View Poll Results: 10 days left, what'll it be?

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  • Hard Brexit (crash out)

    45 48.91%
  • No Brexit (Remain by revoking A50)

    24 26.09%
  • Withdrawal Agreement (after a new session is called)

    0 0%
  • Extension + Withdrawal Agreement

    3 3.26%
  • Extension + Crashout

    9 9.78%
  • Extension + Remain

    11 11.96%
  1. #17861
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler to Baby Sloths View Post
    Has anybody seen https://thebrexitparty.com/ ?

    If you're wondering why it is suspiciously clean of racist bile and faux-patriotic vitriol, and a trump-esque call to "drain the swamp" is entirely absent, it's because a certain Mr N. Farage forgot to register the domain before launching the party. So somebody else did.

    To be precise, it was this group: https://twitter.com/ByDonkeys
    Pann posted it a few pages back

  2. #17862
    Quote Originally Posted by Butler to Baby Sloths View Post
    Has anybody seen https://thebrexitparty.com/ ?

    If you're wondering why it is suspiciously clean of racist bile and faux-patriotic vitriol, and a trump-esque call to "drain the swamp" is entirely absent, it's because a certain Mr N. Farage forgot to register the domain before launching the party. So somebody else did.

    To be precise, it was this group: https://twitter.com/ByDonkeys
    Talking about racist bile...

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  3. #17863
    Offtopic:

    I know nothing about how teh interweb works....

    When I google "brexit party" the top result I get is thebrexitparty.org, rather than fantastic thebrexitparty.com

    How have Farage and chums achieved that? Is it simply a case that they've paid for it?

    If we all donated shit loads of money to led by donkeys, could they get their website higher in the search rankings?

  4. #17864
    Quote Originally Posted by LeGin Tufnel View Post
    Offtopic:

    I know nothing about how teh interweb works....

    When I google "brexit party" the top result I get is thebrexitparty.org, rather than fantastic thebrexitparty.com

    How have Farage and chums achieved that? Is it simply a case that they've paid for it?

    If we all donated shit loads of money to led by donkeys, could they get their website higher in the search rankings?
    The short answer is "not directly to google, but ...".
    The long one is, "hell yeah!"
    https://moz.com/beginners-guide-to-seo

  5. #17865
    To be honest I am surprised that the Led by Donkeys site has not been taken down.

  6. #17866
    Quote Originally Posted by Demolitia View Post
    The short answer is "not directly to google, but ...".
    The long one is, "hell yeah!"
    https://moz.com/beginners-guide-to-seo
    Ahh ok, thanks... so, basically, something a lot of money can be sunk into.

    Separately, TIG or CHUK or whatever it is, has emailed me asking me to stand as an MEP. Anyone else get it? The results could be extraordinarily comical.

  7. #17867
    Quote Originally Posted by LeGin Tufnel View Post
    Offtopic:

    I know nothing about how teh interweb works....

    When I google "brexit party" the top result I get is thebrexitparty.org, rather than fantastic thebrexitparty.com

    How have Farage and chums achieved that? Is it simply a case that they've paid for it?

    If we all donated shit loads of money to led by donkeys, could they get their website higher in the search rankings?
    Got nothing to do with raw money and more with exploiting Google algorythms. You can get pretty smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pann View Post
    To be honest I am surprised that the Led by Donkeys site has not been taken down.
    Why would it? There is no trademark or anything else that they could infringe. And... let's face it, "the Brexit Party" is so fucking generic, you'll never be able to trademark that. I mean, those idiots are just too fucking stupid... They could have called it asshat party and at least would be able to trademark that.
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  8. #17868
    Quote Originally Posted by Pann View Post
    To be honest I am surprised that the Led by Donkeys site has not been taken down.
    Why? Calling out the racist turd is not a crime.

  9. #17869
    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzeeyooo View Post
    Why? Calling out the racist turd is not a crime.
    I’d assume Pann means ‘taken down’ illegally. E.g., by a Russian-originated DDoS.

  10. #17870
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slant View Post

    Why would it? There is no trademark or anything else that they could infringe. And... let's face it, "the Brexit Party" is so fucking generic, you'll never be able to trademark that. I mean, those idiots are just too fucking stupid... They could have called it asshat party and at least would be able to trademark that.
    A reminder that conservatives as a rule of thumb are not very bright no matter what country they are in.
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  11. #17871
    Quote Originally Posted by Zaydin View Post
    A reminder that conservatives as a rule of thumb are not very bright no matter what country they are in.
    The one that governs your state went to Yale and Harvard law school and served his country in the navy, what do you do?

  12. #17872
    Quote Originally Posted by Pann View Post
    Oh c'mon, there has to be some benefit to the last three years. Besides if Theresa could tack on we'll leave a few dozen bigots in Brussels to the withdrawal bill I reckon she'd get it through...
    Hey we could instead show Europe we're actually not as bad as our negotiating has shown and instead find an uninhabited island linked to one of our overseas territories. Maybe Pitcairn or South Georgia islands. Give them 28k modems too so at least we can allow them some Internet even if it is painfully slow.

    I mean win for us in mainland UK as they're not here. Win for Europe since they don't have to deal with them and also win for them as they're far away from Europe they despise so much. Hell they might even vote dribbles as island leader.
    Last edited by Kallisto; 2019-04-13 at 05:57 AM.

  13. #17873
    Quote Originally Posted by LeGin Tufnel View Post
    I’d assume Pann means ‘taken down’ illegally. E.g., by a Russian-originated DDoS.
    No, I mean that there are intellectual property rights issues in terms of reusing their logos and the domain name. I would expect the website to continue but it will have to change its domain name to differentiate it from the political party and I would not be surprised if they have to stop reusing their logos.

    To be honest it highlights the amateur nature of Farage and his followers that they did not claim the domain name in the first place or register their claim on the name once they found out it had already been registered prior to launching their site.

  14. #17874
    Quote Originally Posted by Pann View Post
    No, I mean that there are intellectual property rights issues in terms of reusing their logos and the domain name. I would expect the website to continue but it will have to change its domain name to differentiate it from the political party and I would not be surprised if they have to stop reusing their logos.

    To be honest it highlights the amateur nature of Farage and his followers that they did not claim the domain name in the first place or register their claim on the name once they found out it had already been registered prior to launching their site.
    Intellectual property rights? To what, the name "The Brexit Party"?

    The logo icon with the arrow and the combination of font in it is pretty much the only thing that I would even remotely consider distinguishable enough to have a copyright (apart from text, which isn't in contention here). Leaving aside that LedByDonkeys clearly gets artistic license because it's obviously a satirical approach, if they know what they're doing, they'll just ride it out until the first cease and desist letter arrives, at which point they can still change it.

    Until then... this is mega publicity.
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  15. #17875
    Quote Originally Posted by dribbles View Post
    look who is amongst my candidates for the UK euroelections
    Erm... who?

  16. #17876
    Quote Originally Posted by Slant View Post
    Dribs is a peasant. The best part of it is that the EU is skullfucking his anarchist's wet dream of a Brexit all the time and the best he gets out of it is being the vassal peasant he was always destined to be. Typical Brexiteer loser...

    Yes, @Thwart, I'll take that other infraction now. Clearly you have some left over from not infracting Dribs for trolling like... ever. Good job, btw!
    Yikes, at least leave some part of him whole so we can identify the body later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flarelaine View Post
    Erm... who?
    A 'minor' youtuber who slowly but surely went from 'centre' to antiSJW, alt-right moron. He used to be somewhat nuanced but yeah...(he's not really a small channel but you know, understating things)

  18. #17878
    I am going to reiterate on something.

    Farcical alt-right media personas are a boon, not a bane to the parliament. They strip the alt-right of legitimacy in the eyes of soft eurosceptics. Unlike Americans, Europeans are generally not attracted to histrionics. Le Pen is a vastly greater danger because she struggles and works to give nativist populists legitimacy and her and others have largely succeeded in that. Nothing could please me more than forcing her and others of her ilk to stand together with a dude who makes his dog do Nazi salutes.
    Hail Lilith and see you in Hell!

  19. #17879
    So, essentially you want Hitler to get into a position where he really could inflict damage so everyone can see him for what he is?

    Dangerous strategy. Last time we tried that, it really didn't work out all that well.
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  20. #17880
    Quote Originally Posted by Slant View Post
    So, essentially you want Hitler to get into a position where he really could inflict damage so everyone can see him for what he is?

    Dangerous strategy. Last time we tried that, it really didn't work out all that well.
    Eh, they are not in a position to inflict damage. They can at most be a minority in parliament, a fractious minority that will not be able to stand united on the long term. And what I want is them to be as ridiculous as they can in front of everyone.
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