28 Responses to Stupid People Freaking Out About the Great (Intended) Wikipedia Blackout of 2012

  1. Caelidh January 18, 2012 at 10:52 pm #


    • adrian January 18, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

      Jan, is that you? lol.

  2. Dave James January 18, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    They never heard of a library, and these things they call encyclopedias.

  3. Aeternumlucis January 18, 2012 at 10:53 pm #


  4. Brad13y January 18, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    if only everyone knew all you had to do was press the esc button before it goes black…

    • Gergith January 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

      Good call; I’ve just been using Google Cache; Either way ;-)

  5. HangAllCrackersOnSite January 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    lol they are dumb

  6. Jonas January 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    People could’ve just gone to answers.com instead. Almost a full mirror of Wikipedia along with actual encyclopedic entries to cross-reference with. (or they could’ve turned off JavaScript in browser settings).

  7. jkebeans January 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    go to the library!  so sad.

  8. Jarel January 18, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

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  9. Matthew Arnold Pacey January 18, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    RE: The “OMG OMG OMG” person… what use is Wikipedia to someone who can’t read?
    You know, since the blackout page clearly states what happened to Wikipedia: “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.”

  10. Matthew Arnold Pacey January 18, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    …and if you click ‘Learn more,’  you’ll find out *right on Wikipedia* how to circumvent the blackout… “Is it still possible to access Wikipedia in any way?
    Yes. During the blackout, Wikipedia is accessible on mobile devices
    and smart phones. You can also view Wikipedia normally by disabling
    JavaScript in your browser, as explained on this Technical FAQ page.
    Our purpose here isn’t to make it completely impossible for people to
    read Wikipedia, and it’s okay for you to circumvent the blackout. We
    just want to make sure you see our message.”

  11. DeepCough January 19, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    Just because Wikipedia was down for the day doesn’t mean you can’t go to Encyclopedia Dramatica
    (encyclopediadramatica.ch) today.

    • Redacted January 19, 2012 at 12:53 am #

      ED is more reliable anyway.

    • Teebers January 20, 2012 at 4:03 am #

      Or get your ass up and go to the library.

  12. songy darko January 19, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    No way, this was supposed to call attention to the matter. It worked you know..

  13. JaceD January 19, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    “How long is this black out thing? Cause I have a paper to write” – Tony A

    If anyone uses Wikipedia as their source of information in their academic life they might as well quit now.

    • Ceausescu January 19, 2012 at 2:51 am #

      Not sure if trolling…

      • JaceD January 19, 2012 at 3:48 am #

        Definitely trolling.

        • Ceausescu January 20, 2012 at 3:21 am #

          You didn’t get it. Academic life ? What planet do you live on ?

          • JaceD January 20, 2012 at 6:23 am #

            Mars bro, what planet do you live on?

          • Jørgen January 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

            So the author itself didn’t get what he wrote? But you did? Interesting…

  14. Mr Willow January 19, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    Yeah, who cares that entire portions of the internet could potentially be cordoned off because of entertainment industry lobbyists. Someone has a paper due. 

  15. Glendurrant January 19, 2012 at 1:28 am #

    gosh. your’re a patronizing and presumptuous little boy aren’t you. some of their generation built the systems you spout on.

  16. Jak Odin Gem January 19, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    You can’t even use wikipedia as a reference when citing so why complain about that?

    • Dunham C Lockhart January 20, 2012 at 9:23 am #

      Sure you can, unless your professeur is a nazi, or better yet you can use their sources

  17. Kant Read January 19, 2012 at 2:52 am #

    My favorite is the existential quandary over that ‘philosophy shit’.

  18. steve January 19, 2012 at 6:12 am #

    Is idorts.


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