.WWF: If You Save As .WWF, Save A Tree

Submitted by: DickenMcHunt 6 years ago in

Is this a great idea, or the worlds lamest file format?
There are 115 comments:
Male 23
Former WWF member Dwayne Johnson spoke out about this, declaring it "the most ELECTRIFYING idea in forest conservation."
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Female 1,356
that`s great! but what if i WANTS to prints.
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Male 143
Panda draters
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Male 371
WORLD. WRESTLING. FEDERATION.
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Female 149
wat if in the future teachers dont even use paper for tests n stuff, theres just a touch screen on ur desk saving paper n pencils
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Male 107
Although I agree with the notion, the solution is stupid: Sure it works, but no sane employer/CEO would agree to do that,simply for the reason that it slows down your working process. A better solution: Make electronic paper readers better and more affordable. This will save millions of trees.
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Male 194
If you`re going to create a file format that can`t be printed, for the love of God, PLEASE don`t base it off PDF. PDF files are horrible for on-screen reading. The ideal electronic file format is plain HTML.
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Male 72
Instead of killing trees, lets burn more fossil fuels in order to power our computers!
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Male 12
Haha it reminds of the Jitterbug phones.
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Male 1,598
@Seastone That`s a good way of putting it.

The fact that you have to download new software to get a new format that pretty much just has one less feature than you already have is just completely inconvenient.

The easy solution is just don`t print everything. It`ll save you on ink costs, too.

As for books, they`re just better when they`re on paper. There`s something about it that`s just easier to read for most people, myself included.

So here`s an idea: Let`s just petition them to stop killing trees to print anything in the "Teen Paranormal Romance" genre. I saw the section at Barnes & Noble the other day. I`d estimate it was pretty much an entire rainforest.
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Male 5,413
@Zombunny. Exatly what I was thinking.
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Female 612
Yeah, who needs books anyways? Totally useless, amirite? Let`s just end all those campaigns to teach poor kids to read. Then they wouldn`t kill trees for paper!

Seriously, though, I know they`re probably arguing for everyone to use something like a Kindle. I own a Kindle and love my Kindle, but I will not deny that there are some reasons real books can be better, and I completely intend to continue buying some physical books, too.
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Female 2,525
Or...you could just not print stuff.
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Male 42
There are also clear downsides to not having a hard copy of anything.
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Male 5,194
Here`s another stupid idea in a world full of stupid ideas.
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Male 535
@ martinikene
is this really a german project? i feel embarrassed
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Male 498
The WWF is much like PETA. They mean well, but dont do any real research.

Trees are farmed, much like cattle. After they are cut down for paper, they are replaced by at least one sapling. This makes sure that future generations of loggers are able to cut from the same forest and actually makes it easier for them. If we stopped cutting down and replacing these forests, the land would be sold off to developers, who would cut the trees down, not replace them and build whatever they want.


There are more trees in america than there were 200 years ago. Mainly because 200 years ago, there were more old growth forests. But the numbers are higher today for trees.
This idea is retarded at best, since it would do more harm than good.
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Male 57
is there a "wwf to pdf" converter? xD
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Male 76
Um, I hope they know that trees are FARMED for paper. For every paper tree cut down, three are grown. They don`t cut down rainforests for paper. They cut rainforests down to make farmland for livestock.
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Male 2,737
Here`s an idea. How about the timber industry plant saplings after they clear cut forests? Wood is a renewable resource. Quit your bitchin` and go plant a drating tree, you lazy non-nice individuals.Problem solved.
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Male 306
Only in Germany.

But I think it`s a good idea. And actually I think it is rather logical, that people shouldn`t print everything out.
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Male 646
I agree with Druss.....
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Male 3,667
Ya know what? Frech it. I`m going to go print out the internet right now.
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Male 161
I refuse to support the WWF after what they did to the World Wrestling Federation.
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Male 716
I`m pretty sure this is a piss take, just sayin
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Male 2,528
I`m sure it`s much more ecologically friendly to buy every single worker a computer so that they can have access to stuff like employee handbooks, manufacturing drawings, HR documents, MSDSs, etc.

Some things have to be printed. All things that do not have to be printed... simply don`t print them!!!
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Male 76
what about all the trees that are planted for paper?
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Male 997
What about all the natural resources that are used to keep the computer you`re reading turned on your wwf on. what about the eye damage etc done from looking at a screen constantly. I`m a law student I have to read a lot of cases, you can read on-line and go blind. I go library and look them up in journals or print them out half the time. we`re just not designed to be able to read from a screen for prolonged periods of time.
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Male 1
If we used hemp paper this wouldn`t be a problem...
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Male 4
lol leave it to a German company to do some good for the world
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Male 1,569
I think pdf`s are not the problem. They should make e-mail not printable...
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Female 8
Or,--oh wait this is weird-- Or what if, you just DIDNT dratING PRINT THAT poo.
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Male 1,834
fake most people farm trees for paper
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Male 2,552
>inversegray
This is sort of their point, which is why it`s totally unprintable! ...unless you think like myself or RoboPatton.
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Male 2,424
So... here`s what I did. I opened a .wwf file, then I took a screen shot, then I printed that screen shot.



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Male 2,004
also, why is it that i always read "world war front" instead of "world wildlife fund"
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Male 2,004
yeah... I`ve got homework and it needs to be in the form of paper, sry trees no hard feelings
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Male 770
A few years ago the company I worked for as a chemist decided to change the labs from the old fashioned paper lab notebooks to an electronic notebook to decrease the amount of paper the company used overall.
SSSOOOOOOOO
Instead of passing one notebook around to ten different people to look at and reference, all ten would print out their own copy. And since you could reprint it anytime you wanted, your old copy got thrown out when you were done only to be reprinted again when you needed it again.
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Male 120
stupid green team yuppies. you know the nazi`s had file formats they made the jews save as also....
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Male 17,511
This is another of those `feel good` hippie nonsense ideas.

Time til someone figures out a way to print out .wwf files in 3..2..1..
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Male 2,033
Whay if i just convert to a printable format?

Waste of money, I recommend donating to WWF if this is the poo they spend their time on.
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Male 756
yeeeeeh, i get homework so drat that, grow some modratin trees
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Male 307
What kind of tree-hugging hippie wierdos came up with this? Reminds me when all the rage was to go to the "paperless office" - never happened because it just wasn`t practical.

Hopefully this idea will die just as quickly.
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Male 337
Well, a lot of professors in college want hard copies of essays, homework, etc...so, this isn`t good for practical reasons...
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Female 1,515
@andynaylor My fiance is getting his PhD in plant physiology and he says you`re wrong, lol. Older trees have more leaves = more metabolism, and even though older trees aren`t growing vertically, they grow laterally and so the uptake of C02 is steady throughout it`s life. Plus, larger, slower growing trees store more C02 over their lifetimes than small, faster growing trees used for paper.
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Male 239
F*cking hippies keep forgetting to mention fully grown mature trees don`t absorb the massive quantities of Carbon that we are led to believe. Trees only absorb large quantities of carbon during their fast growth stages. Ergo... we should be cutting down more established mature woodland and allowing new trees to grow in it`s place if you want to use the tree argument in a climate change debate.
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Female 2,120
This makes me want to copy and paste from WWF files to word documents then print them out, just to F with people.
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Male 239
Give it 2 days after release and someone will have coded a program that will print WWF file, it`d only have to virtually scan the page and then print the images it`s not exactly rocket science.
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Male 792
...but if we stop producing paper, what will we wipe our asses with?
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Male 5,314
or you know, just don`t print it out if you don`t need it.
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Male 342
this smells like triffid propaganda to me...
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Male 25,416
Fn hippies! what if you save it as WWF and the harddrive crashes! o snap, no file at all, if you print it, it can stay filed forever!
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Male 155
wait... so whats the drating point of this
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Male 440
Weak pointless idea is weak and pointless. It has been said by many others before me so I won`t repeat the reasons. Only an idiot would think this would have any positive effect.
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Male 1,118
F*cking hippies...
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Male 60
I hate trees. They get in the way of my view.
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Female 3,001
some of us have f*cked up eyes which means its difficult/near impossible for us to read for a long time on a computer screen. but when we print those same words on paper we can place a see-through coloured thing on top of the paper to stop this. doesn`t work with a computer

also stupid idea is stupid
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Male 103
World`s
Worst
Format
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Male 3,667
What these idiots, and almost all green idiots, forget is that there are blocks of forest sectioned off for the sole purpose of being cut down. No animals, no wild vegetation, and once they cut down the trees, they plant new ones and go off to another sectioned off forest that has no animals, no wild vegetation. Rinse and repeat.

Do you really think the logging industry would I am a pretty pretty little girl itself up by not replanting trees, thus ending all profit?
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Male 602
Pretty dumb idea, who just randomly prints things out without a purpose? (insert Treasury/government joke here) If I print something it is because I need it on paper...

"Scott, those directions you sent me to your house, they are in WWF..."

Not to mention companies all over are trying to go paperless without this just to save time and money.
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Male 87
print screen. f*ck you trees.
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Male 12
yea but even if this happens trees will still be cut down at the same rate
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Male 232
You know how you can tell they are up their own asses pretentious hippies? They made the format for mac`s first when most of the worlds computers run on windows. Jackasses. Someone make a .wwf to .wtf converter now, a format that prints any document on double the amount of paper it requires. :P
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Male 4,546
So, like a PDF, but with one LESS feature...

I dunno, if it gave me something else, anything else that added valuer to it, I could see the point. Maybe a software solution to screen glare so that it`s more comfortable to read on a laptop, so I don`t need to print it out?

I dunno, I don`t print my PDF`s anyway though.
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Female 3,562
Not a bad idea, but there`s a REASON to print pages. We still have old-fashioned filing and mailing systems. Good luck applying for anything related to government or insurance without any physical paperwork. Granted, there`s major changes already, like I filed my taxes online. Then I applied for financial assistance from a hospital and I had to print up copies...and fax them. Heck, my workplace doesn`t even have a single computer in the building.
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Female 1,623
I found funny the way he said WWF
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Male 1,045
i don`t know what pisses me off the most, the sheer retardedness of the campaign or the fact that he says "wwf" 11 times in a minute.
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Male 1,547
@dixxyrarr
Your premise is false. Rainforests do not make half our oxygen. Actually, they barely contribute to the oxygen production on Earth. About 90% of tree-based oxygen production is done by the arctic taigas of Canada and Siberia. About 80% of all oxygen production is done by algae. Rainforests produce more greenhouse gasses (in the form of carbon and methane) than they convert. If we were strictly concerned with controlling our air concentration, then the destruction of the rainforests would be the first step in that endeavor. Luckily, that`s not our chief concern.
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Male 10,338
"Everyday, an entire forest is cut down for paper."

Everyday, and entire forest is planted to replace it.
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Male 954
I`m sure there`s a .wwf-->.pdf converter out there...
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Male 2,552
This is utter stupidity. Friggin` green movement. Trees are a renewable resource. They can be regrown, friggin` idiots!
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Male 336
WWF = World Wildlife Fund

and most of the trees that are cut down to be made into paper were grown specifically so that they could be cut down and made into paper.
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Male 3,060
Hey WWF! I want clotheslines and punches to the solar plexus, not a bunch of save the trees crap! unless you`re saving that 2x4 for the ppv and using that steel chair instead! Hippie douches.
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Male 347
ill save this video as .wtf
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Male 1,744
"...unnecessarily, even as complete books!"

soooo...books are unnecessary? Awesome message World Wrestling Federation
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Male 3,745
"Trees for paper are farmed.
If you want more trees, waste more paper."

read what you just typed :|
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Male 3,745
what happens when something NEEDS to be printed?
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Male 244
wwf can be converted, so i dunno.
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Male 620
This is retarded.

Trees for paper are farmed.
If you want more trees, waste more paper.
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Male 430
WWF WTF?
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Male 705
They do realise this is the worst idea ever, right?
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Male 1,451
TKD Master, try listening next time. He said "Every company... that uses the file format will help spread the wwf format around"

Granted this is the most retarded idea ever. People who "want" this format wouldn`t have printed a pdf to begin with.

Wtf
Worst
Format
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Male 4,793
"Every company"

Bullsht! you will NOT find that on the paper company website.
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Male 37
Good job WWF... when you create a PDF with Adobe Acrobat, you can go to the document settings and disable printing. Do your research next time...
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Female 2,674
freddyferret: I agree, and not only that, but most of the forests being exploited are rain forests (which create almost half of our oxygen, and have the greatest biodiversity in the world) and old growth trees which are hundreds of years old. Deforestation IS a huge problem.
WWF is not a bad idea, but it`s a start.
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Male 20
@securitywyrm
You hit the nail on the head. The vast percentage of trees being cut down for paper (at least in NA) have been grown on FARMS specifically for paper. This means that those trees were planted for the purpose of harvesting for paper and otherwise would have not existed in the first place.

And like most people here say, this .wwf file format is stupid. What happens when you NEED to print a hard document and can`t? Go through the trouble of cracking the file to make it printable? Ugh. Paper copies of things do still have use!

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Male 1,547
Why would any rational person want to add software that limits their capabilities? When they started complaining about books being a waste, that`s some serious Fahrenheit 451 sh*t going on there. If this ever becomes mainstream enough to be a nuisance, the open-source community will just develop a decryption protocol that will convert it back into a useful format.
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Male 96
No linux version :(
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Male 638
I heard Vince McMahon was going in a different more PG direction, but this is ridiculous.
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Male 1,010
I choose not to print because my HP DRINKS INK AT A PRICE OF $2000 PR. OUNCE!!! I dont need the .wwf format. The only result would probably be that once i MUST print something, it in bloody .WWF format and i am screwed. Printer ink is like cocaine, and my HP is like Whitney Huoston, i try not to print because of money,i am a student. not because of trees... :-p
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Male 272
how about they develop a way to make paper out of something else, some faster growing plant like grass. I think they already make hemp paper. .wwf= world wide fail.
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Male 3,076
@Sh0rtEedidn`t notice until I read your comment XD now i cant stop hearing it XD

oh the stupidity! just let us plant hemp and we wouldn`t be needing your double u double u eff
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Male 89
Gotta love the self-righteous indignation about the environment. Consider this
1. A growing tree draws more carbon out of the air than a fully grown tree. Therefor a field of young trees is better for the environment than a lush rainforest.
2. A cucumber in the grocery store does not mean that a `wild cucumber` was plucked from the Amazon jungle by a giant bulldozer that crushed a baby cancer-curing monkey. It was grown on a farm. Guess what... so was your paper tree.
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Male 40,207
World Wrestling Federation?

why do they care about trees?
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Male 606
Fill up your hard drives with .WWF Files, then get a new hard drive made up of precious metals and petroleum products. :)
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Male 2,229
new PDF meet old PDF, old PDF whips `new` PDF butt with the fact that "new" is old with bit of encryption that alright bi-passed(ie IT ALREADY A DAMN OPTION)

idiots...
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Male 122
Stupid, pointless, and poorly executed. Shame on you, WWF.
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Male 694
1. *Prt Scrn*
2. Open Paint
3. *Ctrl + V*
4. Screw trees.
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Male 2,440
WWF is f*cking retarded. All they`ve done is inspired me to chop down a whole goddamn forest just to piss them off.
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Male 47
double u double u eff. double double u eff. double u double u eff. so annoying!
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Male 11,739
[quote]Why are people so damn stupid? Paper companies (in the US)plant a tree for every one they cut down, because they are a company and want to make money. Sometimes they even plant MORE than they cut down![/quote]

OK. But it takes years, if not decades, for the new tree to grow enough to equal what was cut. During that time animals are without a habitat. Or, erosion could destroy the land and prevent them from growing at all.

If you really believe that deforestation isn`t a serious threat to the planet, you have your head firmly planted up your ass.
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Female 1,589
My dad`s all about printing every e-mail he gets. It`s ridicules. I tell him he`s wasting paper and ink, but he just goes "I want them for my files! I`m the one paying for it, so don`t you worry."
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Male 2,034
Stupid as drat. It`s not like you HAVE to print it if it`s a .pdf. Unless you`re going to be a douchebag and use .wwf so OTHER people can`t print.


Oh, inb4 the inevitable wrestling joke.
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Male 11,739
I think it`s a great idea. Why not? I don`t care what you call it, .wwf or .dum. It serves a real purpose, makes it easier to send a lot of info, and does help the planet. It doesn`t matter who created it. It`s not like they`re making buttloads of money from it like Bill Gates would if he thought if it.
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Male 1,587
hehe... turn in assignment via email- .wwf file. hehehe
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Male 588
Already cracked. It`s basically a renamed pdf. It was a stupid idea anyway. If people need to print something, they`ll find a way, if they want to save environment - they won`t print anything, format doesn`t matter for them. I, for one, don`t print anything. But only because I`m out of ink.
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Male 1,920
In theory its a good idea, but not practical.
If it gets legs, it won`t be long before someone will make a .WWF converter to change it to a .PDF
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Male 196
Why are people so damn stupid? Paper companies (in the US)plant a tree for every one they cut down, because they are a company and want to make money. Sometimes they even plant MORE than they cut down! Paper is a biodegradable renewable resource. It costs more in resources to recycle paper than to just let it decompose. Stop it with this bullcrap, and stop believing everything you hear/see.
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Male 2,419
Wow that`s drating retarded, PDF but now you can`t submit any of your work to somebody in hard copy!

Is their next idea a fridge that has no way of cooling itself?
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Male 87
A whole forest every day? How many forests are there?
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Male 3,343
I`ve heard it`s just a PDF document where they turn off the printability of the document. PDFs can already do this when created. Why make up a new format? Why not just make your plug-in output to a PDF that can`t be printed. Stupid.
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Male 7,839
that is a great idea. its green without really having to do any work. thats why it might actually catch on if they try hard enough.
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Male 2,056
f*ck that sh*t. i like my options
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Male 1,929
I have heard few more naive and clueless ideas than this one.
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Male 1,299
Link: .WWF: If You Save As .WWF, Save A Tree [Rate Link] - Is this a great idea, or the worlds lamest file format?
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