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Name TechGuy8
User since July 17, 2012
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like the concept and most of the functioning of RefControl. I've been using it with several versions of Firefox (from 3.0.xx thru 3.6.xx to 10.0.xESR) in Windows XP.

Lately I have noticed that it seems to be involved in causing Disqus comments to fail to display. At least in FF 10.0.x.
I tested with turning off all (5 of my) FF addon extensions and then enabling individually and it comes down to RefControl (0.8.16) which prevents the Disqus comments from being displayed. All I see on (FileHippo for example) is the Disqus activity throbber pulsing. But no comments.
Disabling RefControl allows Disqus comments to be displayed.
I experimented with adding the related sites (filehippo, disqus) to RefControl whitelist - setting them to 'Normal', but that did not help.

Would love if you could find a patch that allows Disqus to work.
In meanwhile, I try to remember to just click on the Refcontrol mini-icon to disable (= red ex-out) when I need Disqus comments, then I click it again to re-enable after done with Disqus. Nice that such off/on is easy. :)

P.S.: Win XP Pro SP3, FF 10.0.6esr, RefControl 0.8.16, Java 6.33, Flash 11.3.300.265, 2GB RAM.

Thank you.

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Smart Referer

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I like the concept, as I don't like webistes tracking where I have been...
I had previously been using RefControl 0.8.xx
But through my testing, found it was interfering with Disqus comment system.
Thought I would give this one a go.
But no, Disqus sections of pages still fail to show any comments when Smart-Referer is running.
Tried the suggestion of setting Smart-Referer to loose (?) not strict via FF about:config. So it is now set to 'False'.
But that did not change fact that Disqus comment sections fail to show any comments.
Only when I have turned off (Disabled) Smart-Referer (and RefControl) do Disqus comments display.
(In my eval testing, I would only be testing with one or other of these referral controls, not both at same time.)

Other point that I would suggest, is: There seems no way to know that Smart-Referer is working (assuming I don't care about Disqus issue). So a way to show that Smart-Referer is working would be nice.

As well as a way for it to work that also allows Disqus comments to function.

Thanks. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (