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What's the deal with all the Forbes links redirecting to welcome? How do I stop this?

I tried checking the "Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page" box in Firefox, but it doesn't appear to be stopping it.

Presumably too many people are starting to use things like "Google Sent Me".

Can we just ban submissions from sites like this?

Here's a better, less Forbesy article that loads for me:


Ok, we've changed the url to that from http://www.forbes.com/sites/instituteforjustice/2015/10/13/j.... I'm not sure it's a better article, but probably close enough.

Thank you for the link. The original link isn't working for me.

Hmm, I wonder if this is connected to this in the NY Times- http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/uber-is-taking-millions-...

It's not that easy. First, which sites are "sites like this" varies from user to user. Second, in the majority of cases it's possible to read the article, just annoying. Third, HN optimizes for good articles, and good articles do appear on sites like this.

It's not a great situation but I don't think the alternative would be better for HN.

Ghostery counts 57 trackers. How many different ways are there to count sheep anyways?

This is Forbes signalling to me that they no longer wish to be relevant to me.

Lol. Forbes stopped being relevant years ago.

I just opened it twice. That seems to have solved the problem.

Yes. The first time you click, it returns a blank page (with an adblocker). The second time you click, the article's contents can be seen. Has happened to me on all the Forbes articles posted here.

And NoScript. I have NoScript + uBlock Origin. Why/How would the adblocker matter in this case?

EDIT: After looking at the source, the entire article is stored in a JSON document embedded in the script. I don't see an http-equiv meta and the document returns a 200. I guess I'm not creative enough to RE how this redirect happens w/o javascript or an http header.

ad block. It makes the page completely blank if you have it enabled

But how are they doing the redirect in such a way that it overrides my choice to not allow them? And how can I stop it?

If I visit a link, I don't want them to be able to arbitrarily forward me to another link without my permission, thanks.

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