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Censored!!!

You have attempted to reach a site for which access has been blocked by XXX Management.
 
The office restricts access to such sites as they are not in compliance with the Company's Acceptable Use Policy.
 
XXX employs the WebSenseTM web filtering service to preclude access to World Wide Web sites that have been determined to be inappropriate and non-business related.  If you have any questions regarding the WebSense product, please see the WebSense Knowledgebase.  If you would like to look up a specific URL and determine if/why it is blocked, please use the WebSense Site Lookup facility.
 
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What did I try to access?
The Canterbury Tales...

Comments

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spotweld
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:38 am (UTC)
Did you get blocked from Project Gutenberg as well?
spottylogic
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:55 am (UTC)
No--I think I was actually looking for a commentary on the book.
themiskyra
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:52 am (UTC)
Well, if I remember my Brit Lit class accurately, a few of the stories are /kinda/ raunchy...
spottylogic
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:54 am (UTC)
s'truth...
but we're an educational publishign house! I'd hope Chaucer qualified...
vioxel
Apr. 1st, 2005 08:11 am (UTC)
nnngghh. Censors may not be the *first* up against the wall when the revolution comes, but they'll darn well be in the top 5.
spotweld
Apr. 1st, 2005 09:29 am (UTC)
But will the public ever hear about it?
atalantapendrag
Apr. 1st, 2005 08:53 am (UTC)
Apparently the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab site (which is getting much love today for their limited edition Springtime in Arkham collection) is blocked as a "cult" by some filtering software.


I'm not sure they're wrong.
kt_kat
Apr. 1st, 2005 09:37 am (UTC)
Erf. Filtering softaware is garbage! You should have seen such a hinderance it was when trying to research ANYTHING in high school. *ugh*

If I remember correctly, I believe I even saw the category "entertainment/fun" as one of the filtering criteria.

So that leaves you with: Encarta, and maybe some crappy teacher-made online resource to reference from. Which is a pain in the ass when your teacher requires you to have a godawful amount of references...

*takes a deep breath and is grateful she's no longer in school*
vioxel
Apr. 3rd, 2005 12:56 pm (UTC)
My school blocked lots of sites related to the UK. Apparently "Essex" was being filtered.
shockwave77598
Apr. 1st, 2005 09:37 am (UTC)
And in the 14th century did Chaucer put pen to paper and write "The Canterbury Tales", causing generations of English students yet unborn to hate his guts.
spottylogic
Apr. 1st, 2005 09:38 am (UTC)
*tsk* Careful, Shockwave--I taught Chaucer at UT :)
shockwave77598
Apr. 1st, 2005 10:07 am (UTC)
:)
numb3r_5ev3n
Apr. 1st, 2005 10:52 am (UTC)
Wow, Chaucer really knew how to party!
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