Wednesday, November 22, 2017

SonicGear In Danger: Net Neutrality Needed

SonicGear is in danger.

Because Net Neutrality is in danger. It's in the news a lot right now because the bad politicians are trying to "hide" a vote to get rid of it inside the holiday so they can get rid of it without the consent of anyone. That's already super fishy, plus, aren't representatives supposed to represent people not hide things from them? But all that's beside the point. What's the danger? Go to the bottom of the post for the 'why', if you think any of this sounds ridiculous.

If Net Neutrality goes away so will SonicGear.
The ISPs like Comcast, Verizon, Roadrunner, ATT and more will CLOSE SONIC GEAR DOWN FOREVER.

But how will they do this?
By demanding money to show SonicGear to people who get their internet through them. If NN goes away, they will be able to say

SonicGear, pay me 50 dollars a month or no one with Comcast will see SonicGear. We'll block you!
SonicGear, pay me 50 dollars a month or no one with Verizon will see SonicGear. We'll block you!
SonicGear, pay me 50 dollars a month or no one with AT&T will see SonicGear. We'll block you!

To anyone who wants to look at SonicGear (That's you) they will say

YOU, pay me 50 dollars extra a month or you can't visit/look at SonicGear We'll block you!

Well guess what?
Nobody who visits SonicGear has 50 extra dollars per month to spend to look at a website. "Oh But SonicGear Runs Ads! It has money!" Well, no...the only money that comes out of the ads goes to pay the hosting fee for 1&1 to uphold the website and to keep its domain registered. When the companies come along asking it for money, it'll get blocked because it can't pay. And when it gets blocked, nobody will come. And then it'll all be over for good...I guess.

If a law seems like nobody really can UN-pass it too easily.
Plus, if it's something so dictator that even though pretty much everybody is screaming NO NO NO at it, but they're just going to go ahead and try to do it anyway...what are the odds anybody'd listen in the future?

Look what already happened to Portugal, if you don't believe it

What can you do?
If you don't want to pay to look at youtube, (they'll put it behind a paywall) or SonicGear, or anything else you have to try to do something as soon as you see this post to make them KEEP NET NEUTRALITY

Fortunately, there's stuff that you can do, and it's not that hard. However, and it's a big 'but', you have to do it and also get everyone else you know to do it as well. It doesn't matter if it's like 4 people in the same family, it all counts. Because there's loads of people who want someone else to do it for them, old people who don't know what is the internet & dead people (yes they are actually claiming that dead people are voting against NN) are all not doing anything. If like...literally everybody starts shouting, the bad guys will fail.

Shout now or probably lose it forever because you won't pay another 35/mo for twitter access.

Use this Bot
(It sends a text for you, it is so simple)

Use this button
They give you a speech to say so you don't have 'phone nervous'. It also auto-does-it so you don't have to look up anything. Also, calling is the best way because they can't say your voice/phone # is fake like they do with emails.

Sign this thing

Send a unique email to any of these guys

Because the main man, Ajit Pai won't listen at all. He already says dead people are allowed to vote for him and do what he says. However, these other 4 people aren't as crazy and if one says no, we get to keep looking at the internet and playing video games. So send 'em something, anything you compose yourself that you want net neutrality because otherwise you can't afford it.

Why though?
Because the ISPs told these politicians that they will give them lots of money if they take away the rule of Net Neutrality. Who doesn't want lots of money? But, it jeopardizes pretty much everything here. How many small biz will go out of biz? I guess no more school internet. Schools already don't have a bunch of money, they're not going to double their budget to pay for it. Video games are a pretty big industry right? Well, none of them are going to pay double to let you play. They'll just go away instead/stop existing. 
Also why:
Because ISPs want more money, and if they can pay to have a law written that will give them (they think) more money as outlined in the stuff above, they'll do it. What they don't realize is that they're not going to be able to squeeze a penny out of lots of places, like Gear, without closing them down completely instead. Is Xbox really going to want to give EACH of the 4 big providers 1 million more dollars per month or get blocked? They could...and then double the price of every game, every subscription to Xbox Live Gold and then...who's gonna buy it? Because if you buy it, you've also got to give over an additional 50/moth to the ISP just to play your game.

Yes people will do it.
Richie Rich is always going to exist, and some people make 100 grand/year but like...that's not everybody. If numbers all go dropping off...what's gonna happen to everyone's job? I mean 1&1 is Gear's host, and I'm sure they host millions of little sites, but if all them shut...what happens then? How about closing down ebay or making the fees 50% of everything you sell?
It's like....I'm just some random collector on the internet, but how can anyone not have the foresight to see that closing down the literally worlds' biggest money maker (the internet) is a bad idea? People shop on Amazon BECAUSE they can afford it, this thing is looking to make Amazon be unaffordable as if it won't make a difference if only like 5% of the people can continue buying from it. 

So, either we stand up right now and fix this, or the days are numbered and dwindling for Gear.
Don't let it happen.