of Ghostery, but have it now, and holy fuck, PC Gamer never ran so fast. Thanks.
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    Old 04-15-2013, 11:55 AM
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    Same here, the OP has done us all a service!
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    Old 04-15-2013, 04:48 PM
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    I have benefited too. Thank you.
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    Old 04-15-2013, 05:03 PM
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    Unfortunately, doesn't seem to work with IE10. After a bit of rooting around on their forum/support thingy, it looks like they're working on a version for IE10, and releasing it sometime soonish.
    Have to wait, so...
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    Old 04-15-2013, 05:14 PM
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    Unfortunately, doesn't seem to work with IE10. After a bit of rooting around on their forum/support thingy, it looks like they're working on a version for IE10, and releasing it sometime soonish.
    Have to wait, so...
    thats because IE is the shittest browser out there, even netscape (Firefox) is better than IE.
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    Old 04-15-2013, 06:41 PM
    Anon-e-mouse Anon-e-mouse is offline
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    For those who are interested, Ghostery [URL="http://www.ghostery.com"]http://www.ghostery.com[/URL], reads the page as it downloads and when it sees a tracking script, web beacon or other tracking dodad, it removes it automagically, and then stops that script/beacon from calling home thereby speeding up the rest of the page.

    I know you could use NoScript, but that doesn't prevent web beacons and some other stuff, and sometimes you do want scripts to run, but without Facebook or Doubleclick checking your inside leg measurement with each click.

    Anyhow, Ghostery is highly recommended, even generally for all those sites which seem to want to know everything about you.. and today's count on the PCG homepage was actually *16*, I think Stumbleupon was today's extra... yes lovely widgets... they still track ya (especially if you're logged in).

    Ghostery seems to work better with Firefox than Internet Exploder though.
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    Old 04-15-2013, 06:47 PM
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    seems to work pretty solid on chrome.
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