Defeat websites that auto-refresh
Posted by keelynet on February 13, 2009
I detest websites who cheat by using an auto-refresh command on their page. This makes it look like they are getting many thousands more hits than they actually are.
The Drudge Report is such a page and though I do check it out every couple of days, it just galls me for it to refresh every couple of minutes or so just to hyperflate the hit numbers. The code is simple;
var timer = setInterval(“autoRefresh()”, 1000 * 60 * 3);
but to my view it’s just cheating and totally disengenous. So I was glad to find a great little Firefox addon called Refresh Blocker that works like a charm to defeat this fraudulent ratings method.
“RefreshBlocker is a small extension for the Firefox web browser. This extension will prevent your browser from following the forwarding specified by the refresh parameter of the META tag element.”
Isn’t Firefox amazing? They now have 319 free addons but many are still experimental.
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