So it seems that the situation is, unfortunately, quieting down. It's extremely difficult going up against something that wields that much power. But we did what we could with what precious few "resources" we had.
However, let me make one last proposal. I propose that we have a "Quit Cracked Day." This is the same strategy implemented on one of the most popular websites in the world, Digg. Digg was formerly one of the largest and most influential websites in the world. They implemented a horrible design change that revamped their website to such an extent that the users left in droves. If you haven't heard anything from them in the past two years, it's because they were successful.
I suggest we do the same. I don't have any naive expectations about the success of this plan. I realize that the success of this plan depends entirely on getting the word out and whoever is willing to participate. I also realize that there are also many people who are either against us or simply unaware of our situation to act. I am very well aware that this plan could easily amount to nothing.
However, I am also of the opinion that it is far better to stand up for a principle even if nobody pays attention. I suggest we go out with a bang, rather than a whimper.
This is the tentative plan. Anyone is welcome to submit ideas for changing it. The date will be December 9, which is one week after the mass deletions/bannings took place. Everyone will simply not go to the website for any reason. Do not go there to see what articles there are, do not go there to post comments assuming your account is still active, do not go there to vote up any comments. Simply do not have the name "cracked.com" anywhere in your web browser at all. And simply continue to not visit indefinitely unless the following conditions are met:
1. All accounts that were unjustly banned are reinstated and
2. A public apology is issued by one of the officials on the site.
Note that it does not matter if your specific account is reinstated. All accounts that you know of should be reinstated before visiting the site. Also, a public apology must be issued. Not one in a PM addressed specifically to you. It must be somewhere prominent like in the forums, one of their Twitter's, Facebook, or even the main website. No one will visit the website unless those two very specific conditions are met.
Again, I don't have any naive notions about the success of this plan. This all depends on you. Rally as many people as you know and make this plan a success on December 9. If nothing else, we are making one last, well-deserved statement. Stay Cracked, my friends!