Change.org

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This website hardly changes the world with almost all the petitions created on this website going nowhere.

Change.org is a website where users can sign and create petitions. Common topics include human rights, environmental protection, politics, education, health, etc.

Why It's Rotten

  1. There are many biased, unrealistic, or first-world-problem petitions.
    • For example, people who hate a famous social media user or celebrity may create a petition to ban or arrest the person, despite the famous person not violating any social media websites' TOS or laws.
      • It is also commonly used by moral guardians for reasons related to obscenity or not being family-friendly.
    • Some would create petitions to bring back things that happened in the past such as online servers when you can get fan-made online servers instead.
    • People also often make troll petitions to promote their social media or public chatrooms.
    • Thankfully, many of these petitions do not gain much traction, though they still clutter the website.
    • This also leads to users signing random petitions without actually reading them. Therefore, the number of supporters may be inaccurate with the number of people who actually agree.
  2. After signing a petition, it suggests you to donate money. It is somewhat misleading as it seems as if the donations will go to the petition creator or towards the case; however, it does not.
    • It is unknown as to what the money is used for, though it is possible that's for Change.org's profit.
  3. It is suspected that some supporters may actually be spambots trying to increase the number of supporters.
  4. It is often used for spam or SEO. Although it is strictly against Change.org TOS, it takes a very long time for moderators to actually remove such petitions.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Some petitions are decent, and actually help with things.
  2. A few of their petitions have actually succeeded.

Comments


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ScratchCoder

4 months ago
Score 4
in my opinion this should get be removed from the forbidden pages just because the "not bad enough to be on the wiki" is biased as any site can get more bad reasons, on UWAUW when it was not closed i banned any forbidden page from being forbidden if their reason "weren't bad enough" or "does not have enough bad reasons to have a page."
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Dorothy Nightingale

4 months ago
Score 0

IXL (which was once posted here) got deleted because it had generic reasons. Also, that site has a big hatedom for one reason; "being too hard", which isn't enough to qualify for a page.

GDRP isn't rotten, its a helpful privacy act. We don't allow school filters anymore because they're too mixed and its up to the school to decide how they filter things.
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SpazJR61

4 months ago
Score 0
I removed it because it's really biased and stupid reason.
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Glitchedblood

4 months ago
Score 0
A GOOD website is gofundme.
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SajZeal

3 months ago
Score 1
Didntchange.org
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Puar2000

3 months ago
Score 0
I once heard of Change.org when I noticed the petition to release the uncut version of "Thomas and the Magic Railroad".

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