Dear web developers: Don’t do this

I often grab bits of text from news websites and other places of interest to quote at this blog. I always give credit to the source if it’s known, so this fairly recent development gets under my skin. Many websites now append a bit of text to anything that’s copied, like this:

“Frozen in time: The occupants of this abandoned farm house are long gone, but their belongings remain; from the paintings hanging on the walls to the neatly made bed”

Read more: [Some URL here]
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

See that blue stuff up there? I didn’t request it. I’m just going to delete it. It’s annoying, something along the lines of blinking text, forced social logins, popup ads, and back-button disable.


The Old Wolf has spoken.

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