Friday, April 13, 2018

Infogalactic Transporter

A new Chrome extension, courtesy of one of the Dread Ilk.
This extension allows the user to move between Wiki and IG. Auto-redirects from Wikipedia to Infogalactic's version of that page (whether entering via a link or the address bar).

Clicking the extension button shuttles you back to the Wiki version (and disables auto-redirect for that tab), and clicking again takes you back to Infogalactic. If you navigate away, on that tab, to some website outside either Wiki or IG, it'll reset the behaviour back to auto-redirecting.

Behaviour is also bound to the tab in which the clicking took place - that is to say, if you click the button (thus disabling auto-redirect), and open a new tab, that new tab will obey the default redirect behaviour (taking you to Infogalactic if you visit Wikipeida).

Future goals:
- Easy copy/paste of wikipedia text of current page (for transporting missing content)

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Blogger Garuna April 13, 2018 5:44 AM  

Installed. I've been using Infogalactic instead of Wikipedia. But occassionally I have to go back to Wikipedia. Because many pages on Infogalactic are out of date.

This week during Wrestlemania, I was looking through the wrestling pages and they haven't been updated since around May/June 2016.

IIRC Infogalactic will be going through a big upgrade. When will it get to the point so that I never have to use Wikipedia again?

Blogger Rick April 13, 2018 6:19 AM  

I wrote a Q joke in honor of this post in which not a word was understood:

[ ]
These people are stupid.
Enjoy the show.

Blogger Dire Badger April 13, 2018 6:29 AM  

Considering that most search engines (Including duck) automatically put wikipedia at the top of the list, are there such extensions for firefox or brave?

Blogger Leatherwing April 13, 2018 6:37 AM  

I found that I had to disable Infosextant (the earlier chrome extension that redirects to Infogalactic) in order to see the wikicommie page (otherwise the two extensions work against each other).

This is a nice extension!

Blogger VD April 13, 2018 6:43 AM  

Instructions for loading a Chrome extension into Brave are here:

To request an extension to be added to Brave, do so here:

Blogger michimartini April 13, 2018 6:44 AM  

Thank you so much. Had to laugh so hard.

Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira April 13, 2018 7:22 AM  

Nice work.

Blogger pyrrhus April 13, 2018 7:39 AM  


Blogger Cyril April 13, 2018 7:43 AM  

Great addition! I just installed it at work.

Blogger CarpeOro April 13, 2018 8:57 AM  

Installed. Sent it on to someone at work who saw me on an Infogalactic page and asked about it.

Blogger Dire Badger April 13, 2018 9:15 AM  

Thanks for the Info, and thanks for the Plugin, futurebebop.

Blogger Anno Ruse April 13, 2018 9:26 AM  

I thought America was dying, Teddy. Can switching to a new browser and using this "extension" save America? Let me know Teddy because I don't want to die in hellfire even though my wiki entries will be saved forever.

Blogger David Hunter April 13, 2018 9:32 AM  

Looking forward to one for Firefox.

Blogger Johnny April 13, 2018 10:12 AM  

Hats off to the Dread Ilk who made it. Neat no hassle extension.

Blogger D. April 13, 2018 10:19 AM  

ot may be of interest:

Massive Fire Reportedly Seen On Private Island Owned By Billionaire, And Sexual Predator, Jeffrey Epstein

Blogger Ceerilan April 13, 2018 11:04 AM  

This extension is one step closer to the goal of perspective filters.

Blogger JC Skinner April 13, 2018 11:44 AM  

Plus one for Firefox. I'm trying to give Google as little of my data as possible.

Blogger Zeke OF Confettii April 13, 2018 11:52 AM  

Evidence being destroyed. Damn.

Blogger bob kek mando - ( I love the smell of Autism on the internet. It smells like ... victoREEEEEEEEE ) April 13, 2018 12:15 PM  

thanks for working this up.

Blogger Jon Mollison April 13, 2018 2:43 PM  

Nice. I had a need to look up the basics of the "lesser of two evils" fallacy last night and was struck by the critical differences between the two services. Wikipedia's entry was based around a solid defense of moral relativism where Infogalactic took a much more nuanced and wise approach to its analysis.

That feature should come in handy for those looking to demonstrate the failings of Wikipedia versus the much more intellectual Infogalactic.

Blogger MrNiceguy April 13, 2018 3:23 PM  

"Dozens seen fleeing, those looking back transformed into pillars of salt..."

Blogger John Bradley April 13, 2018 3:53 PM  

Excellent extension. Kudos to the Ilk in question.

Blogger tz April 14, 2018 6:09 PM  

Amazing how Someone buffetted still refuses to seek safe harbor.

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