Wikipedia Blackout (& work around)

Robert Merrill robertmerrill at
Wed Jan 18 10:19:52 MST 2012

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 9:59 AM, Steve Meyers <steve-plug at> wrote:

> On 1/18/12 3:20 AM, S. Dale Morrey wrote:
> > As it turns out they are using a simple javascript redirect to send
> > everyone to the blackout page.  No javascript, no blackout page.
> > Therefore either disable it using noscript, or simply turn off
> > javascript globally as per usual in your browser and wikipedia will
> > work again.
> There are a couple other options.  You can just hit ESC before the
> blackout loads.  Or put ?banner=none on the end of the URL.

If you dislike SOPA and PIPA, why are you sharing ways to get around the

Just asking.

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