Is PF participating in the SOPA protests on January the 18th and shut down?
Not at the moment. I'm not convinced it will be passed.
English Wikipedia joins the blackout:
I got an email from Tucows that they join too. But the wikipedia itself is a huge one, that will be difficult to miss to everyone.
Many people were suffering from the shakes when PF goes down for just half an hour. Think of the trauma if it goes "black" for a day!
Oh, the horror!
I'm torn between my opposition to SOPA/PROTECT IP and my need for PF.
SOPA seems stalled, but there's still a vote on PROTECT IP, which is just as bad as SOPA.
I too am torn between protesting/raising awareness regarding SOPA and PIPA and having my daily fix of PF...
I personally feel that PF should join the protests against SOPA or PIPA. It will be a very difficult day though :rofl:
I would go for a day with PF in support of the protest.
Can anyone tell me how I download PF onto my computer?
First you need a big bank of servers...
There is no reason, IMO, for PF to hurt itself by shutting down. Many parts of the bill have already been retracted.
We can do less drastic things, like closing down the philosophy forum. Maybe we'll have luck and Greg forgets opening it up again after the 18th...
Here's a pretty fair layman's explanation for what these bills are designed to do. Brief and to-the-point. However, in lawmaking, the devil is in the details, so these summaries might need a LOT of clarification.
Greg should not have to shut down PF over a single issue like this. For one thing, his compensation for ad-space might be subject to maintaining XYZ level of access and up-time. We don't know that. Business is not always really transparent to the customers.
I'd rather highlight the great loss PF downtime would have on our student visitors :)
Can we at least have some announcement on top of the forum declaring that we're against SOPA??
It's okay everyone, you can all just use Google Cache's PhysicsForums
I am strongly against this bill. I say we can blackout the site or atleast put something noticeable on the home page regarding SOPA and PIPA (like what Google is doing). If we do blackout the site, I say we have a chat day in chatzy! This bill cannot simply be ignored by PF.
@Evo: Even though most of the criticized provisions are taken out, the bill in general still needs much more work to be done to fix the bill and pass the law.
Edit: Grammar fail...
DNS filtering has not yet been removed from PIPA.
But if you read the article turbo posted, it too wil be revised.
Please, allow me to be pedantic.
Separate names with a comma.