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WordPress Plugin Blocks Chrome Vistors

Adam Dempsey [PersonRank 3]

Thursday, May 6, 2010
9 years ago4,370 views

I was just browsing the web and came across a blog which denied me access because I was using Chrome! Saying 'Morally Incompatible Browser Detected' and suggesting I try Opera, Firefox or IE!

Morally Incompatible Browser Detected

Please use a real browser to visit this website. Below you can see a selection of the most popular browsers welcome here:

Opera Browser
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Thank you for your understanding and consideration for your own privacy! Looking forward to see you again.

— Boycott Chrome — Choremance Wordpress Plugin by 5ubliminal

Source: blog.5ubliminal.com/posts/reve ...

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I admire people who are prepared to stick up for their principles, but this guy is not consistent.

He appears to be objecting to the privacy implications of using Chrome, yet he recommends closed-source browsers such as IE and Opera which may include covert functionality.

Logically, he should be recommending Chromium (which is squeaky-clean from a privacy point of view) as an alternative to Chrome.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I loaded the page in Chromium and I got the same message.

ArpitNext [PersonRank 7]

9 years ago #

I would appreciate if someone develop a similar wordpress plugin to block IE visitors only. :)

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]ArpitNext: Miquel Hudin has a simple piece of Javascript code that you can add to any website to block IE6 visitors. It would be easy to change it to block all IE visitors.

end6.org/eng/source/
via: quezi.com/5209

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]ArpitNext: Here's an even easier way to display custom messages to IE users, using just HTML:

frenchscout.com/die-ie

ArpitNext [PersonRank 7]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]Roger: Thanks. I was using some javascript created by guys @ spreadfirefox.com .

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