El País, being silly.

Sillier than usual, that is.

The most important (ok, most read) newspaper in Spain, El País, is telling me that they will decide on how I must use my browser to visit them, and which add-ons I can and cannot use.

I hardly ever visit this silly website anyway, but I do not like people telling me how to use my stupid browser. Specially if they are going to get all silly about it. Here is what I got today:

Please, disable your adblocker, subscribe or fuck off.

Yours silly, El País.
There is not even the faintest attempt to explain why I should agree or go along with this, hence the «fuck off» part.

I know what you are thinking, trying to prevent access using a silly modal window is kind of silly, right?

I thought that too, and decided I would see how long it would take me to remove that modal window. About 3 minutes, all this while discussing Matilda with Julia.

We only need to hide that modal window and to re-enable vertical scroll. Two CSS rules, that’s all. I added them using this Chrome addon:

Silly CSS rules are rather silly, indeed:

/* Hide silly modal window */
.fc-ab-root {
  display:none;
}
/* Re-enable silly vertical scroll */
html {
  overflow-x:auto
}
And there you go, you can now read all about Les putes silly Fallas in Saudi Arabia.

This is silly. El País, please stop being silly.


Update: as I just found someone who had thought of this first, as it always happens:

Source, here.

(function() {
  "use strict";
  $(document).ready(function() {
    function antiwall() {
      $(".fc-dialog-container").fadeOut();
      $(".fc-dialog-overlay").fadeOut();
      $(".fc-whitelist-root").remove();
      $(".fc-ab-root").remove();
      $(".salida_articulo").css("overflow", "visible");
    }
    setTimeout(antiwall, 1400);
  });
})();

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