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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 17-Jan-12 14:55:24
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Wikipedia going on strike


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I found this on BBC News.

Searched this site and found it in Free Chat, but feel it needs a little wider exposure than there. Many people may wonder what has happened.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 17-Jan-12 15:08:59
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If one warns people a resource is not available, then they will just avoid it. Impact might be bigger if people continue as normal and stumble into the 'darkness' i.e. bigger surprise, particularly if a pop-up informs them as to what is happening.

Alternatively if we see if create a support meltdown as people think things are broken, then it highlights the issue even more.

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Tue 17-Jan-12 15:14:31
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Many people may wonder what has happened.
No doubt they will show some info or an anti-SOPA link explaining things smile


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Standard User dsergeant
(member) Wed 18-Jan-12 07:24:08
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I was wondering how they were going to do this. It seems there is a script running that redirects you to a page explaining the blackout. Turn off javascript in your browser and everything is still there but you are unable to edit as the edit pane is missing (possibly because javascript is turned off). Will get the message to Joe Public but anybody who is technically minded can still use it as an encyclopedia.
Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Wed 18-Jan-12 09:10:06
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Or you can just use Google's cached page if you really need to read something today smile

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 18-Jan-12 09:44:49
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LOL. Two posts making it a joke smile.

I wondered what they would do, so earlier went to a page I know of, via google. The page flashed up, then after a bit was replaced by the blurb.

Thanks - if I need anything I shall adopt one or other solution from the two of you.

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Wed 18-Jan-12 09:47:18
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I've just noticed that JavaScript is trending on Twitter because of this!

https://twitter.com/#!/search/JavaScript

Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 18-Jan-12 09:56:03
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...and if you're quick enough and need something on Wikipedia, just press ESC before the black loads smile

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 18-Jan-12 10:22:22
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?
Just tried that, seems to make no difference to me. My timing must be wrong smile.

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Wed 18-Jan-12 11:57:17
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If you've already visited the site then the JavaScript will be cached and it's then hard to beat it.
If you clear your temp files ESC works fine smile

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