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Marketing Follies of 2020 (createsend.com)
36 points by Balgair 62 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 10 comments

“uMatrix has prevented the following page from loading: http://createsend.com/t/d-7426D8509B0D40372540EF23F30FEDED”

No thanks.

Nothing bad is going to happen to you if you follow the link. It’s the web version of an email newsletter.

The GP didn't claim something bad was going to happen to them if they followed the link. They simply stated it didn't load under uMatrix.

uMatrix doesn't stop bad things from happening to you. It's simply browser add-on software that can block specific types of content. In this case, probably trackers or ads. Perhaps the GP is attempting to maintain their privacy. We can't know their motivations with certainty because they never made them clear.

The person that put the page together might consider testing whether or not it loads under uMatrix before exposing it to the world.

How is it the page author's responsibility to ensure it loads under a third-party plugin you loaded to block content? It's an entire article made of advertising, for obvious reasons (it comments on the advertising). Who knows how or why or what umatrix is blocking here under that user's settings?

This is a weirdly aggressive and cynical listicle

Yeah, I came away from this with the sense that the guy thinks he's funnier than he is.

I agree: instead of laughing, I found myself cringing. In fact, I stopped reading it because it made me so uncomfortable.

It’s great!

None of these seems like marketing related (except the first one about a candle). Just some rando's email newsletter.

And that one is a (weird) success, not a folly...

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