Cease and Desist
From Encyclopedia Dramatica
A Cease and Desist order is an IRL legal document telling you to STFU, possibly GTFO. These are most commonly issued to nubs who don't know when enough's enough. Lusers on the internet love to threaten "Cease and Decist!" orders when they're butthurt, however it is near impossible for them to act on such threats, as Cease and Desist orders are reserved for large corporations. At such a time a C&D order is received, you can be sure to view hundreds of Slashdot, Wired and Digg posts regarding it. This process is continued ad naseum until the luser dies, or decides to leave.
Most common issuers of C&D orders
- Xenufags will refer to ANY communication they receive from the Church of Scientology as "ZOMG I GOT MY FIRST C&D!!!1"
- eBaum's World
- LJ Abuse