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Old 01-17-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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Wikipedia Blackout January 18: 5 Things to Know About the SOPA, PIPA Protest

Wikipedia Blackout: Websites Wikipedia, Reddit, Others Go Dark Wednesday to Protest SOPA, PIPA - ABC News

Blacking Out Your Site For SOPA Wednesday? Here Is How To Not Suffer Short Term SEO Issues.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:48 PM
 
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I love it. I'll be blacking out my forum also, even if it is only 400 or so people strong
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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does this have to do with somebody The Google knows who died that they are wearing a black patch over their name? Whoever it was it seems I hadly knew 'em.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I kinda wanted Google, Facebook, and Amazon to do a complete blackout. Not just show support with a link, but completely disable their services for a day. That would really send a message. Although I'm sure they would lose a whole lot of money.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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They should only Black Out (block) those who are supporting this new BS law!
They should find the IP addresses of the Senators offices, homes, etc. and only block their @ss!

But on a more serious note, I do agree, all sites -wisely- opposing it should do a complete black out for a day or a complete weekend or heck even for a week if possible otherwise, before you know it, it will be not much different than China.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The claim of neutral objectivity does not mean you surrender your right to self defense, and to object to those who seek to destroy you.

This does not harm Wikipedia's perception of neutrality and objectivity at all.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I'll tell you the funny part, at least half of the people affected by Wikipeida's "black out" will have no idea what it is about even after reading the rationale.

They'll probably contact the phone numbers demanding to know why Wikipedia is blacked out. Gives me a chuckle to think of how annoyed the reps will be.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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I'll tell you the funny part, at least half of the people affected by Wikipeida's "black out" will have no idea what it is about even after reading the rationale.

They'll probably contact the phone numbers demanding to know why Wikipedia is blacked out. Gives me a chuckle to think of how annoyed the reps will be.
This is quite funny. Also it shows how so many are incapable of reading the page that pops up on wikipedia!

https://twitter.com/#!/herpderpedia
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Google has blacked out the Google Logo at the top of the page, but the search engine still functions normally.

Only English Wiki is down, so if you can function in any other language, it is still fully operational in all other languages.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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It worked, at least for the moment: The SOPA bill has been withdrawn.

SOPA stopped: Chief sponsor delays action indefinitely - Yahoo! News
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