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Mozilla removed the add-on? #82

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vvug opened this Issue Nov 15, 2018 · 24 comments

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vvug commented Nov 15, 2018

The https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bypasspaywalls/ URL from README.md returns: Page not found.

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iamadamdev commented Nov 15, 2018

One of the community reviewers removed it from the store claiming it violated the ToS, which is BS. The ToS never mentions the word paywall once. Please support me in appealing! https://wiki.mozilla.org/Add-ons#Getting_in_touch

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Thomasc5 commented Nov 16, 2018

One of the community reviewers removed it from the store claiming it violated the ToS, which is BS. The ToS never mentions the word paywall once. Please support me in appealing! https://wiki.mozilla.org/Add-ons#Getting_in_touch

May I ask if it is possible to extract the add-on from Firefox on my old PC and then install it on new PC and Android phone? Thank you

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ghost commented Nov 20, 2018

@Thomasc5 If you have the add-on installed on your PC, you can grab the XPI file from the currently used profile's extensions folder. about:support to get to it.

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Nicholas-Steel commented Nov 21, 2018

Does it need to be on the Mozilla website in order to be installable? Can't you just provide the XPI file here on Github?

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jrwhite commented Nov 22, 2018

iamadamdev@hotmail.com.xpi.txt
Here is the .xpi file. Github doesn't allow uploading .xpi files so i added a .txt extension. Remove that after you download it. To install on firefox, naviagte to the .xpi file, right click, 'open with' firefox.

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kilgarenone commented Nov 23, 2018

Oh man, I read alot of FT. I need this.

Which channel in here https://wiki.mozilla.org/Add-ons#Getting_in_touch is the most effective to appeal to?

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Nicholas-Steel commented Nov 23, 2018

Thank you jrwhite that installed without issue.

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Nicholas-Steel commented Nov 23, 2018

Lol damn it, I should've looked at the list of supported websites xD I was mostly after a means of accessing: https://www.afr.com/business/telecommunications/amaysim-blames-punitive-nbn-costs-for-exit-from-broadband-20181116-h17zmu

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ohadcn commented Nov 24, 2018

@iamadamdev meanwhile, can you upload the addon to github releases page so people would be able to download it from there? and add a link in readme.md?

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gjmbeyond commented Nov 26, 2018

I am using Firefox. I have download the ZIP file, how can I install this extension in my Firefox Browser? Need some help.

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jrwhite commented Nov 26, 2018

@gjmbeyond did you try using the method in my response above?

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gjmbeyond commented Nov 26, 2018

@gjmbeyond did you try using the method in my response above?

OK, thank you very much! Installed successfully!
But here is another problem, FT works perfectly, but WSJ still need to subscribe for the whole text. I have removed all 'adblock' like extensions, still doesn't work.

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Nicholas-Steel commented Nov 26, 2018

iamadamdev@hotmail.com.xpi.txt
Here is the .xpi file. Github doesn't allow uploading .xpi files so i added a .txt extension. Remove that after you download it. To install on firefox, naviagte to the .xpi file, right click, 'open with' firefox.

jrwhite, Is this based on the newest code? There appears to have been a fix for WSJ websites about 3 weeks ago.

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gjmbeyond commented Nov 26, 2018

Yes, based on @jrwhite ‘s txt 4 days ago. Neither my Chrome nor Firefox works for WSJ.

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neuhaus commented Nov 30, 2018

Interesteting comment by user jape on HN:

While this is extremely dubious behavior from Mozilla, and reminds me why I stopped donating to them (the moment Firefox started requiring their signature in order to load addons), Mozilla still has the "automated signing API" in place. Supposedly, this API allows to get an XPI signed as long as it passes a series of automated checks. So it's worth a try.

This was the excuse they used anyway when trying to justify their signature requirements were "not a walled garden". I didn't believe it of course.

You can also just mark the addon as "not listed in AMO" when submitting it to addons.mozilla.org and it will not be listed on the store, but it will be signed. More details in https://developer.mozilla.org/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/Distribution

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andreicristianpetcu commented Nov 30, 2018

Click here and it will get installed. It's signed.

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andreicristianpetcu commented Nov 30, 2018

I opened an issue showing how to distribute the signed addon here #86

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BillDorn commented Nov 30, 2018

@andreicristianpetcu
It says "All the signing options are subject to the Firefox Add-on Distribution Agreement." here
So does self-hosting the xpi really solve the issue?

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andreicristianpetcu commented Nov 30, 2018

@BillDorn my google translate addon executes remote code. It got banned from AMO. I use it from GitHub just fine.

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andreicristianpetcu commented Nov 30, 2018

we shall see if my forked paywall addon gets banned in a week or two or not

Any add-ons, or add-on content, hosted on Mozilla site(s) must conform to the laws of the United States.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/AMO/Policy/Reviews

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championshuttler commented Nov 30, 2018

Oh man, I read alot of FT. I need this.

Which channel in here https://wiki.mozilla.org/Add-ons#Getting_in_touch is the most effective to appeal to?

Hi @kilgarenone you can reach out to addons reviewers in #addon-reviewers channel

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championshuttler commented Nov 30, 2018

Apart from that you can send an email to amo-admins AT mozilla DOT org @iamadamdev

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hasjahsjahksj commented Nov 30, 2018

I tried to submit this as a bug ( mozilla/addons-frontend#7142 ) but my account was flagged as a result (probably by Mozilla).

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iamadamdev commented Dec 2, 2018

Added v1.4.2 xpi file to releases

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