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Blocked because of alternative beliefs

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by basshoundx, Feb 6, 2014.


  1. basshoundx

    basshoundx

    Jan 25, 2014
    Right Behind You.....
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    WARNING: Liable to be weeaboo
    So I was in my schools library researching astrology, and stumble across this website that was blocked, but the reason it was blocked confused me. Any thoughts?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    It is an attempt by your library to stop people filling their heads with nonsense.

    Either that, or the homepage has a picture of a hot gypsy fortune-teller with her fun bags on display.
     
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  4. bassguppy

    bassguppy Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    Latitude 65
    Not sure but it may have more to do with it's a pay to talk with a live psychic site and the library may be categorizing that as a scam or porn site.
     
  5. BassChuck

    BassChuck

    Nov 15, 2005
    Cincinnati
    It has been suggested from time to time that several people have wasted time on the Internet.
     
  6. You neglected to state whether your school was a private or public school. If private, is it religious? If so, they don't want you reading things that could potentially water-down the style of beliefs they teach.

    If it is a public school, the issue becomes whether they equally block all content related to beliefs. If not, that sounds like a nice case for the some civil rights or atheist organizations.
     
  7. basshoundx

    basshoundx

    Jan 25, 2014
    Right Behind You.....
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    It's a public school. I guess it makes sense, but the way the system blocks contyentys is some what odd. It'll block random sites like this, but things known to have some controversial topics, like reddit and 4chan, are completely open. And the pornographic aspect, well, I've stumbled upon lot worst on deviant art, which isn't blocked.
     
  8. mind boggling.
     
  9. ZenG

    ZenG

    Dec 13, 2013
    It could be that it was banned because it is a belief based on "hate" not "fact".
     
  10. nutdog

    nutdog Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    In the dog house.
    filter programs aren't perfect
     
  11. RxFunk

    RxFunk

    Dec 2, 2012
    Arizona
    True, usually if something was blocked at school, you could just put an "s" after the http and it would work.
     
  12. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    More gypsy racism.

    bc
     
  13. I'd respond but Im watching the FUNNIEST CAT VIDEO EVAR
     

  14. What!!!???? No way!!!
     
  15. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    That's what I think too. Either that, or the site was blacklisted at some point because of malware or something.

    I just looked at the site: Trust me, O.P., you're not missing anything.
     
  16. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Don't accept this violation of your rights. Fight back now.

    [​IMG]

    -Mike
     
  17. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    Shhhhh...

    I'm about to not believe what happens next!
     
  18. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    And you're not asking the school.....why?
     
  19. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    It's based on nonsense, but what's hateful about it? Silly, unfounded, deserving of ridicule and mockery, certainly. But who astrology is based on hate?
     
  20. bkbirge

    bkbirge

    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
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    The hatred of reason. :bag:
     
  21. bkbirge

    bkbirge

    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
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    Haha, this made me LOL. :hyper::hyper::hyper:
     



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