Little Green Footballs

Monday, April 09, 2007

Attention Firefox users

You know Charles' cutesy little game whereby he redirects links from anti-LGF sites to the homepage of the IDF?

Well, thanks to writer-inner B.S. we now have a workaround, at least for Firefox.

Just go here and download and install the RefControl add-in. Then, restart Firefox and select Tools > RefControl Options...

To link directly to LGF posts without the nuisance of copying and pasting links, click Add Site, then enter "littlegreenfootballs.com" in the Site box. We don't know whether LGF will accept "blocked" or "forged" referrals, but we do know that if you select Custom and then enter the URL of your choice -- www.reuters.com or www.cair-net.org would do nicely, but feel free to invent your own lest the exposure-shy Mr. Johnson decide to block your IP address -- then you'll go directly to LGF and Charles' closely-watched referral numbers will go haywire. You can test it using one of the links at the top of this page.

Knowing Charles, he's probably already hard at work on a way to eliminate this loophole -- if it were up to him, he'd undoubtedly choose to block "hostile" incoming traffic entirely -- but for now, you may as well take advantage of this. You'll also be helping Israeli taxpayers, for they are the ones who pay the bills for all the extra IDF website traffic that Charles' redirect has generated over the years.

[UPDATE 4/9 18:08 - Charles surrendered more quickly than a Frenchman facing a Muslim with a bottle full of gasoline. Heh.]

10 comments:

The Sphinx said...

Worked swimmingly, thanks!
And by the way, knowing that the IDF is an American sponsored thing, we'll actually be helping the poor American taxpayers, who are paying the bills, not the Israeli ones.

Anonymous said...

You can do the same in Opera browser by setting individual site preferences. Go into Preferences > Advanced > Content > Manage site preferences, add "littlegreenfootballs.com" then in the network tab uncheck enable refferer logging.

Anonymous said...

Such bitterness. Play your games.

Anonymous said...

The only 'games' being played are by Charles. Hence the redirects.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit, it was rather thoughtless of Charles to have not redirected us to the English side of the IDF site.
psoavw

Anonymous said...

Ooh, he removed the redirect. You've been foiled again!

This is hilarious.

--Rob

Spam said...

And I bet he thinks he's so clever removing the redirect, what a complete loser.

cokane said...

what a dork, he writes: "Apparently, the coward believes I’m doing this because I’m “exposure-shy.” He tagged his post “censorship.” "

And then he asks his liztards to try to shut down your site. That's not censorship?

Plus his whole "stalker" drivel just needs to go. Do you know what a real stalker is Charles? This site has never posted your address, jesus, why are warbloggers such sensitive babies?

THanks for the post, needs to be distributed to all the sites that Johnson hates.

Zoe Brain said...

Over at Zap Bookmarklets, there's a button that you can install on any browser - IE, Firefox, Netscape, Mozilla, Opera etc - that disables redirection.
I'd say more, but as you called me a filthy fascist etc etc I won't. I didn't come here to be insulted (I can get that anywhere)

Anonymous said...

I'd say more, but as you called me a filthy fascist

Can you say P-R-O-J-E-C-T-I-O-N?