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    Ok, I’m a idiot. I was somewhere on the internet reading, and in a comments section some people were discussing the authors on Ghacks.net. They said only Brinkmann and Ashwin write articles, all the other articles are AI-generated from advertising and such. It made sense to me, all fluff. Then someone said, well, here’s how to limit the authors that show up on GHacks – and they listed a method to do that. It works!

    However, I have no clue what I did to do that. And I can’t find where I read it. So here is the ask – does someone know what I did to filter the authors? I’d appreciate it, only because I read Ghacks most days, and sooner or later they will change authors, I’d like to be able to modify that filter. Thanks.

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      I use Ublock Origin as my adblocking. In setting under my filters, I have added the line –
      http://www.ghacks.net##div.post,a.home-posts,a.home-category-post:not(:has-text(/Martin Brinkmann|Mike Turcotte|Ashwin/))

      I found it in one of the comments on an article but I do not remember which one.

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      I doubt that they are all “AI” built but many sites are going for sponsored posts where the author is not a tech author but the vendor paying for advertising. I get a TON of “what is the cost of a sponsored” post here on the site and ignore every one. For example the “deals” category in bleeping computer are sponsored advertising.

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady/Prudent patcher

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    • #2590957

      I went to Ublock/settings and there it was, thank you deuce120. The format is a bit different than what you have… ghacks.net##.hentry,.home-posts,.home-category-post:not(:has-text(/Martin Brinkmann|Ashwin/))  So now I know where it is, have it written in my computer diary, and should be able to find it if I need to change it.

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