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notes from the front lines of the revolution: month six

Comrades! In our sixth month of battle against the forces of Big Sarcasm, we have made two tremendous breakthroughs. We’re proud to report that our humble movement has gained support in such strongholds of internet influence as slashdot and Rocketboom.

Slashdot user pinkushun says of the revolution:

“SarcMark is a copyrighted punctuation mark, that claims ‘It’s time that sarcasm is treated equally!’ Pretty damn cheeky while they’re charging for their software, which only inserts their punctuation through a hotkey. Open Sarcasm is destroying SarcMark by advocating a new punctuation mark (not displaying here properly — alt+U0161) as the new open and free sarcasm symbol. Either way, this will be one interesting turnout. With bad unicode support across the web, displaying the characters properly might be an issue. PS Left out sarcastic end sentence as Slashdot doesn’t display the U0161 character.”

Our cause was also mentioned in Rocketboom’s August 2nd edition at 2:04:

Mememolly got our unicode number correct but provided the wrong symbol—not bad for a blonde¡

Long live the revolution! Let us celebrate these glorious victories and continue our struggle!

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