SOPA blackout

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  1. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone who runs a website plan on participating in the SOPA awareness blackout on Jan 18th? I think it's a great way to spread the word about the bill.
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I am hoping MacRumors takes part in this, a site this big will really get noticed.
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Me too, although this sort of thing always seems pointless and ineffective to me.
     
  4. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Having Facebook and Wikipedia go dark will send a message and inform the uneducated masses that use these sites everyday.
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Don't use Facebook, can live a day without Wiki, but my off-day without MR.

    :eek:

    I might actually be forced to do housework. :eek:
     
  6. danahn17 macrumors 6502

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    Add Google, Twitter, and Amazon to that list and I think the point would hit even harder. I really hope they all do it.
     
  7. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    XDA Developers is participating.


    Going to go 'dark' at 8 AM, and will come back online at 8 PM (Or if 50,000 users sign a pledge to contact their representatives).
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    You have to personally affect those in Congress to make them notice. That won't happen until the p0rn sites cum down. :D
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    the more sites that participate the better. getting more people involved and raising awareness about this bill will only help in the long run.
     
  10. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

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    LOL!

    hope porn sites read MR
     
  11. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    I doubt Facebook would want to lose a day's worth of gaming/ad revenue, but they might participate.
     
  12. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    They could be afraid that people might quit that time-waster cold-turkey. :p

    But I hope they do, even if MR has to as well. ;)
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Facebook has already said that they are going dark.

    Ok I guess they haven't made an official statement on what they are doing.
     
  14. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    This many me laugh. Thanks:D
     
  15. EvilShenaniganZ macrumors 6502

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    [​IMG]

    I like the stand Razer is taking. I provided the pixilated version not to upset anybody. However I'm sure you get the point.. :D
     
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    Just posted this on Facebook, thought I'd share here!

    I thought the Wikipedia blackout would be a bit more fun than just some JavaScript overlay. If you *really* need to use Wikipedia today, do the following:

    On Safari: Install the JavaScript Blacklist extension, add en.wikipedia.org to your blacklisted domains in Preferences > Extensions > JavaScript Blacklist

    On Chrome: In preferences, go Under the Hood > Privacy > Content Settings... > JavaScript > Manage Exceptions... > add en.wikipedia.org under hostname pattern with behavior set to block.

    On Firefox: Install the NoScript extension, make sure en.wikipedia.org is forbidden when you visit.

    That's all folks! But really - stop SOPA!
     
  18. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    i doubt that zuckerberg guy would care. as you can see, one site has class the other doesn't.

    on another note, i think sites going blackout is a good thing, but not everybody on the same day (please).
     
  19. Peace macrumors Core

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    Well according to http://sopastrike.com/ 90% of the websites listed as going "black" just have some banner at the top. The usual money making stuff is still on most of those sites.
     
  20. iBlue macrumors Core

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    8am and I've already had a difficult time without use of wikipedia. You just try researching precious metals without having a bunch of websites trying to sell it to you.

    I'm in full support of this SOPA blackout and my little search-without-wikipedia issue this morning is a great example of major websites having quite a big reach to spread the word. I wish more of them would join in today.



    P.S. I like the GIF The Oatmeal made about SOPA:

    http://theoatmeal.com/sopa
     
  21. wordoflife, Jan 18, 2012
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    BTW if you guys need to desperately use Wikipedia, just press escape before it finishes loading.

    That saved me this morning, lol.

    I'm in full support of this though. With all of this support though, I really doubt that this SOPA thing will happen. I'm surprised the AT&T/T-mobile merger was killed (i thought it would go through) and that didn't nearly (in my opinion) have as much attention as this.
     
  22. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Wikipedia on my iPhone, work on my iMac. Can't skip a day because others can.
     
  23. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Thanks for this tip. Worked perfectly.
     
  24. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    Same!

    :)
     

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