Blocking with the new Bitchute comment system
*Identities blurred in the video to avoid being a dick, makes it hard to look at, so all the relevant info is in the description:
Obviously in the event that nobody's being filtered and the internet is largely populated with shitweasels, it becomes desirable to remove some content from our sight. Morons have traditionally relied upon content hosts to implement user blocking and other techniques for cleaning up this discourse.
This was of course wrong, stupid, and double stupid. Letting some company control what or who you see and hear is bullshit. It's often used by absolute fuckwads to attack others. As we've seen, a bunch of monstrous assholes are willing to use it to try and control what you think. Why rely on the server side?
So, using a valued browser extension; Adblock Plus I'll show you how to take control for yourself. It should be in your hands alone to decide what or who you see and hear. So, with a few simple filter rules for Adblock Plus you can do just that. Updated these 8/28 for a little better functionality.
This one hides attached images
bitchute.com#?#li.comment > div.comment-wrapper:-abp-has(> div.comment-header > span.name[data-user-id=""]) > div.wrapper > div.attachments
This one hides the upvote and flag buttons
bitchute.com#?#li.comment > div.comment-wrapper:-abp-has(> div.comment-header > span.name[data-user-id=""]) > div.wrapper > span.actions
This one hides the content of the comment
bitchute.com#?#li.comment > div.comment-wrapper:-abp-has(> div.comment-header > span.name[data-user-id=""]) > div.wrapper > div.content
This one hides their profile image
bitchute.com#?#li.comment > div.comment-wrapper:-abp-has(> div.comment-header > span.name[data-user-id=""]) > div.profile-picture
To get the data-user-id in question, in most browsers you can simply right-click the avatar and select "inspect element". By placing the value of the user's data-user-id in the quotes, you can tell it which specific user's content to hide. It needs to be done for each user you no longer wish to see. In Adblock Plus options you just add them to your custom rule list. If you have access to a PHP host (must have https:// access or Adblock Plus will reject it) there is another method.
I've written a simple PHP script to take a value for that and just write the appropriate rules. You can use that PHP script directly in Adblock Plus as a dynamic filter list if you run it on a web server that your browser can reach and of course as long as it supports PHP.
You can easily script something up in a wide variety of languages to accomplish this, but since I bothered to write it; enjoy.
The best part of all this is that while traditionally, block lists for services have required you to log in, this doesn't require that. Any lurker that doesn't want an account on Bitchute can use this. There are more potential benefits to Adblock Plus that are a little less direct, and a little more sweeping.
For example, you can filter by the content of a message. If you never want to live the atrocity of seeing the word "banana" (sorry for doing that to you, anti-nanners) you can filter comments that contain it:
bitchute.com#?#li.comment > div.comment-wrapper:-abp-contains(banana) > div.wrapper > div.content
Will collapse the content section of a comment containing that awful, filthy pejorative. So tend your own garden, and cheers.
Great news!9/3/2020 The browser extension I wrote is ready for public testing.
That can be installed in Firefox as a "temporary" addon or made permanent if you use a developer build of Firefox. (don't make that switch without backing up your settings and saved data). Tested, throws no console errors. Also works in Opera, Brave, and Chrome under developer mode. Tested, throws no errors. I haven't tried it on others yet but I will. It should work with anything that supports chrome extensions. I'll be posting a video on using it.
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