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PF going black on January 18th?

  1. Jan 15, 2012 #1
    Is PF participating in the SOPA protests on January the 18th and shut down?
     
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  4. Jan 17, 2012 #3

    Borek

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  5. Jan 17, 2012 #4

    ZapperZ

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    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!

    Zz.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2012 #5

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    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.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2012 #6

    Ryan_m_b

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    I too am torn between protesting/raising awareness regarding SOPA and PIPA and having my daily fix of PF...
     
  8. Jan 17, 2012 #7

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    I personally feel that PF should join the protests against SOPA or PIPA. It will be a very difficult day though :rofl:
     
  9. Jan 17, 2012 #8

    DaveC426913

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    I would go for a day with PF in support of the protest.

    Can anyone tell me how I download PF onto my computer? :biggrin:
     
  10. Jan 17, 2012 #9

    turbo

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    First you need a big bank of servers...
     
  11. Jan 17, 2012 #10

    Evo

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    There is no reason, IMO, for PF to hurt itself by shutting down. Many parts of the bill have already been retracted.
     
  12. Jan 17, 2012 #11

    micromass

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    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... :biggrin:
     
  13. Jan 17, 2012 #12

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  14. Jan 17, 2012 #13

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    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.
     
  15. Jan 17, 2012 #14
    I'd rather highlight the great loss PF downtime would have on our student visitors :)
     
  16. Jan 17, 2012 #15

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    Can we at least have some announcement on top of the forum declaring that we're against SOPA??
     
  17. Jan 17, 2012 #16

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    It's okay everyone, you can all just use Google Cache's PhysicsForums
     
  18. Jan 17, 2012 #17
    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...
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012
  19. Jan 17, 2012 #18

    jhae2.718

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    DNS filtering has not yet been removed from PIPA.
     
  20. Jan 17, 2012 #19

    Evo

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    But if you read the article turbo posted, it too wil be revised.
     
  21. Jan 17, 2012 #20

    jhae2.718

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    Please, allow me to be pedantic. :biggrin:
     
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