It's been making the rounds with several other blogs, but it can't hurt to mention it here as well. There is a petition to protest the new logo that drops Newfoundland from Memorial University of Newfoundland. It has a little more than 50 signatures as I write this and has probably been up for about 24 hours. I imagine it will get the 1,000 signatures it's aiming for before all is said and done.
Feel free to go and sign it. Having said that, I should put in the following two statements about petitions:
1. The only thing more useless than a signed petition on a piece of paper, is a petition signed on the Internet. If a petition on sheets of paper easily flies into the garbage, just imagine how easy it is dispose of one on the Internet.
2. Having said that, I am baffled that about a dozen people signed, or rather didn't sign, the petition as Anonymous. Honest to God, why bother? It's completely retarded. And yes, I know, it could be people working at MUN who are worried about signing a petition because they're concerned about retaliation.
To that, I can only say, if the MUN retaliates against staff for signing an online petition, we all have bigger concerns.
So sign it or don't sign it. But do not sign in Anonymous. It's just ridiculous.
Also, drop a line to the people below to let them know you're not happy about the decision.