This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Senate Hall page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Toprawa and Ralltiir 08:08, February 25, 2012 (UTC)
So Jimmy Wales (yeah, the guy from all those annoying WE WANT MONEY banner ads on Wikipedia) announced today that Wikipedia will be shut down on Wednesday as a protest against SOPA.
PIPA, the senate counterpart, is still alive. For what it's worth, Wikia has given green light for blacking out Wikia wikis if they feel like doing it. 1358(Talk) 16:26, January 17, 2012 (UTC)
Just FWIW, SOPA was not killed/withdrawn; it was simply pushed back for a later date. Jonjedigrandmaster(Talk) 01:13, January 19, 2012 (UTC)
Addendum: Apparently both SOPA and PIPA were shelved on the 20th, sending both into some congressional purgatory. Sure it might come up again, but not anytime soon. -- Riffsyphon1024 10:25, January 21, 2012 (UTC)
Yep, both are shelved. However, I wouldn't be surprised if they come back in some modified version, such as some kind of "Protect children from porn on the internet". No one could oppose that based on the name of the bill. 1358(Talk) 10:28, January 21, 2012 (UTC)
That's an awesome choice for a DYK. :P 1358(Talk) 10:53, January 21, 2012 (UTC)
Seeing how several Wikia wikis are jumping on this, we may want to at least post some image of acknowledgement on the Main Page, while keeping the wiki open and active. -- Riffsyphon1024 02:21, January 18, 2012 (UTC)