Comment on Open Letter to Verizon: Extend the Deletion Deadline for Yahoo Groups

  1. I'm realistic. I am old enough to remember the LJ strikethroughs, the ff.net wipeouts and so much other shit.. The only thing these corporate asswipes care about is money. No amount of snarking on your part will change reality. Or begging on Ao3's part.

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      Well, another thing that's guaranteed to produce no result is doing nothing at all :) And if no-one ever bothers to speak up and make noise about a situation that's unfair, of course corporations will continue doing what they do and get away with it.

      Last Edited Thu 05 Dec 2019 10:33AM EST

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      1. I'll personally sue Verizon of every fragment of a penny they have. They won't be bankrupt, they'll be 100% broke if they decide to not extend the deadline. People's hard works getting heartlessly and ruthlessly deleted. The shame... This, right here, is one of the literal countless reasons I hate humanity.

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        1. Will you actually do that? Serious question. Are you prepared to give that kind of money to lawyers and court fees? And to be BURIED under the litigation Verizon's army of corporate lawyers will bury you under? Or are you just armchair warrior-ing? If it's the former, you have all my respect, which probably doesn't count for anything, but you do have it. If it's the latter, please stfu and go away.

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          1. Probably not, but it was really nice to vent...

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      2. They will continue to do it anyway, trust me. People have been speaking up for years, decades even, things are getting worse, not better. How old are you? I am genuinely asking, not snarking. If you've been in fandom long enough you'd be aware how pointless this entire exercize is. The only way to free oneself from the corporate yoke is to support organizations like OTW both morally AND financially in the work they're doing and the spaces they provide for fandom and to push back against the little chucklefucks who would see AO3 and the like burned to the ground because it has stuff purity culture tells them is immoral today.

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          I am genuinely asking, not snarking. If you've been in fandom long enough you'd be aware how pointless this entire exercize is.

          It's a very condescending phrasing, though, implying that I'm too young or haven't been around fandom long enough to know better than to have optimism.

          I'm not going to try and prove my fandom credentials to you, because I'm not sure what you're trying to achieve by commenting here. If you're think we're wasting our time here, more fool us; surely it's a waste of your time to hang around here telling us that?

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          1. Well there are two possibilities here:
            1. You are young enough to have not seen this crap go down many times before and you are arrogant enough to think that you're the first person to think such actions will actually work. Which in my eyes makes my condescention warranted.

            2. You are old enough to HAVE seen it before and to have remained naive enough to believe it works, which ALSO warrants condescention.

            I don't give a damn about fandom credentials, I just don't appreciate arrogance and/or naivety in responses to me.

            As for what I am doing - this is a public message open to commentary, I am expressing my opinion, just as you do. Opinions don't necessarily need to be supportive, you do realize that?

            And who is this "we" you are talking about here? Are you one of the people behind this open letter? If yes why are you bothering to respond to a rando like me instead of archiving the information you purport to care about so much? If you are not one of them, why are you trying to take credit for their work?
            Either way, I am not going to bother with any further responses from you, I have better things to do.

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            1. You should look into Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with perhaps a side of medication.

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              1. +1

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                1. Agreed. Gingermaya you're a piece of crap

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                  1. Which doesn't change the fact his original post is 100% correct. Verizon will not give a shit.

                    The ".","..", and "..." are nice to hide behind while being a douche nozzle to someone you don't agree with.

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