Wikipedia Blackout (& work around)

Kyle Waters unum at
Wed Jan 18 11:47:31 MST 2012

  On 01/18/2012 10:19 AM, Robert Merrill wrote:
> 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
> protest?
> Just asking.

Because it gave him a good excuse to start this thread and help raise 
awareness(and awareness not inconvenience is the point).


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