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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:49 AM

Question about copy paste from news websites (the "read more" always appended)

If you go to this news story and copy paste to DU, you will get this:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A couple that fled Germany with their five children over fears they would lose custody for not sending them to school has asked a federal appeals court to grant them asylum in the U.S.

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/German-home-school-parents-appeal-asylum-ruling-4299550.php#ixzz2LcjoZcn9


This is a very trivial thing, but why do many news sites do this ? To gain the traffic and get proper credit on boards like this ? Thanks in advance.

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Reply Question about copy paste from news websites (the "read more" always appended) (Original post)
steve2470 Feb 2013 OP
TexasTowelie Feb 2013 #1
steve2470 Feb 2013 #2
ChromeFoundry Feb 2013 #3
steve2470 Feb 2013 #4

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:55 AM

1. I post from a number of different sites into the Texas Group.

Most of those sites do not embed the closing link like the one in your OP. I actually consider it to be a convenience; otherwise, I have to toggle between tabs and manually do it.

Read more at http://www.TexasTowelieisawiseass.php

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:07 AM

2. I admit it is convenient nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:16 AM

3. There are a couple of options

The easiest is to block the host that is serving the JavaScript that is modifying your clipboard:

Add the following line to the bottom of your "hosts." file:
0.0.0.0 tcr.tynt.com

The other is to install a plug-in such as NoScript or GreaseMonkey to block the execution of the script.

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Response to ChromeFoundry (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:45 AM

4. your hosts file suggestion worked perfect for the example above

I had to re-learn how to edit the Hosts file, especially for Windows 8:

Access Denied: How to edit hosts file in Windows 8

Thanks for the help !

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