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Thread: Why Links Are Broken!!!! Read!!

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    Default Why Links Are Broken!!!! Read!!

    I am sick of people not understanding why we post broken links!

    We do this so they can't track where we are coming from. If they see a couple hundred people voting from this site for Ron in 30min, it makes us look bad.

    Please understand the internet!

    [Admin Note: Welcome LGF readers! Thanks for stopping by. The forum members here have the freedom of choice to decide if they want to break links or not based on their free will. Link breaking is not a feature of this forum. It's a great problem to have so many people supporting Dr. Paul that are organized on the web, freedom is popular and that is the heart of the Dr. Paul movement. Simple and beautiful. You can learn more about your constitutionally guaranteed freedoms by visiting www.RonPaulLibrary.org and www.RonPaul2008.com. Good day!]
    Last edited by Bryan; 12-21-2007 at 05:50 PM.



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    Some people don't understand the tubes
    Help support Ron Paul Republicans running for Congress

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    And some people just user FireFox with disabled/changed Referrer header and hate those damn broken links So yes, I'm the hater of broken links!

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    Only polls need to be broken

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    LISTEN DINGBATS WHO MAKE CLICKABLE LINKS TO POLLS!

    Client web browsers pass what is called a referrer to the destination webserver if you click a link. THIS IS LOGGED!

    It shouldn't matter anyway but it gives our enemies more ammo to fling back at us.

    By typing a URL (or copy 'n pasting) there is no referrer sent to the destination.

    I'd encourage ronpaulforums.com to remove the ability to even have 'clickable' links because of this issue.

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    When you're making a new post, there is a checkbox that says "Automatically parse links in text". It's checked by default. I'm not familiar with the vBulletin system, but there's probably an option for the admin to make it unchecked by default.

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    It's cool...those who do it by accident are asked to change it very quickly.

    I think we all have been handling it very smoothly lately

    If there is a way for the mods to do something automatically..that would be cool...but would it effect anything else???
    Last edited by xexkxex; 12-21-2007 at 01:34 PM.

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    All the current active online polls are listed in the Ron Paul Gateway database. The links are configured to be anonymous, so the poll sites do not know where people came from.

    If you see any that are missing, ask them to be added. Then people can quickly vote in it AND the other active polls at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forever4now View Post
    All the current active online polls are listed in the Ron Paul Gateway database. The links are configured to be anonymous, so the poll sites do not know where people came from.

    If you see any that are missing, ask them to be added. Then people can quickly vote in it AND the other active polls at the same time.
    WOW...did not know that even existed

    A thread should be sticky for this....but we have so many stickys....

    ...sometimes I wonder where this board has been

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    Quote Originally Posted by forever4now View Post
    All the current active online polls are listed in the Ron Paul Gateway database. The links are configured to be anonymous, so the poll sites do not know where people came from.

    If you see any that are missing, ask them to be added. Then people can quickly vote in it AND the other active polls at the same time.
    Nice!
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMA-NWO View Post
    LISTEN DINGBATS WHO MAKE CLICKABLE LINKS TO POLLS!

    Client web browsers pass what is called a referrer to the destination webserver if you click a link. THIS IS LOGGED!.
    Please keep in mind that there are a lot of different people using this forum. Not everybody understands this. I personally know of a 70-something grandmother who didn't even own a computer before she joined in the Ron Paul Revolution. You don't want to alienate folks like her, do you?

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    I just get annoyed at the people who make every link broken. I understand the polls, but news articles, videos, blog, etc... come on people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by szczebrzeszyn View Post
    And some people just user FireFox with disabled/changed Referrer header
    If anyone else would like to do this to protect their privacy, here's a quick tutorial:

    Privacy Tip #3: Block Referer Headers in Firefox

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    I think this should be stickied...

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    Also, I'd like to add that breaking links is too much of a hassle. Why not try the following instead?

    Just add http://linkanon.com/?r= in front of any outgoing links on your website.

    Example: http://linkanon.com/?r=http://www.google.com
    There's also AnonymZ.com and Anonym.to.

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    You really don't have to break the links.. just make sure they aren't parsed.
    tu ne cede malis

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    Oh my god! If those damn ron paul supporters can organize 'get-out-the-vote' drives using the internet, those neocons are F*****!!!

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    I Love the new welcome mat for the LGFers!

    (Is that a valid term? As in "you no good war-mongering debt loving neocon LGFer!")?

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    I've never heard of LGF, don't care or even want to know. Sounds like a stupid name to me. I do know that just like hundreds of thousands of people, I and my family support Ron Paul and don't care what they or anyone else think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasenorita View Post
    If anyone else would like to do this to protect their privacy, here's a quick tutorial:

    Privacy Tip #3: Block Referer Headers in Firefox
    Yes, but I'd recommend using an extension rather than changing the configuration manually - sometimes you need to enable this header for given sites (and extension will allow you to do it). It's also worth noting, that some sites depend on this header (as a way to prevent hotlinking) when loading resource files (like images), so it's possible you won't be able to see images on some sites etc. It has some disadvantages, but not too many - at least in my every day browsing.

    EDIT: What the hell is LGF?

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    With all due respect (lolz) to LGF... what's their beef with Ron Paul?? Is it really just the war issue? Because on everything else, he's a lot more legit than any of the other GOP candidates... (re: less gov't, no wasteful spending, pro-free-markets) etc. etc.

    Seriously, what's their deal?

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    We need to get over the whole breaking links thing.

    It might actually be BETTER that they see where we're coming from.

    My vote is not to bother breaking links.

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    Ever heard of the linkification extension for Firefox? I haven't been noticing the broken links because linkification has been parsing them for me. But does it send referral info?

    I am posting a test link below, it will disappear shortly after I click it once.

    When my stat report comes in at midnight, we will know if linkification sends referral info.

    test link:
    removed
    Last edited by hugh8jass; 12-22-2007 at 04:17 PM. Reason: remove test link

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    There is no need to break links. The online polls are not scientific. It doesn't matter where people that vote come from. Coming from a hundred different places is no different than coming from one place.

    LOL at LGF neocons that think this means something. Now run off little neocons and repeat the talking points you were given. Ron Paul is crazy! He wants to actually reduce the size of government!! That is a neocon no-no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fletcher View Post
    There is no need to break links. The online polls are not scientific. It doesn't matter where people that vote come from. Coming from a hundred different places is no different than coming from one place.
    Sure, I think the only purpose is to cut "RP bots" (or at least identify them and their % of the poll votes) that come to page with a poll from one place - and the referer information is the only identification of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonPaulVolunteer View Post
    We need to get over the whole breaking links thing.

    It might actually be BETTER that they see where we're coming from.

    My vote is not to bother breaking links.

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    agreed 110%

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    Quote Originally Posted by hugh8jass View Post
    Ever heard of the linkification extension for Firefox? I haven't been noticing the broken links because linkification has been parsing them for me. But does it send referral info?
    None extension is 'sending referral info'. Your browser does. Your extension can eventually block/change it. I don't know this particular extension you've mentioned, but if you want to see what you browser sends along with your request, install for example livehttpheaders extension. It will show you full header information that your browser sends to the destination host and the header response the server sends back. Apart from checking referer header, it's pretty useful for sniffing flv files at youtube and download them separately using wget or other tools
    Last edited by szczebrzeszyn; 12-22-2007 at 04:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by szczebrzeszyn View Post
    None extension is 'sending referral info'. Your browser does. Your extension can eventually block/change it.
    Pardon my lack of semantics, I wanted to know what referral info was being sent from my browser when using this extension by clicking on links parsed by it from this forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by szczebrzeszyn View Post
    livehttpheaders extension.
    Yes, a handy tool it is. But considering this was a one-time question for me, I'd just rather get the info from my web server.

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    For those who think they understand the internet soooo well I think it's funny people still talk about "breaking" links... guys there is a CHECKBOX under the 'submit reply' button called "automatically parse links in text" if you uncheck that box it will be non clickable.

    DON'T NEED TO BREAK THE LINK!
    "Not everybody will take care of themselves like they should. Not everybody will be responsible. But when we allow people to become more creative, then we understand the real true purpose in life is to strive for virtue and excellence. We can't do that with government bearing down on us every single day." - Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by szczebrzeszyn View Post
    And some people just user FireFox with disabled/changed Referrer header and hate those damn broken links So yes, I'm the hater of broken links!
    OMGosh - I did not know that - I have learned something new today - Thank you!!

    I was going to post a question: --> How?

    But then I remembered I was on the Internet. I wish more people would remember that before asking questions.

    Then, they could supply information instead of asking questions asking others to supply it.

    http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum21/11995.htm

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    In firefox:
    • Type about:config into the address bar
    • Scroll down 'til you find network.http.sendRefererHeader
    • Remember or write down the original value
    • Double click it and enter 0 into the box
    The browser will now not send a referer header. This can also be done in Opera...

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