If your Malaysian Insider doesn’t like NoScript

Short rant and solu­tion. If like me you use Fire­fox (latest stable build from Ubuntu repos­it­ory) and NoScript (dis­al­lows all JavaS­cript on all web­sites by default) the fol­low­ing situ­ation is likely to occur.

So I wrote an email to the fine folks at The Malay­sian Insider to raise the issue and if you can believe it, a real life non-automated human respon­ded to my email on the very same even­ing, at night, and through­out the even­ing until a sat­is­fy­ing solu­tion was found.

After thrash­ing out all pos­sib­il­it­ies, I received this very help­ful reply:

Hello, Rewarp:

We have checked out the NoScript add-on and noticed that it doesn’t allow, unfor­tu­nately even after dis­abling (unless it’s unin­stalled com­pletely), the par­tic­u­lar script which con­trols image load­ing for the “In case you missed these stor­ies” thumbnails.

You can opt to visit our lite (http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/litee) and/or mobile (http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/mobile) ver­sions which don’t have the script con­cerned and should not be affected by the NoScript add-on. Or, as you’ve poin­ted out, other browsers which don’t util­ize such NoScript add-on work fine.

Thank you for read­ing The Malay­sian Insider.


Aaron Chai
I love the solu­tion because The Malay­sian Insider Lite has less ads and actu­ally fin­ishes load­ing. I am unsure who is behind the CMS for the main site, but as of this time of writ­ing, the bug is still there, and I hope you can find time to fix it.