Wikipedia Blackout

Marwikedor

Marwikedor
Banned User
It seems Wikipedia is "blackedout" all over the English speaking world in protest to some proposed legislation the the US House of Representatives...
 

Toad85

MarioKartRPG
Which makes you think:

...is Wikipedia blocked out in the UK? Because that would be seriously messed up if it was.
 

Mariomario64

Shine Sprite
oh god not this blocking-out-internet crap again

whyyyyyyyy government whyyyyyyyy

this better not pass

and for those of you too lazy to check it out yourselves, here's all that wikipedia has to say right now:
Wikipedia's Blackout Message said:
Imagine a World
Without Free Knowledge

For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia. Learn more.
 

GutsehMan

Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman.
^Why not just use Google Translate? It's pretty bad with some translations, but that's my main solution for this.
 

MnSG

Cosmic Beauty
The internet will be in serious trouble if this bill passes. Companies may despise copyright infringement, but this is just ridiculous.
 

NSY

Celestial Guide
It's only 24 hours guys. Deal with it.
 

Ultraluigi

doing whatever since 2011
I really hope this bill doesn't pass. I'm also annoyed by the blackout. What will the blackout do other than pissing people off a little bit?
 

ralphfan

Thank you based god
It will raise awareness about the bill. A well-known site like Wikipedia is perfect for this since it's a site that politicians are likely to use.
 

MnSG

Cosmic Beauty
This bill can pretty much endanger a lot of internet forums, especially the hacking forums.
 

Ultraluigi

doing whatever since 2011
MnSG said:
This bill can pretty much endanger a lot of internet forums, especially the hacking forums.
And this one, since it's a fansite. There's tons of copyright material here.
 

Mario4Ever

A price for everything.
Retired Wiki Staff
One of my friends got rid of the SOPA overlay...then as soon as we looked something up, it came back up again. :P
 

Bop1996

Power Star
Retired Wiki Staff
Anyone with access to a refresh button and fast enough reflexes can avoid the blackout. I'd even go so far as to say that if I had a Wikipedia account, I'd even be able to edit somewhat normally there even with this blackout.
 

NSY

Celestial Guide
Ultraluigi said:
MnSG said:
This bill can pretty much endanger a lot of internet forums, especially the hacking forums.
And this one, since it's a fansite. There's tons of copyright material here.
It could destroy everything.

If it passes. The end of hacking could come.
 

EctoBiologist

Best cat themed touhou. I love touhou and DR.
Banned User
well I hope you guys enjoy your blackout because spanish wikipedia works.

note that is post was not made to offend you guys.
 

Fawfulfury65

The Last Story
Retired Wiki Staff
This is a great way to raise awareness and gain supporters, despite the fact that it is aggravating to those who want to read the website.
 

Garlic Man

Name-change free since 2018
this whole thread

 

MnSG

Cosmic Beauty
Lips said:
Wait hacking will be gone VICTORY
Not exactly. Not all people hack to cheat. There are also those who hack files from game ISOs, such as myself.
 
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