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Topic: Net Neutrality 2017
Everyone needs to be talking about this!
The newly appointed head of the FCC is trying to end Net Neutrality. Before it was SOPA and PIPA, but now we have a former lawyer for Verizon is lead chairperson, and he's made an overt threat to Net Neutrality. This person was hired by Obama, but was put in head chair by Trump.
If they take away N.N. the internet will basically turn into cable TV. The internet will turn into paid packages, and smaller site's bandwidth will be slowed to a molasses crawl. Bigger companies that can pay for more bandwidth speed will have priority over smallers sites - and kill small business, independent blogs, and the large companies will have control over what we see, like TV.
Contact your senator, rep, and feel out all the petitions! We need to protect the internet!
I've picked all the people I am picking for the month. Thank you!
With trad or digi art I just want the digi copy. I'm willing to pay extra and shipping for badges, and stickers.
And I have paypal.
Topic: Cutting features?
I didn't know the commission broad was a thing.
I would say reformat the profile skins and make them for everyone. Profile skins are fun!
I'm say, objectively, it doesn't matter. I feel like this is running in the flock of people suddenly being "woke" because of Trump and really how misogyny is 95% of the US government, and 90% of the global government. Some of it is a matter of people saying things that don't need to say because they've already shown it with their actions. PD/RC is ALREADY a good place, is what I'm saying. All CoC are is "have arguments in a respectful manner" and "don't use hate speech" - which are already things here. If this is about being an asshole, someone could say I'm an asshole because I'm being objective.
People here aren't hateful. We already have a CoC in how the site is administered and how we act towards each other. If someone comes through here with some hateful bullshit they get banned. We already know that, because that's how it's always been.
And, I feel like people are talking about new members coming in a future tense. As far as I know new people swing in every now and then, anyway. Does someone know something I don't know? "even while I'm also enjoying that this place is cosy now". I feel like someone knows I don't because we've been cosy for years. The only thing I remember was when artists found out DA was selling their art on merch without artist's permission and many of them flocked here, but I guess they forgave DA and went back. That was also years ago, now.
Ok, you got me on the Red Curtain part.
I'm saying that as an observation. And, the people are here already aren't mean to each other. Really, you could do whatever you wanted, most of the same people that post in your posts will post, and things will just continue as they are. The site is already a good place BECAUSE it's quiet. Assholes like attention and they won't get it here as they stay away from quiet places, like this. I just don't see the reason for the pre-proclamation for post-established views. You'd be telling people that are already good to be good. But, whatever. The reason isn't for me to see.
What's brought this about? I feel we already have enough of what we know with is and isn't acceptable here. There's a place being safe and then there's policing people. If someone says something crappy or people get into an argument let them have it. If someone's being racist or homophobic that's clearly not ok. And, really, is this place even active enough for these lesser offenses to be glaring issues? I'm just saying if it ain't broke don't fix it. At the same time, who cares? No one's really here so it doesn't matter either way.