47 hours agoADBLK-14 Block zone amobee.com master
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ADBLK-14 Block zone amobee.com

They own zone Konterra.com which is already blocked upstream, and have been implicated in DataSpii.

It *looks* like they were probably a consumer of Nacho Analytics data rather than being involved in collection of data from end users, but as their business is tracking they're being blocked anyway

2 days agoADBLK-14 Block DDMR.com
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ADBLK-14 Block DDMR.com

2 days agoAlthough the zone is blocked, lets be literal and block the exact label too. pnldsk.adclarity.com also comes under ADBLK-14
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Although the zone is blocked, lets be literal and block the exact label too. pnldsk.adclarity.com also comes under ADBLK-14

2 days agoADBLK-14 Block list of domains know to be data ingest points for the extensions involved in DataSpii
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ADBLK-14 Block list of domains know to be data ingest points for the extensions involved in DataSpii

2 days agoBlocking 2 domains tied up in DataSpii.
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Blocking 2 domains tied up in DataSpii.

Domain pnldsk.adclarity.com CNAMEs into adcint.net

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/07/dataspii-inside-the-debacle-that-dished-private-data-from-apple-tesla-blue-origin-and-4m-people/

4 weeks agoBlock another 2o7 domain - used by Archant for the EADT - archanteadt.112.2o7.net
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Block another 2o7 domain - used by Archant for the EADT - archanteadt.112.2o7.net

4 weeks agoADBLK-13 Block Grapeshot related domains
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ADBLK-13 Block Grapeshot related domains

Grapeshot is an analytics/tracking/"customer engagement" system

They appear to use a subdomain per customer, so block the entire zone - does mean their www goes inaccessible, but it's fairly minor as collateral damage goes

4 weeks agoADBLK-12 Generate a plaintext list of blocked zones - push into output file `blockedzones.txt`
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ADBLK-12 Generate a plaintext list of blocked zones - push into output file `blockedzones.txt`

4 weeks agoADBLK-10 Block auto.search.msn.com and 2mdn.net
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ADBLK-10 Block auto.search.msn.com and 2mdn.net

4 weeks agoMove AMP Project from manualblock to manualpages.
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Move AMP Project from manualblock to manualpages.

The reason being, that domains in manualblock get included in the blocklist consumed by dns.bentasker.co.uk

Whilst I hate AMP, and want it blocked, seems unfair to block anyone using my DNS service from using it.

5 weeks agoADBLK-9 Block a couple of endpoints the Google News makes XHR requests to when it believes the client is an Android phone.
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ADBLK-9 Block a couple of endpoints the Google News makes XHR requests to when it believes the client is an Android phone.

5 weeks agoPublish v1.4.3 of the anti-amp script
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Publish v1.4.3 of the anti-amp script

5 weeks agoForgot to link to blockeddomains from the homepage
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Forgot to link to blockeddomains from the homepage

5 weeks agoTo be honest, if you're reading The Sun you've already got bigger problems than ads, but block them all the same
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To be honest, if you're reading The Sun you've already got bigger problems than ads, but block them all the same

5 weeks agosdad.guru seems to be used to collect metrics from various sites including
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sdad.guru seems to be used to collect metrics from various sites including

- msn.com
- slickdeals.net
- www.trustedreview.net
- sfgate.com

URL observed from msn.com: https://www.sdad.guru/i10c@p1/cenome/endpoint/nanovisor?inp=www.msn.com&env.app=nanovisor&env.appVersion=10.6.37&env.instance=morpheus

- The bare domain points at a GoDaddy domain parking page.
- Attempts to connect to the document root of www.sdad.guru results in the server tearing down the connection.

Combined, that's sufficiently suspicious to warrant a block without beautifying the JS it's serving.

5 weeks agoBlock the Bing RewardsApp activity tracker - most people aren't using Bing Rewards
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Block the Bing RewardsApp activity tracker - most people aren't using Bing Rewards

5 weeks agoADBLK-8 Adding example script for pulling zones (only) into unbound
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ADBLK-8 Adding example script for pulling zones (only) into unbound

My DNS server has a read-only root partition (with a writeable /var), so my deployment using this went as follows:

```
mkdir /var/unbound_blocks
cd /etc/unbound/local.d
mount -o remount,rw /
ln -s /var/unbound_blocks/ adblocks

cd /var/unbound_blocks/
nano unbound_block_zones.sh # Following this commit, should just be able to wget it
chmod +x unbound_block_zones.sh
./unbound_block_zones.sh

cd /etc/unbound/
nano unbound.conf
service unbound reload

echo "15 * * * * root cd /var/unbound_blocks/; ./unbound_block_zones.sh" > /etc/cron.d/update_adblock_zones

mount -o remount,ro /

```

5 weeks agoADBLK-8 Create unbound format file containing only manually blocked zones
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ADBLK-8 Create unbound format file containing only manually blocked zones

5 weeks agoNOOP, whitespace tweaks to make it more readable (didn't help much...)
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NOOP, whitespace tweaks to make it more readable (didn't help much...)

Will do better later

5 weeks agoOops, wrong file
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Oops, wrong file

5 weeks agoADBLK-3 Explicitly block the CNAME targets too, again for pi-hole's benefit
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ADBLK-3 Explicitly block the CNAME targets too, again for pi-hole's benefit

5 weeks agoADBLK-3 Explicitly include swa.and.co.uk in the manualblock so that it makes it into pi-hole (pity Gravity lists can't be wildcarded)
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ADBLK-3 Explicitly include swa.and.co.uk in the manualblock so that it makes it into pi-hole (pity Gravity lists can't be wildcarded)

5 weeks agoBlock Dailymail / DMG analytics domains
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Block Dailymail / DMG analytics domains

5 weeks agoBlock swa.metro.co.uk
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Block swa.metro.co.uk

This domain is identical in behaviour to the domain blocked in ADBLK-3

{noformat}ben@milleniumfalcon:~/Documents/src.old/adblock_lists$ host swa.metro.co.uk
swa.metro.co.uk is an alias for metro.co.uk.102.122.2o7.net.
metro.co.uk.102.122.2o7.net has address 130.248.129.181
{noformat}

Also explicitly blocking the zone {{2o7.net}} so that Pi-Hole's consuming my lists should stop resolving anything that's cnamed out to 2o7.net

5 weeks agoADBLK-6 Block the Pushly distribution zone p-n.io
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ADBLK-6 Block the Pushly distribution zone p-n.io

Pushly allows sites to push notifications to your browser - something I neither need nor want - and as a result get to see a reasonable chunk of your browsing history (at least amongst news sites)

5 weeks agoADBLK-5 Block dmgmediaprivacy.co.uk
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ADBLK-5 Block dmgmediaprivacy.co.uk

It's a zone run by the Daily Mail's owners, and despite the name "mediaprivacy" appears to be being used to serve ads

6 weeks agoADBLK-4 block a bunch of userreport tracking domains
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ADBLK-4 block a bunch of userreport tracking domains

6 weeks agoBlock *.and.co.uk - see ADBLK-3
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Block *.and.co.uk - see ADBLK-3

6 weeks agoADBLK-2 Block HMRCMECLAIM.com
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ADBLK-2 Block HMRCMECLAIM.com

It's a phishing domain (they just sent me a SMS).

Also reported to Phishtank - https://www.phishtank.com/phish_detail.php?phish_id=6065854

2 months agonpttech don't have any content on their base domain, and appear to serve up anti-adblock scripts (e.g. https://www.npttech.com/advertising.js)
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npttech don't have any content on their base domain, and appear to serve up anti-adblock scripts (e.g. https://www.npttech.com/advertising.js)

2 months agoAdd a copy of the alpha release v1.4.1a - https://github.com/bentasker/RemoveAMP/releases/tag/v1.4.1a
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Add a copy of the alpha release v1.4.1a - https://github.com/bentasker/RemoveAMP/releases/tag/v1.4.1a

Users should not use this unless specifically advised to do so.

2 months agoAdd v1.4 of the anti-AMP script
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Add v1.4 of the anti-AMP script

2 months agoBlock a Miui tracking domain
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Block a Miui tracking domain

2 months agoCreate a list of domains for simple inclusion into pihole
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Create a list of domains for simple inclusion into pihole

2 months agoAdding a reference download script
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Adding a reference download script

2 months agoRemove quad A from redirects, unbound doesn't like them
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Remove quad A from redirects, unbound doesn't like them

2 months agoReduce the risk of duplicates when building autolist.txt
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Reduce the risk of duplicates when building autolist.txt

4 months agoThese are used for GDPR consent banners.
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These are used for GDPR consent banners.

The thing is, to maintain their log of what you consented to they have to submit some data, and I don't particularly want that recorded either

4 months agoADBLK-1 Block another Admiral domain - forecasttiger.com
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ADBLK-1 Block another Admiral domain - forecasttiger.com

5 months agoADBLK-1 Block another Admiral Anti-Adblock domain
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ADBLK-1 Block another Admiral Anti-Adblock domain

5 months agoBlock zone aaxads.com
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Block zone aaxads.com

Privacy badger flagged it on reddit earlier (c.aaxads.com in this case).

5 months agoAnother Admiral domain (ADBLK-1)
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Another Admiral domain (ADBLK-1)

5 months agoRumble.com claims to "MANAGE YOUR PROFESSIONAL, SOCIAL AND VIRAL VIDEOS ON RUMBLE"
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Rumble.com claims to "MANAGE YOUR PROFESSIONAL, SOCIAL AND VIRAL VIDEOS ON RUMBLE"

But, these calls don't seem to result in any kind of video/player relevant to the content being embedded. So all that's happening is the source page (in this case, ruinmyweek.com) is sending the current URL to a 3rd party - which seems to line up with the fact they also offer analytics services

5 months agoAdd some more "taken down" domains.
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Add some more "taken down" domains.

These are sourced from ssl.bblck.me. From the looks of the format of most of them, they're almost certainly also Admiral domains

5 months agoAdd some more admiral domains. See ADBLK-1
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Add some more admiral domains. See ADBLK-1

5 months agoTbh, I'm amazed googletagmanager wasn't already in any of the automated upstream sources the lists are built from.
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Tbh, I'm amazed googletagmanager wasn't already in any of the automated upstream sources the lists are built from.

5 months agoSpot.IM bills itself as a way to
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Spot.IM bills itself as a way to

Take back ownership of your audience by building a thriving social community to drive conversation, pageviews, clicks, and revenue.

Translation - it's analytics combined with some other stuff.

5 months agoHoze a bumch of their other domains too.
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Hoze a bumch of their other domains too.

Using https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jkrejcha/AdmiraList/master/AdmiraList.txt as an input.

5 months agoAnother Admiral anti-adblock domain
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Another Admiral anti-adblock domain

5 months agoBlocking *.unequalbrake.com
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Blocking *.unequalbrake.com

Unequalbrake *claims* to be a DMCA blocking tool. However, it appears to actually be used to serve adblock detection scripts.

Even were that not the case, Copyright policing is a task for the copyright holders, and not something that should result in javascript being pushed into my browser (why would a copyright violating site willingly serve that JS anyway?)

6 months agoUntrustworthy domain used by GoDaddy to quietly inject JS into their customer's hosted content for purposes of user tracking.
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Untrustworthy domain used by GoDaddy to quietly inject JS into their customer's hosted content for purposes of user tracking.

See https://www.igorkromin.net/index.php/2019/01/13/godaddy-is-sneakily-injecting-javascript-into-your-website-and-how-to-stop-it/ for details.

Friends don't let friends use GoDaddy etc etc

9 months agoLooks like 1337x.to have a new domain, block their ad code there.
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Looks like 1337x.to have a new domain, block their ad code there.

9 months agoDespite the misleading domain name, seems to be used to serve ad code.
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Despite the misleading domain name, seems to be used to serve ad code.

9 months agorunmewival is used for Tag style tracking.
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runmewival is used for Tag style tracking.

Domain is registered in the Russian Federation - See https://domainbigdata.com/nj/UOohi_cUwW7RAqbMzqnTAC2jqcza7RGNqHuv5EdHt9g for list of registrants other domains

10 months agoBlock twitter widgets.
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Block twitter widgets.

Had previously left these unblocked as I do find some use in the "tweet" buttons, but in retrospect I'd rather write a greasemonkey script to embed one than have Twitter track

10 months agoMerge branch 'master' of https://github.com/bentasker/adblocklists
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Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/bentasker/adblocklists

11 months agoReceived email to say that player.h-cdn.com was added erroneously.
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Received email to say that player.h-cdn.com was added erroneously.

Does appear to have been removed from one of the upstreams, so force removing (as it's still in the minerdomain list)

12 months agoBlock the annoying banner on Washington Post
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Block the annoying banner on Washington Post

13 months agoActually, block the lot
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Actually, block the lot

13 months agoBlock anti-adblocker
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Block anti-adblocker

14 months agoAll get called when using Freshdesk/Freshservice. Not needed (and man that's a lot of analytics products they're using), so blocking. Service performs a lot faster in Firefox afterwards.
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All get called when using Freshdesk/Freshservice. Not needed (and man that's a lot of analytics products they're using), so blocking. Service performs a lot faster in Firefox afterwards.

15 months agoAdd some qq.com subdomains and the entirety of moatads
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Add some qq.com subdomains and the entirety of moatads

16 months agoJust reviewing some of the domains already in the list, and found a new resource being loaded. Block that too
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Just reviewing some of the domains already in the list, and found a new resource being loaded. Block that too

16 months agoRemove some redundant rules (as they're covered by a wildcard that was added later) and support for additional domains
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Remove some redundant rules (as they're covered by a wildcard that was added later) and support for additional domains

1337x.to have a list of their domains here - http://1337x.to/about

Block JS on all of them, including the new cgi-cdn path they've added at some point.

They also use inline scripts for ads, so if you're using Ublock it's recommended to block these too, but you'll also then need to use a tampermonkey script to override their clickjack protection and make the page display:

// ==UserScript==
// @name New Userscript
// @namespace http://tampermonkey.net/
// @version 0.1
// @description try to take over the world!
// @author You
// @match http://1337x.to/*
// @grant none
// ==/UserScript==

(function() {
'use strict';
var antiClickjack = document.getElementById("antiClickjack");
antiClickjack.parentNode.removeChild(antiClickjack);
})();

Or, you know, just pay for your content at a legitimate source ;)

16 months agoBlocking browser-update script.
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Blocking browser-update script.

Whilst I approve of the idea of trying to warn people when their browser is out-of-date, ultimately it's still being done by pulling scripting resources from an untrusted third party

16 months agoUpdate index to include link to WebUSB greasemonkey script
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Update index to include link to WebUSB greasemonkey script

16 months agoAdd anti WebUSB greasemonkey script.
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Add anti WebUSB greasemonkey script.

Overrides `navigator.usb` to simply log when something tries to call it

16 months agoAdjust to respond specifically to request device. We still override navigator.bluetooth as well though
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Adjust to respond specifically to request device. We still override navigator.bluetooth as well though

16 months agoUpdate to match all
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Update to match all

16 months agoFix typo
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Fix typo

16 months agoBlock entire google-analytics zone.
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Block entire google-analytics zone.

This prevents use of both www.google-analytics.com (which was already blocked) and ssl.google-analytics.com (which wasn't previously blocked)

Noticed on arstechnica but almost certainly in use elsewhere too

16 months agoAdd link back to repo
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Add link back to repo

16 months agoUpdate config file paths
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Update config file paths

16 months agoFix download and updateurls following the rename
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Fix download and updateurls following the rename

16 months agoUpdate greasemonkey links on homepage
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Update greasemonkey links on homepage

16 months agoChange filename extensions so that tamper/greasemonkey can automatically recognise them
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Change filename extensions so that tamper/greasemonkey can automatically recognise them

16 months agoAdd a README
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Add a README

16 months agoABP builder should pull in the latest lists
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ABP builder should pull in the latest lists

16 months agoRevert "Cronjob should pull down any list updates"
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Revert "Cronjob should pull down any list updates"

This reverts commit 406fd3645d06592a30024015bb0258c1fcd13372.

Thinking about it, the cronjob itself doesn't use any of the lists, so we should get the ABP builder to do the pull instead

16 months agoCronjob should pull down any list updates
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Cronjob should pull down any list updates

16 months agoAdd the index page
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Add the index page

16 months agoAdd the utility scripts
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Add the utility scripts

16 months agoAdd the manually controlled lists of domains to block.
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Add the manually controlled lists of domains to block.

This is the primary reason for moving into a git repo. Any changes to these files should have a justification in the commit message (so I can keep track of why I've blocked a domain)

16 months agoForgot I even had these. Track some greasemonkey scripts used to help block ads/tracking
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Forgot I even had these. Track some greasemonkey scripts used to help block ads/tracking

16 months agoThe anti-amp scripts (from MISC-25) are served from the same dir, so add them
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The anti-amp scripts (from MISC-25) are served from the same dir, so add them

Probably makes sense to track them anyway, though in an ideal world I'd have stuck them in a different directory

16 months agoIgnore the fetched and generated lists
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Ignore the fetched and generated lists