Thursday, September 29, 2005


Apparantly, I've now been blocked by Webmarshal at at least one government department. Though I'm not sure whether its for obscenity, because I've slagged off their minister a few times, or out of a general hate for blogger. Fortunately, readers can still see my LiveJournal feed.

Is there some sort of badge I can get for this?


NZpundit has his one for net nanny...

Posted by Genius : 9/29/2005 06:37:00 PM

There are two lists of blocked words in WebMarshal, a long list and a short one. They are probably using the long one, which is very comprehensive, but does not block words like "bloody" that are only considered swearing in certain contexts.

I have various items of Marshal Software schwag - perhaps I should have them re-embroidered with "banned by..." and sell them on TradeMe.

Posted by Anonymous : 9/29/2005 09:44:00 PM

Because obviously, anyone to the left of Ghengis Khan is clearly a communist...

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 9/30/2005 01:43:00 PM

Well, I'll admit to falling asleep in a lecture on marx once. Does that count?

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 9/30/2005 02:43:00 PM

Ice: Yes. OTOH, other highly distracting sites (such as LiveJournal) are not blocked. Guess its all down to the vagaries of people's IT managers...

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 9/30/2005 04:22:00 PM