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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 03:02:52 Reply

http://www.explosm.net/comics/2678/

Explosm is in on the action as well, naming us.

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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 03:15:18 Reply

At 1/18/12 12:52 AM, SolidMario7 wrote:
At 1/18/12 12:41 AM, Drony wrote: aaand Google has started
Yup so has wikipedia. Use google cache if anyone needs to see a site.

They actually should use a huge photo of Jimmy Wales and it should say "imagine a world without personal appeals"

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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 03:50:53 Reply

At 1/17/12 08:02 PM, MindChamber wrote:
At 1/17/12 05:15 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 1/17/12 05:10 PM, Bahamut wrote: Is this the WHOLE site going down or just front page as you previously stated?
Really just the front page, so you can still find the rest if you come in from behind.
lol, and for my next trick I will walk on a bed of hot coals, with my sneakers on.

Haha, nice one MindChamber. Seriously Tom, shut the whole site down, 8AM-Midnight. No back doors, no exceptions, just a message to the people. I'm extremely happy you're joining at all, but it's so simple to do it right, just go the extra mile.

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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 03:56:46 Reply

I'm attempting to keep a small log of information as the day progresses, to see which sites will be participating in the blackout that aren't at this moment. The day is still quite early, so hopefully we will see more participants as everything unfolds.

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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 04:01:18 Reply

At 1/18/12 02:19 AM, Ninja-Seagull wrote: 2 hours and 20 minutes late so far.....

Read the damn post, it gos from 8 A.M. - 8P.M.


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 04:06:50 Reply

I'm glad NG is participating!


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 04:20:34 Reply

At 1/18/12 02:02 AM, Jin wrote: A 1 day blackout isn't going to affect anything.

This isnt just Newgrounds. Its the whole fucking internet. Newgounds, Bulbpedia, Wikipedia, Reddit, Deviantart.... fucking everything is going down, even google is going dark.
Here is the list of websites going down.


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 04:46:10 Reply

At 1/18/12 04:20 AM, Rsrdaman wrote: This isnt just Newgrounds. Its the whole fucking internet. Newgounds, Bulbpedia, Wikipedia, Reddit, Deviantart.... fucking everything is going down, even google is going dark.
Here is the list of websites going down.

My point still stands.


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 04:55:33 Reply

Something of this magnitude is surely going to bring some fucking media attention to the issue and help make us internet denizens bloody well known about what we stand for.

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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 05:28:35 Reply

At 1/18/12 04:46 AM, Jin wrote:
My point still stands.

I recommend you check CNN or MSNBC, or whatever major media site you're comfortable with hearing the news from, but they're now finally covering these bills, which they've been avoiding until this point. In fact, this is such a big deal that they're compelled to cover it despite the fact that their parent companies' interests all lie with the bills passing. It's not pointless. It's finally gotten the attention of the mainstream media, and it's heavily affecting the bills' support in government.


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 05:32:49 Reply

At 1/17/12 05:11 PM, Gagsy wrote: I have to admit, I don't see how an internet blackout of even the big sites like wiki will make an impact. I mean, it's not like public sector workers going on strike and thus causing chaos due to their actions. People just won't be able to access some sites for a day. Maybe I'm just not seeing the big picture here.

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft each handle more revenue every day than the US Government does in a month. If a small percentage of public workers going on strike is enough to cause chaos and shut down critical functions, imagine what that kind of money being taken out of the global economy could do. And Google already joined the movement.

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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 05:34:38 Reply

At 1/18/12 03:50 AM, Matt-Porter wrote: Haha, nice one MindChamber. Seriously Tom, shut the whole site down, 8AM-Midnight. No back doors, no exceptions, just a message to the people. I'm extremely happy you're joining at all, but it's so simple to do it right, just go the extra mile.

Actually on my end there isn't a simple way to replace every page of NG with a blackout page, although I could get Tim involved with that. I like to think the front page makes the statement to the general public, whereas anyone who knows they can still access the forums is someone who is aware of what is happening. We'll see, maybe the whole site will end up coming down.


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 05:37:03 Reply

I hope you put a Chinese dictator on the front page message.


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 05:37:43 Reply

What are you guys gonna do while the blackout is happening?


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 05:48:40 Reply

Another way for them to gain money and power. The internet is a mass amount of entertainment and info. If they do this they will destroy so many jobs, and business. Are they full fledged retarded? At first it seem to impossible to be true. No one would do such a thing. But their awful idea is becoming more real. Totally behind you Tom 100%. Show them we dont want this.

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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 05:50:08 Reply

At 1/18/12 02:10 AM, ExtraLife wrote:
Do ITTTTTTT

lol Yes. Replace all the images with a black box. Make things nice and confusing


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 05:53:32 Reply

I think the idea is to motivate people to do something about it. Obviously the NG blackout itself will do little (if anything) to harm SOPA and PIPA. But the fact that NG and so many other sites will be blacked out will make even the casual internet user aware of what's going on.

The main problem is that not enough people know about these bills and the damage they can cause. Blackout Day will try to fix that.

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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 06:01:22 Reply

Hope to see those two monsters down some day.


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 06:01:43 Reply

At 1/18/12 05:37 AM, majormelthesackboy wrote: What are you guys gonna do while the blackout is happening?

Make stuff.


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 06:02:38 Reply

Up yours SOPA.


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 06:02:40 Reply

At 1/18/12 04:46 AM, Jin wrote:
At 1/18/12 04:20 AM, Rsrdaman wrote: This isnt just Newgrounds. Its the whole fucking internet. Newgounds, Bulbpedia, Wikipedia, Reddit, Deviantart.... fucking everything is going down, even google is going dark.
Here is the list of websites going down.
My point still stands.

It's just to raise awareness:

For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia

It's not to cause mass chaos or burden the supporting parties with millions of dollars in damage. What's important is that more and more people realise that this act will effect them too and that they should protest against it as well.


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 06:15:19 Reply

At 1/18/12 06:01 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 1/18/12 05:37 AM, majormelthesackboy wrote: What are you guys gonna do while the blackout is happening?
Make stuff.

Yeah, I'll be at school and just play around with stencyl.


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 06:34:15 Reply

Good on ya Tom.

Right side of history, nice wording!

Through the back door? Giggidy gig!

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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 06:45:17 Reply

You-- you-- you mean no Newgrounds?

Just kidding. Good work, but why only the frontpage?

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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 06:54:01 Reply

At 1/18/12 12:53 AM, DarkMatter wrote: Mercator is gonna save us all a whole bunch of trouble.

In case you guys don't get it......Sopa is spanish for soup.

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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 07:08:00 Reply

At 1/18/12 05:34 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 1/18/12 03:50 AM, Matt-Porter wrote: Haha, nice one MindChamber. Seriously Tom, shut the whole site down, 8AM-Midnight. No back doors, no exceptions, just a message to the people. I'm extremely happy you're joining at all, but it's so simple to do it right, just go the extra mile.
Actually on my end there isn't a simple way to replace every page of NG with a blackout page, although I could get Tim involved with that. I like to think the front page makes the statement to the general public, whereas anyone who knows they can still access the forums is someone who is aware of what is happening. We'll see, maybe the whole site will end up coming down.

Couldn't you just do what you guys do on April Fool's day where you stopped everyone from being able to view flash, play games, or listen to audio on newgrounds and got everyone grumpy because they couldn't play thing-thing arena 3?

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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 07:08:15 Reply

does this mean I wont be able to deposit my experience points


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 07:29:43 Reply

they are so fucking dumb they spelled soap wrong. I FUCKING HATE SOAP!!!!!;lKESRHLGKHWBTRGLKFAJRHBGKJWAHD BG


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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 07:31:41 Reply

At 1/18/12 02:02 AM, Jin wrote: A 1 day blackout isn't going to affect anything.

you're a lethargic devil ya know that

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Response to Blackout 2012-01-18 07:45:48 Reply

At 1/18/12 07:36 AM, NL-Courage wrote:
At 1/18/12 02:39 AM, II2none wrote: I can't believe the people behind SOPA/PIPA don't see the negative aftermath of this decision if this stupid bill comes to pass.
Here's a spoiler: the people behind those bills are complete faggots that don't know shit. They just want MONEY. You heard me, they want money. The profit that they get from those bills is proper security over the internet (which we all hate).

I find that totally bullshit!

yep. those FAGS got only 1 thing in my mind... english
there dont care if all those pepole who lives and get payed from internet all going to be jobless
or all the others who really enjoys internet videos etc.
those fags think only for there own asses not ours


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