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

To be expected, and I think Gawker has found some of the best ones:


Youth is no excuse … I call the members of this generation (and their educators) who are so confused, the WikiStupid.

28 Comments on "Stupid People Freaking Out About the Great (Intended) Wikipedia Blackout of 2012"


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

  3. Aeternumlucis | Jan 18, 2012 at 10:53 pm |


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

  5. HangAllCrackersOnSite | Jan 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm |

    lol they are dumb

  6. People could’ve just gone to 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. go to the library!  so sad.

  8. Google: Ron Paul only GOP candidate to publicly denounce SOPA

  9. 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. …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 | Jan 19, 2012 at 12:01 am |

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

  12. songy darko | Jan 19, 2012 at 12:40 am |

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

  13. “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.

  14. Mr Willow | Jan 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 | Jan 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. You can’t even use wikipedia as a reference when citing so why complain about that?

  17. Kant Read | Jan 19, 2012 at 2:52 am |

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

  18. Is idorts.


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