[Foundation-l] Blanking a Wikipedia, a very bad idea

Dan Rosenthal swatjester at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 14:26:01 UTC 2011

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 5:20 PM, Peter Coombe <thewub.wiki at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Using a geotargeted CentralNotice would be clever, but I believe it
> would be trivial to get around by disabling Javascript. Currently
> it.wikipedia is using JS to redirect to their message, but beyond that
> all page contents are also being hidden with CSS (yes, you can bypass
> that too, but it's probably beyond the skill of most readers).
> Pete / the wub

But that wouldn't matter right? The goal is to send a message to people
about it.wp's vulnerability to laws like this, not to actually prevent
people from accessing. I'd venture to guess that the overwhelming majority
of it.wp (or any project for that matter) readers wouldn't even know to
disable javascript. I probably wouldn't have figured it out unless someone
told me.


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