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Hi,

I couldn't find a circle which seemed appropriate for this, but I thought it might be most useful for GC activism.

The link is here: https://12ft.io/

I've used it to bypass paywalls and it worked. You just put the link into their site, and they bring up the article.

Hi, I couldn't find a circle which seemed appropriate for this, but I thought it might be most useful for GC activism. The link is here: https://12ft.io/ I've used it to bypass paywalls and it worked. You just put the link into their site, and they bring up the article.

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Almost all modals can be bypassed using your own browser's Inspector tool, so you don't even need that site.

[–] Owl 0 points

Wow, I feel like I've been let in on a life changing secret! thanks!

Correct, though 12ft does it in one click, and it’s harder to remove the overlay in the code when you’re on a mobile browser.

This tool also gets rid of ads. Use it when visiting websites that you don’t want to support, I.e. those that push clickbait titles.

That's right -- I'd forgotten about mobile, which I really shouldn't since that's when I most need a tool that strips away all of the attention-hijacking, bandwidth-draining, screen-real-estate-appropriating bullshit every single website today seems to be written with the same template to include.

Amazing, do you know if it works for NYT/WSJ? I can use computers but know zilch about code, but willing to learn if it doesn't require extensive experience.

It's worth a try. I don't recall having tested it yet, but online journals don't tend to be that unique or creative with their website code.

It's a great tool but IIRC it's disabled for some sites (NYT comes to mind), so you could use archive.is for those sites that don't work with 12ft!