Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by The Dark Wizard, Jan 15, 2012.
Who is participating?
Interesting. I will check that out. Not to hijack your thread but to add to it, here is a group that Wordpress supports.
I've censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet--a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit:
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By the way, are you?
Yes of course. My entire community is against this due to the fact we write/RP even though it's all mostly original it's still a dangerous thing for us because some times people reference things that are copyrighted that we don't notice. For example using a name for a character that already exists in a book or story somewhere(Even though it may have been unintentional).
We have other massive traffic sites on our server which will be participating as well.
Glad to hear that.
Let me preface my comment below by saying that I'm asking this humbly because I'm seriously confused.
If SOPA passes, the gov't has the right to shut down websites, preventing a normal user from viewing it. So in protest of this, people are voluntarily blacking their websites out for a day, preventing a normal user from viewing it. I don't get it.
I think the main aim is to somehow replicate its effect, yes. I have not read the bill in full and have seen so many conflicting opinions on it. All I know is that companies like Google, Twitter, Facebook etc who all have rather large legal teams, all seem to be against it in quite a big way.
It is to show what will happen if SOPA passes. Once the users realize that they can't view their favorite sites and are linked to americancensorship.org they will voice their opinion against SOPA.
Its a publicity stunt because SOPA has nothing to do with censorship.
Me not showing up to work will not affect whether SOPA is passed or not, but would probably get my ass fired. So no.
Sigh. . . .Please do not derail your thread and leave the rest of us who actually care to our own thing.
As usual, opposing views are not welcome.
How about if you man-up and take this challenge. READ the bill and tell me which clause SPECIFICALLY allows for censorship.
How about it? Got the nads?
So many butthurt people in the world today...
This is not what this thread is about. Why don't you go make a thread made just for arguing this.
There are other threads which are for debating the merits of SOPA.
This is simply a straw poll.
Please take the discussion to one of the other threads.
You strike by blacking out your site, not by not showing up to work.
Its purely an online strike as the major opponents of SOPA are online.
Indeed. We will be blacking out our site at midnight.
If these tit-for-tat insults continue then the thread will be closed.
I didn't figure you'd take the challenge. I guess after engaging in insults, your intellectual capacity has been sapped.
Separate names with a comma.