| 12:22 am on Oct 1, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Has anyone here tried this?
|moderator note - Because the code for SideWiki Defeat is hosted at Google Code: [code.google.com...] I switched the original link to that page. |
From the quote on the linked page it sounds to me like this just blocks tracking via Sidewiki. Or am I misunderstanding it.
Does it block Sidewiki and comments from appearing on your site altogether?
| 9:29 am on Oct 1, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|Does it block Sidewiki and comments from appearing on your site altogether? |
I understand that this adds a random number (hash) to the URL, creating a unique URL for each pageview/visit. I think folks can still comment using Sidewiki, but these comments will probably never read by anybody else, because they will access another URL.
However, Google might be reading here as well and will probably fix this loophole soon, so this fix may not work forever.
Blocking all GTB users might also be a problem, if up to 30% of the users have GTB installed.
| 10:27 am on Oct 1, 2009 (gmt 0)|
The only other option is to install an SSL on every site you want to protect from SideWiki. Currently it doesn't work on secured sites. These are generally provided by your hosting company for a yearly charge. If anyone knows of a good, free SSL service, let us know.
| 12:54 pm on Oct 1, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|... this adds a random number (hash) to the URL, creating a unique URL for each pageview/visit. |
So is that going to result in a pile of phantom duplicate pages?
| 2:59 pm on Oct 1, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|So is that going to result in a pile of phantom duplicate pages? |
| 5:57 pm on Oct 1, 2009 (gmt 0)|
There are a few services now beginning to promote “defeat sidewiki” tools scripts. Perhaps some of the more technically minded can post what they think is the best and the drawbacks.
| 8:13 pm on Oct 2, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I so long ago disabled the Google Toolbar that I totally forgot it was even gone.
I do not want to waste another minute to install that bad boy again.
Does this work native in Chrome? That way I don't bung up my Firefox with icky Google Toolbar BLING.
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