Would it be possible to have a user option to disable all social media integration in this forum?
I live behind the Great Firewall of China. This means, every time a site tries to use "connect.facebook.com" or "platform.twitter.com," I have to sit there for an additional 20-60 seconds (sometimes longer) to wait for those connection attempts to get killed before the browser will show me ANYTHING. Here on ubuntuforums.org, every attempt to view a thread tries to call connect.facebook.com... every time. I don't need the feature and it costs me time.
For the most part, I just have to accept that this is a fact of life -- only partly about living in China, but also about web developers who just assume that everybody in the world will have no problem getting to those sites. Sometimes I can accept it... sometimes I feel compelled to remind site administrators that this "convenience" is very much not helpful in some parts of the world.