guess which all-powerful tech monopoly is breaking ublock origin (and umatrix, and likely many other similar add-ons, such as noscript) in their browser, which happens to be the most popular browser in the world?

bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/i

who could have foreseen this? who would ever think that an advertising company's web browser would end up breaking compatibility with an ad blocker? frankly i'm shocked

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i like a few comments down where the chromium devs are like
"please stop talking about this in public and email us instead where we can safely ignore it"

@catoutofbed @lynnesbian This is legit a problem, though; it's good to have a place where official bug and feature discussions happen publicly.

Having the entire internet rampage in and yell about it doesn't effect a sit-in. Instead, it just makes the official discussion go elsewhere, more private.

So I don't think it's inappropriate to say "let's take the larger discussion elsewhere".

@varx @lynnesbian its mostly that theres no public facing discussion of an issue that affects a lot of people
this feeps less like a good faith "lets talk about this" and more like a roundabout way to stop talking about this while pretending otherwise

i get why having a public discussion in comments isnt great but moving it behind the scenes is suspicious in this case

@catoutofbed @varx @lynnesbian controlling the forum where discussion can occur is another way of suppressing opposition.

@drifting_in_circles @catoutofbed @varx @lynnesbian it might not be inappropriate if they were making it easy to find the appropriate place for public comment, not just shooing it out of sight, but if the public space is only for technical discussion it means Google controls all the other questions

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