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 Post subject: Solidarity
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:33 pm 
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In solidarity with other sites that rely on user-submitted content, HSD is down today (Wednesday, 18 January 2012) in protest of SOPA and PIPA. If you are a moderator or an administrator you can still see the board, so I'm posting this announcement to let you know.

There have been a number of incidents in the past when user-submitted content on HSD has been subject to the kinds of intellectual property complaints that, under the new legislation, would result in a complete shutdown of this website. Since we would not be able to operate under that kind of regulatory environment, I have decided to join wikipedia and reddit, among others, in shutting down for the day to make our users aware of the effects that this legislation could have on the freedom to share information that we all currently enjoy and rely on for entertainment and education.

I made the decision to take the action unilaterally, so please direct any questions, comment, or complaints to me, personally (either by PM or by email: matt.zellman@gmail.com).

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:18 pm 
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If you are a moderator or an administrator you can still see the board

mwuahahaha.

:runs around empty forum:

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:37 pm 
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::thumbs up::

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:12 pm 
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:two enthusiastic thumbs up:

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:19 am 
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Earlier, I couldn't decide if it was an accident or purposeful. I'm glad it was purposeful. :becool:

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Grrr, you made me have to find another way to waste time.

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:01 pm 
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Tentatively Known wrote:
In solidarity with other sites that rely on user-submitted content, HSD is down today (Wednesday, 18 January 2012) in protest of SOPA and PIPA.

I was hoping HSD would participate. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:32 pm 
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Thanks for doing this, Matt.

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:49 pm 
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So, how many of you guys sent a letter/email to your reps in Congress in your free time?
: P

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:06 pm 
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JeremyB wrote:
So, how many of you guys sent a letter/email to your reps in Congress in your free time?
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I sent one like five weeks ago haha.

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:54 pm 
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I COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT HSD.


no. I was fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Thanks for doing this, Matt!

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Awesome, SOPA and PIPA would be really... I won't go there.

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:30 pm 
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Very well done.


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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:14 am 
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Thanks for doing this! I would be miserable without HSD.

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:49 pm 
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Thank you for doing this. Looks like SOPA/PIPA's down for now, but it could rear its ugly head again soon in the not-too-distant future...

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
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*this post has been censored by SOPA*

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:52 am 
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JeremyB wrote:
So, how many of you guys sent a letter/email to your reps in Congress in your free time?
: P
I didn't call my senators (Boxer and Feinstein) because they were both for it, and they never listen to public opinion. It really is hopeless trying to get anywhere with them. And I didn't call my congressman because he was against it already. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:22 am 
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This kind of attitude is what gets nothing changed. Thinking that your senators never listen to public opinion is silly. They are elected by their public and if they want to keep their jobs as senators they know they have to listen to them. They just need to hear that enough of the public is against something to change.

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 Post subject: Re: Solidarity
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:29 am 
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Lil Yellow Fireball wrote:
JeremyB wrote:
So, how many of you guys sent a letter/email to your reps in Congress in your free time?
: P
I didn't call my senators (Boxer and Feinstein) because they were both for it, and they never listen to public opinion. It really is hopeless trying to get anywhere with them. And I didn't call my congressman because he was against it already. :)


A LOT of supporters ended up switching after the protests.

http://hypervocal.com/news/2012/sopa-pi ... positions/
http://rt.com/news/sopa-pipa-senators-oppose-189/

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