katydid

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Name katydid
User since November 25, 2009
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My Reviews

anonymoX

Anonymox has half a million users free potentially--that costs money Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Trying for the Premium user I think is in order. Imagine half-a-million free users. Anonymox probably could use some paid subscribers. It can be bad luck, though, for Anonymox, if the user already has tens of other monthly and yearly subscriptions running into half a thousand dollars a month. Seems everybody wants to add another monthly bill to your Internet use. There must be some algorithm that tells developers that it's better to charge a few a higher price, than charge a volume crowd something quite low. Imagine, instead of 10,000, or a 1000, paying 6$ a month. How about 500,000 users paying 1$ a year, or twice a year, or every three months (something that makes me want to spend the dollar). I wouldn't hesitate at all. It's just all these monthly multiple dollar costs per month and per year that starts nagging at you as absurd. Keep it simple, though, and I think people would buy in more frequently. I think people rebel when they don't know how the price is related to how much work it took to develop it and how much money it takes to keep the service going. Otherwise, it's seems arbitrary... In any case, Anonymox is entitled to, has earned, the revenue they seek and must have.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

anonymoX

"Free" is always preferable. But it costs Anonymox. A good run, though, for non-Premium users Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Woh... Came here to find about why anonymox is suddenly giving me this notice, "While our network is under heavy load, only users of anonymoX Premium have guaranteed access", and disabling my addon-- and I find others suffering the same thing. "Free" was good, I admit. But it does cost Anonymox. So it's just unfortunate.

Adblock Edge

The Plus in Adblock Edge is that it offers an alternative Rated 5 out of 5 stars

That there are pro- and op-ponents of default ad whitelists, and pro- and op-ponents of default ad complete blacklists is only natural. With Adblock Plus and Adblock Edge both camps have a choice (till June 2015 when Edge will discontinue; best safe-keep some backups of Edge). Each side can disable whitelisted or blacklisted ads, respectively. For those wanting to start with a complete blacklist and then build one's own whitelist, Adblock Edge would be the tool to start with.
The use of adblocking lists, though--like easylist, easyprivacy, fanboy's, the usual lists--basically turns Adblock Edge back into Adblock Plus but without the name. Use, though, of the Easylist NoMercy, EasyPrivacy NoMercy, or the NoMercy All In One lists will permit you to start with clean, all-inclusive blacklists from which to build your own personal whitelist quickly or gradually according to your own specific needs and wants, including aligning your own position on site-owner ads-revenue rights vs site-user interests.
All-inclusive blacklists can break some sites. You merely click to whitelist or temporarily permit Adblock Edge blocks, in that case; as with Adblock Plus when getting whitelisted ads that you don't want (you could say, when sites "break" the wrong way in the presentation of ads) you can, conversely, merely click to blacklist or temporarily block. Adblock Edge is like a knife intentionally designed to effectively cut out ads and have no deliberately dulled parts anywhere along its blade; you take that into account when you use it.

Color That Site!

Why does this addon Call Home when using it? Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This addon tried to connect to your site, but my browser blocked it. So it didn't work. Seems if it's calling home for every page that users customize the colors, you must be recording the sites visited. Why is it necessary to call back when using it?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.15.1-signed.1-signed). 

CS Lite Mod

right-click on any cs-lite menu item takes you to softwareblaze.com-- why? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

When I opened up the cs-lite menu
from my statusbar icon, I accidentally
right-clicked "edit menu" (for that matter, all of
the menu items to confirm) and was immediately
hijacked to "softwareblaze.com". It's an ad page
for godaddy. Everyone-- check for yourselves!

I found "softwareblaze.com" written in the install.rdf file
in the extensions/cs-lite folder. Suspicious. I just now
uninstalled cs-lite.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.3.1-signed.1-signed). 

Torbutton

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm sorry. But I spoke to soon about Tor Button working with FF 3.5.5. I don't know how it happened: somehow my FF 3.5.5 was down-dated to 3.0.7 by Mozilla? (I have updates turned off, so how can that be?) I'm okay with the version, as long as Tor and the Button works.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2). 

Torbutton

Tor/Tor Button Working Fine with FF 3.5.5. Concerned. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm not complaining. But I notice it says that the Tor Button is not compatible above Firefox 3.0. My installation of Tor and the Tor Button with Firefox 3.5.5
is working fine using defaults. Do I need to be concerned? I am not in Germany like a MYIP site says I am. This site could probably verify that plus that my browser is 3.5.5 (I turned off User Agent spoofing).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2).