Since we had a community effort to wear Santa Hats, I don't feel too bad about posting this. I think several (most? almost all?) of us agree on the pending SOPA / PIPA legislation.

Today is SOPA Blackout day, and I changed my gravatar last night (and might keep it that way for a while longer than 24 hours...).

Will you?

  • I approve this message Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 15:57
  • Provide some banners/example images, and I'll get right on that.
    – Tablemaker
    Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 15:59
  • You can do a search for "stop sopa avatars" and there's plenty of goodies Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 16:01
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    Wouldn't it be funny if Gravatar blacked out :)
    – Tablemaker
    Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 16:04
  • @TylerShads - no, it wouldn't Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 19:28
  • Christmas is one thing. Local politics is something else altogether. Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 23:27

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Link to the image I used: http://www.blackoutsopa.org/static/templates/stopsopa_all_black.png


I've done mine as well. Image from http://secularnewsdaily.s3.amazonaws.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/StopSOPA_NewLogo_SOPA_PIPA.jpg


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Here is a handy overlay (the one I used for my gravatar, should you choose to use it.


As a newbie I considered posting a "question" regarding this until I figured out the right part of the site to go.

For those not familiar with xkcd I thought I would post this:


(If you edit the colours it ends up looking a bit more like this):

Don't screw with DNS

Edit: I tried to embed the pictures via bbcode or whatever this forum uses but it turned out to be way too past beer o clock :(

Edit (after even more beer): Apparently over 75k websites participated: http://sopastrike.com/on-strike/

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    Server Fault IS NOT A FORUM! It's not bbcode. Stack Exchange are Q&A sites and use a broken version of markdown.
    – Chris S
    Commented Jan 19, 2012 at 3:31
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    @ChrisS +1 for emphasizing brokenness.
    – Wesley
    Commented Jan 19, 2012 at 4:27

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