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ggFTW 01-18-2012 12:20 AM

ggFTW SOPA Initiative
 
You likely arrived at this page curious about the large banner blocking your view of ggFTW. This is metaphorically accurate. If either of two bills--SOPA or PIPA--pass Congress as-is, sites like ggFTW, YouTube, and Wikipedia will go dark. Instead of a large black bar, there will be no ggFTW.

What’s worse, the United States will set a very dangerous precedent regarding free speech and civil rights.

To raise awareness of SOPA and PIPA, ggFTW has decided to join sites like Wikipedia, Reddit, and Craigslist in a global Internet blackout. The bar will remain from midnight to midnight, Jan 18-19, 2012. Please read Wikipedia's writeup about the impact of SOPA and PIPA to learn what you can do to help stop this draconian measure from passing.

Oh, and even if you're not from the US, this affects you.

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Gaap 01-18-2012 01:34 AM

My Tumblrs should have a pre-made censors made soon, and also avoiding Neopets for the entire "black out"... Oh well... Good luck and let's hope that these silly bills do not pass! (And revise them with alternative ways...)

Jon 01-18-2012 01:43 PM

Thank you Paul, it is much appreciated.

Chibiursa 01-19-2012 06:17 PM

i would support it.. but as a subscriber of this forum it's irritating honestly

Queen 01-19-2012 06:26 PM

I have to say it (can't hold it in much longer), NOT having this forum anymore would be irritating, honestly.

Is 24 hours of a viewing experience dimmed (it didn't shut down or anything, herp) viewing experience really make your life a living hell? Did the world crash around you? I'm glad to say ggFTW supports this and took the initiative.

I spent a lot of the day browsing on an iPhone where the banner was literally 40% of the screen and I had no problem with sucking it up for a mere 24 hours of my 80 year life.

setsuko 01-20-2012 05:07 AM

we cant do shjt about this , c'mon north korea just bomb them like they did with japan.........


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