Wikipedia Is Going Down In 8 Hours...

Submitted by: Fatninja01 5 years ago in Funny

To protest the anti piracy proposed legislation being discussed.
There are 36 comments:
Male 5,811
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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Male 221
I am missing my boing boing hit today, Wikipedia as reported is a disable javascript and its back baby
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Male 356
We should shut down this site for the day as well.
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Male 17,511
Mojang (Minecraft), and Snotr are down as well today.
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Male 1,116
Just stop loading the page before it cuts to the blackout screen. It`s pretty easy to get around.
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Male 120
Block scripts or press stop before black screen loads, quite half assed blackout. It would be better if they did it for real.
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Male 12,138
Bad boy`s down. They weren`t messing around.
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Male 1,364
just block scripts for wikipedia and it works just like usual.
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Male 1,920
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.
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Male 542
I signed for this!
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Male 15,510
Nice try but at the end, things are going to remain the same sadly
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Male 10,440
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.
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Male 10,440
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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Female 2,674
"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.
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Female 2,674
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
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Male 1,754
I don`t use wiki. Ever. Means literally nothing to me.
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Male 1,674
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Male 677
Fancy, shut the site down.
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Male 25,416
Fancy.. how about mod status?
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Male 25,416
If Fancy takes the day off.....wont the internet take a vacation.
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Female 455
Good thing my essay will be done by then. I love you Wikipedia.
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Male 234
"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.
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Male 4,290
I-A-Blackout?
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Male 483
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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Male 1,582
I`m all for this. Why is IAB full of haters. I swear this is the most pessimistic site.
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Male 900
Lol! Nobody will be able to make smart remarks based on (supposed) fact in the comments. What will they do?!?!?!
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Male 241
I think i-a-b should band together with these sites and go offline. Stronger as a group.
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Male 997
I agree with Twitter this is stupid.......
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Male 20,911
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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Male 241
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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Male 761
Didn`t they get rid of SOPA the other day?
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Male 8,544
Ummmm....so?
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Male 5,620
Lol. I find it hilarious the a website that is the source of like 98% of plagiarism is protesting piracy.
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Male 20,911
Do I dare take the day off tomorrow and join the protest? The government has already backed-off the bill.
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Male 25,416
Link: Wikipedia Is Going Down In 8 Hours... [Rate Link] - To protest the anti piracy proposed legislation being discussed.
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