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  • Vote to change WoWWiki's "Community name" (to right of wordmark in the top wiki header) to "KEEP NET NEUTRALITY!".

    This change will not be long term or permanent. Maybe a few weeks.

    Please vote... (here's a good article on Net Neutrality)

    Net Neutrality "Community name" change vote
     
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    The poll was created at 21:30 on July 13, 2017, and so far 28 people voted.

    If there seems to be enough support for this by Friday (assuming other admins don't oppose), I will make the change. The public comment period to the FCC ends August 17.

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    • Although I agree with the concept of net neutrality, I'm not sure I understand how the proposal for a wiki name-change initiative came about. Would this change be a temporary one, meant to coincide with some real-world event that is happening, to be changed back to normal afterward? I think I could agree with a short-term change in support of the cause, but if this is intended to be a permanent change, it's a definite NO from me.

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    • Definitely not permanent. It coincides with USA rule changing by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). Will probably go away in a couple weeks.

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    • If it's a temporary thing, I'm all for it. I know nothing that says a temporary change is against any rules; not sure if the company is doing any sort of initiative or not.

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    • the sheer fact that this issue still exists attests to something not okay happening in the cigar-smoke-filled back rooms.  the forces that are working against us will not give up.


      Make sure that people take the more important step but very simple step of calling legislators.  Those jerks need to remember who they work for.

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    • I think its ok to change the name temporarily, especially since its a part of the net community blackout and awareness period that's starting now for a few days. Advertising for interest is good no matter what you believe about it.

      The rules, especially world-wide, should be as important now as any of the other traditional issues. Is a complex issue but needs to be discussed.

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    • To Sitb, Google, Facebook and all of the usual suspects are in process of doing a special awareness campaign now, because there is motion to change the rules again to be happening soon. That's why now Fandy is asking probably.

      To Epstein, it still exists because there are large forces at play still reforming changing markets, like traditional entertainment and established internet players. ATT and Cable are still vertically integrating and so are google et al. Its not necessarily that regular people have changed their minds or that the government itself is driving new policy. It could be argued that this particular incantation of rules is between the two existing hegemonies rather than about actual neutrality. AWS controls a very surprising amount of the cloud market for example.

      Be careful exactly what it is you cheer for over the next few years, they never really were able to do a from the ground up "neutrality" rules to begin with.

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    • I have no problem with the community name being temporarily changed for this purpose.

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    • I think also add another ! or two, or nix the all caps and go with title case.

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    • Now that you've specified it's temporary, I'm certainly all for this! I wasn't aware of this event. Not being American, I don't always pay attention to US policy changes. You've got a yes from me! :)

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    • Yeah, I'm fine with "Keep Net Neutrality!" also. Let me update the poll. Please re-vote or vote, if you can.

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    • Despite what has been said above, only "KEEP NET NEUTRALITY!" has gotten any votes.

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    • Fandyllic wrote: Yeah, I'm fine with "Keep Net Neutrality!" also. Let me update the poll. Please re-vote or vote, if you can.

      I didn't notice you made this change, so I suppose you should subtract one of my votes from the one in all caps (rather not have a wiki yelling at me) Winky

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    • Hah! People like YELLING!

      I may use the title case one anyway. At least there are more votes now.

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    • Well, it would grab people's attention. I'll give it that.

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    • I waited until Monday to do anything, but I'll do the yelling version first, since it is much more popular. I'll switch to the toned down one in a couple weeks.

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