Silly Web Tricks With fandom.com

This is news to me, but apparently I’m the last one to
hear of it: a boycott of the fandom site fandom.com, a site
that hosts lots and lots of fan-based Web sites for SF and just about everything else.
Read about the boycott here and tell us what you think.

4 replies on “Silly Web Tricks With fandom.com”

  1. fiziko says:

    Exclusive rights to “fandom?”

    I’m not surprised that some big company would try to do this. We’ve seen enough corporate bullying and paranoia in other situations. (These companies seem to try anything they might have the slightest chance of succeeding with.) I just hope they get creamed legally for trying to pull this stunt. At least the defendants have the legal backing, and more importantly, the bad press ready that’s needed to beat them back. I’m not sure about the out-of-court settlement though. If fandom.tv is forced to do anything more than post a disclaimer, they’ll have been forced to do too much.

  2. Dave says:

    Well, it’s a moot point.
    I can’t get the bloody site to load without causing Netscape to choke anyway. (It may merely be that Java on Netscape/Linux is notoriously broken anyway, but that’s beside the point. :)

  3. fiziko says:

    Works for me
    I’m also using Netscape under Linux, and it works for me. I have Java on, but I have images off. Sometimes certain non-standard code in images mess things up, so you can try without them and see if it works. It’s also nice, given that my home connection is still limited to 28.8Kbs. (Eliminates annoying banner ads, too.)

  4. fiziko says:

    Well done Dave!
    Nice job. The folks at Slashdot just posted this story. You got at least a two day head start on that one. :)

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