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Thwart RightHaven: Get BlockList for Firefox & Chrome NOW
Righthaven Victims | Clayton Crammer of the Armed Citizen.

Posted on 04/17/2011 11:34:16 AM PDT by kiryandil

http://righthavenvictims.blogspot.com/p/block-stephens-media-sites.html

Block Righthaven Clients BlockSite for Chrome (Bloggers) The new Google Chrome feature, Personal Blocklist, does not solve the Righthaven-Newspaper alliance problem for webmasters and forum board operators. For individual bloggers, however, it's a handy tool to avoid seeing (and clicking on) any search results from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Denver Post and Salt Lake Tribune. Download and review set up instructions here.

BlockSite for FireFox (Power Users)

1. Install the following FireFox plugin: BlockSite, by Erik van Kempen. 2. If you are on a Windows-based machine, go to: Start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. Leave Notepad open, you will need to return shortly. 3. Return to your browser and Copy (CONTROL + C) the below list (just between the dashed lines, do not include the dashed lines). Return to Notepad and Paste (CONTROL + V). 4. This puts the list in Notepad. Now pick File, Save in Notepad, and save the file in My Documents with the file name RightHavenBlockList.txt. 5. Next go to: Tools > Add-ons in your copy of FireFox and click the Preferences button for the BlockSite add-on. 6. Make sure the blacklist radio button is selected and use the import button to import your list from My Documents\RightHavenBlockList.txt. 7. Enable BlockSite, warning messages, and link removal.

Instructions courtesy of Clayton Crammer of the Armed Citizen. We adapted his post on December 5, 2010 to include MediaNews Group properties.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: righthaven
You need to get this NOW.
1 posted on 04/17/2011 11:34:24 AM PDT by kiryandil
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Block Righthaven Clients
BlockSite for Chrome (Bloggers)
The new Google Chrome feature, Personal Blocklist, does not solve the Righthaven-Newspaper alliance problem for webmasters and forum board operators. For individual bloggers, however, it's a handy tool to avoid seeing (and clicking on) any search results from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Denver Post and Salt Lake Tribune. Download and review set up instructions here.

BlockSite for FireFox (Power Users)
  1. Install the following FireFox plugin: BlockSite, by Erik van Kempen.
  2. If you are on a Windows-based machine, go to: Start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. Leave Notepad open, you will need to return shortly. 
  3. Return to your browser and Copy (CONTROL + C) the below list (just between the dashed lines, do not include the dashed lines). Return to Notepad and Paste (CONTROL + V).
  4. This puts the list in Notepad. Now pick File, Save in Notepad, and save the file in My Documents with the file name RightHavenBlockList.txt.
  5. Next go to: Tools > Add-ons in your copy of FireFox and click the Preferences button for the BlockSite add-on.
  6. Make sure the blacklist radio button is selected and use the import button to import your list from My Documents\RightHavenBlockList.txt.
  7. Enable BlockSite, warning messages, and link removal.
Instructions courtesy of Clayton Crammer of the Armed Citizen. We adapted his post on December 5, 2010 to include MediaNews Group properties.

2 posted on 04/17/2011 11:36:47 AM PDT by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil
I don't get it. You want folks to not see these papers, simply because Righthaven says so?

What part of "Free Republic" are you missing?

3 posted on 04/17/2011 11:38:31 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Need your advice here-——


4 posted on 04/17/2011 11:38:37 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: kiryandil
Just thought I would add this here too, you can achieve the same results for your entire computer rather than a specific browser by modifying the local hosts file. So that any time these sites are looked up it just gets redirected to the local loopback address:

ON windows systems:
HOWTO: Block websites using the HOSTS file

Similar on linux systems:
How To Block Unwanted Website In Ubuntu Linux
5 posted on 04/17/2011 11:40:43 AM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: kiryandil

I think I’d use it to block the NY Slimes, Washington ComPost, and The UK Guardian for starters.


6 posted on 04/17/2011 11:40:47 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Yes, you’re right. I know SO little of Free Republic...


7 posted on 04/17/2011 11:41:29 AM PDT by kiryandil
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To: battousai

Great tip! Thanks!


8 posted on 04/17/2011 11:42:16 AM PDT by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil

I adopted this HOSTS list set using a better piece of software...
Uses the same list of sites to block ..

HOSTS File Blocklist of RIGHTHAVEN Clients as of Dec 5 2010
Dec 10 2010 | JerseyHighlander

Posted on 12/10/2010 2:46:46 PM by JerseyHighlander

Directions for Apple OSX, and Linux can be found here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2640808/posts

Directions for Windows can be found here: (I corrected typos and edited for clarity in this reply)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2640808/posts?page=22#22

IF you have any questions reply to me in that thread, I’m do my best to assist.


9 posted on 04/17/2011 11:42:46 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: kiryandil

BTTT


10 posted on 04/17/2011 11:44:41 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: battousai
One advantage to BlockSite is you notice that the links are dead, or your browser gives you a shout-out about them.

I just bagged two Stephens articles on the main page.

11 posted on 04/17/2011 11:44:41 AM PDT by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil

Perhaps you can tell us WHY? this is so important?


12 posted on 04/17/2011 11:46:13 AM PDT by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: kiryandil

lemme get this straight...Google is one of the most invasive companies in the world yet why are you using Chrome?? Then you are telling us to use a blocklist app from....Chrome??

LOl!!!!


13 posted on 04/17/2011 11:47:26 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: MarkeyD
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/righthaven/index?tab=articles

There's a bunch of articles on this subject by some FReeper named "Jim Robinson".

14 posted on 04/17/2011 11:49:57 AM PDT by kiryandil
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To: MarkeyD

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/righthaven/index?tab=articles


15 posted on 04/17/2011 11:50:49 AM PDT by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has made its loathing of Harry Reid very clear. Why do you dislike the Review-Journal?


16 posted on 04/17/2011 11:52:26 AM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: max americana
lemme get this straight...Google is one of the most invasive companies in the world yet why are you using Chrome?? Then you are telling us to use a blocklist app from....Chrome??

I don't use Chrome much, though I have it. As you pointed out, it can be annoying & invasive.

The guy just wrote instructions for BlockList for Chrome. Don't be shooting the messenger, boyo...

17 posted on 04/17/2011 11:52:54 AM PDT by kiryandil
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To: Arec Barrwin
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/righthaven/index?tab=articles

There's a bunch of articles on this subject by some FReeper named "Jim Robinson".

FReepers used to be more informed about this kind of thing is earlier times...

18 posted on 04/17/2011 11:54:52 AM PDT by kiryandil
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To: max americana

Heh,
you got a point, but you’re not the first to make it...
try my solution, works on Windows, OSX, Linux, and EVERY browser used on those OSes.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2640808/posts

Semirelated, there are alternatives to using GoogleChrome, my preferred one atm is ChromePlus, http://www.chromeplus.org/ , built off the chromium browser base, but without the google tracking.


19 posted on 04/17/2011 11:57:57 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: JerseyHighlander

Thanks for the hot tips, Jersey!


20 posted on 04/17/2011 11:59:42 AM PDT by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil
You need to get this NOW.

I always find it very suspect when I see comments like this.

21 posted on 04/17/2011 12:02:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: kiryandil

It wasn’t directed towards ya but the author who didn’t think this through.

A few months ago while commenting on Youtube I made a mistake logging on and Google/Youtube “corrected” my log on name with “do you mean (insert Yotube log on name)”?

That’s scary stuff.


22 posted on 04/17/2011 12:03:12 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: Izzy Dunne
There is very good reason to get these papers blocked. This is a two edged sword - both as a protest/boycott of their papers for their strong arm tactics, and also a protection mechanism to keep everyone, including you, out of trouble. This has been a major controversy here at FR for some time now.

More info:
http://righthavenvictims.blogspot.com/p/avoid-righthaven-lawsuit.html

Righthaven LLC -- a bottom feeding legal outfit -- has teamed up with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Denver Post to sue 'mom and pop' websites, advocacy and public interest groups and forum board operators for copyright violations. The strategy of Righthaven is to sue thousands of these websites and counts on the fact that many are unfunded and will be forced to settle out of court. Most cases are being filed in a Nevada Federal Court and must be fought in this jurisdiction.

23 posted on 04/17/2011 12:03:21 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: dragnet2
I just found TWO Stephens Group articles on the main page.

You want those FReepers getting sued? How about yourself getting sued? How about Free Republic getting sued by RightHaven, AGAIN?

24 posted on 04/17/2011 12:05:57 PM PDT by kiryandil
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To: dragnet2
Also, see post #23 by FReeper Republican Wildcat.

This isn't the first time I've nailed a Stephens Group article. The more eyes watching, the better.

25 posted on 04/17/2011 12:07:58 PM PDT by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil

I’m really surprised at the number of people coming on here who apparently don’t know what this is about...


26 posted on 04/17/2011 12:07:58 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

Yeah. What’s up with that?


27 posted on 04/17/2011 12:08:47 PM PDT by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil

Thanks for the information. I’ve read about this scummy group’s strong-arm tactics, including suing FreeRepublic so any information to block these losers keeps individuals and FreeRepublic safe from them, IMHO.


28 posted on 04/17/2011 12:47:12 PM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: kiryandil
You need to get this NOW.

WHY?

29 posted on 04/17/2011 1:18:20 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Rudder

Read the entire thread, and learn...


30 posted on 04/17/2011 1:20:28 PM PDT by kiryandil
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To: Izzy Dunne
The problem is Righthaven SUES. The best way to avoid that problem is simply to avoid all of the periodicals who've signed up with Righthaven.

Think of it as ELECTRONIC SHUNNING.

More recently a federal judge revealed the confidential/secret agreement between RightHaven and their corporate sponsors. Seems they don't get OWNERSHIP of the asset they file suit about.

There's a court case that long ago ruled that sort of behavior to be inappropriate.

Another way to look at it is RightHaven and their sponsors do not care to be part of the freewheeling American Conversation, so they are being kicked out of the room. They can go talk to their friends the Chicoms or something ~ maybe the Koreans will listen. Whatever, they no longer have any value to Americans.

31 posted on 04/17/2011 1:34:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Rudder

Let me sum this up.....this is for bloggers not readers.


32 posted on 04/17/2011 1:36:00 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: Red in Blue PA; Rudder
Let me sum this up.....this is for bloggers not readers.

Actually, readers who install BlockSite help Free Republic & fellow FReepers by catching articles that come from The Stephens Group (RightHaven clients).

You can also do the HOSTS file thingee, but I don't think that alerts the user to the Stephens Media Group website, just won't let you load them.

33 posted on 04/17/2011 1:41:29 PM PDT by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil

Lemme know when it’s out for Mac.


34 posted on 04/17/2011 1:42:11 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: JerseyHighlander

Thanks for the link to ChromePlus. Now, I can get rid of Google Chrome.


35 posted on 04/17/2011 4:18:09 PM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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