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The offending code that reloads the page every 3 minutes [0]. Terrible. The author told me on twitter [1] it's because of traffic, but... no. it's the js code. Ironically, the forced reload is making the traffic problem worse.

You can add a "function contentRefresh(){}" in your devtools js console to get rid of this. It was the only way I could finish the article.

[0] https://gist.github.com/jwo/720edc9fedbbafc87a10

[1] https://twitter.com/emilygee/status/596102787198492672

Every 5 minutes, right?

  var timer = setTimeout("contentRefresh()", 1000 * 60 * 5);function contentRefresh(){self.location.reload(true)}
But yes, this is astonishingly aggravating. Why would you do this on a site, or at least a page, that is attempting long-form journalism? Don't they want people to, you know, read it?

It's probably the work of a low-paid developer under pressure from business folks to force ad refreshing quickly.

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