Webwork - 3:50 am on Dec 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
With rare exception "call to action" posts ("Don't do business with . . ", "Let's all . . ) are removed from the WebmasterWorld forums. Political, moral and similar issues - while important - just aren't WebmasterWorld's stock in trade.
Given BP's zest for controversy and the public eye (ex., banned SuperBowl ads, sex themed ads, etc.) I think an earlier discussion of the topic - with its inevitable cries of "bad man/company / dump them" - was handled as an "exceptional circumstances case", allowing a wider response. We did this awhile ago, so this thread should have a limited shelf life in any event.
AFAIC it makes perfect sense to vote one's conscience with one's pocketbook.
Now, about all those goods produced in countries that allow for child labor, used foreced labor, pay sweatshop wages, ban collective bargaining (Hey, didn't the USA just pass such laws?), etc. . . . are you going to stop "supporting them" too? Might have to clear out half the stuff in your house or apartment. :-/
Still, if we don't start voting our pocketbooks more conscientiously we're sure to go nowhere but to heck or beyond. :-/
No more filling of gas tanks, either, that's bad for the climate . . and turn down those thermostats . .
Argh. It's so challenging to be . . good?