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Goodbye Wikipedia On Wednesday.

by James Denison / January 17, 2012 7:21 AM PST

Wikipedia to go black on Wednesday in the USA. See news.

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Link
by James Denison / January 17, 2012 7:30 AM PST
The Link. I couldn't get this formatted reply box to work properly in previous message, only the Toggle page for just text.
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While wikipedia is down
by James Denison / January 17, 2012 12:15 PM PST
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I Can Too Due To Wikipedia Racial Discrimination
by James Denison / January 17, 2012 8:39 PM PST
In reply to: I can access it today
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Seems if you are willing to read it in Spanish while in the USA, you can access it. Only the English speaking residents of the States are blocked. I think we should spread the word about the discriminatory policies of Wikipedia.
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And.....I'm in!
by James Denison / January 17, 2012 9:26 PM PST
HTTP://GLENBURNIEMD.NET/CNET/WikipediaUnblockedJan18_2012.jpg

Seems they are using a javascript to block the site which is easily defeated. If anyone wants to read something at Wikipedia today, in English, just turn off your browser's javascript while visiting the site.

Javascript is needed here at CNET forums however, so turn it back on before trying to add any message to the forum.

Another option is to use NoScript to block the particular script Wikipedia is running.

Or you can block this image.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/WP_SOPA_Splash_Full.jpg
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Instead of blocking all Javascript...
by John.Wilkinson / January 17, 2012 10:34 PM PST
In reply to: And.....I'm in!

You could use NoScript (or YesScript) to selectively block scripts from Wikipedia today.

Alternatively, for Firefox/Chrome users, use Stylish to apply your own CSS to Wikipedia.org, which restores content without disabling functionality:
#mw-page-base, #mw-head-base, #content, #mw-head, #mw-panel, #footer {display:block !important;}
#mw-sopaOverlay {display:none !important;}

John

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Fighting censorship with censorship
by James Denison / January 17, 2012 10:05 PM PST

...that's the wikipedia way. Oh, also heard if you hit the Escape key before the blackout screen pops up, it will leave the page clear to read. Of course have to do that for each page accessed there.

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Really?
by Roger NC / January 18, 2012 11:28 AM PST

You believe their claim that the one day blackout is a protest stance is false?

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you lost me
by James Denison / January 18, 2012 12:01 PM PST
In reply to: Really?

your question has nothing in common with what I said.

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ain't government sanctioned corporate censorship...
by grimgraphix / January 18, 2012 3:22 AM PST
In reply to: I can access it today

... a wonderful thing ?

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