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IE8 has an adblocker built in. It is called InPrivate Filtering (not to be confused with InPrivate browsing a.k.a. porn mode). I have InPrivate Filtering on by default, and it did not interfere with SO before.

Recently, something changed, and I cannot do anything until I switch InPrivate Filtering off. I guess there was a change in SO script or a new ad arrived. Anybody else experiencing this? Any ideas how to fix it? Is it (should it be) a concern for SO developers?

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    I'll just save everyone some time: "OMG IE SUX USE TEH FIREFOX!" Isn't it nice to just get that out of the way? Jul 30 '09 at 14:57
  • It's not porn mode, it's Christmas gift shopping mode.
    – random
    Aug 1 '09 at 16:01
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Well, it says it blocks '3rd party content'. jQuery is now stored on Google's servers which could be considered as 3rd party content, I suppose. This is most likely the root cause of your error. If not, then you're going to have to be more specific about what 'I cannot do anything' means.

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  • Thanks, that was it. The moment I allowed jQuery, everything start working again. (By "working" and "do" I meant scripting events, thinks like upvoting, commenting and so on.)
    – buti-oxa
    Jul 30 '09 at 16:03

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