Reddit Only Runs on Two Scripts???

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Pariah Know Your Enemy
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I finally broke down and reinstalled NoScript after years of not using it because it was just such a PITA but I was having so many problems with Reddit I thought I would give it a try. What I found perplexed me.
Reddit is a boated, lumbering pig of a site but NS tells me that Reddit is only running 3 scripts, all of them local, and Reddit becomes unusable if any are blocked.
I had been assuming all along that Reddit must be a vast sea of endlessly running scripts but seems not. So now my question is this: How on earth have the reddit devs managed to make such a slow, blubbery unresponsive site without running a million stick fiddling scripts?
Honestly I am baffled and a bit dismayed. I really thought NS would help make Reddit not suck so much but, nope, NS can't help me.
Any suggestions? Any settings I could change? Any other addons I could use to help?
As it is with uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger after an hour or so Reddit is consuming 6 to 11GB of ram and I will have at least one and usually two virtual cores that are 100% thread locked by something that reddit is running. At that point restarting Firefox is the only solution.
maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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Try the mobile site and use a good adblocker. It will grumble and try to get you to use the app, but it is far more usable than the desktop site.

The other option is to use https://www.reddit.com/.compact
Pariah Know Your Enemy
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maurvir posted:
Try the mobile site and use a good adblocker. It will grumble and try to get you to use the app, but it is far more usable than the desktop site.

The other option is to use https://www.reddit.com/.compact

So, is "compact Reddit" just hardcore porn? Cuz that is all I see there and if I click the banner link to the mobile site it redirects me to the desktop site.
maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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It should be regular reddit, but without the pictures or videos. I see the same page (less the crap) on both?
Pariah Know Your Enemy
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maurvir posted:
It should be regular reddit, but without the pictures or videos. I see the same page (less the crap) on both?

Wow, I don't. That link you posted was just a whole page of links to some very serious porn, which is fine, I like porn, but not what I was looking for tonight.
dv
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Pariah posted:
maurvir posted:
It should be regular reddit, but without the pictures or videos. I see the same page (less the crap) on both?

Wow, I don't. That link you posted was just a whole page of links to some very serious porn, which is fine, I like porn, but not what I was looking for tonight.


Worked for me. Maybe you've got a browser hijack or something?
Lombo Opiofiend
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ukimalefu want, but shouldn't, may anyway
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I use an extension called "old reddit redirect" because I hated the new design. I also use ublock origin and adblock plus

I don't have an account, so I never post, and rarely use their search feature, but the sites seems responsive to me.
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dv posted:
Pariah posted:
maurvir posted:
It should be regular reddit, but without the pictures or videos. I see the same page (less the crap) on both?

Wow, I don't. That link you posted was just a whole page of links to some very serious porn, which is fine, I like porn, but not what I was looking for tonight.


Worked for me. Maybe you've got a browser hijack or something?

Darn it, worked for me too...the usual reddit irellevent guff and nonsense. I wanted to see the porn!
ukimalefu want, but shouldn't, may anyway
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Pariah posted:
maurvir posted:
Try the mobile site and use a good adblocker. It will grumble and try to get you to use the app, but it is far more usable than the desktop site.

The other option is to use https://www.reddit.com/.compact

So, is "compact Reddit" just hardcore porn? Cuz that is all I see there and if I click the banner link to the mobile site it redirects me to the desktop site.


I don't see porn there
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Pariah posted:
maurvir posted:
It should be regular reddit, but without the pictures or videos. I see the same page (less the crap) on both?

Wow, I don't. That link you posted was just a whole page of links to some very serious porn, which is fine, I like porn, but not what I was looking for tonight.
Reddit's backend database keeps track of the subreddits you're subscribed to, and generates its front pages based on your subscriptions.

The compact version is just your subscriptions with a simpler layout.

So congratulations for being subscribed to some "very serious porn".
arkayn Aaarrrggghhhh
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obvs posted:
Pariah posted:
maurvir posted:
It should be regular reddit, but without the pictures or videos. I see the same page (less the crap) on both?

Wow, I don't. That link you posted was just a whole page of links to some very serious porn, which is fine, I like porn, but not what I was looking for tonight.
Reddit's backend database keeps track of the subreddits you're subscribed to, and generates its front pages based on your subscriptions.

The compact version is just your subscriptions with a simpler layout.

So congratulations for being subscribed to some "very serious porn".


Yep, mine came up with articles from Skyrim Mods and The division 2, as those are the only two items I am subscribed to.
I don't think I've ever been to Reddit. That link showed me this:


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