Hello websites, instead of tricking us into accepting cookies, please do more of this.

Plain-text versions are very good and very important and greatly appreciated.

@suivran This is that american news website, isn't it?

@aetios NPR? Apparently it's... a media company, whatever that means nowadays lol.

@suivran yeah, I meant npr. i wish they'd made their site navigable on the plaintext site, though. you can only read the top 10 articles iirc

@aetios @suivran sometimes the redirection also doesn't work so I need to patch it up manually by copy-pasting the article ID between the URLs :thinking_happy:

@suivran Though, in their case, minus points for them then refusing to serve you the page you'd asked for if you decline, only taking you to the stories index instead - and much of the time, that story isn't there.

@suivran sadly the latter doesn't go to the linked article, or at least it didn't the last time i visited an NPR link

but yes, plain text sites are 💙

@grainloom I must have gotten lucky this time, then, 'cause I got my article. I do hope the entire concept spreads and becomes more reliable!

@suivran Sad thing is, most would click accept anyway, because are notoriously accepting every "contract" they see.
On the other hand some pages dont do this because they cant embed dynamic ads into the page as they can when using JS.

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