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Date: 01/17/12 02:40 PM

36 Responses to Wikipedia Is Going Down In 8 Hours…

  1. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    Link: Wikipedia Is Going Down In 8 Hours... - To protest the anti piracy proposed legislation being discussed.
  2. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18830 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    Do I dare take the day off tomorrow and join the protest? The government has already backed-off the bill.
  3. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5436 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    Lol. I find it hilarious the a website that is the source of like 98% of plagiarism is protesting piracy.
  4. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    6158 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    Ummmm....so?
  5. Profile photo of Ant0n
    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    Didn`t they get rid of SOPA the other day?
  6. Profile photo of snuffy2009
    snuffy2009 Male 18-29
    241 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    oh no, where is i-a-b going to get all its content from....boom tish* thanks guys i`ll be here all night...
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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18830 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm
    I-A-B numbers are going to DROP like mad tomorrow! All those Reddit submitters won`t be fishing these pages for content.
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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    I agree with Twitter this is stupid.......
  9. Profile photo of snuffy2009
    snuffy2009 Male 18-29
    241 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    I think i-a-b should band together with these sites and go offline. Stronger as a group.
  10. Profile photo of megavidiot
    megavidiot Male 30-39
    901 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    Lol! Nobody will be able to make smart remarks based on (supposed) fact in the comments. What will they do?!?!?!
  11. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    I`m all for this. Why is IAB full of haters. I swear this is the most pessimistic site.
  12. Profile photo of IrishJesus
    IrishJesus Male 18-29
    483 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    Yes Fancy, take a day off. I want to see the internet and all my usual sites go black.

    Mostly because I need to get a life, but I sure as hell don`t want SOPA to pass.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    I-A-Blackout?
  14. Profile photo of junkaroo
    junkaroo Male 30-39
    234 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    "I think i-a-b should band together with these sites and go offline. Stronger as a group. "

    +1.

    The haters on this site that like to sit around spewing meaningless negative nothingness, could use a little lesson in taking action.
  15. Profile photo of WolfStar
    WolfStar Female 18-29
    455 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    Good thing my essay will be done by then. I love you Wikipedia.
  16. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    If Fancy takes the day off.....wont the internet take a vacation.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    Fancy.. how about mod status?
  18. Profile photo of marcus2
    marcus2 Male 13-17
    677 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    Fancy, shut the site down.
  19. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    Shut it down!
  20. Profile photo of swoop408
    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    I don`t use wiki. Ever. Means literally nothing to me.
  21. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    @swoop408
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literal_and_figurative_language
  22. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    I hope google does this too. It`s a slight annoyance for a really good cause. It helps that I don`t have any hw or quizzes that might require the internet tomorrow :P
  23. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    "Lol. I find it hilarious the a website that is the source of like 98% of plagiarism is protesting piracy. "

    That`s kind of the point. Wiki isn`t really plagiarizing since people are supposed to cite their source. But wiki is one of the sites (including google, youtube, facebook, twitter, tumblr, even IAB) who have a LOT to lose if this passes, since it`s based on user submissions. It only makes complete sense for them to protest it.
  24. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    I am not worried about this. People are pretty much universally against SOPA.

    And even if it passes it`s not going to stop piracy in the slightest. This whole farce is just moronic bureaucrats getting in everyone`s way.

    Yes, sites like this one have something to loose, maybe, but then again sites like this are themselves powerful entities that can adapt and/or fight back.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm
    Google is the key here. Everyone uses it, and google is against SOPA. All they have to do is change the homepage to some sort of anti-SOPA statement and boom, everyone knows and your useless congress gets overloaded with calls to stop it.
  26. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    Nice try but at the end, things are going to remain the same sadly
  27. Profile photo of Discobiscuit
    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    I signed for this!
  28. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm
    If you really want to get the attention of the sponsors of this type of legislation, there should be a boycott of renting or buying any media or going to any theaters for like 3 days. Or maybe direct it at one particular sponsor of the bill, and get as many people as possible to boycott the release of a new movie. Any movie studio that just spent 100+ mil on a movie that no one will go to see will certainly pay attention.
  29. Profile photo of alpensepp
    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
    1364 posts
    January 17, 2012 at 11:30 pm
    just block scripts for wikipedia and it works just like usual.
  30. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    January 18, 2012 at 12:00 am
    Bad boy`s down. They weren`t messing around.
  31. Profile photo of uunxx
    uunxx Male 30-39
    120 posts
    January 18, 2012 at 12:46 am
    Block scripts or press stop before black screen loads, quite half assed blackout. It would be better if they did it for real.
  32. Profile photo of rammo34
    rammo34 Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    January 18, 2012 at 2:10 am
    Just stop loading the page before it cuts to the blackout screen. It`s pretty easy to get around.
  33. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    January 18, 2012 at 3:08 am
    Mojang (Minecraft), and Snotr are down as well today.
  34. Profile photo of MCMXCIII
    MCMXCIII Male 18-29
    356 posts
    January 18, 2012 at 4:14 am
    We should shut down this site for the day as well.
  35. Profile photo of bex753
    bex753 Male 40-49
    221 posts
    January 18, 2012 at 4:26 am
    I am missing my boing boing hit today, Wikipedia as reported is a disable javascript and its back baby
  36. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    January 18, 2012 at 5:40 am
    I`m disappointed Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Twitter aren`t doing it too. That would have sent a much bigger message.

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