February 12, 2004

Yup, that's right, at least according to the filtering software used at Doctor Weevil's school.

The good doctor was checking links on his blogroll yesterday, and 20 of them were blocked for allegedly pornographic content, mine included. (Amusingly, two blogs with not-safe-for-work content were not filtered.) Even more perplexing were the fact that some of the blogs are rather dignified, high-culture blogs that steer away from contentious political or risque topics.

Does anyone know how filtering software works, and what might have caused my site (and some of the others) to be blocked? Is there a way to override the filter? Inquiring minds want to know.

posted on February 12, 2004 08:45 AM


I was just told that my blog was blocked at a school. Based on a trip to Google, I see that a former owner of the domain name was, in fact, a purveyor of Pr0n.

I wonder how often the filtering folks update their block lists?

posted by Daniel Morris on February 17, 2004 09:02 PM

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