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2014-04-01 12:03:53 AM  
They are pissed about a 1kdonation four years ago? I mean god damn I am the first one with the pitch fork for lots of this but that seems like a non event.
 
2014-04-01 12:19:51 AM  
I wonder why the headline needs to lie?
 
2014-04-01 12:22:32 AM  
Except the link at the bottom Continue to OK Cupid.

// Subby be trollin'.

Also ...

www.palemoon.org

http://www.palemoon.org/
 
2014-04-01 12:22:58 AM  
I think that's stupid, and I'm part gay and met my current squeeze on OKCupid.
 
2014-04-01 12:23:52 AM  
Oh no, I'll have to get ripped off by another dating website.
 
2014-04-01 12:25:46 AM  
Your moral posturing is insincere and self-serving.
 
2014-04-01 12:32:24 AM  
That's unusually mentally deficient, even by internet standards. The guy was already Firefox's CTO. He's one of its motherf*cking cofounders. It's way late to be manufacturing poutrage. The man f*cking invented Javascript. Are you tards gonna boycott all websites that use Javascript now?
 
2014-04-01 12:35:21 AM  

HotWingAgenda: The man f*cking invented Javascript


That fact itself is as offensive as the donation to Prop 8.
 
2014-04-01 12:41:45 AM  
Dear (other) supporters of gay people getting married:

I am totally cool with gay people getting married, in fact I have always personally supported it.  sadly much of the world has millenia long marriage traditions which they have a hard time seeing altered.  It's goint to take a long time.  It's actually very encouraging that now a majority of people are on board.

However, just because some people don't agree with you doesn't mean they are evil.  Let history be their judge.
 
2014-04-01 12:41:52 AM  
Picture of subby:

unitedyank.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-01 12:42:46 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Are you tards gonna boycott all websites that use Javascript now?


Way ahead of you:  http://noscript.net/
 
2014-04-01 12:43:15 AM  
A few months ago, someone in Okcupid's parent company tweeted "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!". Kinda difficult for them to take the moral high ground, don't you think?
 
2014-04-01 12:49:44 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Dear (other) supporters of gay people getting married:

I am totally cool with gay people getting married, in fact I have always personally supported it.  sadly much of the world has millenia long marriage traditions which they have a hard time seeing altered.  It's goint to take a long time.  It's actually very encouraging that now a majority of people are on board.

However, just because some people don't agree with you doesn't mean they are evil.  Let history be their judge.


No. No it's not going to take a long time. That's what everyone thought 10, 5, 2 years ago. Everyone was wrong. Sometimes moments are right and things move way fast. Mozilla should not have placed this bigot as the top figurehead representing the organization. They will regret it. Shamelessly PR grabbing as this might be by OK Date Me, it is, I think, only the beginning.

/don't even think I know any gay people
 
2014-04-01 12:49:52 AM  

Gig103: HotWingAgenda: The man f*cking invented Javascript

That fact itself is as offensive as the donation to Prop 8.


Ah, so you prefer applets then.
 
2014-04-01 12:50:52 AM  
Well, that tears it.  I'm not going to pay for Firefox now.
 
2014-04-01 12:55:32 AM  

spamdog: Your moral posturing is insincere and self-serving.


It could be genuine. Barry Diller who is the CEO of IAC is rumored to be gay.
 
2014-04-01 12:56:20 AM  

NickelP: They are pissed about a 1kdonation four years ago? I mean god damn I am the first one with the pitch fork for lots of this but that seems like a non event.


THIS.  Even if firefox was remotely relevant anymore I still wouldn't care.

/gay
 
2014-04-01 12:57:39 AM  

Far Cough: Representative of the unwashed masses: Dear (other) supporters of gay people getting married:

I am totally cool with gay people getting married, in fact I have always personally supported it.  sadly much of the world has millenia long marriage traditions which they have a hard time seeing altered.  It's goint to take a long time.  It's actually very encouraging that now a majority of people are on board.

However, just because some people don't agree with you doesn't mean they are evil.  Let history be their judge.

No. No it's not going to take a long time. That's what everyone thought 10, 5, 2 years ago. Everyone was wrong. Sometimes moments are right and things move way fast. Mozilla should not have placed this bigot as the top figurehead representing the organization. They will regret it. Shamelessly PR grabbing as this might be by OK Date Me, it is, I think, only the beginning.

/don't even think I know any gay people


counterpoint.  you know who else vilified a minority often using bullying tactics to hurt those with contrary political views?  It's a hugely extreme example but this is eerily reminiscent.  I just find this disproportional response to a political donation insane, they are trying to destroy a persons career because of one donation...
 
2014-04-01 12:59:09 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: A few months ago, someone in Okcupid's parent company tweeted "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!". Kinda difficult for them to take the moral high ground, don't you think?


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2527330/Blonde-female-PR-exe cu tive-tweets-Going-Africa-Hope-I-dont-AIDS-Just-kidding-Im-white-causes -international-outrage-likely-fired.html

It didn't work out so well for her.
 
2014-04-01 01:05:02 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Far Cough: Representative of the unwashed masses: Dear (other) supporters of gay people getting married:

I am totally cool with gay people getting married, in fact I have always personally supported it.  sadly much of the world has millenia long marriage traditions which they have a hard time seeing altered.  It's goint to take a long time.  It's actually very encouraging that now a majority of people are on board.

However, just because some people don't agree with you doesn't mean they are evil.  Let history be their judge.

No. No it's not going to take a long time. That's what everyone thought 10, 5, 2 years ago. Everyone was wrong. Sometimes moments are right and things move way fast. Mozilla should not have placed this bigot as the top figurehead representing the organization. They will regret it. Shamelessly PR grabbing as this might be by OK Date Me, it is, I think, only the beginning.

/don't even think I know any gay people

counterpoint.  you know who else vilified a minority often using bullying tactics to hurt those with contrary political views?  It's a hugely extreme example but this is eerily reminiscent.  I just find this disproportional response to a political donation insane, they are trying to destroy a persons career because of one donation...


Huh? What "minority" is being vilified here?

And again, no one's denying him a job; they're saying he is an inappropriate choice as the LEADER of Mozilla, and Mozilla is judged accordingly.

You fart in public. People are free to judge and avoid you.
 
2014-04-01 01:12:54 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Far Cough: Representative of the unwashed masses: Dear (other) supporters of gay people getting married:

I am totally cool with gay people getting married, in fact I have always personally supported it.  sadly much of the world has millenia long marriage traditions which they have a hard time seeing altered.  It's goint to take a long time.  It's actually very encouraging that now a majority of people are on board.

However, just because some people don't agree with you doesn't mean they are evil.  Let history be their judge.

No. No it's not going to take a long time. That's what everyone thought 10, 5, 2 years ago. Everyone was wrong. Sometimes moments are right and things move way fast. Mozilla should not have placed this bigot as the top figurehead representing the organization. They will regret it. Shamelessly PR grabbing as this might be by OK Date Me, it is, I think, only the beginning.

/don't even think I know any gay people

counterpoint.  you know who else vilified a minority often using bullying tactics to hurt those with contrary political views?  It's a hugely extreme example but this is eerily reminiscent.  I just find this disproportional response to a political donation insane, they are trying to destroy a persons career because of one donation...


It's called ostracism, and it has been a very helpful way of enforcing societal norms non-violently for a long time. It is a great way to keep bigots in line.
 
2014-04-01 01:13:25 AM  

reveal101: Oh no, I'll have to get ripped off by another dating website.


OK Cupid is free, though. I've never used a dating site, but I've known this for years....
 
2014-04-01 01:18:44 AM  
Also, freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences. I, for one, find it heartwarming that in a very short period of time attitudes have swung from Ellen coming out being controversial (with people making Ellen Degenerate jokes) to her becoming America's sweetheart in less than 20 years. I love that all of a sudden if you fark with gay people, polite society will END you now. It's really been a cool transition to see.
 
2014-04-01 01:19:49 AM  

Far Cough: Huh? What "minority" is being vilified here?

And again, no one's denying him a job; they're saying he is an inappropriate choice as the LEADER of Mozilla, and Mozilla is judged accordingly.

You fart in public. People are free to judge and avoid you.


the minority, is the people who don't want to move into the 21st century.  As far as not denying him a job, isn't the point of boycotting Mozilla to force them to fire him?  And to think all of this because he made a donation to a contested political campaign.  Where's the line?  boycott any company that has an executive who contributes to a (name party here) campaign?
 
2014-04-01 01:20:04 AM  
He ugly
 
2014-04-01 01:21:51 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Also, freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences. I, for one, find it heartwarming that in a very short period of time attitudes have swung from Ellen coming out being controversial (with people making Ellen Degenerate jokes) to her becoming America's sweetheart in less than 20 years. I love that all of a sudden if you fark with gay people, polite society will END you now. It's really been a cool transition to see.


Well let's not get crazy. She's a mean old disingenuous coont who was never very funny. But of course I'm with you on the main point.
 
2014-04-01 01:24:09 AM  
The Safari link is dead. I wonder why...
 
2014-04-01 01:25:33 AM  
What a joke. I'm sure there are more than a few developers/coders who are homophobic or racist. Can I send out questionnaires to any company whose software I may use to out these employees?
 
2014-04-01 01:25:39 AM  

Far Cough: Sometimes moments are right and things move way fast. Mozilla should not have placed this bigot as the top figurehead representing the organization. They will regret it.


Well, many Mozilla employees have already called for him to resign over the donation. And this was before OKCupid's AW stunt. Or, in other words, backlash against Mozilla for their CEO's views will harm everyone in the company who doesn't share them just as much, if not more.

And the other problem I have with stuff like this: It's one thing to say yourself "I'm no longer using Firefox because of this", but to basically hijack other people's browsers to tell them the same thing?  Odds are, this stunt will end up hurting OKCupid more than it does Mozilla.
 
2014-04-01 01:27:26 AM  

Mad_Radhu: It's called ostracism, and it has been a very helpful way of enforcing societal norms non-violently for a long time. It is a great way to keep bigots in line.


Be careful what you wish for....
 
2014-04-01 01:27:34 AM  
Mozilla is free to hire a bigoted CEO and I am free to use another browser.

/Problem?
 
2014-04-01 01:28:09 AM  
Did he make it so gays can't use his product, or is his company getting trashed because he has his own opinions and decided to take part in the political process on his own time?
 
2014-04-01 01:28:13 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Also, freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences. I, for one, find it heartwarming that in a very short period of time attitudes have swung from Ellen coming out being controversial (with people making Ellen Degenerate jokes) to her becoming America's sweetheart in less than 20 years. I love that all of a sudden if you fark with gay people, polite society will END you now. It's really been a cool transition to see.


...for me, the pendulum has swung too far.  It hasn't gotten to the point where people will kill you if you say you're an anti-gay bigot (at least, not yet, and let's hope it never does), but we will only make actual progress when no one is asking about sexual orientation at all, and there are no consequences one way or the other, because it's no longer an issue.
 
2014-04-01 01:31:42 AM  

orangehat: Bith Set Me Up: A few months ago, someone in Okcupid's parent company tweeted "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!". Kinda difficult for them to take the moral high ground, don't you think?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2527330/Blonde-female-PR-exe cu tive-tweets-Going-Africa-Hope-I-dont-AIDS-Just-kidding-Im-white-causes -international-outrage-likely-fired.html

It didn't work out so well for her.


"In February 2012 Sacco Tweeted: 'I had a sex dream about an autistic kid last night.' "

Not sure how to react to this one yet
 
2014-04-01 01:34:32 AM  

OneFretAway: I think that's stupid, and I'm part gay and met my current squeeze on OKCupid.


Which part is gay? I've never heard people compartmentalizing the sexuality to body parts.
 
2014-04-01 01:40:55 AM  
Part gay?  Either you enjoy sexing up men or you do not.

I don't give a shiat either way, but let's not farking kid ourselves here.
 
2014-04-01 01:42:05 AM  

IlGreven: Far Cough: Sometimes moments are right and things move way fast. Mozilla should not have placed this bigot as the top figurehead representing the organization. They will regret it.

Well, many Mozilla employees have already called for him to resign over the donation. And this was before OKCupid's AW stunt. Or, in other words, backlash against Mozilla for their CEO's views will harm everyone in the company who doesn't share them just as much, if not more.

And the other problem I have with stuff like this: It's one thing to say yourself "I'm no longer using Firefox because of this", but to basically hijack other people's browsers to tell them the same thing?  Odds are, this stunt will end up hurting OKCupid more than it does Mozilla.


I don't see how. There have been variants on "this site optimized for Netscape" and "upgrade your browser" forever. Intuit is particularly bad about this, excluding browsers and demanding upgrades.

But there's never any backlash. I think you're mistaken. OKC will get the attention they want, almost entirely positive.
 
2014-04-01 01:44:29 AM  
Firefox isn't blocked from being used to access okcupid. It shows a message one time. You can bypass it by clicking a link on the page and when you go to the site again, you never see the message again. It's an ad supported free site so putting in an extra ad for their own cause really shouldn't be a big deal.
 
2014-04-01 01:47:12 AM  

EngineerAU: Firefox isn't blocked from being used to access okcupid. It shows a message one time. You can bypass it by clicking a link on the page and when you go to the site again, you never see the message again. It's an ad supported free site so putting in an extra ad for their own cause really shouldn't be a big deal.


Rational and even handed is no way to go through life, son.
 
2014-04-01 01:50:14 AM  
Seriously though, Firefox is a really gay browser.
 
2014-04-01 01:51:30 AM  
The only way I ever heard of OKCupid was through TheSpark.  I only joined because they moved all the fun personality tests over to OKCupid.  Haven't been there in a long time.

/I miss TheSpark
//now get off my digital lawn
 
2014-04-01 01:55:38 AM  
Ahhhh....land of the free.
 
2014-04-01 02:08:00 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Dear (other) supporters of gay people getting married:

I am totally cool with gay people getting married, in fact I have always personally supported it.  sadly much of the world has millenia long marriage traditions which they have a hard time seeing altered.  It's goint to take a long time.  It's actually very encouraging that now a majority of people are on board.

However, just because some people don't agree with you doesn't mean they are evil.  Let history be their judge.


Dear (other) supporters of black people being freed from slavery:

I am totally cool with black people being set free.  In fact, I have always personally supported it.  Sadly, much of the world has millennium-long slavery traditions which they have a hard time seeing altered.  it's going to take a long time.  It's actually very encouraging that now a majority of people are on board.

However, just because some people don't agree with you on you being non-slaves doesn't mean that they're evil.  Let history be their judge.
 
2014-04-01 02:17:34 AM  

Far Cough: Mozilla should not have placed this bigot as the top figurehead representing the organization. They will regret it.


He may be a bigot, but he's arguably contributed more technologies to the modern Web than just about any other individual.

/What I'm saying is that to boycott him, you have to stop using websites.
//I applaud you if you're willing to take such a grand stand.
///Don't let the door hit you, etc.
 
2014-04-01 02:20:45 AM  

EngineerAU: It's an ad supported free site so putting in an extra ad for their own cause really shouldn't be a big deal.


....and therein lies the primary reason behind their shenanigans. I suspect it has for less to do with moral outrage than it has to do with marketing.
 
2014-04-01 02:21:17 AM  

HotWingAgenda: That's unusually mentally deficient, even by internet standards. The guy was already Firefox's CTO. He's one of its motherf*cking cofounders. It's way late to be manufacturing poutrage. The man f*cking invented Javascript. Are you tards gonna boycott all websites that use Javascript now?


Believe me, I've tried.
 
2014-04-01 02:27:07 AM  

HotWingAgenda: The man f*cking invented Javascript. Are you tards gonna boycott all websites that use Javascript now?


Oh please can we! can we can we please! Javascript is the anal fissure of the internet.
 
2014-04-01 02:28:32 AM  

Far Cough:  Sometimes moments are right and things move way fast. Mozilla Americans should not have placed this bigot as the top figurehead representing the organization President representing the whole nation. They will regret it.


Do you consider this statement to have been true prior to Biden pushing the President to endorse gay marriage?
 
2014-04-01 02:37:48 AM  
If you go around boycotting anything just because one of the top guys of the company, or parent company, or grandparent company, that produces that product has a view you don't agree with, you're going to have to boycott damn near everything.
 
2014-04-01 02:39:29 AM  
This is awesome. Make homophobes unemployable. Make deriding gay rights as socially unacceptable as deriding any other civil right. Other companies will see this and know what could come of employing a bigot.
 
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