my content is inappropriate?
December 6, 2002 09:21 AM

It appears that my own site has been blocked by the new content-filtering software at the office. More specifically, any internal page of the site has been blocked. So, when I went to check on whether the pale green color morphed into some pathetic imitation of khaki on certain poorly calibrated monitors, I saw something about ethics policies.

Our ethics policies are primarily focused on not conducting inappropriate political business or dealing, but I thought the content blockers were focused on porn (which, despite not being specifically mentioned in that policy, can be agreed as inappropriate if not unethical content for one to browse at work).

So, how is my site content porn-related, I wonder? Or maybe the filters are more or less sophisticated than I imagine. Maybe they've discovered certain verboten political words on the site. Maybe it's just the occasional curse word. A surprising number of other sites that meet similar criteria (in my book, at least) are not blocked, so I'm confused.

I'm also wondering when the blocking in question happened, as I rarely visit the site from work except to check email (which I can still do). I suspect that both checking up on my daily reads and fomenting revolution are activities in which one is not expected to engage in the workplace, ergo I rarely do either.

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When I tried to view your site at my school, the filtering blocked it out because of some allegedly sexual content. I was as confused are you are.

these are the thoughts of Kevin on December 7, 2002 12:20 PM

that is a little odd. at my office the only things that I've noticed them block besides porn-related sites is any site hosted on blogger (?) and fark.com

strange, strange indeed.

these are the thoughts of eris on December 8, 2002 11:31 AM
















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