This started as a pet peave but now it's an academic exercise.
Occasionally I follow a link to a story at the UK's Daily Mail and I want to write a rule/filter for uBlockO to prevent my eyes being soiled by the tawdry, sycophantic sidebar stories that invariably litter the right-hand margin of the page. uBlockO's "block element" function works well enough but only for that one specific element. I want to block the entire category.
Here is a (redacted) example URL:
When I "block element" it, the filter it creates is this:
www.dailymail.co.uk##a[href="/tvshowbiz/article-1234567/abcd-efgh-ijkl-mnop.html"] > .pufftext > strong
I've tried every permutation I can think of to block everything from
www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-* outward, or even
www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/*, but none of them have any effect. I don't know if I'm using the wrong uBlock function or if my syntax is in error.