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#17 - alexjonez (10/15/2013) [-]
For anybody who isn't better informed about the Oatmeal stuff that is mentioned in the comments:

Back in 2011, content from a site called Oatmeal was being posted on a lot of user-generated-content websites including Funnyjunk. Due to the posts having the attribution mark ripped off and therefor not giving credit, Oatmeal respectfully e-mailed every sites' admin to remove his content. Even after content was removed, people would just repost it. Oatmeal just gave up on it and didn't bother for a year.

After seeing Funnyjunk, Oatmeal realised his entire website was posted on the website. Literally every single work of his was posted her. Oatmeal didn't just tell admin to remove his content. He just told him to at least give him credit! Just putting the attribution mark and that's about it!

Of course, being the gay faggot that he is, admin decided to instead to tell everyone (through hive-mind messaging) that Oatmeal was planning to sue Funnyjunk and shut it down. If i may quote him actually, he said, "the Oatmeal wants to sue funnyjunk and shut it down! He thinks we're nothing more than dirty content thieves". Everybody fell for it and were soon bashing Oatmeal on facebook by calling him fag and such.

Oatmeal burned everyone and made a post insulting the funnyjunk members who fell for admins lies (s3.amazonaws.com/theoatmeal-img/blog/fj_letter.jpg). Soon, there was the biggest flame war in the history of the internet when all of the Oatmeal followers engaged with the funnyjunkers.

After the war ended (no side won; which is not unusual with flame wars), admin sent the following message to Oatmeal:

"We've been trying for the longest time to prevent users from posting copyrighted content” and “I'm having all content, comics, comments, etc. with the names of your comics in them deleted/banned by tonight… The site barely affords to stay alive as it is and has enough problems"

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User avatar #40 to #17 - lindow (10/15/2013) [-]
You left out the part where admin tried SUING the Oatmeal over the whole event.
Ended up causing the Oatmeal to raise over $200k that was supposedly donated to charity.
theoatmeal.com/blog/funnyjunk_letter
User avatar #53 to #33 - Loppytaffy (10/15/2013) [-]
OP
User avatar #37 to #33 - sabcy (10/15/2013) [-]
illegitimacy
#30 to #17 - anonymous (10/15/2013) [-]
#29 to #17 - anonymous (10/15/2013) [-]
I'd say Oatmeal won since in the end, Oatmeal successfully raised a crapton of money far more than what FJ demanded for  (from sueing Oatmeal because FJ claimed the Oatmeal content was theirs)  Just like Oatmeal predicted it would. Of course Oatmeal didn't give FJ the money, but FJ did receive a different kind of gift from it..   
   
And then news spread and then everyone started to put hate on FJ and FJ was ruined for everyone, for all time. The End.
I'd say Oatmeal won since in the end, Oatmeal successfully raised a crapton of money far more than what FJ demanded for (from sueing Oatmeal because FJ claimed the Oatmeal content was theirs) Just like Oatmeal predicted it would. Of course Oatmeal didn't give FJ the money, but FJ did receive a different kind of gift from it..

And then news spread and then everyone started to put hate on FJ and FJ was ruined for everyone, for all time. The End.
#24 to #17 - toncheky (10/15/2013) [-]
Is this amount of cancerous faggotry even possible in this dimension?
User avatar #54 to #24 - Loppytaffy (10/15/2013) [-]
Remember when FJ used to be cool and rated up there with the respected and feared like 4Chan?

Sigh...
User avatar #65 to #54 - kingrayne (10/15/2013) [-]
i wouldnt go so far to say feared.
#63 to #54 - schneidend (10/15/2013) [-]
Implying anybody ever took this 						************					 den of troglodytes seriously.
Implying anybody ever took this ************ den of troglodytes seriously.
User avatar #69 to #63 - Loppytaffy (10/15/2013) [-]
I can tell by your shade of blue that you've not been here long.
Pre or post apocolypse?
User avatar #61 to #54 - TheAdolfHitler ONLINE (10/15/2013) [-]
4chan is also cancerous.
It's full of euphoric faggots, a shadow of its former self.
User avatar #66 to #61 - mondominiman (10/15/2013) [-]
Every site is worse than it used to be.
#71 to #66 - Aftershock (10/16/2013) [-]
Everything is always worse than it used to be. People just love to bitch about how things are. Stop worrying so much about 'cancerous fags' and just enjoy the internet goddammit.
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