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[–]xhable 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Doesn't seem to like cloudflare, I get "Ack! PrintFriendly is unable to access this page due to captcha/site security settings" on most of the websites I use.

I'm guessing they automatically return errors to bots and crawlers.

[–]Shifty0x88 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yes, this goes against CloudFlare's entire business model. They HATE bots

[–]noughtnaut 170 points171 points  (14 children)

I gave up trying to view the site after deselecting the first 80 or so 3rd party cookie spammers. If it's that much work to decline ad networks monitoring me, whatever they're peddling isn't worth it.

[–]elrugmunchero 18 points19 points  (0 children)

It's better to allow, then block & remove the cookies, then just click allow next time cause it can't set any cookies. If they start their pish, disabling javascript will usually allow you to read the article.

[–]lighthawk16 2 points3 points  (10 children)

Which site? PrintFriendly? I didn't get anything about cookies at all...

[–]papercut2008uk 24 points25 points  (7 children)

In Europe we have the GDPR law that makes sites ask if you want certain tracking features on or off.

Some sites are good and just Disable/Object all.

Others, well, you have to press 100 or more sliders for each company that tracks.

[–]Liam2349 30 points31 points  (3 children)

And these days you can't just decline, you also have to go into the "Legitimate Interest" section and decline those too. Absolute dickheads everywhere.

[–]papercut2008uk 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Yea, that is just blatant way to get around taking the data when you said no.

The worst ones are the ones that want you to email them! Like WTF, everyone has the buttons to just disable and some sites want you to email them.

[–]_Fibbles_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Can't say I've ever been asked to email however there is special place in hell for the designers of the ones with ambiguously coloured sliders so you can't tell whether they're enabled or disabled by default.

[–]Kemal_Norton 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The worst ones are the ones that want you to email them

The worst ones I had are the ones who (after you declined) say it might not have worked because you have to allow 3rd party cookies to decline cookies...

[–]ya_salami 2 points3 points  (1 child)

lmao imagine having no privacy laws

[–]lighthawk16 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think it's my ad-blocker.

[–]Legitimate_Level_944 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just have a cookie blocker and deleter. And I hit allow.

[–]elrugmunchero 11 points12 points  (5 children)

youtube doesnt work.

[–]RE167[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)


[–]spider_84 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same for pornhub

[–]Redditcantspell 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You joke, but you absolutely can print movies. It's called a flip book.

[–]Upside_Down-Bot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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[–]santafacker 30 points31 points  (7 children)

So ... the ability to print or save any webpage as a pdf that is native to every modern web browser is so insufficient that you felt the need to create a website to replicate that capability?

Are you unaware of the Ctrl+P shortcut?

Specifically: Ctrl+P -> Drop-down Menu -> Save As pdf

[–]Chick__Mangione 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Yeah, I'm so confused by this website and some of the comments. We can already save webpages as pdf natively on any modern device. What in the world am I missing here?

[–]_2f 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Some websites don’t allow you to save content as pdfs I don’t know how but the content becomes basically blank except headers

I presume this would bypass that.

[–]santafacker 3 points4 points  (0 children)

But ... that wouldn't make this company any money. That's what you're missing 😀

[–]gordondeck 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's true utility seems to be to bypass gated content.

[–]devolute 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I sent this argument to a client just today.

[–]idijoost 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Although I like the idea.... it goes terrible wrong here, tested some sites.

In one case I did got an cookie wall as page....

[–]flying_discs_of_fury 3 points4 points  (1 child)

They also have a great chrome extension.

[–]forestfluff 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But chrome can already convert any page in to a pdf... I'm so confused.

[–]Beretta_errata 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A replacement for Clearly!

[–]CliplessWingtips 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I use pdf Mage.

[–]RenegadeUK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

pdf Mage

Shall look it up thanks.

[–]ModernGirl -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

I don't know if boomers need more options to print out webpages to show their kids asking for help.

[–]Sector__7 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Eventually, you’ll be old and asking your kids for help on using the latest gadgets. It may seem odd to think that this will come true but I’m sure it’ll happen and when it does you’ll remember that you should’ve been nicer to “the boomers” for making fun of them.

[–]SponsoredByMLGMtnDew 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very cool wish I knew of a pdf conversion library

[–]JUYED-AWK-YACC -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Aren't there mods? Why is this here?

[–]rabbit_swat_1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i tried pasting this reddit page itself in there - the arrows take up half the page?

[–]TubsAlwaysWins 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No Microsoft Print to pdf?