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Overactive Porn filters.

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:16 pm

I've just been to look at my favourite mail order meat emporium and found that it has been blocked by my ISP's porn filter. I am reasonably certain that there is no good cause, but clearly this presents the possibility that the chap is losing business.
I have contacted the ISP, but their answer is just to turn off the porn filter. Clearly that is an unsatisfactory answer since anyone else with porn filters who tries to visit the site will be blocked.

It seems to me that it could be defamation. I don't know how these things work, but I guess that the system basically has a flag that says "this site is porn".

Is there a better angle to take?
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Re: Overactive Porn filters.

Postby 3.14 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:42 pm

Better porn filters. I suspect it's because of adverts he may or may not have on his site.
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Re: Overactive Porn filters.

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:06 pm

3.14 wrote:I suspect it's because of adverts he may or may not have on his site.

Hmm. It's never stopped me coming here... :/
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Re: Overactive Porn filters.

Postby diy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:51 pm

His best option is to redesign his site and for you to switch off the filter.
- the more people who use them, the more they will claim they are good and accepted.
- Its quite possible that his juicy cuts of meat are being incorrectly classed as a different kind of flesh.

Have you checked to see if he's using :
<meta name="rating" content="general">
<meta name="rating" content="safe for kids">

on his site, you could email him?
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Re: Overactive Porn filters.

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:57 pm

diy wrote:Have you checked to see if he's using :
<meta name="rating" content="general">
<meta name="rating" content="safe for kids">

on his site, you could email him?

Thanks, I've passed that on.
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Re: Overactive Porn filters.

Postby 3.14 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:12 pm

Hairyloon wrote: It's never stopped me coming here... :/
Porn adverts here?
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Re: Overactive Porn filters.

Postby theycantdothat » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:11 am

The porn filter obviously looks for words. The problem is that some words regarded as potentially pornographic are only vulgar in certain contexts. Sites on highwaymen and field drainage may get blocked. If a meat emporium is blocked it is likely to be because it refers to male chickens.
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Re: Overactive Porn filters.

Postby diy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:59 am

I find it odd that certain sites have no problem with beheadings or animals being skinned or cooked alive, but nudity is a serious issue.
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Re: Overactive Porn filters.

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:15 pm

theycantdothat wrote:If a meat emporium is blocked it is likely to be because it refers to male chickens.

This one is beef: I don't think they have any poultry.
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Re: Overactive Porn filters.

Postby dls » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:02 pm

The last firm I worked with - severeal years ago - employed just such a filter. Sadly it did mean that staff were not allowed to look at certain judgments of the House of Lords and Supreme Court.
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