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the Mt Vernon Register-News has started a new website and forums...

January 1 2006 at 4:18 PM
Johnny Bob  (Login jbob)
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The new Mt Vernon Register-News homepage is at:
It's completely new.

Click on 'Forums' to goto their forums. They're also completely new, no remnants of prior forums which have disappeared forever into virtual unreality. You can read the forum posts without joining, but must join "Groupee" to post. It's workable, but less versatile than their prior formats.

My A2 malware-scanner says they're using a tracking cookie. That doesn't happen at the above newspaper homepage link, but when you click on 'Forums' it redirects to:
and a "" tracking cookie is created. You don't have to be logged-in for this to happen. Everybody who visits these forums gets tracked!

Logging in creates a second cookie "" but according to my scanner that's just ordinary cookie dough, not a tracking cookie. I welcome any further info along these lines.

They use a big distracting Macromedia Flash Player advertisement at the top of the forums page. I was able to block it by adding the following line to my HOSTS file:
works OK too
That doesn't seem to affect the functionality - the ad simply never appears. If they change the ad source then we'll have to add more lines to HOSTS file. It's not difficult to discover, just look at their source code. I love it!

Happy New Year 2006!
Johnny Bob

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