Reddit shutting down to protest SOPA/PIPA

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  1. gloweyjoey
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    Wow. That would be HUGE if wikipedia participates.
     
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  2. CrimzonEyed

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    Yea if wikipedia goes down, half of the countries students grade will go down by 80% XD
     
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  3. Foxi4

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    Either they're for realz and this is where I say "Good for you, at least you have an ideology to follow" or this is how you turn standard server maintenance into a web-wide advertisement of your board.

    NEVER trust Wikipedia, always use it as ONE of your sources, not the definite source. I've seen stupidity layered with misinterpretation on more than one occasion - remember that the Wiki "writes itself", whatever you find there is a compilation that's not necessarily correct.
     
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  4. Oveneise

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    Wow... that'll definately make a statement. Good for them, I support that 100%. I hope other sites will participate as well.
     
  5. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    I think all websites against SOPA/PIPA should do this. The larger the scale of site blackouts, the more of an impact it would make.
     
  6. GreatZimkogway

    GreatZimkogway Still a Touhou Fanatic

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    I've been seeing a lot of people say Google should do this. But...last I checked, at least out in the open, they supported SOPA and PIPA. So...why would they...do something like this if they support it?
     
  7. Foxi4

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    1 day of GBATemp offline = 1 million raging users at Costello's doors with rocks, sticks, molotov's and spiked dildos.
     
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  8. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    Not if GBATemp redirected to a page that said something along the lines of SOPA having shut GBATemp down, or maybe WILL shut GBATemp down if it's passed. Or maybe they could put a background of the Red Spice guy and have the Red Spice guy's 'the man your man could smell like' story on there with the words changed so it's like "the site your GBAtemp could look like after SOPA's passed."
     
  9. Foxi4

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    No... just... no. Among those 1,000,000 users there will be 750,000,000 n00bletz whoose dun caerz juss wantz teh guidez tu pros hakzz!
     
  10. InuYasha

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    I highly doubt a website going down for 12 hrs is gone to do much...
     
  11. SignZ

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    lmao, as if that'd change anything at all...
     
  12. DiscostewSM

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    Wikipedia may be frown upon in terms of academic usage, but it contains a lot of true information (with sources) that millions of average people take in on a daily basis.
     
  13. Oveneise

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    It'd spread awareness.
     
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  14. gloweyjoey
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    wikipedia being down for 12 hours means houndreds-of-thousands of people who depend on free informarion will not be able to access the information they need for things like school or their jobs. Doctor, scientists, profferssors, even congrssmen use wikipedia everyday for resource purposes. This would be huge if these hundreds-of-thousands of people are suddenly cut of from their resources, be it for a day, but they will be shown what it could be like if a bill like SOPA is passed.

    Wikipedia was the 6th most visited website of 2011.
     
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  15. ferofax

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    not much, just the attention of millions of users. they get to annoy them for not being able to use Reddit (especially if they frequent the site), then educate them on SOPA/PIPA. those annoyed users then naturally vent their frustrations on SOPA/PIPA.

    the worst that could happen though is if LulzSec decides to reemerge... their misfits would most likely push the the bill forward rather than pull it down.
     
  16. Foxi4

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    And this will definatelly happen with Team Poison, F.B.I and numerous other groups on their tail. LulzSec did alot of stuff, but for fame rather than personal achievements. They cracked complicated networks, but in a messy way, leaving tracks to their whereabouts and eventually they will be hunted down.

    Everybody knows "LulzSec". A true hacking group works from the shadows and is known only to those who are supposed to know it. ;)
     
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  17. InuYasha

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    If you say so,now I can see if something huge like youtube and facebook did this it would be a bigger deal but honestly most people wouldn't care less and just complain about the website being down/offline...
     
  18. nando

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    what's reddit?
     
  19. ProtoKun7

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    Get off the internet. Hand in your internet card and leave through the exit to the left. ಠ_ಠ
     
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  20. Foxi4

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    You do realize that Reddit is:

    A) A recently-created community.
    B) A community that recycles most of its content.
    C) A community that doesn't really have much influence over "what's up" on them webz.
    D) He was joking.

    People are entitled not to know it though, it's not like it's the Holy Ark of Them Interwebz.
     
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