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    Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Wiki said they would shut down for 24 hours to protest possible legislation that would harm the free internet. I was reading something on wiki and went to click on a link on the site and it comes up to a page that says:

    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.

    Contact your representatives.
    Your zip code:

    And that is it. It is shut down. It happened while I was reading it! LOL

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    O great! The day I have a lab report to work on. Congress ruins everything! :p

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Awesome! I hope they and the over 7,000 other websites that will voluntarily go dark.

    SOPA STRIKE - Largest online protest in history - January 18 - blackout your site

    Maybe not many big names, but hopefully, the point will be made.
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Wiki moblie still works.
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    If you really need wiki, you can still see the pages. Simply hit stop immediately after you load it. I have still been doing research on my posts tonight.

    I LOVE the message and movement, though.
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    All I am saying is that if the internet dies, we lose the porn. BIG DEAL.
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Wiki said they would shut down for 24 hours to protest possible legislation that would harm the free internet. I was reading something on wiki and went to click on a link on the site and it comes up to a page that says:

    Imagine a World
    Without Free Knowledge
    I'll have to go to a library or a premier database and get better, more reliable source material? Well, ****, this sucks.
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Wrote the following letter to my Senators, and will write it to my Representative as soon as I can get his website to load:

    My name is Viktyr L. Korimir. I became your constituent in November of 2011 when I moved to Ukiah from my previous residence in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

    I am writing this letter to you today because of the threat to my civil rights and livelihood represented by the SOPA and PIPA bills that are currenly being discussed in Congress. As a professional writer in a niche publishing industry, I understand the importance of preventing piracy as much as anyone, but these bills under discussion would destroy my entire way of life.

    I do the majority of my business over the Internet. I write content for websites about the roleplaying games industry-- one of the industries hardest hit by Internet piracy-- and I sell my material on the Internet and I promote my material on the Internet. The Internet is where my customers meet to use, discuss, and enjoy my material.

    If these bills pass, the legitimate and law-abiding websites upon which my entire career rests will not be able to operate. Websites which rely on user-generated content cannot afford to monitor every third party that uses their services, and the capacity for spurious or even downright malicious accusations to force them to shut down means that many will not be able to afford to operate at all. I am a creative professional, the very kind of person that copyright laws were written to protect, and these bills if made law will destroy my career and the majority of my entire industry.

    As an American citizen and a resident of your State, I implore you do the right thing here. I'm asking you to protect the Internet, protect free speech, and protect *me* from legislation that will destroy my way of life.

    Your fellow American,

    VLK

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Alright, good on the big providers, but seriously, I hope the idiots that put their facebook/youtube/twitter, etc. accounts as "black out" will remove their accounts, because they know damn well their hosting service will not be on the list, and if they are on the list of a huge advertisement, I'm sure 15 heartbroken twitter followers will be crying.
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    I'm really glad that blackouts are happening in protest.

    Now I just pray congress does the right thing and tosses this POS out the window.

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