Disable highlight & sidebar for blacklisted domains

I think it would be helpful to have the option to disable the highlighter and sidebar for domains that are blacklisted. The most common use case for this for me is that I often copy/paste stuff out of slack and e-mails (which I have blacklisted). It would be nice to not have the box pop up there.

I like the approach of Bitwarden for the URI match

Maybe this feature could have two options:

  • Disable Sidebar & Highlight for the entire domain
  • Allow to write a regex for advanced use case

I would like to revive this suggestion - the sidebar is very annoying on certain domains and it would be a huge improvement for me personally to be able to disable it. Thanks

ok, will take this up as a feature improvement. One thing we will do already is moving the ribbon down a bit, because most annoyances are from the very top right corner.

The blacklisting is a bit more involved to build and we have a ton of other stuff right now that is more important to get right

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Would you like some help? Happy to have a first go at the functionality and submit a PR.

thanks a lot for the offer.:raised_hands:

I will check in with the team if this would be something that could be done with a contribution. Our code base is not so easy to onboard, but the good news is that there is already a lot of code for a blocklist, which we had for when we still had the history search. so it may be possible to hook that in with relatively little work.

Let me get back to you!

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Hey Mihai,

unfortunately this would be a bit more involved to get fixed by a new contributor because

  1. using the existing blocklist functionality is one of the oldest parts of our code base and really nasty to work with
  2. doing it properly will require a lot of onboarding into our code architecture that is not feasible (right now) in terms of distractions from what we really need to focus on right now. Which is:
    • Getting the mobile app fixed up (lots of bug and ux improvements upcoming), as well as the ability to share and collaborate from mobile
    • Ability to collaborate on annotating individual pages and 1 click opening annotated pages in their right context (right now a 6 step process to view annotations of a page you got shared)
    • Fundraising: We’re starting a crowdfunding campaign with Fairmint.com - one of the things for us to hire is 1-2 more developers and we know the problem you are describing is a important one, so with extra dev power we’ll tackle this rather sooner than later.

Off-topic from the rest of the thread, but quite disappointed with memex if they were to go down the web3 route for fundraising.

We still implement Steward Ownership capped return funding, to prevent unbound speculation, greed and extractive behaviour, and have a plan for that.

It really is our prime objective here to keep the cap on investor/team returns to prevent extractive business behaviour. It’s just that previous approaches (loans/revenue shares) where not compatible with the kind of business we are with high upfront investment needs & high degree of uncertainty. We were looking for something, and think that we found it, that enables us to raise the capital we need, grow to the size necessary for our vision and still keep the cap on shareholder returns.
I am quite skeptical about most of Web3 today too. I mined my first bitcoin in 2012 and did research on early Ethereum work in 2015/16 but left the scene because I didn’t like the hyperspeculation and financialisation - basically copying the existing system’s incentive structure and put it in unstoppable smart contracts.
For us the technology is a tool that we can use to implement our own way of financial contracts that don’t create these frankly perverse speculative dynamics and incentives for greed.

Fairmint is only web3 under the hood for accounting, interoperability and facilitating money flows. The basis of all these contracts is classic legal agreements like the SAFE or in our case the Rolling SAFE. It could also work without web3 is just a lot more difficult to manage money flows.

With Fairmint we’ll use the Rolling SAFE mechanism with which we’ll give out 20% of our future equity to all our current and future share holders.
New investors can buy into this 20% pool, diluting existing shareholders but also increase the issuance price for each share through a bonding curve controlling new issuance price in higher demand cases. People can sell their share at around that price on a secondary market to interested buyers. At this point the profits are capped to the bonding curve’s issuance price which is highly controlled.

At a later stage (~10 years) we aim to implement a “redeemable equity” structure where our company performs a self-valuation based on metrics like revenue, profits, as well as ecological & social sustainability. We want to measure what value we brought into the world, not what speculators think the company shares can be sold off later to the highest bidder.
At this point, the 20% pool will then convert into redeemable equity, which means the company has the right to buy back these shares at that price. This will further enable us enforce a cap on investor returns and prevent extractive incentives and behaviour.

All in all what we expect from this approach is:

  1. The cap on investor returns stays intact
  2. We provide liquidity and ability to make moderately high profits to earlier investors that will ease the pressure for us to provide massive amounts of potential growth at year 10 that runs danger of becoming extractive.
  3. We incentivise our company to raise money mindfully because we’ll dilute everyone’s future redemption value with every $ we take up.
  4. From the start, 80% of the company shares will be in control of the company itself not any shareholder. This will open really new ways for thinking about how to distribute our profits that can’t be claimed by any individual, but only used for the company or society.
  5. We enable our company to get the initial funding it needs (1-15m in the first 5 years) to build this. Admittedly it was super difficult for us to raise funding with loans previously and one of the reasons why we are so understaffed at the moment and have difficulties to attend to some of the basics like this original issue (this is all built by 2 devs and me)
  6. It will enable healthy speculation and market making that is kept in the tunnel between issuance price, and the eventual redemption price.
  7. It will enable us to grow to a size and at a speed necessary for the vision we have in the first 10 years but then, at the most critical point, take out the engine for greed that usually happens with an IPO and continuous expectations by new investors for future profits.

Hope that responds to some of your concerns.
Let me know if you have others?