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The web should be restructured to allow any browser to delete any site at any time. This would promote the democratic proliferation of good sites.

Prior art would be the "Mirror, Mirror" episode of Star Trek where the captain could instantly kill anyone on the ship at the push of a button.

the porpoise, Dec 23 2016

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       Isn't that what blacklists are for? personal choice and all.   

       A drug where you just don't see a specific person would be similar.
wjt, Dec 23 2016

       So... you want hb filters on the entire internet?   

       I would like that. As in Amazon - marked for deletion - reason greedy humorless arseholes that destroy bookshops. Zap! Next would be Monsanto - Zap! Then Exxon - Zap! The list will be long. Let zapping commence. (Note how I have extended the idea to remove the entire companies as well as their sad websites)
xenzag, Dec 23 2016

       //democratic proliferation of good sites//   

       You mean, "proliferation of sites so bland that no-one dislikes them". [-]
pertinax, Dec 23 2016

       // the list will be long // humorless? See link   

       Imagining [xenzag] waking up every morning to the march of the Marseillaise
theircompetitor, Dec 23 2016

       Imagining [xenzag] not waking up ever again.   

       Bonsaikitten could never have existed under this system, so [-].   

       // Prior art would be the "Mirror, Mirror" episode of Star Trek //   

       Actually the Agony Booth seemed a lot more usefu than the Tantalus device. We could have a lot of fun with that.
8th of 7, Dec 23 2016

       I agree on the surface this idea is stupid. But what happens after the initial massacre of sites? Most sites would come back and perhaps be deleted again. Site owners would likely not be discouraged and try for a third time. Admittedly many would be deleted again. But the fourth time round, ha! Have any of you given that any thought?   

       I argue, quite lucidly, that this would be an evolutionary crucible of websites. What we get out of the other end, we cannot conceive, as much as an amoeba can conceive an auroch.
the porpoise, Dec 23 2016

       //I argue, quite lucidly// [marked-for-tagline]
theircompetitor, Dec 23 2016

       What would the "deletion" actually involve, on a technical level? Mere deletion of the files on the server? Or, physical shut down of the the server and all connected backups, and de-registration of the domain name with its subsequent auto-relisting "for sale" at the standard rate through the registries?
pocmloc, Dec 23 2016

       Not only is is a let's all, it's a terrible idea with no redeeming features whatsoever.
Voice, Dec 23 2016

       Yes, but if it could be implemented for those telemarketers that call your home we'd all be upvoting like it was hot biscuits and tea.
normzone, Dec 23 2016

       <finds Voice's homepage; presses delete> Take that!   

       <realizes it was the wrong page; finds real page and presses delete>   

       [pocmloc], the idea could be implemented by de- registration or through the DNS.
the porpoise, Dec 23 2016

       The technical implementation matters, in the sense of how onerous is the task of reinstating the site after deleting it.
pocmloc, Dec 23 2016


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